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Trinity College Dublin

Overview of Trinity College Dublin

Founded in 1592, Trinity College of Dublin, is not only Ireland’s oldest university but also its highest-ranking university. Producing an impressive number of Nobel Prize winners, Trinity provides exceptional education where students can work alongside some of the most influential experts in their fields. The sole constituent college of the University of Dublin, Trinity, encourages entrepreneurship and innovation, with a strong network of many multinational industry partners.

Performance Highlights 

Being a research-based university, it has top of the line scholars and yearly research grants of over 70 million. The university has produced 97,000 successful alumni who stand witness to the quality of education provided by the university. Ranked as Ireland’s most international university, international students can grow in the university’s top of line diverse classroom with over 17,000 students from over 122 countries. The vibrant and welcoming city is only an added benefit. The historical traditions of the university and its unique way of guiding students to excel is an essential factor responsible for its continuous success in 475 years of educating the world.

TCD is one of the top 1% universities of the world that offer over 600 courses to choose from resulting in a wide range of choices for majors and electives. The university also encourages and guides students to take up and develop their interests and ideas, making them successful entrepreneurs. Trinity College of Dublin is home to more than 38 campus companies including Opsana, Havok, Identigen, and Lona technologies. It is ranked as Europe’s top university for producing entrepreneurs.

A university is known for its service to its students, Trinity College Dublin till date has many scholarships to support students. Indian students make up for the second-largest group of non-EU students and thereby avail various scholarships available them.


The university offers over 600 Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Short courses under its three main Faculties,

  • Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science
  • Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science
  • Faculty of Health and Science

Trinity College Dublin Courses fall under various specializations catering to the interests of all its students. The specialized schools include,

  • School of Business
  • School of Confederal School of Religions, Peace Studies and Theology
  • School of Creative Arts (Drama, Film, and Music)
  • School of Education
  • School of English
  • School of Histories and Humanities
  • School of Linguistic, Speech Communication Sciences
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • School of Social Work and Social Policy
  • School of Biochemistry and Immunology
  • School of Chemistry
  • School of Chemistry
  • School of Computer Sciences and Statistics
  • School of engineering
  • School of Genetics and Microbiology
  • School of Mathematics
  • School of Natural Sciences
  • School of Physics
  • School of Dental Science
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Research being one of the crowning jewels of Trinity College Dublin, it has many esteemed research institutes namely, Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity Translational Medical Institute, Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute.

Trinity College Dublin Rankings

Trinity College Dublin World Ranking
QS 2020 World University Ranking#108
Times Higher Education (THE) 2020 University Ranking#164
US News & World Report 2020 Best Global Universities Ranking#240
QS Graduate Employability rate#92
QS WUR by subject rating #13

Trinity College Dublin Subject-based Ranking 
Financial Times (FT) 2019 Master in Management Ranking 2019#77
Engineering and Technology Ranking#88
Global MBA Ranking#101-110
Accounting & Finance Ranking #101-150
Business & Management Studies Ranking#151-200
Business and Economics Ranking #151-175
Computer Ranking #151-175
Engineering and Technology Ranking#151-175
English Language and Literature Ranking#25
Arts and Humanities Ranking#57
Politics Ranking#43


Trinity College Dublin’s Admission requirements will vary slightly based on the specialization and course a student chooses. The average scores needed for admission into Trinity College Dublin are,



PTE: 58

International foundation program

The students who fall short and fail to meet the admission requirements have the opportunity to join the International Foundation program. This short course will train the students in English, Study skills and the basics of core subjects in their chosen field. Foundation programs are offered in Business, Economics and Social Sciences and Engineering.


Acting - Undergraduate
Ancient and Medieval History and Culture - Undergraduate
Biochemistry: Biological and Biomedical Sciences - Undergraduate
Biological and Biomedical Sciences - Undergraduate
Biomedical Engineering - Undergraduate
21st Century Teaching and Learning (P. Grad. Cert.) - Postgraduate
Addiction Recovery (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip) - Postgraduate
Advanced Radiation Therapy Practice – Clinical Practice (Online P.Grad. Certificate/ P.Grad. Diploma) - Postgraduate
Advanced Radiation Therapy Practice – Treatment Planning (Online Masters) - Postgraduate
Ageing Health and Wellbeing in Intellectual Disability (M.Sc.) - Postgraduate

As the capital city of Ireland, it stands to be a vibrant, friendly and exciting place. It is a welcoming and friendly place with a wide range of recreational activities to entertain and keep the students occupied. Music festivals, theatre and drama, literature and film are just a few of the diverse activities a student can indulge in this youngest populated culturally diverse city of Europe. Dublin is the official UNESCO city of literature but offers even more with its public gardens, parks, Georgian architecture, art galleries and museums.

The location of the university makes all the things easy for the students. Every essential place is walking distance from the university. After a day of studying the students can easily hop into the city for an impromptu pub session of music and dancing to relax and recharge. Shopping centres, outdoor markets and restaurants are also available nearby. The iconic Irish coasts, the city of London and more than 120 European destinations are well connected to the university through bus and train services.

Student Life

“Through our research and teaching, we engage students and society in the quest for knowledge, seeking to achieve excellence in all we do, and responding with creativity and imagination to the challenges and opportunities of a shared future.” – mission statement

Standing by its mission statement, the university offers a guided, all-inclusive experience for the betterment of the students. The university supports International students to become confident and competent in their disciplines, along with many opportunities to enrich their education. This includes study abroad options and incubation programmes, where students can explore the world and gain unique experiences.

Accommodation and other services

Guaranteed accommodation is provided for all international students through their on-campus and off-campus accommodation services. All the offered places of stay are self-catering apartments with amenities including central heating, washing machine, microwave, internet and launderette. The housing also acts as a place to socialize for international students as there are lots of events organized for their benefit.  The accommodation halls are just about 4 kms from the city centre and a short bicycle ride from the university campus. They accommodate over 1000 students.

Every student is assigned to a ‘Personal tutor”, a lecturer who will provide personal guidance for the students in every aspect from education to assimilation. TCD is the only college in Ireland to provide this service. It helps the students get the most out the course they are pursuing.

Other services include orientation program, careers advisory service, health service, student counselling, college chaplaincy and disability service.


Trinity College Dublin offers over 120 societies and 48 sports clubs that the students can become a part. During the freshers, the students can get to know the various societies and try them out before committing to them. In addition to this, there are also different course-specific social events organized throughout the year. The list of societies is a very diverse one with society subjects ranging from Afro-Caribbean Society to Zoological Society and wall-climbing to rugby. Some of the most prestigious societies of TCD are, the Philosophical society (dating from 1684), the Historical Society (dating from 1770)

  • Samuel Beckett – Writer
  • Bram Stroker – Writer
  • Oscar Wilde – Writer
  • Edmund Burke – Political Philosopher
  • Mary Robinson – Former President of Ireland and UN high commissioner for human rights
Fun Facts
  • There are many secret tunnels under Trinity College. These tunnels are rumoured to lead to the Provost’s wine cellar.
  • Trinity College’s library has a printed copy of every book published in the UK and Ireland.
  • 50% of Dublin’s residents are below the age of 25.

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