Trinity College Dublin

Language of Instruction: English
Term: Academic Year, Spring, Fall

Study a wide variety of subjects at Ireland’s first University, in the heart of Dublin

The next application deadline is Oct 1, 2019
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Ireland's first university, Trinity College Dublin, is a world-renowned institution combining history, tradition, and academic excellence. Trinity College Dublin offers a wide variety of subjects. You will mostly likely live in an off campus residence hall or apartment.


Founded in 1592, Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s oldest university. Located in the heart of Dublin, the campus is both central to city life, but with a campus feel. You can choose from hundreds of courses each semester in a full range of disciplines. Trinity is strong across the disciplines, but departments of particular interest are Classics, Drama, English, History, Sociology, and the Sciences. You will take classes alongside full-degree local students. You will most likely take a traditional course load of four to six classes per term. You will take 25-30 ECTS credits per term, which is equivalent to 15-18 Columbia points.

Full-degree Irish students traditionally study only one subject during their undergraduate career. As a visiting student, you are expected to take the majority of courses within your department but can take classes outside of it as well. You must meet any course prerequisites.

The Semester Start-Up Program runs for three weeks before term and provides international students with an overview of Irish history and culture. For the fall term, the Semester Start-Up Program is credit bearing. It is not credit-bearing for the spring term.

Program Features

Trinity is set on 40 acres in the heart of the Irish capital near museums, libraries, theaters, cinemas, shops and restaurants. On campus housing is limited. You will most likely live in an off campus residence hall or apartment. As a visiting student, you will have access to the University’s active student union. You will also have access to student clubs and societies that serve a wide range of political, social, academic, athletic, and recreational interests.


Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.

Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites.

Application Instructions

To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:

  • To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  • To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.
    • This program had a minimum GPA requirement of 3.3. The Departments of English and History are particularly popular. If you are interested in these departments, we encourage you to apply prior to the stated deadline.

Fact Sheet

Arts and Architecture, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM
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Academic Year, Spring, Fall

Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 1, 2019
Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 1, 2019
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019