Trinity College Dublin

  • 16800 Students (3300 int'l)
  • #110 WUR
  • Public University
Dublin, Ireland
Trinity College Dublin builds on its four-hundred-year-old tradition of scholarship to confirm its position as one of the great universities of the world, providing a liberal environment where independence of thought is highly valued and where students are nurtured as individuals and are encouraged to achieve their full potential.

About Trinity College Dublin

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 is one of the world's leading research-intensive universities, with a holistic outlook encompassing all major academic disciplines, and is committed to world-class research activities in key areas across science, engineering, social sciences, medicine and the arts. Trinitys research strategy is based on the identification and promotion of multi-disciplinary research areas in which the College has a critical mass of world-class researchers, who have potential to make significant social and economic impact.

Our strategic focus is on five key areas European & International Integration,Culture & Creative Arts, Materials & Intelligent Systems,Biosciences & Translational Research and Transport, Energy & Environment. In each of these areas Trinity has significant research activities, linked nationally and internationally, building on a cornerstone of interdisciplinarity to deliver research of global consequence. Built on the foundations of individual excellence, clustering expertise into multi-disciplinary teams, Trinity has a portfolio of research activity presented as a set of Themes which have the scale, resources and ability to address important research challenges.

Accreditations of Trinity College Dublin

  • 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 at Trinity College Dublin

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.

Accommodation 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.

Master's Programmes at Trinity College Dublin

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Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Trinity College Dublin!

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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