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Undergraduate Requirements

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

Recognised School Leaving Qualifications

Avgangsbetyg/Slutybetg fran Gymnasreskolan (Upper secondary school leaving certificate)

Minimum Entry Requirements
Six distinct recognised subjects of which at least 5 must be at level B or better and include three with Grade C.  The subjects include English, mathematics and a language other than English. 

English Language Competence
Please list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

Specific Subject Requirements:

This table shows what is required in terms of the Spanish Examinations to meet specific course requirements. See the full details of specific course requirements.

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

LC Higher

Swedish exam

LC Ordinary



A (Mid-level) or B (highest level


C (Mid-level)


B (Mid-level) or C (highest level)


D (Mid-level)


B (Mid-level) or C (highest level)


D (Mid-level)


C (Mid-level)


A (basic level)


C (Mid-level)


C (basic level)


D (Mid-level)


E (basic level)


E (Mid-level)



Guideline Indicative equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points 
As a guideline it is anticipated that the indicative equivalence will be calculated as follows:

Indicative Points Equivalence


Average grade Mid-Level

Numeric Value


The average of the best 6 distinct highest-level grades can be scored to a maximum of 480

















Average grade Mid-Level

Numeric Value


The average of the best 3 distinct highest-level grades can be scored to give an additional score of up to 120
















Level A subjects do not count for points. Scores are calculated counting up to 6 distinct recognised level B subjects Additional points can be awarded for up to 3 subjects at level C or higher and these will be required in order to attain more than 480 points. The level C subjects may be the same as subjects already counted at level B. e.g. 480 points = 6 level B subjects A

Bonus points for maths: Bonus points of 25 will be awarded for Mathematics Level 3C, grade E or better

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 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

  • Kenny Olaniy
    Law and Business

    I chose to study Law and Business at Trinity as I was very interested in the course and I knew that Trinity was one of the best colleges in the world. The lecturers on my course were great and really engaging but be ready to do a lot of independent work. The social scene at Trinity, particularly with clubs and societies, was so much fun. I got involved with a few different ones – going to events and eventually running the events. I’ve made some of the best friends by meeting different people from different backgrounds at college.

  • 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.