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Trinity College Dublin

Leinster, Ireland

About Trinity College Dublin

The college was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I as the “mother” of a new university. It is the sole constituent college of the University of Dublin, a research university located in Dublin, Ireland. It is one of the seven ancient universities of Britain and Ireland, as well as the oldest surviving university in Ireland. Trinity College has a total number of 11,718 undergraduate students, and 4,707 postgraduate students, it is also a sister college to St. John’s College, Cambridge and Oriel College, Oxford.

Trinity College is ranked 117th position globally, 58th in Europe, and the 1st in Ireland by Times Higher Education World University rankings (2017-2018).  The college also takes 88th position globally, 29th in Europe and 1st in Ireland in the Qs World University Rankings (2017/2018) and the college is officially accredited by the Department of Education and Skills, Ireland, Trinity College Dublin.

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Trinity College Dublin’s campus is situated in the heart of Dublin's city centre at a meeting place of the retail and cultural districts.  The college is located in Dublin, Ireland's capital city with a reputation for friendliness and a vibrant social lifestyle.


Trinity College is surrounded by central Dublin and it is located on College Green, opposite the historic Irish Houses of Parliament. The college occupies 190,000 m² (47 acres), with many of its buildings ranged around large quadrangles and two playing fields. Academically, Trinity College is divided into three faculties consisting of 25 schools, offering degree and diploma courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Trinity College Enterprise Centre which is close to the main campus ground occupies the same square metre/acres of land with the university and the buildings account for around 200,000 m², ranging from works of older architecture to more modern buildings. The western side of the college is older, featuring the iconic Campanile, as well as many fine buildings, including the chapel and examination hall which were designed by Sir William Chambers, Graduates Memorial building, Museum Building, and the Rubrics, all spread across the college’s five squares

Residing Options

Trinity College offers several accommodations for international students studying at the university. You can choose to live in either the historic buildings in the centre of the campus or in more modern developments. There is also a Trinity Hall which is an official residence of Trinity College that is recommended for all students but particularly for newly admitted students. The Binary Hub is an additional accommodation located close to the Guinness Brewery and just a short walk to the college. Trinity College’s Kavanagh Court is a newly opened residence in Dublin and it is just a 15-minute walk to the College. All accommodations are well furnished and good housing services are provided too.


Ireland has a mild, temperate climate and although at times rainy, you can visit the country at any time of the year. In the country, the best months are March to May and September to November, as the weather is not as cold during the winter months.

Faculty and pedagogy

Trinity College has a total number of 754 academic staff and a number of 309 international staff. The college is divided into threes faculties comprising 25 schools, classes are taught very well and good educational facilities are provided to enhance academic activities in the university.

Financial aid

Trinity College offers a number of scholarship opportunities for international students interested in studying at the university. Undergraduate/Postgraduate scholarships are available to the students and loans or grants can be given too. Trinity College seeks to assist students with financial difficulties, there are also different private bodies and organizations that contribute to the financial support of the students.

Jobs and placements

Trinity College Dublin graduates have an access to a range of support from the professional team of Careers Consultants at Trinity Career Service. Jobs are also offered at the College and the working environment is flexible.


  • Joseph Abbott - Irish Priest
  • Alexander Alcock - Archdeacon of Kilmacduagh
  • Tom Arnold - Economist
  • William Barker - Chemist
  • John Barrett - Dean of Clonmacnoise


Trinity college is ranked the 1st in Ireland, the university is unique and the learning environment is conducive. Studying at Trinity College is absolutely the best, the only problem that may affect the educational activities at school is the weather cause it is usually rainy at most times of the seasons.

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