Trinity College Dublin Academic Program

Globally Recognized
Delivery Method:
Single Term

If you go to college/university in the United States and are interested in this program, check it out on the IES Abroad website—designed for students like you looking to study or intern abroad outside of the United States.

About the Program

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) offers a wide variety of challenging courses and appeals primarily to those students who are ready to adapt to an entirely new academic culture that requires significant independent work.

Take Classes Like a Local

Take Advantage of a broad range of rigorous academic options.

Build a Community

Live on-campus and participate in the vibrant social life.

Explore the Neighborhoods

Walk along the River Liffey and meander through the city.

Dublin Will Be Your Classroom

Take in an Irish play at The Abbey Theatre and explore Dublin Castle.

Program Advisor

Saffy Winter
Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

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GPA Requirements:
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Academic Strengths:
Literature & Writing
Residence Hall
Visa Required:
15 to 19 per Semester

Stay Healthy & Safe While You Study Abroad

About IES Abroad Dublin Center

Dublin’s IES Abroad Center is just south of the cosmopolitan city center. Form lasting bonds with other students at your study hub in a former Victorian post office fully renovated with a library and student lounge. Just a short walk away is Dublin Castle, St. Stephen’s Green, and Trinity College where you can learn Dublin’s rich history and discover Ireland’s gregarious spirit. 


Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. That is why we partnered with Trinity College Dublin (TCD). 

You must meet the requisite minimum number of credits as stipulated for TCD. 

You also have to meet TCD’s specific requirements, including the requisite minimum GPA (3.3 on a 4.0 scale), relevant prerequisites for your study track, and junior or senior standing. You should select courses in your major or minor and be prepared to provide documentation of relevant prior coursework. 

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Partner Institution

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Trinity College Dublin

As a 400-year-old university, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has a long history of high academic quality and scholarship. It is Ireland’s oldest and one of its finest higher education institutions. Enrolling students from 70 countries from across six continents, TCD’s student population totals more than 16,000 students. TCD also houses the seventh-century Book of Kells, a masterful example of an illuminated manuscript on archive in the University’s historic library. 

Trinity College Dublin is located in the heart of Dublin near St. Stephen’s Green. The campus’ buildings and open space span 40 acres.

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TCD courses are generally worth 2.5-5 IES Abroad credits each, and you will take 15 credits. 

TCD has three faculties that you may enroll in if you are qualified: Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science*,  and Faculty of Health Sciences*.

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Business
  • Centre for Language and Communication Studies
  • Classics
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Education (You must be an Education major to apply)
  • English
  • European Studies
  • French
  • Film
  • Gender Studies
  • Germanic Studies
  • Hispanic Studies (Please contact your IES Abroad advisor)
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Irish Studies
  • Italian
  • Law
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious, Peace Studies, and Theology
  • Russian and Slavonic Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science*

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Botany (Please contact your IES Abroad advisor)
  • Chemistry (Spring term or All Year students only)
  • Computer Science & Statistics
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Plant Sciences
  • Zoology (Please contact your IES Abroad Advisor)

Faculty of Health Sciences*

  • Midwifery
  • Nursing

Trinity advises that students not take courses in both the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science due to scheduling difficulties. 

The Trinity application requires you to apply to the faculties you want to take courses in while at Trinity. Please choose carefully which faculties you would like to apply to as you will only be allowed to enroll in courses in the faculties you are accepted to. Students are only allowed to take Visiting Student Modules

Trinity Electives 

You will be able to take one Trinity Elective per semester, but these courses have limited availability. You will be able to choose a course during your on-site registration process, so you do not need to list anything on your Trinity College Dublin application. Please see the Trinity Electives webpage for further details on the courses offered. 

Please note that course offerings vary from semester to semester. Exact course availability is determined shortly before the start of each semester. For this reason, it will not be possible for you to officially register until your arrival in Dublin. However you will need to refer to current course offerings in order to preregister as part of your application.  

*Additional tuition fee applies. See the Program Fees Sheet for more information. 

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements of the program—and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by the program, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You will need to supply additional information throughout the process, and our helpful team will alert you via email or your MyIESAbroad Student Portal whenever this is necessary.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

To prove your language proficiency, you can use any of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (with no sub-score less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT: 90 (minimum writing score of 21)
  • TOEFL pBT: 576
  • Duolingo (DET): 120 (with no sub-score less than 105)

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Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Spring 2024

Program dates:
January 15 - May 05
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:

Fall 2024 Academic

Program dates:
Late August - Mid December
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A clean apartment kitchen and living space, with sleek counters, dark cabinets, and modern appliances.

Residence Hall

Live in a private student residence where you'll have your own bedroom and bathroom within a five-bedroom apartment. You'll live with up to eight other IES Abroad students, and while no meals are included, you'll share a full kitchen and living area. Mixed-gender and single-gender apartments are available. The private student residence is completely furnished and has WiFi along with other amenities.

About Dublin

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Dublin is an international hub and a welcoming city filled with classical Georgian squares just moments from Dublin Bay’s fine harbors, cliff walks, and vast skies. The IES Abroad Center in the city’s south side puts you steps from St. Stephen’s Green, where students lounge in the sun and stroll around the ponds. Dip into James Joyce’s literary legacy, sip Irish whiskey in the Temple Bar district, and relax with new friends in one of the city’s many cafés.

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Field Trips

Even though your adventure starts in Dublin, our field trips take you beyond the city to discover the culture and traditions of your host country. All trips are included in the program fee unless otherwise noted with ($).

NOTE: IES Abroad field trip destinations, activities, and lengths of stay may vary according to term and availability. 

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests


Before You Leave

Your study abroad experience starts well before you travel. We talk through your program choices, guide you through application, and support your preparations for leaving

On Arrival

We’re by your side from the moment you arrive, for campus orientation, getting you to your accommodation, and helping settle

Home Sweet Home

We transfer you from the airport to your university campus or nearby accommodation and help you settle in

Settling In

Talk to SAF Staff on the ground whenever you need support. Living in another country can be disorientating – we have the answers you need

Find Your Way Around

Where to shop, what to eat, how to see a doctor or a dentist, which bus or train to catch – ask us. We’re your friendly locals

Keeping You Safe

We enroll you in the SAF emergency alert system, so you hear safety concerns relevant to you

In the Classroom

The IES Abroad Center has classroom, computer labs, and academic facilities to support your coursework and academic development

Get Social

We arrange social and cultural events, so you meet other international SAF Scholars and local students

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

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Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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