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Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin welcomes international students from all over the world. Students from 122 different countries currently study with us. Students can choose from over 600 courses covering all disciplines across 3 faculties and 24 academic schools.


If you are interested in coming to Trinity after high school, you may be eligible to apply directly to our Undergraduate programmes, or it may be more suitable for you to apply though our Trinity International Foundation Programme. Please see the Entry Requirements section to check if your high school qualification makes you eligible for direct admission to undergraduate programmes.


If you have finished a primary bachelor’s degree, you may be eligible for a place on one of our taught Postgraduate Programmes. General entry requirements for postgraduate programmes are given in the Entry Requirements section – and further course-specific requirements are listed in the course profiles.


All applications for Trinity courses are made online – no hard copy documents are required. The processes for application for International Foundation Programme, Undergraduate programmes and Postgraduate programmes are all explained below.

Admission's Flowchart, Find your course, Apply Online, Offer Letter, Apply for a Visa, Accept your offer, Submit your documents


Undergraduate Courses

To apply for a place in a Trinity undergraduate programme:

  • Start by checking the Entry Requirements section to see if you meet the general undergraduate requirements. Some courses have further course-specific requirements, which you can check in the course page, here. This contains the list of all available courses and the application link.
  • Once you have chosen your course, apply by selecting the 'Non-EU Application' link under the course description.
  • You can apply for multiple courses. Each course application requires payment of a separate €55 application fee. The first course you apply for is considered your first preference. You can change the order of preference easily by contacting Academic.Registry@tcd.ie

Applications are accepted from November each year for entry September the following year. The deadlines for application are:

  • 1st February for admissions decision by 1 April
  • 1st February for Music, Drama, Dental Science and Medicine
  • 1st June for Advanced Entry
  • 30th June for rolling decisions

 For more information, please see the Academic Registry pages, here.

Click below to visit our undergraduate pathway infographic.

 

Trinity International Foundation Programme


The Trinity International Foundation Programme (TIFP) is a pre-university pathway programme for students who wish to progress to a Trinity undergraduate degree programme, but who are not academically ready to enter our undergraduate programmes directly. It is designed for non-native English speakers from non-EU countries. You can check if you meet the requirements for direct undergraduate admission, or if you need to take the Trinity International Foundation Programme, by reading the Entry Requirements section.


The Trinity International Foundation Programme has two pathways to a bachelor programme:

  • Pathway A, leading into Law, Business, Economics and Social Sciences related degrees.
  • Pathway B, leading into Science, Engineering and Health Sciences related degrees.

Foundation students can choose their preferred Trinity undergraduate programmes before they apply for the Foundation. There will be opportunities to change your chosen degree programme to another option if you are eligible and meet entry requirements. Students who complete the Foundation programme successfully with the required grade, will then progress into the first year of their chosen Trinity degree.

For further information on this exciting programme and how to apply, click here.

Postgraduate Courses

To apply for a place in a Trinity postgraduate programme:

  • You can find a listing of all postgraduate programmes here.
  • The course profiles give a description of the courses, as well as specific entry criteria and the application link. There is also contact information for the Course Directors who can answer more detailed questions.
  • Once you have chosen your course, apply by selecting the 'Non-EU Application' link under the course description.
  • Please note that some of our programmes are part-time, and visas are granted only for full-time courses of study.
  • You can apply for multiple courses. Each course application requires payment of a separate €55 application fee. The first course you apply for is considered your first preference. You can change the order of preference easily by contacting Academic.Registry@tcd.ie
  • Applications are accepted from November each year for entry September the following year.
  • The deadline for application for most masters’ courses is 30th June, but some have different deadlines – you should check the course profile for details.

For more information, please see the Academic Registry pages, here.

Click below to visit our postgraduate pathway infographic.