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Trinity College Dublin - International foundation programme

Trinity College Dublin - International foundation programme

Trinity College Dublin - International foundation programme


Why Choose Trinity?

Welcome to Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s leading university, which has been inspiring generations of brilliant thinkers for over 400 years. Join our 18,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and work with some of the most influential and reputable professors in their field.

World Rankings

Trinity is ranked 1st in Ireland and 108th in the world. Trinity also ranks in the top 100 in 20 subjects, globally*.

*QS World University Rankings 2020

QS Subject Rankings 2019

  • Trinity is ranked 13th in Classics and Ancient History.
  • Trinity is ranked 28th in English Language and Literature.
  • Trinity is ranked 39th in Mineral and Mining Engineering.
  • Trinity is ranked 41st in Nursing.
  • Trinity is ranked 42nd in Performing Arts
  • Trinity is ranked 50th in Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Trinity ranks in the top 100 in 20 subjects, including those in the 51-100 bracket:

  • History
  • Modern Languages
  • Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies
  • Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Biological Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Materials Science
  • Education
  • Law
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Social Policy and Administration
  • Sports-Related Subjects

About Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin was founded in 1592

  • Trinity has three faculties - Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Engineering, Mathematics and Science; and Health Sciences.
  • The city centre campus occupies some 51 acres (including the Trinity Technology and Enterprise Campus)
  • There is an excess of 220,000 m2 of buildings, including beautiful historic architecture and state-of-the-art modern facilities.
  • Students can avail of over 170 societies and sports clubs.

Your Career

Trinity ranks 92nd in the world for Graduate Employability* and is committed to preparing its students for the ever-changing challenges of the 21st-century workplace.

Trinity also encourages innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit, providing incubation programmes for student-led companies, and has been named as Europe’s leading university for producing venture-backed entrepreneurs.

*QS World University Graduate Employability Rankings 2020

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Study Abroad and Exchange Opportunities

Trinity also ranks as the 16th most international university in the world*. The university provides an ever-expanding number of opportunities for students to undertake a global mobility experience at one of our many partner universities overseas.

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019

Dublin - one of the World's Best Cities

The Trinity campus is located in the heart of one of the most popular and safest cities in the world. Dublin is a vibrant and multicultural European capital, which ranks as the 34th best student city in the world*.

*QS World's Best Student Cities 2018

Our Vibrant Campus Life

With over 170 clubs and societies, including many international groups, there's something for everyone. At Trinity, involvement in student organisations is not seen as just a hobby, but an integral part of your education.

Strong Research Reputation

Our students receive a world-class education in a research-centred, collaborative environment and have the opportunity to work with global leaders in their field. Trinity is also the only Irish member of the prestigious League of 22 European Research Universities (LERU).

Join our Esteemed Alumni

Trinity has produced some of the world’s finest and most enquiring minds including the writers Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett (Nobel laureate), the scientists William Rowan Hamilton and Ernest Walton (Nobel laureate), the political thinker Edmund Burke, and the former President of Ireland and UNHCR Mary Robinson. This tradition finds expression today in a campus culture of scholarship, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and dedication to societal reform.

Be at the Centre of Things

Trinity’s central location makes it highly accessible for all forms of public transport: Trinity has its own LUAS (tram) station and there is a DART (Dublin’s suburban rail system) station opposite the campus. A large number of Dublin’s bus services pass by the University and national bus routes are a few minutes walk away. Dublin’s two main train stations are in close proximity, while Dublin Airport is 13km (8 miles) from the campus and is directly accessible via bus or taxi.

The Trinity Welcome

A warm Trinity welcome awaits all our students. We believe that a diverse campus adds to the Trinity Experience for everyone, enhances their personal development and enriches the culture of the university. Trinity is an open and inclusive university and our commitment to equality and diversity are valued on which Trinity’s excellence relies.



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