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Trinity has a vibrant international student community with students from over 120 countries represented on campus. All the information you need on making your application to Trinity can be found below. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. Trinity College Dublin has a long and rich relationship with students across Europe and we are excited to welcome you to our historic institution.

Undergraduate Requirements


Trinity is delighted to accept students who have completed the below qualifications from Italy:

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

  • Diploma di Maturità: (up until 1999)
  • Esame di Stato (from 1999)

These are acceptable for programmes for up to 541 points.  For programmes over 541 points, applicants must also present satisfactory results in a cognate subject at end of 1st year in a recognized 3rd level institution at a level equivalent to the programme applied for.

Must be from a Liceo of one of the following types: Classica/Scientifica/Tecnica/ Linguistica/Magistrale/Artistica.

Note: Liceo Professonale not accepted

Minimum Entry Requirements
Overall 60%, with 6 distinct recognised subjects taken in the final two years at secondary school to include English, mathematics and a language other than English.
Please note that a certified copy of school reports for the final two years at secondary school showing subjects and results achieved must be submitted with the CAO application.

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

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

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

LC Higher

Italian exams

LC Ordinary

Italian exams





























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

Points Equivalence Table

Overall %




















School report showing subjects taken in final exams must be submitted – applicants will not normally be assessed in the absence of this.
Due to high numbers achieving max scores, and the fact that Italian Universities will often use matriculation/entry exams, for programmes over 541 points applicants must also present satisfactory results in a cognate subject in a university entrance exam or at end 1st year in a recognised 3rd level institution at a level equivalent to that of the programme applied for.
Note: for Science, Agriculture, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine a science based matriculation is generally required.

Bonus points for maths: Not applicable

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

Accepted qualifications for 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 will be detailed on the relevant course page at andon 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 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


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