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About

It takes independent thinkers to succeed in today’s world - and it takes a pioneering, creative and agile country to produce them. That country is Ireland. 
We recognise your ambition to have the best education – one that will set you out on the road to a great career. Ireland is globally connected, socially and economically progressive, deeply welcoming and steeped in rich heritage and culture. But equally important, our national culture of being pioneering, creative and agile will help you learn the crucial life skills of resilience, self-reliance and self-confidence.
Ireland is headquarters to all the world’s greatest tech and pharma companies, and leaders in added-value agricultural products that are respected right throughout the world.
Our culture of creativity and problem-solving has made us stand out on the global stage, and the graduates we produce each year are highly sought after in diverse industries and in markets worldwide.

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Trinity College Dublin
City:
Dublin
Students:
18,871
International Students:
1,000

Qualifications

Min. SAT Score:
1290
Min. ACT Score:
28
Min GPA:
3.3
Min. Age:
16
Additional Items:
  • Transcript
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Academic Statement
  • Language Requirement (English)
Basic Requirements:
English, mathematics and a second language, as well as three further subjects
Special Requirements:
Some courses will have specific subject requirements e.g. mathematics for Engineering.

How to Apply

Application Steps
  • Collate and submit transcripts, letter of recommendation, and academic statement
  • Submit online application

Qualifications

Additional Items:
  • Transcript
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Language Requirement (English)
Basic Requirements:
Hold at least a 2.1 honors degree from an Irish university or equivalent result from a university in another country.

How to Apply

Application Steps
  • Apply to the course using the course finder
  • Submit application and required documents

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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

    Undergraduate requirements:

    • Two academic references
    • Final high school exam results, or Predicted Scores provided by your school
    • A 500-word statement of purpose

    Postgraduate requirements:

    • 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

Trinity College Dublin Scholarships
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.

Value
$1,000 - $10,000

Reviews

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Greg
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This is probably the best Master's course for Digital Marketing Strategy in the world and I'll tell you why.

In the business world, companies don't really care about your degree. They care about your work experience, and this course gives you the experience you need to get a job. You will do real client work with real client money, and you'll be driving real-world results. So when you go to apply for a job, you can say you already have experience. That is much better than reading textbooks and taking exams!

Also, digital marketing is constantly evolving, so you need to learn from people who are working in the field right now. All of TCD's professors are active in the field, and the guest lecturers will come from industry leaders like Hubspot, Google, LinkedIn etc.

If you want to work in tech, Dublin is probably the biggest tech scene in Europe right now. Many colleagues went to work at the big tech companies like Salesforce, Oracle, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google. Many others went to work in digital agencies around the world.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
You get out what you put into the course. If you sit back and do the bare minimum, you probably won't learn that much. But if you do extra studying on your free time, do good work for your clients, and use TCD's network to your advantage, you will get a ton from this course. I wouldn't be where I am without my experience at TCD. If I had to choose again, I'd still choose this course over an old-fashioned MS in Marketing. In my opinion, real-world experience is always better than reading textbooks and taking exams.
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Michelle
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Trinity College Dublin is located right in the heart of a vibrant European capital city. Even better, the Business School is housed in a new, zero-carbon building on the centuries-old campus (TCD was founded in 1592!)
All of this is within 10 minutes walk of what’s become known as Dublin’s “Silicon Docks”, the European headquarters for Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and a whole host of other tech giants.
Really, this unique, very-old-meets-very-new combination makes TCD a fantastic place to study for a postgraduate business degree.

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Maureen
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A rich academic environment in the nicest country. I got to work with world-leading researchers on exciting questions. Like any PhD, it was a lot of hard work and required a 4 year time commitment. Irish PhD programs don't have as many requirements for coursework as their American counterparts, which can be really nice. Most science PhDs are expected to either secure their own funding though grants or to self-fund their work. TCD provides a great jumping point to other European institutions and to UK institutions as well.

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Liz
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My year studying at Trinity College Dublin in the MSc for Marketing was the best decision I could have made in my learning career! I was taught by world class professionals, made friends for life and have brought experiences from the classroom into the real world where I am employed (less than 3 months after graduation) in a Digital Marketing role. I really found that the program was a positive addition to my resume as well as my academic career. I would recommend this program to anyone with a zest for adventure who is looking to improve themselves!

What was your funniest moment?
I really enjoyed getting to know the other students through the social events which our class officers coordinated. It was great to make international friends!
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Patrick
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Attending Trinity College was the highest privilege of my lifetime. I am proud every day that I went here. I was used to American college where everything stuck to schedules and never changed, plus you always knew when tests were. This is not the case here. But if you are adaptable, the staff is always willing to help you out. The disorganization was hard to get used to, but I still recommend going here regardless for the academics and prestige. If you are a hard worker and can self organize, then this is definitely the place for you. Going here and doing the digital marketing masters has opened up a lot of doors for me.

What would you improve about this program?
Try to make a schedule before the year and stick to it

Programs

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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Damien O'Farrell

Job Title
Regional Manager North and South America
As the Regional Manager for North and South America. Damien manages the US based Trinity representatives who support students all across the US and the Americas with their applications.
Damien O'Farrell

What is the international student experience like at your university?

A warm Trinity welcome awaits all our students. We believe that a diverse campus adds to the Trinity experience for everyone, enhances their personal development and enriches the culture of the university.

Trinity is an open and inclusive university and we are proud to hold these values. Trinity is ranked 8th in the world for Internationalization with over 28% of students coming from outside Ireland. Trinity is a unique, walled campus located in the heart of one of the most popular and safest cities in the world.

Dublin is a vibrant, young and multicultural European capital, which ranks as the 37th best student city in the world (QS World’s Best Student Cities 2019). With over 170 clubs and societies, including many international groups, there’s something for everyone. At Trinity, involvement in student organizations is an integral part of your education.

What does your university look for in international student applications?

Entry to Irish universities is competitive. The range of studies on offer is vast and the standard set for postgraduate study is exceptionally high. This combination, together with the range of ancillary facilities in the immediate vicinity of the University, offers an almost unparalleled learning experience to all postgraduate students.

When should international students start the application process for your university?

Applications will open from Oct 1st each Fall.

How long does the application process take?

All applications for postgraduate research and taught programs should be made online by logging on to my.tcd.ie. Application process can vary per program.

What can help an international student's application stand out?

Postgraduate study in Trinity is academically challenging and as a result the University has high academic entry requirements. Applicants will need to hold: at least a 2.1 honors degree from an Irish university or equivalent result from a university in another country Some courses may require higher standards or require you to take further tests or attend an interview. Full support can be found here.

What is the academic experience like at TCD compared to other international universities? What surprises students most?

Our students receive a world-class education in a research-centered, collaborative environment and have the opportunity to work with global leaders in their field. Trinity is also the only Irish member of the prestigious League of 23 European Research Universities (LERU). Find out more here.

What is living in Dublin like for international students?

Everything the city has to offer is easily accessible to Trinity students from shops, restaurants and coffee shops to theatres, museums and clubs, ensuring that there is always something exciting for students to enjoy. If you want to take time out to relax in nature, the city’s parks (including Phoenix Park, one of the largest urban parks in Europe), an easily accessible coastline, beaches and the Dublin Mountains are all close by. Trinity’s location is also advantageous when you are looking for a job. Dublin’s Innovation District, the ‘Silicon Docks’ is within walking distance, as is the International Financial Services Centre, and a large number of other businesses and organizations which have their Irish headquarters in Dublin. Dublin is also home to many global corporations across a range of sectors.

Any question we missed that you'd like to add to this interview?

Trinity is committed to preparing our students for the ever-changing challenges of the 21st century workplace. Trinity ranks in the Top 100 in the World for Graduate Employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020).

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