Life At Trinity
Before you arrive
Visas & Immigration
Students from some countries are required to apply for visas before they arrive in Dublin. To check if you need a visa, please click the visa information website below.
We encourage Visiting Students to apply for Trinity accommodation as soon as they have been accepted. Trinity accommodation for Visiting Students includes Binary Hub. Trinity also offers many resources for students wishing to secure their own accommodation. For more information about Accommodation, please click the following tab.
Airport Meet and Greet
Trinity offers a free meet and greet service for arriving international students to offer them a warm welcome and stress-free transition to Ireland at the beginning of each term. Find out more about the service and register here.
Getting Settled in Dublin
For information on getting settled in Dublin, such as opening bank accounts, setting up phones and internet, etc., check out the International Student Handbook by clicking on the image below.
For information on discovering Dublin, Ireland and Europe, please click here
Resources on campus
Although visiting students will only be at Trinity for a semester or year, they can experience life on campus as a full-time student would. Below is information on the resources available to Visiting Students and information about living in Dublin.
The Global Room
The Global Relations Office maintains the Trinity Global Room, an innovative space designed to link the College to the world. The Global Room is a space where students and staff can relax, converse, browse through over 300 international television stations, attend or organise an event and discover the range of international opportunities offered by the College. Features include a wall of plasma screens connected to wireless headsets; a resource library with international reading materials and information on study abroad opportunities; a tea and coffee station, and state-of-the-art conference and seminar facilities for internationally themed events. Click here for more information, location and map.
There are many high quality support systems available on campus to ensure students are looked after and their transition to living and studying at Trinity runs smoothly. Below are links to some of the many support services available on campuses:
- Academic Registry
- The Global Room
- Student Counselling Services
- Tutorial Services
- Student Disability Service
- Student's Union
- Career Advisory Service
- Student Learining Development
Beyond education, involvement in student and community organisations is an integral part of your experience at Trinity. The choice of 120 student societies provides a great way to get to know people who share your interests. Among the most popular of the student societies are the Philosophical Society (the “Phil”) and the Historical Society (“the Hist”) which are the oldest and longest running student societies in the world, and host talks with celebrity speakers, from actors to heads of state to Nobel laureates. Join a Society
Trinity College’s student life is vibrant. Just a few highlights include: 120 societies, 48 sports clubs, many course-specific social events, and, of course, Trinity Ball, Europe’s largest private party and a highlight of every spring term on campus. All of the societies and clubs gather on Trinity’s Front Square in front of the Campanile during Freshers’ Week (Fall term Orientation Week), to make signing up for them as easy as possible. For Spring term Visiting Students, societies and clubs gather in the Global Room, replicating the Freshers’ Week fair.
Living in Dublin
Dublin is a vibrant European capital city. Located in the heart of Dublin, Trinity’s 47-acre campus sits at the very centre of everything the city has to over. For over 430 years Dublin City has grown and developed around the Trinity campus. Blending a high-energy, multinational professional culture with traditional Irish warmth and hospitality, Dublin has sprawling parks, cosy cafés and quirky restaurants for the daytime, with classic pubs, fashionable clubs, music gigs and theatre by night. Please visit Why Trinity to discover more about living in Dublin, and check out these Dublin-focused social and entertainment sites to learn about everything from the best places to eat, to cultural events and upcoming activities: Lovin Dublin, Eventbrite Ireland, Totally Dublin and Visit Dublin. Visit Trinity Experience to learn more about how the Trinity experience offers the opportunity to explore Dublin, Ireland and Europe.