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About Trinity College Dublin

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Trinity College Dublin - The University of Dublin is an international university, steeped in history with a reputation for excellence in education, research and innovation. Trinity is Ireland’s leading university and is ranked 101st in the world ( QS World University Rankings 2021 ) and has been inspiring generations of brilliant thinkers for over 400 years.

Located in an iconic campus in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, Trinity ranks as one of Europe’s most beautiful universities ( Times Higher Education Rankings 2018 ). It is home to 18,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students across all the major disciplines in the arts and humanities, and in business, law, engineering, science, maths and health sciences.

Trinity is also ranked as the 16th most international university in the world ( Times Higher Education Rankings 2019 ). Trinity has students and staff from over 120 different nationalities on campus, making it a truly diverse and international campus.

Trinity’s tradition of independent intellectual inquiry has produced some of the world’s finest, most original 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.

Postgraduate study

Trinity currently offers approximately 200 postgraduate courses at certificate, diploma, masters and doctoral level and we introduce new courses annually.

We accept applications for taught and research programmes throughout the year. The postgraduate admissions team and the academic registry can assist with any and all enquiries during the application process.

Click here for a full list of postgraduate courses available at Trinity.

Postgraduate students come to Trinity not only to acquire a certain set of facts or competences but because they have an understanding of the sort of person they want to become. Building on the strong value placed on a solid disciplinary formation, we wanted to answer to the question ‘what kind of person can I be?’ We distilled this sense of transformation into four Trinity graduate attributes listed below. Trinity is recognised as one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities and our research continues to address issues of global societal and economic importance.

  1. To think independently
  2. To communicate effectively
  3. To develop continuously
  4. To act responsibly


Student Counselling Services (SCS)

At the Student Counselling Services we know that university life can be brilliant, and it can also be tough sometimes. To help you cope better when times are tough, the SCS provide free, confidential and professional mental health services. We value diversity, equality, inclusivity, accessibility and compassion, so no matter who you are or what’s going on in your life, we are available, adjacent to the main campus and in Trinity Halls, to support you.

Disability Service

The Disability Service provides a confidential and accessible service for any student with a disability. It aims to enable you to identify and support your learning needs during your time in Trinity. The Disability Service is student centered and is committed in as far as is reasonably possible, to empowering students with disabilities achieve their academic and vocational goals, as well as access all aspects of college life.

College Health Service

The College Health Service is currently based on campus at House 47, towards the eastern end of the College, opposite the Rugby pitch. The Service will move to the new Development at Oisin House in 2019. The Service provides GP and Nursing care for all registered students, all year round. The Team at College Health also includes the College Psychiatrist, the College Physiotherapist and the College Health Promotion Officer.


S2S is a student-led initiative designed to ensure any student in Trinity can get information and support from another student, find a friendly face to have a chat, talk things through or just ask a few questions when you are not sure who to approach. S2S Mentors are allocated to all incoming undergraduate and visiting students. Peer Supporters are available to any undergraduate or postgraduate student on request.

Trinity Sport

Trinity Sport is the name for all things sporting within Trinity. The main hub is based in the Sports Centre, which is located at the Westland Row end of campus. The Sports Centre comprises gym, swimming pool, climbing wall, virtual spin, wellness room and functional training zone. The centre is also where the majority of our fitness classes take place. Trinity Sport have additional off-campus locations at Santry Sports Grounds (5km north of college), Islandbridge (3km upstream from college) and in Dartry Hall student residences. It is also set to acquire the Iveagh Sports Grounds (located 5km from college), an impressive 17-acre site of outdoor facilities.

Find out more about Student Life at Trinity, by following this link .


Fees & Finances - An Overview

The fees you will be expected to pay to attend Trinity College Dublin are determined by two main factors:

What course are you applying for?

Fees vary from course to course. Once you've decided on the course(s) you'll be applying for, you can move to the next step in determining your fees.

Are you considered an EU or a Non-EU applicant by Trinity College Dublin?

Fees differ for applicants based on their "EU or Non-EU status" as assessed by Trinity Academic Registry. This status is based on agreed Trinity rules and regulations and is not based simply on your nationality, your passport or your country of birth. For more information on your status, please see the assessment rules in the below sections

Applicants may be requested to provide additional documentation to support their claim for a given fee status e.g. An Irish / EU passport; letter from the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Services (INIS) granting Refugee Status in Ireland, P21 tax certificates, Social Welfare documentation or similar as indicated by Academic Registry.

Now you know your course(s) and your status - what next?

Now you have these two pieces of information you can use it in our detailed fees guide to determine what cost your intended course will be.


There are various financial options open to Trinity students, including education grants, loans, and scholarships. Some of these options are open to all students, whereas some will have restrictions based on your EU/Non-EU status, course of study, and similar.

Please visit here to find out more.


Trinity is a research-led university, with an international reputation for excellence in education and research.

Trinity is a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), Europe’s leading network of research-intensive universities. LERU brings together global experts across all disciplines to offer an exceptional educational experience, centred on a research-inspired curriculum.

Our researchers are constantly making new and exciting discoveries. #researchMATTERS is a vibrant publication which you can find here , that will bring these stories to you, and show how and why research matters. Enjoy reading!

For more information, visit our site .

2021 Rankings

  • Trinity College Dublin is Ireland's No.1 University - QS World University Ranking 2021; Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021
  • Trinity is ranked 101 in the World by the QS World University Ranking 2021
  • Trinity is ranked 155 in the World by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

Find out more about Trinity’s rankings here .