Trinity College Dublin is committed to developing the diversity and inclusiveness of its student body. The College facilitates access to its programmes by students from under-represented groups and by mature students through its outreach activities, its foundation courses, and through its operation of alternative admissions routes. The College maintains a range of student services so as to support students appropriately during their academic careers, and to aid them in the successful completion of their courses. Trinity College Access Plan 2009-13 (PDF)
The College sets aside 22% of the Central Applications Office (CAO) quota each year for competitive students from three main groups: socio-economically disadvantaged young adults, mature students and students with a disability.
The Access Programmes involved in policy development and service delivery for these target groups in Trinity College Dublin are: