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.


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Student life

University life is about so much more than just education and nowhere is this more evident than at Trinity College Dublin. The College sits in the heart of Dublin city where there is endless extra-curricular and recreational opportunities. At Trinity you can immerse yourself in a broad range of sports clubs and societies as well as a renowned student media environment. Through these activities you will get a real sense of the 'Trinity Experience', something that extends far beyond lectures, tutorials and exams. You will also have the benefit of the best students' union in the country, providing Trinity students with a wide range of entertainment and services.

There is more to the Trinity experience than lectures and study. One of the core elements of student life is the range of activities organised by students for students. Trinity's 118 student societies, covering a broad range of interests from the Fashion Society to TFM (the College radio station), constitute the most dynamic and active set of university student societies in Ireland.

"Whether it's making new friends, learning a new skill, leading a committee, or simply keeping up a busy social life, societies gave me the opportunity to experience, learn and do so much more beyond my course of study in Trinity, its where all my best memories of College were made." --Holly Furlong, Undergraduate Student

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