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How to Apply

Admission Requirements

• Applicants, who are expected to have a university degree or equivalent qualification, normally in English or another appropriate subject, will be selected on the basis of a portfolio of recent creative work submitted with the application. The portfolio of sample work should include no more than 3000 words of prose (short stories, excerpt/s from a novel or drama) or 6-8 poems; genres may be combined but this is not a requirement. Students are required to take workshops, attend courses of lectures, and take one specialist writing workshop, while continuing to develop their own individual work throughout the year.

• An IELTS or TOEFL Score: All our courses are in English. Non-native speakers will need to provide certification of one the following in the past two years: either an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, with no band below 6; or a TOEFL score of at least IBT 90. If your primary degree was in English, then you can ignore this requirement.

Documentation Required

• Two confidential references – nominate and provide email addresses for two referees, one of which should be academic, the Student Online Application will then send an automated form for completion.

• You will also be required to upload transcripts of your degree, together with a Curriculum Vitae, references and the portfolio writing sample.

Apply Using Online Application System

Please apply through our online application system.  Click on the link below to submit an application:

Once you have submitted an online application you will be sent an acknowledgement email to the email address you used when setting up your user account on the application system. The applicant portal allows you to send and receive communications about of your application, track its progress at every stage of the admissions process, update your personal information, view decisions made on your application(s) and accept any offers you receive.  

There is online application fee of €55 pre-application for direct applications to Trinity College Dublin. This payment must be made online following the instructions on the application form.