How to Apply
If you are an EU applicant and are over 23 years of age on the 1st of January in the year of application you may apply to be considered for a mature student place. All full-time undergraduate degree programmes are open to mature applicants. Mature applicants are not required to meet either the minimum academic (matriculation) requirements or the competitive academic entry level (Leaving Certificate points).
Applicants may be short-listed for interview on the basis of information supplied on the supplementary online application form for mature students. The interviews take place each year between mid March and late May. Applicants shortlisted for interview are required to be present to proceed with their application.
Mature applicants must submit two application forms:
- The CAO form directly to the Central Applications Office
- An online Trinity College Mature Student Supplementary Application Form
The Trinity College Mature Student Supplementary Application Form is now available and should be submitted online by selecting the appropriate course choice and clicking the "Apply" button. A full list of available courses can be accessed at www.tcd.ie/courses.
Please note that a valid CAO number is required prior to submitting a Trinity College Mature Student Supplementary Online Application Form.
Mature Students Application Form – Extension of Deadline
Mature student applicants who are currently in the process of submitting their Trinity College Supplementary On-line Application Form via the Trinity College website may now do so until 5pm on Friday 8th February, 2013. No applications will be accepted after this deadline.
Note: In order to complete this application process, applicants must already have submitted their CAO application and have a 2013 CAO application number.
CAO applications may be submitted on-line at www.cao.ie.