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Welcome to Trinity College Dublin. On this page you will find information for prospective students from Canada including contacts and equivalent entry qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study. If you would like to hear more about studying at Trinity please register below.

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Undergraduate Requirements

Trinity is delighted to accept students from Canada who have completed one of the international qualifications recognised by Trinity which are detailed below.

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications:

Canadian High School Diploma

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.

Applicants are required to present six subjects in the Secondary School Diploma to include English, mathematics and a language other than English.  A minimum average of 80% in five acceptable Grade 12 subjects is also required.  

High School Transcript Average of 85%; at least 80% or better on a minimum of 6 subjects over years 11 and 12
Two letters of recommendation One from College Counsellor and one from a faculty member

Academic Statement

One page (500 words) stating why you would like to study at Trinity College Dublin
Basic requirements English, mathematics and a second language plus three further subjects
Special requirements Some courses will have specific subject requirements, e.g. mathematics for engineering

In addition, applicants may submit the following (not an essential requirement)

SAT Reasoning Test A minimum of 1300 on the combined critical reading and the mathematics sections for admission to most courses, with a minimum of 500 on the writing section.

Or

ACT A minimum composite score of 29. Some courses may admit with a composite score of 28

 

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

Accepted qualifications for direct applications include:

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 are detailed on the relevant course page 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 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.


• 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.

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

Visas

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.
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

Trinity in your Country

Our team make regular visits around the world, attending fairs, running open days and visiting schools. Check out our events calendar to see if our team will be visiting your area soon.

Country Advisor

Damien O’ Farrell
North American Regional Officer
Damien.OFarrell@tcd.ie
Phone (Ireland): +353 (1) 896 4906

Student Testimonials

  • Cameron Mitchell
    Medicine
    Canada
    Global Excellence Scholar

    The Global Excellence Scholarship has been able to help my first year of studies at Trinity by providing financial aid. As an international student, it not only financially helps me but provides motivation and acceptance in a new country and institution.

  • Rebekka Gondosch
    Graduate: M.Phil. Theatre and Performance
    Canada

    Trinity is the place for you if you are seeking academic excellence as well as adventure. The ambiance of Trinity itself inspires creativity and connection. Each day I came to campus I would marvel that I was studying in such an awe-inspiring place. I loved knowing I was walking in the footsteps of literary and artistic legends. Being at Trinity is like walking through history, the present moment, and the future, all in a single moment.