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Welcome to Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s leading university. Prospective students from Belgium can discover more about Trinity including contacts and equivalent entry qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study below. You can also register your interest to find out more.

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Undergraduate Requirements

Trinity is delighted to accept students who have the below qualifications from each region of Belgium:




  • Diplome van Secundaire Onderwijs
  • Diploma van de Hogere Secundaire Technische School
  • Wallonia

  • Certificat d Enseignement Secondaire Superieur
  • Diplôme d'Aptitude à Accéder à l'Enseignement Supérieur
  • German Speaking Community

  • Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts
  • Minimum Entry Requirements

    6 distinct recognised subjects which must include 3 subjects at 70% and 3 subjects at 50% to include English, Mathematics, and another language.

    English Language Competence:
    Please see list of acceptable English Language Qualifications.

    Specific Course Requirements
    This table shows what is required in terms of the Belgian Examinations to meet specific course requirements.

    Subject Grade Comparison: 
    NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

    LC Higher

    3 hour +

    LC Ordinary

    3 hour +

    1 or 2 hour




































    Guideline Indicative equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points

    As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows:

    Points Equivalence Table















    Average = average mark based on the 6 best distinct recognised subjects of 2 hours + which must include at least 3 individual subjects of 3 or more hours, normally recognised by Irish Universities for admissions purposes. Where written and oral are presented in the same subject, scores will be averaged.

    In some districts, a grade is given for each of 4 semesters. These will be averaged to provide an overall grade per subject. In other districts, a single overall percentage is given which is an average of all subjects. This will be used to calculate IPS.

    Single Sitting

    For the purposes of points calculation, only subjects taken in a single sitting of final year are considered.

    Bonus points for maths: Bonus of 25 points will be awarded for 3 hour or greater in Maths with grade 6 or better where mathematics is one of the subjects counted for points.

    Students who have not completed the above qualifications can apply using one of the international examinations recognized by Trinity.

    In addition, to qualify for admission to a degree course at the University you must:

    1. 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)

    2. 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

    3. Satisfy course specific requirements. Some courses will have additional requirements and restrictions for admission.

      They will be detailed on the relevant course page at and on our Admission Requirements page

    4. 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 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)

    Determining EU/Non-EU Status (Postgraduate)

    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.

    • 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 courses page.

    Determining EU/Non-EU Status (Postgraduate)

    Fees, Funding, Scholarships

    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.

    Undergraduate Fees and Finances

    Postgraduate Fees and Finances

    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.

    For more information on scholarship, funding and grant opportunities, please see below.

    General Undergraduate Scholarships and Funding

    General Postgraduate Scholarships and Funding

    International Scholarships


    Do I need a Visa to come to Ireland to study at Trinity?

    EU/EAA and Swiss students do not require a visa to study in Ireland. If you are unsure about whether you are an EU/EAA national, see here for a list of all EU/EAA countries.

    For general information on visas and immigration please visit our Visa Information section.

    Meet us in your country

    Our EU Recruitment Officer is here to help you find out more about Trinity College Dublin, through on campus Open Days, visits to Trinity with your school, assistance for your guidance counsellors and more. For more information please see Visit Our Campus


    Contact Details

    If you have further questions about the application process you can contact the Applications and Admissions Team in Trinity’s Academic Registry


    Phone +353 1 896 4500


    Student Testimonials

    • Avery Mc Loughlin

      I chose to study at Trinity for the uniqueness of BESS as well as the highly recognised reputation of the college globally. I wanted to be pushed as well as challenged academically and I knew I would receive that in Trinity. I am immensely grateful for the FET routes to TCD as they provided me with life-altering academic and social experiences. TCD has also provided me with wonderful life-long friends. Even as an introverted individual I was able to engage socially in societies and organisations that are perfect for me.

    • Kevin Murphy
      MFA Stage Design

      I chose to undertake the MFA in Stage Design in order to further my creative practice, to spend a full year working on my design abilities and to develop the skills necessary to be a successful lighting designer after the course. It was great to have an established professional there to see how you work, give you feedback, and to see how your development over the course of the programme. I also really enjoyed that the MFA in Stage Design is primarily project-based which makes the course very practical and allows you to work on your skills in real time.

    • Hanne Meuwissen
      M.Sc. High Performance Computing

      I chose to study High Performance Computing at Trinity because it was a dream for me to study at Trinity one day. When I wanted to study a second Masters, it felt like it was meant to be when I found that the course I wanted to follow was available at Trinity. As a Trinity student, I love being involved in some of the societies like the hiking and the choral societies.