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Postgraduate Admission Requirements

Postgraduate work in Trinity is academically challenging and the University has high academic entry requirements.

Applicants will need to:

  • hold at least a 2.1 honors degree from an Irish university or equivalent result from a university in another country.
  • display a high level of competence in the English language in one of the examination systems recognised by Trinity College Dublin.

To qualify for admission to a degree course at the University you must meet the requirements outlined above. For more information on what you must include in your application, please see our detailed guide on Making an Application.

Postgraduate English Language Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:

  • IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall
  • TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based
  • University of Cambridge: 
    Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2) 
    Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2) 
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)

Please note that test scores are only valid for 2 years.

For further details on these English Language Proficiency Tests, please contact the appropriate organisation directly.

An applicant whose first language is not English but who has taken a degree through the medium of English may be eligible provided they did not complete their studies more than two years prior to admission. However some courses may request applicants to present an English Language qualification under certain circumstances.

Further Admissions Information

Some courses may require higher standards or require you to take further tests or attend an interview. More detailed requirements for each course are listed on their applicable course page at www.tcd.ie/courses


If you have questions about the specifics of the admission requirements for a given course, or about the course itself, you should contract the course coordinator directly using the contact information available on the course's page.