Trinity College Dublin ISC
about university

Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, Trinity College Dublin is recognised internationally as Ireland’s premier university and as one of the top 1% of universities in the world. 

The university’s community of 17,000 students represent 122 nationalities. Located in the heart of Ireland’s lively capital city, the campus’s state-of-the-art facilities include a modern Sports Centre; the Science Gallery, the first of its kind in the world; and Trinity College Library, the largest research library in Ireland.




Trinity College library


The ‘Trinity Experience’ is a chance of a lifetime for personal development in the broadest sense, offering a diverse range of clubs and societies alongside an education of the highest quality. Trinity takes its place alongside Oxford and Cambridge as one of the seven ancient universities. As a student you feel a great sense of history, walking in the footsteps of famous graduates who have helped shape the history of Ireland and the wider world.



Trinity College Dublin is situated in the beating heart of Dublin. Housed within beautiful Georgian buildings that blend seamlessly with ultra-modern research facilities, the university occupies 47 hectares of cobbled squares and green playing fields. Studying at Trinity gives you a real sense of history, as well as easy access to the colourful culture and warm-hearted community of this exciting European capital.


Trinity College international students

World-renowned research 

Trinity College Dublin boasts a long history of famous alumni who continue to shape the history of Ireland and the rest of the world. Home to world-renowned centres of research excellence, Trinity attracts leading scholars across a range of disciplines. The university hosts CRANN, the leading nanoscience institute, and the €130-million Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, which opened in 2011.

Double honours and Broad Curriculum 

By choosing to study at Trinity College you can satisfy both of your top areas of academic interest, with the chance to study a double honours degree that encompasses two complementary disciplines. Encouraging you to develop your ability to think critically, the university’s Broad Curriculum initiative allows you to study one course outside of your main degree discipline.

Global Partnerships 

Trinity offers you the chance to study abroad for a semester or a year, with a choice of top higher education institutions in Europe, as well as an expanding network across North America, Asia, Australia and the rest of the world.

The Library 

The Trinity College Dublin Library is the largest research library in Ireland, housing collections dating back to the university’s foundation in the 16th-century. You can browse 4.5 million printed volumes and almost 300 million electronic books and journals, along with an extensive collection of literary, historical and political manuscripts. The most famous piece in the collection is the Book of Kells, a sacred manuscript of the Four Gospels of the New Testament, dating back to the ninth century.

Sports and activities 

Get the most out of your student life at Trinity by getting involved in a wide range of clubs and societies. From philosophy and filmmaking to cricket and karate, the university offers something to suit just about everyone, including a dedicated International Students Society. Three award-winning publications are written, designed, laid out and edited by Trinity College Dublin Students.


Trinity College sports and activities

Support Services 

Continue to receive an excellent standard of support and guidance, with services including...

  • Students’ Union – organising the university’s social activities
  • College chaplains – helping students connect with their own religious communities in Dublin
  • Trinity College Health Services – providing primary healthcare, as well as psychological and occupational health services
  • Personal tutors – providing confidential personal and academic support throughout your time at Trinity
  • Careers Advisory Service – providing you with the skills and knowledge to manage your career after university.
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