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A warm welcome to Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s leading university. Since 1832, Trinity has forged strong links with India across education, research and industry.

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Undergraduate Requirements

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

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications:

Grade XII Examination

  1. Higher Secondary Examination (HSC)
  2. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) - All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE)
  3. Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - Indian School Certificate Examination (ISC) Requirements

Minimum Matriculation:

  1. Overall average of 80% - 85% in six subjects on Grade XII or if student did not take 6 subjects in Grade XII, in five subjects on Grade XII and one (different) subject on Grade X.
  2. A language other than English, and Mathematics must be taken as a subject up to Grade X.

Subject requirements:

Where there is a specific subject requirement for a specific programme, a minimum grade of 75% in that subject at Grade XII is required.

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 this page to see if our team will be visiting your area soon.

Education Agents

Trinity works with education agents who can assist you with your application. Here is the list of our approved agents in your country:

 

AEC - Abroad Education Consultants
www.aecoverseas.com/

Anglo Schools International Services
www.angloschools.com/

Career Overseas
www.careeroverseas.net/

Education Matters
www.edmat.org/

Education Overseas Academy - EOA
wwww.eoaindia.com/

Edwise International LLP
www.edwiseinternational.com/

Fateh Education
www.fateheducation.com/

Global Edge, India
www.globalreach.in/

Global Reach
www.globaledge.net.in/

Global Study Partners
www.globalstudypartners.com/contact_us/

Go Ireland
www.goireland.in/

Graduate Overseas
www.graduateoverseas.co.in/

Hepta Contino Inc.
www.heptacontino.com/

IAE Global
iaeglobal.co/

IDP India
www.idp.com/india/

IEC Abroad
www.iecabroad.com/contact-us/

InterGreat Education Group
www.intergreat.com/

International Learning Warehouse - ILW
www.ilwindia.com/

International Placewell Consultants FZ LLC
www.educationoverseas.com/

Kraft Educational Services
www.krafteducation.com/

Krishna Consultants
www.studies-overseas.com/contact-us/

Megamind Consultants
www.megamindonline.com/

NewStrides Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
www.newstrides.com/

Oberois Education Link
educationlinkhouse.com/

Place me Consultants
placemeconsultants.com/

Planet Education
planeteducation.info/

Prem N Kapur Associates Pvt. Ltd
foreign-study.com/

Santa Monica Study Abroad
www.santamonicaedu.in

Student Counselling Services
myscs.org/

SI UK
www.studyin-uk.in/

The Chopras Global Holdings
www.thechopras.com/

The Combine Company
m.combineco.com/

VDIEC Global Connect
www.vdiec.com/

Visa Boxx
www.facebook.com/VISABOXX/

Student Testimonials

  • Shonottra Kumar
    International and Comparative Law (LLM)

    My reason for pursuing an LLM (International and Comparative Law) at the Law School at Trinity was to get a better understanding of the global development sector. Having completed the course, I can guarantee that this was the most rewarding experience; not just in terms of academics, where I got to interact with and study under some remarkable professionals, but also in terms of an overall university experience where Trinity’s hundred-plus clubs and societies offer you the space to explore new things about yourself.

  • Tushti Singla
    Electronic and Computer Engineering

    “Moving to Trinity College from India feels as if I were pulled out of my cocoon, only to be given wings to fly through the immense sky.”

    It is one thing when you hear that Trinity College Dublin is amongst the world’s top 100 universities; it’s another when you actually experience it and realize how true that is! With state-of-the-art facilities and distinguished faculty, Trinity provides an unparalleled learning ground to kick-start your engineering career. I believe, the pleasantly challenging project work with befitting technology has prepared me to work on real-world applications in the industry.

India and Trinity

Trinity's engagement with India can be traced back to the 18th Century, when in 1762 the university founded a chair in oriental languages. One hundred years later the College appointed Mir Aulad Ali (1832-1898), a Muslim from Northern India more commonly known as 'The Mir', as Professor of Arabic and Hindustani, and later Persian. During the nineteenth century, Trinity, together with Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh, trained generations of young men for the Indian Civil Service. The library collections reflect these multi-faceted engagements with Asia and include rare late nineteenth-century/ early twentieth century gramophone recordings made by the Trinity scholar, George Grierson, who compiled a remarkable linguistic survey of India which described 364 languages and many more dialects.

Today, Trinity collaborates with many of the top Indian institutions, including National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study (JNIAS), and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Dehli, Thapar University, Ashoka University and many more. There has been successful collaboration with Universities, IIT's, High Schools and other academic institutions; the Department of Science and Technology; the Indian Council for Cultural Relations; the Indian Council for Social Sciences Research; the Indian Council for Historical Research; the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research.

Today Indian students make up the 2nd largest cohort of non-EU students attending Trinity, after the US. Our Indian Society, founded in 2011, is one of the most vibrant and rapidly growing in the University, whose Holi celebrations on the historic Front Square have become a beloved occasion for the entire student body.