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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.


Undergraduate Requirements

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

Recognised High School Leaving Qualifications:

US High School Diploma

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. Please report scores directly to Trinity. 


SAT College Board number 2494
ACT Reporting number 5230

SAT Reasoning Test

A minimum score of 1290 on any two of the Critical Reading, Math and Writing sections and no score less than 500.

OR

ACT

A minimum composite score of 29. Some courses may admit with a composite score of 28.

AND

High School Transcript A cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better (B+ average) unweighted. Weighted GPAs will be recalculated by the Applications & Admissions Team
Two Letters of Recommendation One from College Counsellor and one from a faculty member, where possible
Academic Statement One page (500 words) stating why you would like to study at Trinity College Dublin
Basic requirements English, mathematics and a second language, as well as three further subjects
Special requirements Some courses will have specific subject requirements e.g. mathematics for Engineering. See course listings for details.

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)

Determining EU/Non-EU Status (Postgraduate)

 

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.

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.

Trinity College is approved by the US Department of Education to certify loans under the ‘William D. Ford Direct Loan’ Program. Under this Program, eligible students can obtain Subsidized & Unsubsidized Direct loans and also Direct PLUS loans.

Students are always encouraged to explore external funding options in their home countries.

For more information on scholarship, funding, grant opportunities and FAFSA, please see below

General Undergraduate Scholarships and Funding

General Postgraduate Scholarships and Funding

International Scholarships

Financial Aid Information:

Meet us in your country

Trinity in your country
Our North American team make regular visits around the world, attending fairs, running open days and visiting schools. Check out our events calendar to see if our team will be visiting your area soon.

Country Advisors

Damien O’ Farrell
North American Regional Officer
Region: West Coast
Damien.ofarrell@tcd.ie
Phone (Ireland): +353 (1) 896 4906

Elizabeth Maguire
North American Recruitment Officer
Region: North East
liz.maguire@tcd.ie

Laura Kelly
North American Recruitment Officer
Region: New England
laura.kelly@tcd.ie

Isabella Vick
North American Recruitment Officer
Regions: South / Mid West
vicki@tcd.ie

Brendan Gainey
North American Recruitment Officer
Region: South East
Brendan.gainey@tcd.ie

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:

Damien O’Farrell
Email: Damien.OFarrell@tcd.ie
Phone: + 353 1 896 4906


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

Ciara Maguire
I have always had a keen interest in science and a curiosity for the world around us. The general science course at Trinity is perfect for me. I have the opportunity to explore a variety of scientific fields before specialising. I chose Trinity as its science departments are internationally renowned and it is a college at the forefront of scientific discoveries. I relished the thought of such a challenging and inspiring atmosphere.
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