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International Foundation Programme Entry Requirements
Our International Foundation Programme is aimed at students who have the drive and ambition to attend a world-class educational institute, but cannot begin an undergraduate degree directly. Our International Foundation Programme is a year-long programme designed to allow students to develop the skills required to succeed and excel in a competitive university environment. To find out more about the Trinity International Foundation Programme, please visit this page.
To apply to the International Foundation programme, you will need:
- IELTS 5.0 with 5.0 in writing with no element below 4.5
- Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 80/160
English requirements for Law, Pharmacy and Psychology:
- IELTS 6.0 with no band below 5.5
- Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 90/160
- A minimum of 80% in the Shadat-al-thanayia-al-a'ama, including relevant subjects
Trinity is delighted to accept students from Kuwait who have completed one of the international qualifications recognised by Trinity which are detailed below.
Accepted qualifications for direct applications include:
- GCE A Levels
Click here for a quick guide to Trinity requirements for GCE A Levels
- International Baccalaureate
Click here for a quick guide to Trinity requirements for International Baccalaureate
- US High School Diploma with SAT or ACT
Click here for a quick guide to Trinity requirements for US High School Diploma
If you do not have any of these qualifications, you may join Trinity through our International Foundation Programme.
In addition, to qualify for admission to a degree course at the University you must:
- Meet the minimum matriculation requirements (pass grades in English, Mathematics, a language other than English, and a full set of valid subjects for your examination system)
- Display a high level of competence in the English language in one of the examination systems recognised by Trinity College Dublin.
Details on accepted English proficiencies are available on our Admission Requirements page
- Satisfy course specific requirements. Some courses will have additional requirements and restrictions for admission.
They are detailed on the relevant course page and on our Admission Requirements page
- Meet competitive standards for admission to the course.
Please note that posted scores are minimum entrance requirements only and do not guarantee admission. Where places are competitive, a student must have excellent examination results to qualify for a place on their preferred course.
These standards are indicative only and final assessment will be made by Trinity's Academic Registry.
Important note on your application
Applicants from your country will normally be defined by Trinity as Non-EU applicants; this is based on residency rather than nationality.
Your EU/Non-EU status is an important part of your application and it is your responsibility to determine your correct status before making an application, as the method of application and requirements will differ.
Determining EU/Non-EU status (Undergraduate)
Making an Application
For detailed information on how to make an application to study at Trinity College Dublin, please see our How to Apply Guide.
There are many different ways to come to University and Trinity encourages applicants from all backgrounds and circumstances to apply. For more information on alternative paths to Trinity, such as advanced entry transfers, please see our guide to non-standard applications here
Postgraduate Entry Requirements
Postgraduate work in Trinity is academically challenging and the University has high academic entry requirements.
Applicants will need to:
• hold at least a 2.1 honors degree from an Irish university or equivalent result from a university in another country.
The fees you will be expected to pay to attend Trinity College Dublin are determined by a number of factors. For more information on how to determine your course fees, and methods of payment, please see our detailed information on Fees and Finances. For more information on scholarship, funding and grant opportunities, please see below. Do I need a Visa to come to Ireland to study at Trinity? The majority of non-EU/EEA students require a visa before entry to Ireland. To check to see whether you require a visa, please see here. Please see an INIS list of countries that require a visa before entry to Ireland. Trinity in your Country Education Agents
• display a high level of competence in the English language in one of the examination systems recognised by Trinity College Dublin. Details on accepted English proficiencies are available on our Admission Requirements page
Some courses may require higher standards or require you to take further tests or attend an interview. More detailed requirements for each course are listed on the relevant course page
If you have questions about the specifics of the admission requirements for a given course, or about the course itself, you should contract the course coordinator directly using the contact information available on the course's page.
Fees, Funding, Scholarships
Trinity College Dublin offers a number of scholarship opportunities for prospective and current students interested in study or research at Ireland's leading university. Since its foundation in 1592, Trinity College Dublin has sought to assist students of limited means and reward academic achievement. Students are always encouraged to explore external funding options in their home countries.
If your country is not listed, then you do not require a visa to enter Ireland.
For general information on visas and immigration please visit our Visa Information section.
Meet us in your country
Our team make regular visits around the world, attending fairs, running open days and visiting schools. Check this page to see if our team will be visiting your area soon.
We currently do not work with education agents in your country. For assistance with your application, please contact the Regional Officer for your country.
The fees you will be expected to pay to attend Trinity College Dublin are determined by a number of factors.
For more information on how to determine your course fees, and methods of payment, please see our detailed information on Fees and Finances.
For more information on scholarship, funding and grant opportunities, please see below.
Do I need a Visa to come to Ireland to study at Trinity?
The majority of non-EU/EEA students require a visa before entry to Ireland.
To check to see whether you require a visa, please see here.
Please see an INIS list of countries that require a visa before entry to Ireland.
Trinity in your Country
Peter HyattMSc Bioengineering
When I researched the MSc in Bioengineering program here at Trinity I knew it was the perfect fit for me. It matched my specific academic interest unlike any other school and it’s in a place that I knew had an amazing and fun culture. Studying here has really opened a whole new world of engineering and thinking that I had never considered before. Also, since most of the professors are high-level researchers in their field, I get to learn about some of the most novel and up-to-date information and news about what’s happening in the field.
Dr Abdulwahhab AlFaresGraduate: Medicine
Studying in Trinity meant that I was exposed to enthusiastic, dedicated, and humble faculty members that were leaders in their fields. Studying at Trinity also meant that I was part of a diverse student body. I made friends spanning the globe from the Americas to Southeast Asia, friends that have helped shape me into the person that I am today. The curriculum at Trinity also helped me become the confident, competent, and ethical physician that I am today.