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Trinity College Dublin

About

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.

Website
www.tcd.ie
Founded
1592
Trinity College Dublin
City:
Dublin
Students:
20,000
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

Upcoming Events

  1. Wed 2 December
    TCD Fall Information Session

    An information session for students wishing to attend Trinity for 4 year undergraduate or 1 year postgraduate degrees.

    Time: 4:00 pm (PST) - 5:00 pm (PST)

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.

Caroline Enright

Job Title
Study Abroad Manager

Did YOU study abroad?! If so, where and what inspired you to go?

I did, in Ontario, Canada for a semester and have since worked and volunteered abroad in different parts of the world, including the US, France and India. Canada inspired me originally because of the beautiful scenery and outdoorsy lifestyle.

Why is language learning and cultural immersion important to you?

Learning a new language takes commitment and lots of effort and the ability to laugh at yourself. Once you learn one new language, it gives you a great basis to learn others and to be at ease with people who don’t speak the same language as you – to work better with people of different cultures.

It also makes visiting new countries much more enjoyable if you speak even a bit of the local language and can speak to the locals. Cultural immersion is really important because the world is very small and the ability to relate to people regardless of culture is a basic necessity.

What unique qualities does Trinity possess?

Trinity was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I. It is one of the ancient European universities and has produced alumni from Oscar Wilde to Bram Stoker to Samuel Beckett. Our history and academic heritage has shaped Trinity into the world-leading research university that we are today.

Our location in the very heart of Dublin makes Trinity an incredibly special place for study abroad students. You have the best of both worlds – based in the city centre in a world-leading university, you discover so much about yourself, the city and Trinity’s incredible academic life at the same time.

We also have some of the oldest student societies in the world here at Trinity and becoming immersed in student life outside of the lecture hall is integral to the experience.

What does the future hold for Trinity? Any exciting new programs to share?

We recently launched both need and merit based scholarships for study abroad students. Check them out on our website.

Students should all know about our fantastic Semester Start Up Program, a program that begins prior to the academic term at Trinity. It really helps students to acclimatize to life in Dublin and prepares students for the academic environment at Trinity. Students love this program.

We have also recently launched a January term program in English literature, which will run for the first time in January 2016. Our Nursing school is also open now to Study Abroad students and also runs a Winter School.

We just started a specific concentration in Peace and Conflict which is available in Spring each year and has field trips to Geneva and Belfast. Study abroad students can also undertake field trips through our Geology study abroad program.

In terms of the future, we’re really excited that our Business School is being redeveloped!

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