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Welcome to Trinity College Dublin. On this page you will find information for prospective students from the United Arab Emirates 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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International Foundation Programme Entry Requirements

Our International Foundation Programme is aimed at students who have the drive and ambition to attend a world-class educational institute, but cannot begin an undergraduate degree directly. Our International Foundation Programme is a year-long programme designed to allow students to develop the skills required to succeed and excel in a competitive university environment. To find out more about the Trinity International Foundation Programme, please visit this page.

To apply to the International Foundation programme, you will need:

English requirements:

  • IELTS 5.0 with 5.0 in writing with no element below 4.5
  • Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 80/160

English requirements for Law, Pharmacy and Psychology:

  • IELTS 6.0 with no band below 5.5
  • Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 90/160

Academic requirements:

  • Thanawiya - 80% overall average, including relevant subjects

Undergraduate Requirements

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

Accepted qualifications for direct applications include:

If you do not have any of these qualifications, you may join Trinity through our International Foundation Programme.

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 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

Scholarships for International Foundation Programme Study

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 on the Irish Immigration Service website a list of the countries that require a visa before entry to Ireland.
For general information on visas and immigration please visit our Visa Information section.

Meet us in your country

Trinity in your Country

We are not travelling actively at the moment but we are always happy to help answer questions about our programmes, entry requirements and student life. You can find contact details for your regional representative in the "Contact us" section below. Any visits to your region are listed on this page.

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:

Gyanberry
www.gyanberry.com/

IDP
www.idp.com/uae/

Inner Universe
www.inneruniverse.org

Intelligent Partners
www.intelligentpartners.com/

International Placewell Consultants
www.unidirection.com/

Uni Student
www.unistudent.ae/

Unicrest
www.unicrest.org/

Studyco
https://studyco.com/en

Student Testimonials

  • Sofia Gonzalez Crespo
    Law
    United Arab Emirates

    I always dreamed of going to a renowned university. I visited many universities but none of them appealed to me the way Trinity did: through the professors being one of a kind, having state of the art facilities and the community having a real family atmosphere. I instantly knew I wanted to be part of such a great college. I am really enjoying my course, we have a great dynamic and the students and professors are extremely welcoming, which I know is not like a lot of other places. I love how quickly I have been able to adapt.

  • Pranav Manish Vora
    Engineering
    India

    Trinity being an ancient and highly ranked college in Ireland gives me confidence to pursue my higher studies. The Professors at Trinity are highly experienced and helpful, and the locals and other students are very friendly which makes it easier for an international student to settle in. There are a lot of opportunities here, and as Trinity is a well-known college around the world this will help me when I start my career. There are a lot of societies and clubs which help the students socialize.