Trinity College Dublin

Motto: Your University. Your Experience.

Dublin, Ireland

No. Students: 16,800 (3,300 int'l)* No. of Academic staff: 1,800
Funding type: Public
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Trinity has a longstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and research, and our graduates are held in high esteem by employers worldwide. Studying at Trinity is synonymous with living in Dublin. Trinity's 47-acre campus is at the very heart of this modern capital city. Bordered by the sea and the mountains, Dublin's greatest asset is its peopleall 1 million of them. Blending a high-energy, multinational professional culture with traditional Irish warmth and hospitality, Dublin has sprawling parks, cozy cafes and quirky restaurants for the daytime, with Victorian pubs, fashionable clubs, music gigs and theatre by night.

Trinity College fosters a unique sense of community, a bubble divorced from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding city centre. In our community, there is a recognition that there are a multitude of stakeholders in university life, with one of the most important being the student population.


Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, Trinity College Dublin is Ireland's oldest and highest-ranked university. The campus occupies 47 acres (190,000 m²), with many stunning buildings, both old and new, centred around large courts and playing fields.

Trinity College Dublin was created by royal charter in 1592. Its foundation came at a time when many universities were being established across western Europe in the belief that they would give prestige to the state in which they were located and that their graduates would perform a vital service as civil administrators. The organisational design of the new institution was influenced by Oxford, Cambridge and continental precursors, but from the beginning it was an autonomous corporation governed by provost and fellows, committed to teaching and to scholarship, the first and (as it turned out) only college of the degree-awarding University of Dublin. The college and university are effectively one, and as such are often referred to collectively as the University of Dublin, Trinity College.

Trinity College Dublin is Ireland's top university, ranked in the top 100 in the world by QS World University Rankings. With strong achievements from its faculty and students across all fields, a Trinity College Dublin degree is valued all over the world. With over 95,000 alumni, the global Trinity community is actively involved in the on-going life of the University. Trinity College Dublin prides itself on educating students to be global citizens, actively engaged with their communities and the society in which they live. In addition to world-class academic teaching, Trinity offers over 200 student societies, clubs, sports and publications, including some of the oldest student societies in the world. Largely due to its city-centre location, Trinity's students are active and valued members of the city of Dublin, a vibrant EU capital city with all of the cultural, political and industrial opportunities that brings with it.

Trinity College Dublin has been educating Irish and international students to the highest standard for over 400 years. It is a University with a rich history and a strong focus on the future.


* Trinity College Dublin is recognised internationally as Ireland's premier university and is ranked in 61st position in the top 100 world universities by the QS World University Rankings 2013. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2013, Trinity is ranked 129th in the top 200 world universities.


Your Resident Advisor (RA) will meet you at the airport to greet you with a warm Céad Míle Fáilte (Irish for Welcome) and bring you to your Trinity accommodation. Your RA will also bring you back to the airport when it is time for you to return home. This transportation is included in your course fee.

Student life

Resident Advisors
At the Trinity summer schools, your safety is very important. As such, each student will be in a group assigned to a Resident Advisor (RA). Our RAs are trained in everything, from first aid and fire safety, to managing homesickness. As current Trinity students, they will be able to give you a sense of what studying at Trinity is like.

They will help you settle into Trinity and make the most of your time while attending our summer school. The RAs will be responsible for out of class supervision, and will be available for questions throughout the day. They will help run the social activities that take place at the residences, and are a responsible, out-going, friendly and approachable group of young men and women.

We ensure that all RA groups are no larger than 15. This means that you will get to know your RA very well during your stay, as well as the other members of your RA group. These RA groups will be either all-female or all-male, and your classes, social activities and recreational programmes will be mixed.

AccommodationAccommodation is guaranteed to all students on the Trinity Summer Schools. Accommodation will consist of en-suite, single rooms in Trinity Hall, the universitys student residence. Trinity Hall is used by our international and domestic undergraduate students during the academic year. Staying in university residences is a great way to get ahead of the curve and experience what university life is like.Our Resident Advisors will be living in Trinity Hall as well. They will be there to help organise the social activities, and to ensure that they are on-site to help with any problems that may arise.

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