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Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin Admissions 2024: Application Fees & Deadline

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What's new at TCD? For undergraduate courses September entry for the following year, the application portal will open on Nov 1, 2023. The priority application deadline is Feb 1, 2024 and the final application deadline for international students is June 30, 2024

Located in the heart of Dublin, Ireland, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is the sole constituent college of the University of Dublin. A research-intensive institution, TCD values independent thought and promotes a diverse, interdisciplinary, and all-inclusive environment to steer ground-breaking research, innovation, and creativity that is of global significance. Founded in the early 1590s, the college has produced some of the finest bards in literature such as Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett (Nobel laureate) and celebrated scientists like William Rowan Hamilton and Ernest Walton (Nobel laureate). It has three faculties that further oversee the various department and schools of study offering courses across all major disciplines in the Arts and Humanities, and in Business, Law, Engineering, Science, and Health Sciences. The city centre campus covers 51 acres of land with buildings that are a spectacle of historic architecture. TCD has state-of-the-art modern facilities that allow students to participate in over 170 societies and sports clubs. By 2025, it plans to bring down the faculty-to-student ratio from 18:1 to 16:1 by including more academics (instructors) in key areas of study.

Courses Offered


What all courses are available to international students?


Trinity College has a variety of UG and PG programmes encompassing significant fields of study. For undergraduate aspirants, the three faculties offer several courses as mentioned below:

  • Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: 58 majors
  • Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science: 40 majors
  • Faculty of Health Sciences: 18 majors

Additionally, Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University jointly offer a Dual BA Program to give students an international educational experience. This program spans over two continents and cosmopolitan cities to allow students to enhance their global outlook, develop language skills, and communication abilities. Foundation courses and Pathways programmes are open to single honours, joint honours, and common entry students. For PG students, it offers a range of taught and research courses that includes 165 degrees and certificate programmes. Other programmes offered by TCD include Evening and Short courses, Summer courses, and Transition Year programmes.

To know more about the courses offered by TCD, read the program brochures:


Eligibility & Documents Required


What are the eligibility requirements?


For undergraduate programmes, international students need to apply with their Grade 12 score. Minimum overall average required is 80–85 per cent in six subjects in Grade 12 or five subjects in Grade 12 and one (different) subject in Grade 10. Mathematics and any language other than English must be taken as a subject up to Grade 10. For subject-specific requirements, a minimum score of 75 per cent in that subject in Grade 12 is mandatory. TCD also has an age requirement for UG programmes. Check the official website to know about the cut-off date and year for age requirements. 

Any one of these English language proficiency test scores is required:

English Proficiency Tests

Score Requirements


Minimum: 90, with Writing 21


General courses: Overall 6.5, with no band below 6

Dental courses and Clinical Speech and Language studies: Overall 7, with no band below 7

PTE (Academic)

Minimum: 63, with no section below 59

C1 Advanced/C2 Proficiency

Grade C or better

Duolingo (DET)

General courses: 110/160

Dental courses and Clinical Speech and Language studies: 120/160

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum English language requirement can apply for the International Foundation Programme. Check the department website for more details.

For PG programmes, TCD has high academic entry requirements. Applicants should have at least a 2.1 honours degree from an Irish university or its equivalent and any one of these English language proficiency score:

English Proficiency Tests

Score Requirements


Minimum: 88


Overall 6.5 or above

PTE (Academic)

Minimum: 63, with no section below 59

C1 Advanced/C2 Proficiency

Grade C or better

Duolingo (DET)


Note: Some courses may require higher scores, other tests scores, or an interview. Check the exact eligibility requirements on the respective programme webpage. International students with conditional offers may need to attend the Pre-Master’s Pathway Programme to meet the English language eligibility.

For the Trinity MBA programme, the university expects applicants to have at least three to five years of work experience with a 2.1 honours degree (Irish equivalent). Any one of the English proficiency test scores is required, along with a GMAT or GRE score:

English Proficiency Tests

Score Requirements


Minimum: 90


Overall 6.5


Standardised Tests

Score Requirements




GMAT Score Equivalent

Note: If a candidate’s professional achievements and qualifications exhibit the skills and competencies evaluated by the GMAT and GRE tests, the MBA Director may grant a waiver following an interview. A candidate with a minimum of eight years of management experience or with a Masters/PhD qualification in a quantitative discipline from a reputable University will be considered for a test exemption. The decision of GMAT or GRE test exemption lies with the Trinity MBA Director.


What all documents are needed for application?


All documents submitted during the application process need to be original drafts and in English or translated in English. Students should also get their documents evaluated by trusted credential evaluators.

For UG aspirants, the following documents are required:

For PG students:

  • Academic transcripts
  • English proficiency score report
  • Standardised test score report, as per course requirement
  • Resume/CV
  • Essays or SOP, as per course requirement
  • Letter of Motivation/Letter of Intent
  • Two to three LORs, as per course requirement
  • Additional or optional supplements, as per course requirement
  • Financial documents
  • Fee waiver form, if any


Application & Tuition Fees


Is there any application fees?


TCD application fees for both PG and UG programmes is a non-refundable amount of EUR 55. The Trinity MBA application fee is EUR 40 and non-refundable. The payment must be made online as per the instructions on the application form. The online application processing fee is also non-refundable. The application will not be submitted until the full application fee is paid.


What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?


Some courses and labs have rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and other fees are subject to revision, and the details provided below is an official fee quote. Check the university website for the exact fee structure. The table below is an estimation of the tuition fee for international students:



Scholarships & Financial Aid


Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?


International students can avail several scholarship opportunities at TCD. The scholarships are awarded to students with limited means or academic achievements. For UG aspirants, some scholarships are subject-specific, country-specific, or based on academic excellence. The India Undergraduate Scholarships are offered on the basis of academic achievement and cover up to EUR 5,000 of the first-year tuition fee. For PG students, department-specific and country-specific scholarships are available. Research aspirants are awarded fellowships as per the eligibility criteria. For more details on this, visit the official website.


Admission Process


When do the admissions start?


TCD undergraduate programmes are offered in the Fall Intake. Given below are the usual deadlines for international students:

Type of Admission


Early Decision


Advanced Entry


Rolling Decision

Until Late-June


PG programmes are offered in the Fall Intake only with each course having a separate deadline. Check the respective department website to know current academic year deadlines. The Trinity MBA is also offered in the Fall Intake, and the application process begins from November onwards. The applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and as per space-availability. Thus, TCD advises students to apply early and secure a seat.


How to apply to UG courses?


If you are an international (non-EU) undergraduate aspirant, then you can apply to TCD directly through the ‘My TCD’ portal. After selecting your preferred course, you will be redirected to the My TCD portal.



How to apply to PG courses?


Similar to international UG aspirants, PG students also need to apply through the My TCD portal. After selecting your preferred course, you will be redirected to the My TCD portal. Some courses may involve an interview process as well. The details about the interview will be mailed to you on your registered email ID.



When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?


TCD reverts to UG admissions as per the following timeline:

Type of Admission


Early Decision


Advanced Entry

In a month or six weeks

Rolling Decision

In a month or six weeks


Profile evaluation with or without further analysis can take up to four weeks. Thus, all PG admission decisions are communicated in one or two months. Generally, the results are announced after the deadlines.


Student Diversity & Preferred Profile


What are the chances to get into this university?


TCD is considered to be one of the top colleges in Ireland; thus, admission is quite competitive. Apart from an excellent academic record and competitive scores in the standardised tests, TCD looks at a student’s complete profile. The interview process is an excellent opportunity for applicants to let the university know more about themselves.




How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?


Trinity College Dublin is home to over 18,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, and as per its five-year plan, by 2025, it aims to increase the student count to 21,500. Indian students make up the second-largest cohort of non-EU students attending Trinity. TCD’s engagement with India can be traced back to 1762 when it founded a chair in oriental languages. Established in 2011, the Indian Society at TCD is one of the most vibrant and rapidly growing student societies in the institution.




Part Time Work While Studying


Can I work while studying here?


International students can work part-time while studying at TCD if the Minister for Education and Skills grants them a Stamp 2. Students enrolled in a full-time course of at least one-year duration are eligible for a Stamp 2 that allows them to work:

  • Part-time up to 20 hours per week during term time
  • Full-time up to 40 hours per week from December 15 to January 15 and June 1 to September 30

Note: These dates are subject to change. Check the INIS and ICOS Ireland websites for the latest updates.

A Personal Public Service Number (PPS Number) is also required for international students to work in Ireland. The first step is to find work and then apply for a PPS Number. More information on this is present on the college website.

Students can find work by logging on to TCD’s MyCareer portal that lists employment opportunities, such as casual work, summer work, and internships. The SU Jobs website also lists part-time casual work opportunities throughout the year for all students.


Campuses & Accommodation


How many colleges and campuses does the university have?


Trinity College Dublin has a 51-acre campus, including the famous Samuel Beckett Theatre and Old Library, the largest research library in Ireland. TCD has three faculties comprising of 25 schools and four multidisciplinary teaching units.



Is on-campus housing available?


On-campus housing is available for all students either in the historic buildings in the centre of the campus or in more modern developments further east that includes Trinity Hall, Kavanagh Court, and Binary Hub. On-campus housing is available in:

  • Goldsmith Hall: Bedroom apartments with four to five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a kitchen or living room
  • Pearse Street: Rooms with single study bedrooms and a private bathroom
  • Graduate Memorial Building (GMB): Rooms with single study bedrooms with a private bathroom
  • Botany Bay: Shared apartment with two single bedrooms, living room/kitchen area, and shower/toilet
  • Front Square and New Square: Refurbished ensuite apartments ranging from two to five bedrooms each with a kitchen/living room
  • Business School: Refurbished heritage ensuite bedrooms within apartments ranging from two to four bedrooms each with a kitchen/living room

Given below is the current room rent as per the college website:



Note: Rates are subjects to change as per university rules. Check the official website for updated rent and additional student charges.



University Contact Information


Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?


Address: The University of Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland


Contact No: +353-1-896-1000


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Students Ratings & Reviews

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  • Multi-dimensional
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  • Liberal
Student Views
  • 41% students never faced discrimination in this university
Part time work4
Post study jobs4.3
Quality of faculty4.5
Student Life4.5
Value for money4
Public transportation4
Indian Food3.6
Permanent Immigration3.9
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MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation - Batch of 2023
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I had the best experience of my life at Trinity.
Tips: This college contains a variety of students so you have to be prepared to communicate with each and every person because it is very important to make connections here. You will also feel the quality of education is much higher than India. All my classmates were also very good.
Likes (Quality of faculty): Faculty here is very good and very supportive. Teaching quality of Trinity Business School is up to the mark. All my classmates were also great and very friendly. Teachers also helped me a lot in writing my dissertation and helped me throughout the semester.
Dislikes (Permanent Immigration): Permanent immigration in Dublin is a little bit difficult because we have to stay more than 5 years to get a Stamp 4 visa and till then you will only have voting rights, not permanent residency. But if anyone wants to stay here he\she can stay for that long and can get a stamp 4 visa.
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Very satisfied with the University, course and the country
Tips: The culture is pretty warm and friendly. Food would be something that you would miss so learn cooking. I did not avail scholarships. I am very satisfied with the University, course and the country. Ireland is English speaking country. It is friendly and welcoming.
Likes (Quality of faculty): The knowledge possessed by faculty in their respective subjects is immense. The teaching is more job oriented which helps the student to gain knowledge for the job market. Diversity is what I was looking for while choosing Trinity College Dublin. I am extremely satisfied with this.
Dislikes (Internships): TCD does have the concept of internship. But that's not an issue at all because the exposure and quality of the faculty is very good. There are no available internship concepts in Trinity College Dublin. This is something that you find only in UCD.
Reviewed on 10 Jul 2023Read more
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Insider insights of studying at Trinity!
Tips: Before joining Trinity, the students must know this fact that the university focuses most on practical learning rather than theoretical learning, and due to this, the students must focus on gaining industry exposure to gain practical experience before coming here. It is also very essential to know that there is many cultural difference compared to India, the environment is different, the weather is different, the people are different and the cuisine is also very much different. The students must prepare themselves mentally and physically to study in a foreign land and get used to the cultural difference in the new country. Lastly, Trinity is ranked the no.1 college in Ireland, and studying here is definitely a value for money if the opportunities offered here are carefully utilised by the students.
Likes (Quality of faculty): Doing a Bachelors degree from Trinity College Dublin was a great experience, especially the experience with the faculty there. The professors and the teaching unit at Trinity are extremely supportive and address the student's problems with utmost care and concern. While facing any difficulties, the faculty gives personal attention to the particular student in need and this way the faculty is most easily approachable. In Trinity, there is more attention given to practical learning rather than theoretical learning by making the students work on the assignments and projects by themselves and research the topic deeply on their own, rather than being solely based on the lecture slides and bookish knowledge.
Dislikes (Post study jobs): Being an Indian citizens and holding an Indian passport, it is a very much complicated process to study or work in any European country because most of the European countries follow a very rigid process for immigration and visa sponsorship for international applicants. Unfortunately, some of the companies only offer internships or full-time opportunities to those holding an EU/EEA citizenship, which creates much hassle for the non EU/EEA citizens. The salary offered is pretty good for fresh graduates, but the most difficult part is the immigration and visa sponsorship, which derives the international applicants of various career opportunities.
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Good university to be in.
Tips: Nice University. Thorough research on the course and values given by the university. Familiarization with the visa process is important for students coming here. You should have happy easy-going attitude during the waiting process at the university. Overall good university to be in. Students must get used to the Irish culture here. Learning to cook will be an important skill one can have before joining studies abroad
Likes (Internships): There are many internship opportunities available especially if you are young and have just graduated from the university. It is easy to apply, which is done from the company website. The acceptance rate is high if you are young and from a good college. The work culture here is good and people are treated with respect.
Dislikes (Safety): Safety can be poor sometimes because there are instances of people getting robbed. There are also many instances of pickpockets happening especially in the city centre. The law doesn't charge children under the age of 18, therefore, the Irish boys are a menace. There are instances of physical assault on people especially foreigners by Irish teenagers.
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A prestigious college with an impeccable student life and architecture.
Tips: The people in Ireland are friendly and quite accommodating in general, plus make sure to make friends from different cultures and countries, because that's how you'll be able to adapt to Dublin easily. The culture in Ireland is a bit different than Asian countries and the people in Ireland have a very liberal mindset, plus you will have to know some of the local slang they use there, so it is very important to make Irish friends. Overall, I'm quite satisfied with the university, the course and the country.
Likes (Student Life): Trinity college has a great student life and there are tons of events, catered to the different likes and tastes of the students, hosted every week. I enjoyed making new friends from all over the world at Trinity, and social events conducted at the Pavilion bar helped me with that. As for student clubs, the clubs and activities can range from sports and music to entrepreneurship clubs like the 'Enactus' club. I personally benefited from the Enactus club as I got to make new professional connections.
Dislikes (Safety): Dublin in general is a safe city as compared to other European cities and what's intriguing is the fact that Ireland is one of only two EU countries with a helpline for victims of crime. The student accommodation in Ireland are extremely safe and the staff members are always available 24/7 in case we need any help or if there is any emergency.
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