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Why Choose Trinity?

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin is Ireland’s leading university and has been inspiring generations of brilliant thinkers for over 400 years. Join our 18,000 undergraduate or postgraduate students and work with some of the most influential and reputable professors in their field.

Trinity is an international university, steeped in history with a reputation for excellence in education, research and innovation. This page is designed to provide you with information and inspiration about why you should choose Trinity as your university.

World Rankings

World Rankings

Trinity is ranked 1st in Ireland and 108th in the world.  Trinity also ranks in the top 100 in 20 subjects, globally 1. Find out more about rankings.

1 QS World University Rankings 2020

Your Career

Your Career

Trinity is committed to preparing its students for the ever-changing challenges of the 21st century workplace. Trinity ranks first in Ireland for graduate employment rates and alumni outcomes 2. Find out more about careers.

Trinity also encourages innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit, providing incubation programmes for student-led companies, and has been named as Europe’s leading university for producing venture backed entrepreneurs.

2 QS World University Rankings 2020

Study Abroad

Study Abroad and Exchange Opportunities

Trinity also ranks as the 16th most international university in the world 3. The university provides an ever-expanding number of opportunities for students to undertake a global mobility experience at one of our many partner universities overseas. Find out more about study abroad and exchange.

3 Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019


Dublin - one of the World's Best Cities

The Trinity campus is located in the heart of one of the most popular and safest cities in the world. Dublin is a vibrant and multicultural European capital, which ranks as the 34th best student city in the world 4. Learn more about Trinity's location

4 QS World's Best Student Cities 2018

Our Vibrant Campus Life

With over 170 clubs and societies, including many international groups, there's something for everyone.  At Trinity, involvement in student organisations is not seen as just a hobby, but an integral part of your education. Find out more  about clubs and societies.


Strong Research Reputation

Our students receive world-class education in a research-centred, collaborative environment and have the opportunity to work with global leaders in their field. Trinity is also the only Irish member of the prestigious League of 22 European Research Universities (LERU). Find out more about Trinity research.

Join our Esteemed Alumni

Trinity has produced some of the world’s finest and most enquiring minds including the writers Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett (Nobel laureate), the scientists William Rowan Hamilton and Ernest Walton (Nobel laureate), the political thinker Edmund Burke, and the former President of Ireland and UNHCR Mary Robinson. This tradition finds expression today in a campus culture of scholarship, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and dedication to societal reform. Find out more about Trinity's alumni.