Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, founded in 1592, is Ireland’s premiere university and consistently ranks as one of the worlds’ most prestigious universities. For over 400 years, this historic university has been a world leader in high quality, internationally recognised education. Crossing through the iconic Trinity Arch, into the cobblestoned paths of Trinity’s historic campus, you follow in the footsteps of four centuries of alumni who have shaped, and are continuing to shape the history of Ireland and the wider world. Today, this tradition of excellence underpins every lecture, every experiment and every research breakthrough in our state-of-the-art facilities.
The university brings together a vibrant and diverse community of almost 17,000 students and 2,860 members of staff. The university’s historic campus juxtaposes with its state-of-the-art facilities and world-renowned centres of excellence, where cutting-edge research, with global impact takes place. Trinity’s 24 academic schools offer courses in disciplines ranging from languages and literature to nanoscience and biomedical engineering.
The university brings together a diverse, curious and supportive community of students and faculty in the heart of Dublin city. The truly accessible and dedicated professors encourage students to engage in college life and to engage with the city, country and continent beyond the campus gates. Student life at Trinity is about much more than education: with over 170 sports clubs and societies ranging from athletics to tennis, debating to investing, and drama to science fiction, there is something to suit every interest.
Trinity is one of the world’s only universities to provide all undergraduate students with a personal Tutor – a dedicated faculty member who can offer academic, personal and professional guidance throughout the four-year degree programme. A wide range of student services, including learning development and support, peer mentoring, counselling and career advice, ensures that all students have the support they need to succeed in Trinity and beyond.
Trinity has strategic relationships with some of the most prestigious universities in the world including these partnerships provide Trinity students with unparalleled exchange and study abroad opportunities, all around the world
Trinity’s enviable location positions the university right in the heart of the hub of global business activity – Ireland’s Silicon Valley – where students are recruited for internships, summer jobs and graduate careers from employers who look to Trinity as a key provider of top quality graduates. Upon successful completion of an undergraduate or postgraduate programme at Trinity, students have the opportunity to stay in Ireland to work for one year on the Third Level Graduate Scheme. Trinity’s Career Service was ranked 2nd in Europe (ISB 2015) with 95% of Trinity graduates in employment or further studies within 6 months after completing their studies. In 2019, Trinity ranked first in Ireland for graduate employment rate and alumni outcomes (QS World University Rankings for Graduate Employability 2019). Home to the European headquarters of companies such as Google, eBay, AirBnB, Microsoft, PayPal, LinkedIn and Facebook, Dublin is an ideal place for students and graduates interested in working in these world-leading corporations.
A Trinity Education
Throughout their time at Trinity, our students are provided with opportunities to develop and evidence achievement of a range of graduate attributes that support their academic growth. The core Trinity graduate attributes of Acting Responsibly, Thinking Independently, Communicating Effectively and Developing Continuously can be achieved in academic and co- and extra- curricular activities.
Trinity’s bustling 47-acre campus is an oasis in the very heart of Dublin, a vibrant and safe European capital city. The university’s city-centre location offers students a unique opportunity to blend a rigorous academic programme with an unparalleled array of cultural, social and professional experiences. A wealth of museums, theatres, galleries, cafes, restaurants and historic tourist sites are located right on Trinity’s doorstep.