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Studying abroad at Trinity offers a unique opportunity for students from universities all over the world to experience all that Trinity has to offer for a semester or year. Studying abroad for a portion of your degree is an invaluable experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. View the following pages and resources below for information about how and why you should make the leap and study abroad at Trinity.

Top 10 Reasons to Study Abroad at Trinity

1. Student Community

Trinity’s study abroad students are fully integrated into campus life, so it is easy to make friends for life while you are abroad. Join one of Trinity’s nearly 200 clubs, societies and sports, attend campus events, hang out in the Global Room – there are so many ways to become a part of Trinity’s student community. www.tcd.ie/students/clubs-societies/

2. Historic and Prestigious University

Trinity is the top university in Ireland. Founded in 1592, it is Ireland’s oldest operating university and one of the seven ancient universities of Britain and Ireland. Our historic and beautiful campus is home to one of the most iconic libraries in world, our beautiful campanile and front square, and has a wonderful mix of modern and historic facilities (including the country's largest research library).

3. Experience Dublin

Trinity has an unbeatable location right in the heart of Dublin city, offering a cohesive campus experience in the midst of a bustling and friendly capital city. Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Dublin offers endless options, from cliff walks and mountain hikes, to films, free museums and exhibits, events all over the city, festivals and gigs. It is no wonder that Dublin is a top study abroad destination!

4. Travel

Trinity is perfectly situated for students who want to make the most of their time abroad. From discovering everything that Dublin’s city centre and beautiful coastal towns, mountains and bay have to offer, to exploring Ireland’s beautiful vistas, famous landmarks and beautiful towns, you can easily access transportation from Trinity to anywhere in Ireland. Buses to Dublin airport are also right on Trinity’s doorstep, allowing easy access to inexpensive flights to Europe via Ryan Air and AerLingus. At Trinity, Dublin, Ireland and Europe are yours to explore!

5. International Campus

Trinity is a truly multicultural and international campus, with 17,000 students from 122 countries and 40% of staff from outside of Ireland. We have many resources for international students on campus, including an International Student Society and the Global Room, a unique social and event space for international students at Trinity. With Trinity’s range of cultural societies, events celebrating holidays from around the world are a regular feature of campus life. From the Indian festival of Holi to Chinese New Year and Thanksgiving, students can connect with other students from all over the world to explore global traditions. See Trinity’s video about the International Student Experience here

6. Academics

Trinity is the top university in Ireland, world-renowned for its motivated students, professors at the top of their fields, and innovative research. Study Abroad students can choose from subjects across Trinity’s three faculties. Trinity College Dublin has a strong reputation for its approachable lecturers who are leaders in their fields. Our undergraduate courses have a strong emphasis on working in small groups and offer regular tutorials and seminars. Our focus on research leads to constant revision and updating of all courses to incorporate the very latest findings into our curriculum and ensure that teaching is innovative and cutting-edge.

7. Supportive Environment

Trinity is one of the world’s only universities to provide all undergraduate students with a personal tutor – a professor who provides academic, personal and professional guidance. We offer many services to students in order to create a supportive and welcoming environment: counselling services, peer mentoring, a New 2 Dublin group, Global Room events for international students. See more here

8. Accommodation

Trinity offers housing conveniently located right in Dublin’s city centre at modern, purpose-built student accommodation close to Trinity, with some limited on-campus accommodation.

9. Think Ahead

Studies show that employers prefer students with international experience. Study abroad positively impacts your future career, so think ahead and study abroad at Trinity!

10. Professional Community

Trinity’s Study Abroad Alumni are eligible to join Trinity’s community of over 100,000 alumni all over the world. Broaden your professional and social networks by studying abroad at Trinity. Discover more about Trinity’s international alumni clubs and communities here

Where Can I Find More Information

  • Peruse our Study Abroad Blog to read Study Abroad and Erasmus student perspectives about everything from favourite modules at Trinity to Dublin on a Budget, the best events in town, favourite weekend trips, a tour of favourite Dublin desserts, and much more!
  • Read our Study Abroad Guide for more information about studying abroad at Trinity for a term or year as a non-EU student