About Trinity College
Welcome from the Provost
I hope that you will consider joining us as a student at Trinity College Dublin. Trinity is recognised as Ireland’s top university.* We are well-known globally for the excellence of our courses and the commitment of our staff.
Trinity was founded in 1592 and is Ireland’s oldest university. Today the College has a vibrant cosmopolitan community of students representing every county in Ireland and some 122 nationalities.
At Trinity you will learn from professors who are world leaders in their fields of study. You can chose from over 400 undergraduate degree courses across a range of disciplines in the Arts, Humanities, Engineering, Science, Business, Technology, Social Sciences, and Health Sciences. The Trinity curriculum is aimed at not just acquiring knowledge but at developing critical faculties of the human mind. Freedom of expression, willingness to engage in debate and express diverse points of view are valued and welcomed.
Solid academic and pastoral support is provided throughout your time in the university. Each incoming student is assigned a Tutor, a member of the academic staff, who is there to advise you and help if any personal problem arises. Our tutorial system is unique in Ireland. There is also a student-to-student mentoring programme for first year students. We offer a wide range of high quality services to all students such as the Careers Advisory Service, the Health Centre and a Counselling Service.
Our safe and friendly campus provides an ideal environment for studying, learning, relaxing and living. Located in the heart of Ireland’s capital city, it has state-of-the-art facilities such as a modern Sports Centre, the Science Gallery and the Trinity College Library, the largest research library in Ireland with almost 5 million books and over 70,000 journals.
Trinity has over 112 diverse and colourful societies and 50 sports clubs; the clubs and societies accept new members each year during ‘Orientation Week’ in September.
There are also opportunities to take a semester abroad while progressing in your course through Trinity College’s partnership agreements with leading universities in other countries.
Employers worldwide hold Trinity graduates in high esteem. The College has produced generations of outstanding graduates. Some of the most famous people in Irish history have been educated here: writers like Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett; scientists like William Rowan Hamilton and E.T.S. Walton (the winner of the Nobel Prize for splitting the atom), as well as two Irish presidents and many industry leaders.
I hope you will consider Trinity as your first choice for undergraduate study for an exciting new journey that will open your mind to new experiences, ways of thinking and friendships, many of which will last for a lifetime.
* Trinity College Dublin is ranked 1st in Ireland, and in 67th position in the top 100 world universities and 21st position in the top European universities by the QS World University Rankings 2012. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, TCD is ranked 1st in Ireland, 110th in the top 200 world universities and 38th in the top European universities.