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Welcome to Trinity College Dublin. On this page you will find information for prospective students from 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

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
We currently do not work with education agents in your country. For assistance with your application, please contact the Regional Officer for your country.

 

Contact Details

Regional Officers are Trinity staff based in Dublin who can assist you with your queries. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us, we would be pleased to answer your questions.

The Regional Officer for your country is:

Ronan Hodson
Email: Ronan.Hodson@tcd.ie
Phone: + 353 1 896 2614


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

Email: academic.registry@tcd.ie

Phone +353 1 896 4500

 

Student Testimonials

  • Blake Stephens
    Law and Political Science
    Johannesburg

    The vibrant city of Dublin that Trinity is encased in is an integral part of the Irish experience and fosters being part of a most exciting city. Dublin always has something going on and is easily traversable on foot or by bicycle, making it a perfect student city. Ireland is steeped in history and lore that is palpable and tangible everywhere one goes. This immersion informs traditions and practices which one can’t help but becoming embroiled in – activities like GAA, listening to trad music or Irish dancing. All of these activities make this a country which feels full of adventure.

  • Regan Kate Roseveare
    History
    Johannesburg

    Trinity is an amazing university that allows you to grow and learn. I love that the course allows you to explore your personal interests while instilling a solid foundation in Medieval and Modern History. The syllabus is interesting and makes me excited to learn. Trinity, like South Africa, is multi-cultural and as an international student you never feel alone. This is due to the fact that there are so many students from all around the globe. I love the university and the people I have met. The entire experience is truly incredible.