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Mature Entry

Trinity College welcomes mature students and encourages their pursuit of study in the University. Mature applications for the 2022/2023 academic year are now open. If you are an EU applicant and are over 23 years of age on 1 January in the year of application, you may apply to be considered for a mature student place. All full-time undergraduate degree programmes are open to mature applicants. Mature applicants are not required to meet either the minimum academic (matriculation) requirements or the competitive academic entry level (Leaving Certificate points). Mature applicants must make a Central Applications Office (CAO) application by 1 February 2022. No late applications will be accepted. A supplementary application form is NOT required. Applicants may be short-listed for interview on the basis of information supplied on their CAO application. The interviews take place each year between mid-March and late May. Applicants shortlisted for interview are required to attend to proceed with their application.

Entry Requirements

Mature student applicants are not required to meet competitive academic entry levels (eg: Leaving Certificate points). Applicants are instead considered primarily on the basis of how relevant their life, work, and educational experiences are to the course(s) that they wish to pursue.
Michael Fottrell: History - Trinity Mature Entry Champion
Carly Bailey: Law and Politics - Trinity Mature Student Champion
Matthew Moore: Law and Business - Trinity Mature Entry Champion
Dominic Robinson: Geography and History - Trinity Mature Entry Champion
Kathleen Joyce: Social Work and Policy - TAP Champion
Fergal McLoughlin: Mental Health Nursing - Trinity Mature Entry Champion
Margaret Byrne: Ancient & Medieval History - TAP Champion


In order to apply to Trinity as a mature applicant, you must:
  • be an EU applicant
  • be at least 23 years of age on 1st January of the year of admission
  • submit a CAO application to the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1 February of the year of admission