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Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin is a world-renowned university located in the heart of Dublin, Ireland. With a long and rich history, the college was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I and is the oldest university in Ireland. It is also one of the seven ancient universities in the British Isles, alongside the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, the University of St Andrews, the University of Glasgow, the University of Aberdeen, and the University of Edinburgh.

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The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Trinity College Dublin.

  • Rankings

    • Trinity College Dublin is Ireland's No.1 University - QS World University Ranking 2023; Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022
    • Trinity is ranked 81 in the World by the QS World University Ranking 2024
    • Trinity is ranked 134 in the World by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024
  • Employability

    Trinity College Dublin has a strong reputation for preparing its students for successful careers after graduation. The university has strong links with a wide range of employers and offers a variety of employability initiatives, such as career fairs, internships, and work placements. Many of the university's graduates go on to careers in a variety of fields, including finance, technology, law, and education.

  • Fees

    For EU tuition fees you can expect to pay between €5,681 and €9,550. The fees for international students at Trinity College Dublin vary depending on the course and program of study. However, on average, international students can expect to pay around €20,000 to €28,000 per year for undergraduate courses in 2023/24.

  • Bursaries

    Trinity College Dublin offers various bursaries and scholarships to students to help with the cost of tuition and living expenses. These bursaries are awarded based on financial need and academic merit, and they can cover a portion or all of the tuition fees. There are also a number of other funding opportunities available, such as research grants, travel grants, and internships, which are open to students at Trinity College Dublin.


Trinity College Dublin offers a range of accommodation options for students, including on-campus residence halls, off-campus apartments, and private housing options. On-campus accommodation is available for first-year students and is located within a short walking distance from the main campus. Off-campus accommodation is also available and is typically located in the city center, near the university. For some alternative suggestions, head to the AFS page to look at some private student accommodation properties in the area.

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Students' Union

The Trinity College Dublin Students' Union is the representative body for all students at the university. The union provides a wide range of services and support to students, including advocacy, representation, and social and cultural activities. The union also runs a number of student societies, sports clubs, and student media outlets, which provide students with opportunities to get involved in student life and develop new skills and interests.

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Famous for

Trinity College Dublin is famous for its rich history and tradition, as well as its academic excellence and research contributions. Some of the university's most notable alumni include writers Samuel Beckett and Oscar Wilde, philosopher Edmund Burke, and Nobel Prize winners Ernest Walton and William Butler Yeats. The university is also famous for its stunning architecture and its iconic Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript from the 9th century that is considered one of the greatest masterpieces of Western art.


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