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Trinity College Dublin

Check whether Trinity College Dublin is right for you as an international student.


Uni facts

Dublin, Ireland
  • Type
    Public
  • Rank
    164
  • International students
    5424
  • Nationalities
    122
  • Total programs
    293
  • Acceptance rate
    34%

Study abroad at Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin (Trinity) is a prestigious University based in the heart of the globally renowned city of Dublin, the Republic of Ireland’s enchanting capital. It’s Ireland’s highest-ranked university, and over 18,000 bright students study there.

Trinity has been providing a world-class education for over 400 years. Founded in 1592, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs across major subject areas, including arts and humanities, law, science, engineering, and business.

This highly acclaimed institution has taught some of the world’s most exceptional thinkers. Trinity’s alumni include notable figures across a vast array of industries and disciplines, and three Nobel prize winners; scientist Ernest Walton and William Campbell and author Samuel Beckett.

The University houses outstanding facilities at its architecturally beautiful campus, including an impressively grand library, high-quality health and wellbeing services, a fabulous sports and recreation center, and excellent career support.

Why study at Trinity College Dublin?

  • High ranking

    Trinity is Ireland’s number 1 university, and is ranked number 101 in the world (QS World University Ranking 2021)

  • Respected staff

    Learn from influential and world-leading professors

  • Powerful alumni

    Network with some of the world’s most admirable and highly esteemed figures

  • Excellent location

    Central Dublin is full of opportunities and everything you need is on your doorstep

Life as an international student

Trinity prides itself on diversity and inclusivity, which is reflected in its vibrant campus. Students from far and wide descend onto Dublin each year to live and study at Trinity. The student body is incredibly varied, with students from over 120 countries in attendance.

There are several accommodation options to choose from. Trinity’s safe, modern, and comfortable residence blocks are in close proximity to the University’s campus. There’s a living space to suit every preference, thanks to a wide range of available room styles.

With over 120 student clubs and societies, there’s plenty to keep students busy at Trinity. You can get involved with everything from music activities to debating workshops, and you’re bound to make lifelong friends along the way.

Student reviews for Trinity College Dublin

Overall rating
4.25714286 stars
Based on 7 reviews
Overall experience
4.5714 stars
Accommodation
4 stars
Academic
4 stars
University facilities
4 stars
University social
4.7143 stars
  • Tanmay Nath
    India
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Trinity College Dublin International Business
    Tell us about Trinity College Dublin
    I think it is a great university. It is the best university in Ireland. The kind of opportunities offered are unparalleled and the students belong to diverse cultures so as a student I have been able to meet and interact with students belonging to various different countries. There are over a 100 societies and a very rich extra curricular culture. The university was very supportive at the time of my arrival in September 2020 during covid. The social life has been great during pre covid times and i am sure it will be back to where it was soon.
  • Nicolás Brennan Hernández
    Spain
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    Trinity College Dublin Politics
    Tell us about Trinity College Dublin
    I would describe Trinity as a bit of an anarcho-syndicalist commune. While the central administration is quite lax and hands-off, structure is provided by the countless number of student associations and societies, who always make sure events are going on. Accommodation in Dublin is atrociously expensive, admittedly.
  • Covadonga Castellanos Gonzalez
    Spain
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Trinity College Dublin Genetics
    Tell us about Trinity College Dublin
    Trinity provides students with great opportunities in academic and non-academic terms; there are over 100 societies to join to explore new hobbies and meet people from all over the world. The academic opportunities offered are also extensive, and it allows you to make connections that will be important in your future
  • Gabriella Chioffi
    United States
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Trinity College Dublin Cultural Studies
    Tell us about Trinity College Dublin
    The facilities and student supports at Trinity are really excellent, and as an international student, I have always felt supported. The history and beauty of the campus is one of the initial aspects that drew me to Trinity, and it is very convenient to have the campus be located in the center of the city. It is very easy to get involved in societies, and there are so many to choose from, so there is a society for everyone. One of my favorite aspects is Trinity's accommodation, particularly Trinity Hall. I had such a great experience there, and it's where I met some of my closest friends. Overall, Trinity works really hard to make sure that their students get the support they need, and I really appreciate that.
  • Catriona Paget
    United Kingdom
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Trinity College Dublin History
    Tell us about Trinity College Dublin
    Trinity is wonderfully situated in the centre of Dublin which means there is loads of things to do and places to eat etc. right on the doorstep of the campus. It is easy to get there as well as most buses go through the centre of town so most head directly to or at least very near to Trinity. The tram and train are also very nearby. There is great accomodation on campus although that is mostly for the final years. Accomodation in other years can be tricky - there are not enough spaces in Trinity Halls for all the first years and the Dublin rental market can be difficult at times. There are other student accomodations run by private companies and these are great but they can be expensive. There is a great gym which all students can access and the library is really great. The social life is fantastic - as everything is on campus you can meet people every day which is great. Societies are also amazing and there is a huge range which really does cater to everyone.

What Trinity College Dublin says

  • Declan Coogan

    Declan Coogan

    Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin Associate Director of International Recruitment
    Declan Coogan says

    Trinity is ranked as the 8th most international university in the world (Times Higher Education Rankings 2021) and has students and staff from over 120 countries, making it a truly diverse and international campus.

    Trinity students are taught by world-leading professors who are experts in their field. Alongside nurturing minds and ground-breaking international research, Trinity provides a diverse, interdisciplinary and inclusive environment.

    Trinity’s busy 47-acre campus is an oasis in the very heart of Dublin, a vibrant and safe European capital city. The University’s city-center location offers students a unique opportunity to blend a rigorous academic program with an unparalleled array of cultural, social, and professional experiences. A wealth of museums, theatres, galleries, cafes, restaurants, and historic tourist sites are located right on Trinity’s doorstep.

    Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, the University is steeped in history with a reputation for excellence in education, research, and innovation.

    With over 130,000 alumni, Trinity’s tradition of independent intellectual inquiry has produced some of the world’s finest, most enquiring minds including literary giants Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, Bram Stoker and Samuel Beckett (Nobel laureate), the scientists William C.Campbell and Ernest Walton (Nobel laureates), the political thinker Edmund Burke, and the former President of Ireland and UNHCR Mary Robinson. This tradition finds expression today in a campus culture of scholarship, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and dedication to societal reform.

    Trinity has maintained its reputation over the centuries to remain Ireland's #1 university and #101 in the world (QS Ranking 2021).

    The University brings together a diverse and supportive community of students and faculty. Our accessible and dedicated professors encourage students to actively engage in University life and the city beyond the campus gates.

    Student life at Trinity is about much more than education: with 170 sports clubs and societies ranging from athletics to tennis, debating to investing, and drama to science fiction, there is something to suit every interest. The city center campus boasts playing fields and a state-of-the-art sports facility with a climbing wall and 25 metre swimming pool.

    Trinity is one of the world’s only universities to provide all undergraduate students with a personal tutor – a dedicated faculty member who can offer academic, personal and professional guidance throughout the four-year degree program.

    A wide range of student services, including learning development and support, peer mentoring, counseling, health, and career advice, ensures that all students have the support they need to succeed in Trinity and beyond. We also have a dedicated international student experience and support team there to provide extra support to our current and incoming international students.

    Trinity ranks in the top 100 in the world for Graduate Employability (QS World University Graduate Employability Rankings 2020) and is committed to preparing its students for the ever-changing challenges of the 21st-century workplace.

    Trinity also encourages innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit, providing incubation programs for student-led companies, and has been named as Europe’s leading university for producing entrepreneurs for the past six successive years (PitchBook Universities Report 2020).

    Trinity’s enviable location positions the University right in the heart of the hub of global business activity – Europe's Silicon Valley – where students are recruited for internships, summer jobs, and graduate careers from employers who look to Trinity as a key provider of top-quality graduates.

    The European headquarters of companies such as Google, eBay, AirBnB, Microsoft, PayPal, LinkedIn, and Facebook, Dublin is an ideal place for students and graduates interested in working in these world-leading corporations.

    As an international student, you can work part-time during your studies. On graduation, undergraduate students have the possibility to stay in Ireland to work for one year on the Third Level Graduate Scheme, while eligible postgraduate students can stay for up to two years.

    This allows students to gain work experience opportunities in Ireland in a wide range of industries and organizations. Students may also have the option of remaining in Ireland for a longer period if they are able to secure employment that meets the criteria for a Work Permit.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools
    • No. of Badminton Courts
    • No. of Tennis Courts
    • No. of Climbing Wall
    • No. of Basketball Courts
    • No. of Athletics Track
    • No. of volleyball courts
  • Fitness Centre
    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Physiotherapy
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 120
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
  • Praying Rooms
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses

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Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - ranges from €20,003 - €26,985 / year
  • Graduate tuition - ranges from €11,375 - €35,800 / year
  • Online tuition - ranges from €3,649 - €8,032 / year

Bachelor in Business Studies Scholarship

  • Award - Scholarships valued at 5000 euro each, applied as a reduction to the tuition fees for the Global Business (Bachelor in Business Studies) for the first year only
  • Eligible Majors and Course Level - Global Business (Bachelor in Business Studies) Undergraduate Program
  • Who can apply - Applicants who have non-EU status and will pay tuition fees at the non-EU rate

Global Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Award - Scholarships valued at up to 5000 euro each, applied as a reduction to the tuition fees of a full-time undergraduate program for the first year of study only

Who can apply:

  • Applicants who have non-EU status and will pay tuition fees at the non-EU rate
  • Selection Criteria - The scholarship will be assessed based on academic achievement, and evaluation of the applicants’ potential to contribute to the overall Trinity communit.

Sport Scholarships

Every year sports scholarships are awarded to students of national and international standard who come to study and compete for Trinity. The scholarships provide the following benefits - Financial contribution of between €750 and €1500 Physiological assessment, fitness testing, and follow-up training. Workshops including nutrition and psychology Cardiac screening. Scholarships are open to all sports and are tenable for one year, however, they may be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years.

Global Excellence Postgraduate Scholarships

  • Award - Scholarships valued at up to 5000 euro each, applied as a reduction to the tuition fees of a full-time postgraduate program for the first year of study only.
  • Who can apply - Applicants who have non-EU status and will pay tuition fees at the non-EU rate.
  • Selection Criteria - The scholarship will be assessed based on academic achievement, and evaluation of the applicants’ potential to contribute to the overall Trinity community.

Government of Ireland Scholarships 2021/22

Government of Ireland International Scholarships are awarded to high calibre students from non-EEA countries to study in Ireland for a period of one year.

The HEA will award a scholarship fund to the student (through the HEI that the student is attending) amounting to €10,000 for one study year. This fund is directed at supporting student costs and living expenses. The scholarship may be for:

  • the final year of an undergraduate program; or
  • one year of a taught masters degree program

Location

Trinity College Dublin

College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

Dublin is one of the most charming cities in the world. As an international student at Trinity, you can engross yourself in the city’s amazing culture. With countless restaurants, nightlife venues, tourist spots, and cultural districts, boredom will become a thing of the past.

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Visa requirements for Trinity College Dublin

Many international students will require a visa to study in Ireland, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Ireland student visa requirements