At Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin we provide a liberal environment where independence of thought is highly valued and all are encouraged to achieve their potential. We promote a diverse, interdisciplinary, inclusive environment which nurtures ground-breaking research, innovation, and creativity through engaging with issues of global significance.
Students who come to Trinity enjoy a student experience inspired by world-leading academics and our research-led curriculum. Students study at our beautiful campus right in the centre of Dublin and have nearly 200 student societies, clubs and sports to choose from.
Trinity is Ireland’s highest ranked university and is home to 17,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students across all the major disciplines in the arts and humanities, and in business, law, engineering, science, and health sciences. Trinity is ranked 1st in Europe for producing Entrepeneurs in Europe for the 6th year in a row – Pitchbook 2020-2021.
What is Trinity College Dublin known for?
Trinity College Dublin is one of Ireland's most prestigious and historic universities. Academically, the college is particularly acclaimed in the fields of Law, Literature, and Humanities.
Is Trinity College Dublin hard to get into?
Admission to TCD is highly competitive, and based exclusively on academic merit. Students must meet the university's minimal matriculation qualifications in English, Mathematics and a second language. All applicants are required to submit the following:
- Your transcripts
- Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
- 2 letters of recommendation
- A copy of your passport
- Two academic references
- Final high school exam results, or Predicted Scores provided by your school
- A 500-word statement of purpose
- Two academic references
- Certified academic transcript(s)
- Certified degree certificate(s)
- Any other qualifications that may be required (such as GMAT for Business Master’s programmes).
Is Trinity College Dublin public or private?
While Trinity College was originally a public-private partnership, a change of law in 1997 made TCD -- like all Irish universities -- a public university.
How does Trinity College Dublin rank?
Trinity College Dublin is the top-ranked university in Ireland. TCD ranks ranked #101 in the QS Global World Rankings 2021, and 155th using the Times Higher Education World University Ranking methodology.
Scholarships for International Students
TCD offers a number of scholarship opportunities for prospective international students interested in study at Ireland's leading university. Since its foundation, TCD has sought to assist students of limited means and reward academic achievement.