All undergraduate courses in Trinity College are open to mature applicants. Mature student applicants are not required to satisfy the normal matriculation requirements and are not required to meet competitive academic entry levels (e.g. Leaving Certificate points), but are considered in the first instance on the basis of how relevant their life, work and educational experiences are to the course(s) that they wish to pursue. In addition, all applicants should demonstrate an interest in and knowledge of their course choice(s).
In addition, all applicants should demonstrate an interest in and a knowledge of their course choice(s).
In order to apply to Trinity as a mature applicant you must:
- be an EU applicant
- be at least 23 years of age on 1st January of the year of admission
- submit a CAO application form to the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1 February of the year of admission
- submit an online Mature Student Supplementary Application Form to Trinity College (required for all CAO courses with the exception of nursing and midwifery) by 1 February of the year of admission. The online application link is contained in the individual course descriptions.
Late applications will not be considered from mature students. If posting your application form to Trinity College please retain proof of postage.
CAO applications may be made online at www.cao.ie
Please note that a valid CAO number is required prior to submitting a Trinity College Mature Student Supplementary Application Form.
Applicants to all courses may be required to attend an interview. Interviews are usually held between mid-March and mid-May.
Certain courses may also require applicants to meet other assessment criteria. For information on additional assessments for specific courses please refer to the Mature Student Guidelines booklet available from the Admissions Office, Trinity College, Dublin 2, tel: +353 1 896 4444. The Mature Student Guidelines booklet is also available to download at www.tcd.ie/maturestudents/apply
Trinity College will inform mature applicants of the outcome of their application before the end of May to allow successful applicants the maximum time possible to prepare for the start of the academic year 2013. Official offers to successful applicants are made through the CAO in early July. To secure your place you must return a formal acceptance notice to the CAO by the specified reply date.
An information session on preparing for College will take place for all successful mature applicants in July 2013. An orientation programme for all successful mature applicants will take place in September 2013.
For further information on studying in TCD as a mature student please contact the mature student officer, phone +353 1 896 1386, e-mail: email@example.com or visit www.tcd.ie/maturestudents