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Coming to Trinity

Trinity College Dublin has a range of resources available to assist students coming to the University for the first time. In this section you will find our annual International Student Welcome Guide, information on orientation for new students, details on travelling from Dublin airport and other details to assist with your exciting new life as a Trinity student. See below for cost of living information, which will vary widely from student to student.

International Welcome Guide for incoming students

Cost of Living in Ireland (based on 2016–17)

The following average figures represent approximate cost of living in Dublin for one academic year and depend on a student's lifestyle and living standards. They exclude items such as holidays and travel to and from Ireland.

Rent (shared) 5,500
Utilities 1,000
Food 3,000
Miscellaneous 2,500
Commuting 1,000
Insurance 1,000
Total 14,000

Understanding Ireland: Smart Start Programme

Understanding Ireland offers international students the best possible foundation for settling into their time at Trinity. The programme is unique in providing both an orientation to life in Trinity and an academic introduction to understanding Irish culture—all before normal teaching begins. To read more about the programme, please see here. To apply, please fill out this form.

Last updated 2 June 2016 Web Administrator (Email).