The application system for the 2024/25 intake will open in November 2023. You should apply as early as possible for the best chance of success.

Your transcripts, your CV, email addresses of two referees (at least one academic) and proof of English (in some cases) are required to secure an unconditional offer. Avoid attaching school results and other miscellaneous documents. Focus your efforts on meeting the entry criteria as outlined.

You can apply with the evidence you do have. You may be successful in securing a conditional offer pending final transcripts or proof of English.

Yes, many applicants are in their final year of studies therefore can only supply the most recent transcript, you should not delay in your application. It’s best to secure a conditional offer and then meet the conditions at a later date.

Closing dates for all applications will be in July 2023. At this stage many courses are fully subscribed. Programmes are subject to early closure depending on places available.

Yes, although there is an application fee of €55.00 for each programme. You might want to make an informed selection rather than multiple applications.

Yes, candidates who are in their final year of their undergraduate degree should apply before getting their final results. Your previous results and transcripts will be used to review your suitability. If successful you will get a conditional offer (pending your final results).

Yes, there is a section on the application form to enter a test date for your English proficiency test. If the selection committee review your application favourably they may issue a ‘conditional offer’ pending your result.

Yes, extra documents and evidence can be uploaded to your application after submission.


This is not a standard requirement, although the selection committee reserve the right to request it in certain cases.


We receive applications from all over the world and from all disciplines. Once your university or institute is recognised and accredited locally, we can convert your qualification to check you make the grade.

Example :
USA: GPA 3.20 or above
India: CGPA 6.5/10
China: 82% or above average
France: 16+

Some courses are very specific on the type of degree that is required, while others welcome applications from all undergraduate disciplines. Research job opportunities in the area and make an informed choice.

All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:

  • IELTS Academic: Grade 6.5;*
  • TOEFL: 88 – internet based;*
  • University of Cambridge: 
    Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2);
    Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2);
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59);*
  • Duolingo - Minimum score of 120* 

*MSc Digital Marketing Strategy, MSc Marketing and MSc International Management applicants require an IELTS Grade of 7.0 and no band below 6.0, a TOEFL Score of 100 and no score below 20, or a Pearson Test of English (Academic) 65 and no score below 59, or a Duolingo minimum score of 130.

Please note: An applicant whose first language is not English but who has taken a degree through the medium of English may be eligible. However some courses may request applicants to present an English Language qualification under certain circumstances.

Please note that test scores are only valid for 2 years. For further details on these English Language Proficiency Tests, please contact the appropriate organisation directly.

MSc FAQs: The Pre-Application Process

One of our admissions officers Charles Cunningham answers the most frequently asked questions pre-application for a masters programme.

The Application Process

You can create your username and login as often as needed to complete the form and attach your documents. The process should not take longer then 30 minutes providing you have all your documents available.

Yes, try answer all areas so the selection committee know as much as possible about you. If there is an area that does not apply to you, enter ‘n/a’ in the field.

Applicants are required to provide two academic references, from those who have taught them in an academic capacity i.e. college professors. Applicants have two options for submitting their references:

1. They can submit their referee’s email addresses in the application form, in which case their referees will receive reference forms via email. The referees should then upload them as prompted.

2. They can ask their referees for signed references on headed paper, in which case applicants can then upload it to the ‘Additional Documents’ section in their student portal.

If you have work experience you may apply with one academic and one professional referee.

No, all applications are processed via the online portal.

No, unfortunately all candidates need to pay the €55.00 application fee.

If your transcript is issued in another language, you need to go to a certified translation company to create an English version.


No, but you can re-apply for another programme.

MSc FAQS: The Application Process

One of our admissions officers Charles Cunningham answers the most frequently asked questions on the application process of applying for a masters programme.

Accepting Your Place

If you receive a conditional or unconditional offer, it’s important you log-in to your MyTCD portal , accept your place and pay your deposit of €500. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable.

  • If you have a conditional offer, ensure you understand your requirements.  As you complete outstanding conditions (IELTS, final transcripts) continue to use the application portal to upload the documents.

You have 21 days to accept and pay a non-refundable deposit of €500.00.

No, if you change your mind the deposit is non-refundable. However, if you fail to meet outstanding entry requirements then a refund can be requested from academic registry.

Deferrals are issued on a case by case basis and need to be requested via email. To be eligible for a deferral, applicants must have an unconditional offer and have paid their deposit. Please note that fees will be charged in line with the academic year for which the student will attend, not the year in which they applied. The deadline for requesting a deferral is April 30th, 2024. 

University accommodation is available on and off campus. Postgraduate students can apply for accommodation on and off-campus. You can find more information at and Overseas students coming to Dublin for the first time can apply for temporary accommodation on the College campus while they search for long term accommodation. Trinity also offers some helpful maps (of Dublin, of City Centre, of campus) online: Further information is provided in the Student Welcome Guide.

The Academic Registry issues an ‘Invite to Register’ intray message to all new entrants and continuing students eligible to register for the forthcoming academic year through their portal throughout August. Further details can be found here.


This is a fee penalty of €212 for students who register beyond the deadline. You will be notified of this via your portal. Students who fail to register will be made withdrawn from their course and will have to apply for readmission.

This fee is part of the terms and conditions of registration and is detailed in the College Calendar.

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they are registered in a timely fashion.

MSc FAQs: Accepting Your Offer

One of our admissions officers Charles Cunningham answers the most frequently asked questions on accepting your offer as an incoming student.

Fee Payment

Please contact the Academic Registry with queries on your status as an EU or non-EU student. Trinity will invoice EU fees if you are based in the EU for the last 3 years or more.

Please visit this page to see the full list of postgraduate fees for 2024/25.

No, it is not possible to secure your place without paying the deposit. If you have any queries about this, please contact the Academic Registry.

Students have the ability to print receipts for any fees paid from the “My Finance” section of their portal. The Academic Registry can provide copies of these receipts if you require a stamped & signed version. Please note that these receipts can only be requested by the student and are in the same format as those available on the portal.

Instalment 1 is due by 01 September 2024
Instalment 2 is due by 31 January 2025

(Please note, the student visa process varies in each country, you may be required to pay your fees pre-arrival)

For further information on fee payments, instalments and deadlines - please contact the Academic Registry.

Please visit this page to find out more about Student Levies & Charges (SLC).

Your invoice will be raised on the portal and is viewable in your in-tray and in your My Finance tab. There are three payment options:

Online (credit/debit cards) 
Payments can be made quickly and easily through the student portal.

Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) 
This involves the transfer of funds direct to the Trinity College bank account:

Bank Of Ireland
Business Desk
College Green
Dublin 2

Account Name: TCD No 7 Account
Account Number: 92771039
Sort Code: 900017
IBAN: IE 03 BOFI 9000 1792 7710 39
Swift Code: BOFI IE 2D

All students must include their student number in the narrative of EFT payments. Failure to do so may delay the updating of the payment on your account.

Students should be aware that it will take 10 working days for these payments to be updated on to your account.

TransferMate (Recommended Option for International Students)
TransferMate allows you to make your international payments free of charge, while receiving competitive foreign exchange rates. Where TransferMate has a local bank account, you will not be subjected to any international wire fees and will be able to pay in your local currency. TransferMate receipts are also accepted by visa and immigration agencies. To access TransferMate system see here, and you can find further instructions on how to pay here.

Once the student has made any payment in regards to fees their receipt will be available to print from the portal. If required this same receipt can be requested from the Academic Registry which will also be stamped and signed.

Yes, the application fee for postgraduate programmes is a non-refundable fee of €55. 

Tax relief applies to full time and part time undergraduate students who are paying a tuition fee. The undergraduate student contribution, SLC and the USI levy are not a tuition fee.

Families with two or more children liable for the new student contribution will qualify for tax relief on payments arising from second and subsequent sibling liability. Please see Revenue Information Leaflet IT31 for further information.

MSc FAQs: Paying Your Fees

One of our admissions officers Charles Cunningham answers the most frequently asked questions on paying your fees as an incoming student.


Ireland is one of the only European countries to provide a two year graduate work visa. The Irish Third Level Graduate scheme exists to allow legally resident non-EEA third level graduates to remain in Ireland for the purpose of seeking employment and applying for a green card or work permit. The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service provide full details and FAQs on their website. Click here to learn more. The Trinity Careers Service also provides information. Click here to find out more.


MSc FAQs: Post-Graduation

One of our admissions officers Charles Cunningham answers the most frequently asked questions on post-graduation as a student.