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Undergraduate Application FAQs

Course Information

+ Where do I find details on undergraduate courses?
- Where do I find details on undergraduate courses?

Course descriptions can be accessed at the following link: www.tcd.ie/courses/undergraduate/az/

  

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+ Can I download the undergraduate Prospectus?
- Can I download the undergraduate Prospectus?

The undergraduate prospectus can be accessed at the following link: www.tcd.ie/study/non-eu/undergraduate/download-prospectus/

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+ Do you have a Handbook for International students?
- Do you have a Handbook for International students?

You will receive an updated Trinity pre-arrival handbook in the summer, after accepting an offer of admission. The most recent version of the handbook can be found in the Coming to Trinity section of this website.

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How to Apply

+ How do I make an application?
- How do I make an application?

Applicants should visit the course website and select the required course. Select the ‘Non-EU application link’ under the course description. Submit an application online. For most courses the deadline for international students is 30th June. Applicants to restricted entry courses must apply by 1st February. The course website with links to the online application is available at:
www.tcd.ie/courses/undergraduate/az/index.php

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+ What are the application deadlines to full-time undergraduate courses?
- What are the application deadlines to full-time undergraduate courses?

Information about how to apply, together with application deadlines for undergraduate courses is available on this website.

 

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+ Can I submit a paper based application?
- Can I submit a paper based application?

No. All applications must be made online. Go to the Courses webpage and find the course of your choice. Select the ‘Non-EU Application’ link under the course description and begin your application.

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+ Does the Academic Registry accept late applications?
- Does the Academic Registry accept late applications?

Late application to ‘Restricted Entry’ courses is not possible. However, late applications for other courses may be considered, depending on availability. Applicants should contact the Academic Registry by email regarding queries about deadline dates at academic.registry@tcd.ie

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+ Who can I contact to discuss admissions requirements?
- Who can I contact to discuss admissions requirements?

For enquires on entry requirements, please contact the Academic Registry by email at academic.registry@tcd.ie

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+ What is the required documentation?
-What is the required documentation?

The list of supporting documentation required can be accessed in the Apply section of this website.

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+ What are the ‘Restricted Entry’ courses?
- What are the ‘Restricted Entry’ courses?

Courses are deemed ‘Restricted Entry’ if they fall outside the normal application procedure. Applications to Dental Science, Medicine, Music and a range of Drama courses must be submitted by 1st February for the year of entry. The entry requirements for these courses also differ from that of other courses. Applicants to these ‘Restricted Entry’ courses are advised to carefully read the course descriptions in advance of making an application.

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+ Can a mature student apply to Trinity?
- Can a mature student apply to Trinity?

NonEU applicants who are over 23 may also apply to Trinity. However your application will be assessed on the basis of your second level/high school examination results as the mature student entry route is only available to EU applicants. Further information can be accessed at: www.tcd.ie/maturestudents/

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+ If I make an application to Trinity, will this affect my ability to apply to other universities?
- If I make an application to Trinity, will this affect my ability to apply to other universities?

No. Irish universities operate their own application processes for international applicants, independent of one another and outside of any international application system.  An application to Trinity will not affect your application to any Irish, British or other international institution.

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Transfers and Exchanges

+ Can I transfer into Trinity after starting in a university elsewhere?
- Can I transfer into Trinity after starting in a university elsewhere?

Yes. Trinity terms this as ‘Advanced Entry’. Applicants considering ‘Advanced Entry’ should first consult the description of the course they intend to transfer into to analyse differing curricula. If the coursework from their first institution differs greatly from that of the Trinity course, then the applicant may be required to enter at a year lower than they anticipate.

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+ Are there exchange programmes available for undergraduate students?
- Are there exchange programmes available for undergraduate students?

Trinity provides study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students both in the context of the European Erasmus programmes and beyond it through formal agreements with a large number of partner institutions throughout USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. For certain degree courses all registered students are expected to study abroad for one year, usually in their third year of the course. Details on study abroad programmes can be found in the Study Abroad section of this website.

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Admissions Criteria

+ What are the minimum entry requirements?
- What are the minimum entry requirements?

For admission into an undergraduate degree programme at Trinity, non-EU applicants must have completed a second level/high school qualification which is considered to be equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. All applicants must demonstrate pass grades in English, mathematics and a language other than English.

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+ What are the course specific requirements?
- What are the course specific requirements?

Some courses require students to present results to a minimum standard in course-appropriate subjects.  For example, mathematics, engineering and computer science courses require higher grades in mathematics; all language courses require a higher grade in a foreign language, and science and health science courses require higher grades in science. Applicants are advised to take course-appropriate subjects in their final school years.  Details of the requirements for each course can be accessed at the following link:
http://www.tcd.ie/courses/undergraduate/az/

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+ What are the country specific entry requirements for other examination systems?
- What are the country specific entry requirements for other examination systems?

Information on country specific other examination systems are available in the below link:
http://www.tcd.ie/study/non-eu/undergraduate/country-specific/

For details on entry requirements for any other examination system contact the Academic Registry by email at academic.registry@tcd.ie

 

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+ Do I need an English language qualification?
- Do I need an English language qualification?

All applicants must present an English language qualification. See here for a lst of accepted/permitted English language qualifications.

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+ Are the entry requirements competitive?
- Are the entry requirements competitive?

Competition for places at Trinity is very high for most courses. Students must attain higher grades in their studies to be successful in their application. The assessment process takes into account the applicant’s grades, their academic statement and supporting material when making a decision on their application.

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+ Is there a preparatory programme I can enrol on if the examination system in my country is not recognised by Trinity?
- Is there a preparatory programme I can enrol on if the examination system in my country is not recognised by Trinity?

Yes. The International Foundation Year is a three-term programme operated by Study Group International, specially designed for international students whose second level/high school examinations systems do not satisfy the minimum entry requirements of Trinity. Each programme combines study skills, English language training and academic study to prepare students for degree-level study.  Further details can be found at http://www.dublinisc.com/trinity-college-dublin

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Fees and Scholarships

+ What are the tution fees?
- What are the tution fees?

Tuition fees at Trinity differ from course to course.  Detailed fees can be accessed from the link http://www.tcd.ie/academicregistry/fees-payments/

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+ Are there scholarships available?
- Are there scholarships available?

Applicants should check the link below for further information on scholarships

https://www.tcd.ie/study/non-eu/scholarships/

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Coming to Trinity

+ Where is Trinity located?
- Where is Trinity located?

+ What are the term dates?
- What are the term dates?

The College academic calendar can be accessed from the below link:

http://www.tcd.ie/study/non-eu/undergraduate/coming-to-trinity/term-dates/

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+ Do I need a Visa?
- Do I need a Visa?

Details on visas can be accessed at the following link:

http://www.tcd.ie/study/non-eu/undergraduate/country-specific/

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+ What is the Garda National Immigration Bureau Card?
- What is the Garda National Immigration Bureau Card?

All non-EU students are required to register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) and receive a registration card in order to live/study in Ireland.  This process is undertaken only after you arrive in Ireland and the GNIB card issued to you will be valid for a period of one year. If you are studying for more than one year in Ireland, you are required to get your GNIB registration card renewed for every subsequent year that you wish to remain in Ireland.  Details on the procedure can be accessed at the following link:

http://www.tcd.ie/study/non-eu/undergraduate/coming-to-trinity/pre-arrival/

 

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+ Is there campus accommodation?
- Is there campus accommodation?

Information on campus accommodation can be accessed at the following link:

http://www.tcd.ie/study/non-eu/undergraduate/accommodation/

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Visiting Trinity and Meeting Representatives

+When can I visit Trinity?
-When can I visit Trinity?

We offer student-led tours on Tuesdays at 11 am and Thursdays at 2 pm.  Lasting for approximately 1 hour, the tour will allow you to speak to Student Ambassadors about their experiences - both academic and social.  Your tour of campus will include an introduction to Trinity's rich cultural and academic history, beautiful architecture, state-of-the-art sports facilities and innovative new spaces such as Science Gallery @ Trinity College Dublin and the Trinity Global Room.
To book a tour of the campus, prospective students should fill in the web form available at the link below.

http://www.tcd.ie/study/non-eu/events/Campus%20Visit/

 

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+Can I meet a representative of Trinity in my country?
-Can I meet a representative of Trinity in my country?

Trinity has Country Advisors in a number of key regions in order to assist with the successful implementation of the University's Global Relations Strategy. Based in India, China and North America, the Country Advisors help the University strengthen existing relationships with educational institutions, develop new ones, and facilitate better communications with students who are interested in studying at Trinity. More information is available at the following link:  https://www.tcd.ie/globalrelations/aboutus/

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+What do our current students have to say about Trinity?
-What do our current students have to say about Trinity?

Please follow this link to view student testimonials:  http://www.tcd.ie/study/why-trinity/student-testimonal/

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Last updated 27 August 2015 Web Administrator (Email).