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Trinity has long standing relationships across the USA and we hope to meet you at a future information session. Register your interest to find out more.

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Register for Trinity US Hybrid Open Days 2024

Trinity US Hybrid Open Days start on Saturday, March 9. We will be hosting a range of events to help you learn as much as you can about Trinity. Our US Team will endeavour to meet all our Offer Holders and families around these events either virtually or in person across several states. If you have any further queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Damien O'Farrell, North American Regional Manager at

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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.

Trinity admissions office will consider alternative evidence from students applying for entry in 2024. In lieu of standardised tests, the admissions office will consider criteria including: GPA, academic transcripts, two references, a personal statement for your application. We will also consider other academic criteria such as Advanced Placement courses (APs), college and honors level classes with strong grades where relevant to the programme / major for which you are applying. You may submit any SAT/ACT test scores you have been able to take if you also wish them to be considered.

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 1250 - 1400 on any two of the Critical Reading, Math and Writing sections and no score less than 500.



A minimum composite score of 27 - 32.


High School Transcript A cumulative GPA of 3.2 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)

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.

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 Country Advisors in North America are active in their regions throughout Fall and Spring visiting schools and attending College Fairs. Please check who your regional representative is and contact them directly; they may be visiting your school or can arrange to meet you. If you are unsure who your representative is, please contact our Regional Manager for North and South America Damien O’ Farrell who will be happy to assist you.

Also please check here to see if Trinity College Dublin will be attending a NACAC College Fair near you.


Country Advisors

Damien O’Farrell
Regional Manager
Region: North and South America
Phone (Ireland): +353 (1) 896 4906

Laura Kelly
North American Representative
Region: New England

Rory Hynes
North American Representative
Region: North East to Mid-Atlantic

Jordan Zimmer
North American Representative
Region: Midwest

Diana Yaruro
North American Representative
Region: Southeast

Information for Parents and Supporters

Please click here to visit the Information for Parents and Supporters page to see some resources that are of particular interest to parents, carers and supporters. If you have additional queries or concerns you are welcome to contact a member of our USA Team - you will find their details below.

Contact US for Future Students and Applicants

Click below to book a 1-to-1 meeting or request a school visit from one of our regional representatives. We are always happy to help answer questions about our programmes, entry requirements and student life. *Please note this service is only for new applicants or future students. Any existing students please reach out to the relevant supports that Trinity College Dublin provide.


Student Testimonials

  • Liz Maguire
    MSc Marketing

    Coming to study at Trinity was an eye-opening experience. From my classmates to my professors I felt that studying at Trinity prepared me to be a citizen of the world. I felt that my course was theory based which allowed me to develop skills which I have since implemented in my career afterwards.

    I recommend Trinity to students who are driven towards self-improvement, professional development and lifelong education.

  • Liam Grugan
    Trinity | Columbia Dual BA Programme

    The first thing that any student should know about Trinity is that everyone here wants you to succeed: your tutors, lecturers, tutorials, peers, etc. are all hoping for you to thrive. The second is that, even on nights out, it is not a cliquey party school, but more of a symposium, with intellectual debate and discourse reigning supreme. The third: coffee is cheaper at the Buttery than the Perch.

    Trinity is a beautiful amalgam of modernity, daring intellectualism, and tradition, resulting in an environment which challenges its students to reach their fullest potential as individuals in one of the largest and most diverse communities around the world.

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