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Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Location Trinity College, Dublin Ireland
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Ranking

# 101

QS World University Rankings
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5

Undergraduate programs
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17

Postgraduate programs
International

5593

International students

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin is Ireland’s leading university, ranked No. 1 in Ireland and 101st in the world (QS World University Rankings 2021). Founded in 1592, the University is steeped in history with a reputation for excellence in education, research and innovation. Located on an iconic campus in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, Trinity has over 18,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students across our three faculties – Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Engineering, Mathematics and Science; and Health Sciences. 

With 24 academic schools, Trinity offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses across all the major disciplines including the arts and humanities, business, law, engineering, science, maths and health sciences. Trinity ranks in the top 100 in 18 subjects (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020). Full details of the University’s rankings are available at: www.tcd.ie/research/about/rankings.

Trinity is ranked as the 8th most international university in the world (Times Higher Education Rankings 2021) and has students and staff from over 120 countries, making it a truly diverse and international campus.

Trinity students are taught by world-leading professors who are experts in their field. Alongside nurturing minds and ground-breaking research, Trinity provides a diverse, interdisciplinary and inclusive environment. 

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

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Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin is Ireland’s leading university, ranked No. 1 in Ireland and 101st in the world (QS World University Rankings 2021). Founded in 1592, the University is steeped in history with a reputation for excellence in education, research and innovation. Located on an iconic campus in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, Trinity has over 18,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students across our three faculties – Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Engineering, Mathematics and Science; and Health Sciences. 

With 24 academic schools, Trinity offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses across all the major disciplines including the arts and humanities, business, law, engineering, science, maths and health sciences. Trinity ranks in the top 100 in 18 subjects (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020). Full details of the University’s rankings are available at: www.tcd.ie/research/about/rankings.

Trinity is ranked as the 8th most international university in the world (Times Higher Education Rankings 2021) and has students and staff from over 120 countries, making it a truly diverse and international campus.

Trinity students are taught by world-leading professors who are experts in their field. Alongside nurturing minds and ground-breaking research, Trinity provides a diverse, interdisciplinary and inclusive environment. 

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

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University information

Making an application to university is an important decision; whether you are a recent school leaver or graduate, are returning to education later in life, want to pursue a personal ambition or take the next step in your career.   

Trinity endeavours to support you in completing your application to study at our institution as efficiently as possible. Once you have decided which course is right for you, please follow our guidelines below and you'll soon be on your way to applying to Ireland's oldest and leading university.

GPA - Masters

Minimum score

3

Maximum score

IELTS - Masters

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

TOEFL - Masters

Minimum score

88

Maximum score

IELTS - Bachelors

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

7

TOEFL - Bachelors

Minimum score

90

Maximum score

ATAR - Bachelors

Minimum score

90

Maximum score

SAT - Bachelors

Minimum score

1290

Maximum score

The University’s 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.  These include the University’s new Business School, the Science Gallery, the nanoscience research centre (CRANN), the Long Room Hub Institute for Arts and Humanities, the Biomedical Sciences Institute and The Lir Academy for Dramatic Art. 

The Trinity Library is the largest library in Ireland and renowned as one of the world’s great research libraries, with over 6 million printed volumes. In addition to purchases and donations accrued over four centuries, as a Legal Deposit library, the Trinity Library receives copies of all material published in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Trinity is also home to the famous Old Library and to the historic Book of Kells, as well as other internationally significant holdings in manuscripts, maps and early printed material.  

Total students

16,019

UG students

76%

PG students

24%

International students

5,593

UG students

59%

PG students

41%

Total faculty staff

1,383

Domestic staff

51%

Int'l staff

49%

Student life

The University brings together a diverse and supportive community of students and faculty in the heart of the city. Our accessible and dedicated professors encourage students to actively engage in University life and the city beyond the campus gates.  Student life at Trinity is about much more than education: with 170 sports clubs and societies ranging from athletics to tennis, debating to investing, and drama to science fiction, there is something to suit every interest.  Find out more about student life at Trinity: www.tcd.ie/students/clubs-societies

Trinity is one of the world’s only universities to provide all undergraduate students with a personal Tutor – a dedicated faculty member who 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 that all students have the support they need to succeed in Trinity and beyond.

Trinity has strategic relationships with some of the most prestigious universities in the world and actively encourages students to undertake a study abroad experience.  For Trinity students, this means access to a network of more than 300 exchange opportunities across the globe. You can choose to embark on an Erasmus exchange within Europe to places like Spain, France or Germany, or go further afield on a Non-EU exchange to destinations like the US, India or Australia. These opportunities will help you acquire a global perspective on your studies to succeed in a globally competitive workplace throughout your career. Find out more: www.tcd.ie/study/study-abroad 

Trinity ranks in the top 100 in the world for Graduate Employability (QS World University Graduate Employability Rankings 2020) and is committed to preparing its students for the ever-changing challenges of the 21st century workplace. Find out more about careers: www.tcd.ie/careers/students

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 entrepreneurs for the past six successive years (PitchBook Universities Report 2020).

Trinity’s enviable location positions the University right in the heart of the hub of global business activity – Ireland’s Silicon Valley – where students are recruited for internships, summer jobs and graduate careers from employers who look to Trinity as a key provider of top-quality graduates.    The European headquarters of companies such as Google, eBay, AirBnB, Microsoft, PayPal, LinkedIn and Facebook, Dublin is an ideal place for students and graduates interested in working in these world-leading corporations. 

As an international student, you can work part-time during your studies. On graduation, undergraduate students have the possibility to stay in Ireland to work for one year on the Third Level Graduate Scheme, while eligible postgraduate students can stay for up to two years. This allows students to gain work experience opportunities in Ireland in a wide range of industries and organisations. Students may also have the option of remaining in Ireland for a longer period if they are able to secure employment that meets the criteria for a Work Permit. In addition, the US-Ireland Working Holiday Agreement provides a separate one-year work permit for US students, who can apply for this within 12 months of graduating.

With over 130,000  alumni, Trinity’s tradition of independent intellectual inquiry has produced some of the world’s finest, most enquiring minds including the writers Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett (Nobel laureates), the scientists William Rowan Hamilton and Ernest Walton (Nobel laureates), 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 notable alumni: www.tcd.ie/alumni/alumni/notable-alumni 


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Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #67
  • 2014
    #61
  • 2015
    #=71
  • 2016
    #78
  • 2017
    #=98
  • 2018
    #88
  • 2019
    #=104
  • 2020
    #108
  • 2021
    #101
  • 2022
    #101

Ranking criteria

59.5
Overall
68.2
Academic Reputation
48.9
Employer Reputation
27.7
Faculty Student Ratio
58.9
Citations per Faculty
99.9
International Faculty Ratio
94.2
International Students Ratio

Available programs

As Ireland’s leading university, the pursuit of excellence through research, scholarship and teaching is at the heart of a Trinity education. Trinity students receive outstanding academic and personal support throughout their time here. We aim to ensure all our students have a positive experience as we educate them to be global citizens and we are proud that undergraduate students continue to come here in significant numbers from around the world. 

The ‘Trinity Student Experience’ is a chance of a lifetime for personal development in the broadest sense – in tutorials, labs and libraries and through sports clubs, societies, volunteering and entrepreneurship accelerator programmes. Trinity offers students an unparalleled experience, with 120 societies and 50 sports clubs. The Trinity student experience provides a foundation for success far beyond graduation.

When it comes to choosing a university, there is a lot to consider. By choosing Trinity, you can be sure you’ve taken your first step to a successful career. For further information on studying at Trinity visit: www.tcd.ie/study.

Courses

We offer a wide variety of undergraduate degree programmes across our three faculties: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Engineering, Mathematics and Science; and Health Sciences. Many courses include optional modules, to help you tailor your degree to suit your interests, incorporating additional elements such as study abroad, innovation, internships or quantitative research methods.  These practical experiences help further boost your skills and enhance employability

An undergraduate course normally lasts for four years. We have many courses in diverse areas of study including:

  • Arts, humanities and social sciences
  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Law
  • Medicine, nursing, and health sciences
  • Pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences
  • Sciences


For a full list of courses visit: www.tcd.ie/courses/undergraduate

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees vary by course and length taken to complete. Please note fees are subject to change. Most undergraduate courses last four years. For a full list of course fees please visit: www.tcd.ie/academicregistry/fees-and-payments.

Trinity categorises students as either Irish/EU or non-EU international. Most international applicants apply as non-EU international students. Fee status is based on residency, not citizenship. You can determine your fee status here: www.tcd.ie/academicregistry/fees-and-payments.

An online application fee of €55 per course applied for is required for all courses. Please note the online application fee is non-refundable.

Scholarships

Funding opportunities for undergraduate students are detailed at: www.tcd.ie/study/undergraduate/scholarships-funding 

Trinity offers a number of scholarship opportunities specifically for international students each year. Find out more about these on our International Scholarships page at: www.tcd.ie/study/international/scholarships 

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Find out more at www.tcd.ie/study

E: [email protected].

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At Ireland’s leading university, the pursuit of excellence through research, scholarship and teaching is at the heart of a Trinity education. Trinity students receive outstanding academic and personal support throughout their time here. The University is recognised as one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities and our researchers have an exceptional publication record and strong record of grant success. 

Our professors with whom you will work are inspiring thought-leaders in their fields. Our facilities, both curricular and extra-curricular are second to none. Our graduates are outstanding, are held in high esteem by employers and have made an enormous impact in national and global life. We would be thrilled to welcome you into this vibrant, scholarly community where you will be fulfilled both academically and personally in your postgraduate study. At Trinity we aim to ensure all our students have a positive experience as we educate them to be global citizens and we are proud that postgraduate students continue to come here in significant numbers from around the world. For further information on studying at Trinity visit: www.tcd.ie/study

Courses

Trinity College Dublin offers a range of taught Masters and Doctoral programmes across all the major disciplines including the arts and humanities, business, law, engineering, science, maths and health sciences. Find out more at www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate 

Research 

Our research continues to address issues of global societal and economic importance. Trinity has developed 19 broad-based multidisciplinary research themes that cut across disciplines and facilitate world-leading research and collaboration within the University and with colleagues around the world.  Find out more about Trinity’s Research Themes at: www.tcd.ie/research/themes  

Trinity is also home to 5 leading flagship research institutes:

  • Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI)
  • Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN)
  • Trinity Translational Medical Institute (TTMI)
  • Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute (TLRH)
  • Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN)


Trinity is the first and only Irish university to join the prestigious ranks of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), Europe’s leading network of research-intensive universities and brings together global experts across all disciplines to offer an exceptional educational experience centred on a research inspired curriculum. Full details regarding Trinity’s research institutes, centres and themes are available at www.tcd.ie/research


Support Services

As a Trinity student you will receive outstanding academic and personal support throughout their time here. Supports for postgraduates include the Graduate Students’ Union, a Careers Service to support you in seeking employment and an Alumni Career Network to support you after graduation. Find out more at: www.tcd.ie/careers


Fees and Funding

Tuition fees vary by programme and length taken to complete. Please note fees are subject to change. Most postgraduate Masters programmes last one year. For a full list of course fees please visit: www.tcd.ie/academicregistry/fees-and-payments. Trinity categorises students as either Irish/EU or non-EU international. Most international applicants apply as non-EU international students. Fee status is based on residency, not citizenship. You can determine your fee status here: www.tcd.ie/academicregistry/fees-and-payments. An online application fee of €55 per course applied for is required for all courses. Please note the online application fee is non-refundable.


Scholarships

Funding opportunities for postgraduate students are detailed at: www.tcd.ie/study/postgraduate/scholarships-funding.Trinity offers a number of scholarship opportunities specifically for international students each year. Find out more about these on our International Scholarships page at: www.tcd.ie/study/international/scholarships/ 


Contact us

Find out more at www.tcd.ie/study

E: [email protected].

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