For information about postgraduate fees status, you can visit the postgraduate fees status tab on the What are my fees? page.
For information about paying your fees, you can visit the Payment of Fees and Refunds page.
For information about the financial support that is available to Trinity College Dublin students, you can visit the What financial support is available to me? page.
What fees do I need to pay?Application Fees
Where applicable application fees are €55 and are non-refundable, except in circumstances where the course is not proceeding, and the student is not taking up an alternative course. Please be advised each course route requires an application fee be paid.Deposits
Deposits must be paid by all postgraduate on accepting an offer. Your deposit payment will be deducted from your total fees due.
**Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Students are liable to pay Tuition fees. Registered students are also liable to pay an SLC fee (Student Levies & Charges). This replaces the USI levy, Sports Centre levy & Graduation charge from 19/20 onwards. Where sponsors elect to cover the SLC the full charge must be covered. No partial waivers are permitted.
SLC Rates AY2023/24
- Rate 1: PG Certificate/Diploma €241.00
- Rate 2: PGT Degree (part-time) €233.50
- Rate 3: PGT Degree (full-time) €301.00
- Rate 4: Visiting Students €166.00
- Late Payment Charge of €212 applies if fees are overdue.
- Readmission Charge of €358 (€212 late registration fee and €146 re-admission fee) if permission is granted to be readmitted (following removal from college due to non-payment of fees).
- Examination Charge €382 may be applied for students ‘going off books’ but taking assessment.
- Early Thesis Submission Charge calculated on a case by case basis may be applied (permission to submit thesis early is required in advance).
- Thesis Revision Charge when student is granted an extension on original submission date
- Arts €1,160
- Science €1,160
- Arts €1,853
- Science €2,174
What are the fee implications if I withdraw?
Fee liability is based on the official withdrawal date as determined by the Dean/PG Cases - therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to inform their tutor as soon as they decide they wish to withdraw from the course.
If the student withdraws before registering, they may be entitled to a full refund of any tuition fees paid. However, deposits are non-refundable.
|Withdrawal date||Withdrawal date|
September entrant student
Withdrawal prior to 31st January
Withdrawal after 31st January
September entrant student
Liable for 50% TF and 100% SLC
Liable for 100% TF and 100% SLC
January entrant studentWithdrawing prior to 30th April
Liable for 50% TF and 100% SLC
If withdrawal is after this date, student is liable for full fees.
March entrant student
Withdrawing prior to 1st July
Liable for 50% TF and 100% SLCIf withdrawal is after this date, student is liable for full fees.
What fees am I liable for if I go off books and return from off books?
As a student you are expected to pursue your postgraduate course continuously unless permitted by the Dean of Graduate Studies to interrupt it by going ‘off-books’. The date of the commencement of the off books period is determined by the Dean/PG Cases and the fee liability will be calculated accordingly.
Students who go off-books from the start of the academic year are not liable for fees for that academic year, and they will be billed at the rate of fees applicable to the academic year of their return. Permission to go ‘off-books’ is given for a definite duration and the onus is on the student to ensure that they resume their studies at the designated time as otherwise they will be considered ‘withdrawn’ from the programme.
Students returning from mid-year ‘off books’ period – student is liable to pay any fees owed for academic year during which the student went ‘off-books’ to register for the current academic year. No further fees are generated for these students in the current academic year.
For more information you can visit the student cases webpage.
What is the early thesis submission charge?
Students must be registered and have paid full fees for the year at the time of their thesis submission.
Full Time Students on a 4-year programme:
- are permitted to submit their thesis after 2 years with no penalty. The student is liable for 2 years fees only.
Part-Time Students on a 6-year programme:
- are permitted to submit their thesis after 3 years but incur a penalty. The student will be liable for the equivalent of the 3-year full-time fees for the specific course.
- are permitted to submit their thesis after 4 years but incur a penalty. The student will be liable for the equivalent of the 4-year full-time fees for the specific course
- are permitted to submit their thesis after 5 years. The student will be liable for the equivalent of the 6-year part-time fees for the specific course in line with the expectation that they would have normally registered for 6 years.
What will my course fees be if I transfer to a different course?
The decision to transfer course must be agreed by School and PG Cases. The new course fees will apply (resulting in potential outstanding liability or refund).
What are the fee implications if I do a continuation year?
A continuation year is an extra year after the student has already completed the normal number of years of their course. The decision to do a continuation year must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies. The student will be liable for the full fees for a continuation year.