Trinity College Dublin courses and application information

Trinity College Dublin

Rank 1
Location Dublin, Ireland
Established 1592
International Students 27%
Famous For Biology, English, Pharmacy and History
International Fees £11,000-22,900

Overview

Trinity College Dublin was founded in 1592 and is one of the world’s leading universities, the best in Ireland and consistently ranked in the top 100 globally. For over 400 years, this historic university has been a world leader in high-quality, internationally-recognised education. With a global reputation for excellence, Trinity promotes creativity and innovative thinking in students.

The University brings together a vibrant international community of almost 17,000 students and 2,860 members of staff, and its stunning campus of historic buildings and cobblestoned walkways is juxtaposed with its state-of-the-art facilities and world-renowned centres of excellence where cutting-edge research takes place. With 24 academic schools, Trinity offers courses in disciplines ranging from languages and literature to nanoscience and biomedical engineering. Trinity College Dublin also has the most extensive library in Ireland, and Dublin international airport provides regular flights to Europe and North America.

Trinity’s Career Service is ranked 2nd in Europe, with 95% of Trinity graduates in employment or further studies within six months after completing their studies. Upon successful completion of an undergraduate or postgraduate programme at Trinity, students have the opportunity to stay in Ireland to work for one year on the Third Level Graduate Scheme. The European headquarters of companies such as Google, eBay, Airbnb, Microsoft, PayPal, LinkedIn and Facebook, Dublin is ideal for students and graduates interested in working in these world-leading corporations.

Services for International Students

Trinity is one of the world’s only universities to provide all undergraduate students with a personal tutor. This dedicated faculty member can offer academic, personal and professional guidance throughout the four-year degree programme. A wide range of student services, including learning development and support, peer mentoring, counselling and career advice, ensures all students have the support they need to succeed in Trinity and beyond.

Student life at Trinity is also about much more than education: with over 200 sports clubs and societies ranging from athletics to tennis, debating to investing, and drama to science fiction, there is something to suit every interest.

Ranking

  • 98th in QS World University Ranking 2023
  • 161st in THE World University Ranking 2023
  • 101–200th in THE Impact Rankings 2022
  • 151-175th in THE World Reputation Rankings 2021

Trinity College Dublin ranks in the QS top 100 universities in the world in Accounting & Finance; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Computer Sciences & Information Systems; Economics & Econometrics; Geography; Law; Medicine; Pharmacy & Pharmacology; Psychology and Sociology.

Accommodation

Trinity College Dublin housing is available on and off campus. Self-catering apartments contain single and twin bedrooms with shared kitchens. Trinity Hall also includes games rooms, on-site sports facilities and music rooms. Undergraduate students may apply for rooms in Trinity Hall in Dartry, a quiet, safe residential community close to the city centre, easily accessible by bus, tram and bicycle.

About Location

Trinity’s bustling 47-acre campus is an oasis in the heart of Dublin, a vibrant and safe European capital city. A wealth of museums, theatres, galleries, cafes, restaurants and historic tourist sites are located right on Trinity’s doorstep. The city-centre location offers students a unique opportunity to blend a rigorous academic programme with an unparalleled array of cultural, social and professional experiences.

Dublin is also a top 15 world student city, an official UNESCO City of Literature and was awarded the European City of Science in 2012.

Alumni

  • Samuel Beckett, Nobel Prize for Literature, 1969
  • Oscar Wilde, Writer best known for 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' and 'The Importance of being Earnest'
  • Dr Anil Kokaram, Oscar-winning visual effects specialist, 2007
  • Bram Stoker, Author of the gothic novel 'Dracula'
  • D.b. Weiss and David Benioff, Emmy award-winning writers of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’
  • Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Jonathan Swift, Author of 'Gulliver’s Travels', one of the world's greatest satirical fantasies
  • Professors Luke O'Neill and Jonathan Coleman ranked among the world's most-cited scientists globally, 2020
  • Ernest Walton, Nobel Prize for Physics, 1951
  • Edmund Burke, a noted political theorist and philosophical writer
  • Lenny Abrahamson, Oscar-nominated Director of the acclaimed television series Normal People, featuring nine trinity alumni, based on graduate Sally Rooney’s novel

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