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How To Apply As An International Student

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.

Applicants from EU/EEA countries would normally be defined as EU applicants and apply via CAO, whereas Applicants from non-EU/EEA countries would normally be defined as non-EU applicants and apply directly to Trinity via the my.tcd.ie portal. Please note this is based on residency rather than nationality.

Your EU/Non-EU status is an important part of your application and it is your responsibility to determine your correct status before making an application, as the method of application and requirements will differ.

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 for International Students section to see the general requirements for international students, and visit your specific country page for more detailed information on the entry requirements relevant for your country. Here you can 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. Please visit your specific country page to see the relevant entry requirements for postgraduate programmes – 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 applications for our 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 as a Non-EU Applicant:

  • Start by checking the entry requirements section for your specific country 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 at the course specific page.
  • 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.

Undergraduate Student Pathway Click here to view the undergraduate student pathway infographic.

Postgraduate Courses

To apply for a place in a Trinity postgraduate programme as a Non-EU Applicant:

  • 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.

Postgraduate Student Pathway Click here to view the postgraduate student pathway infographic.