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Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
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Dept Offering Program: Study Abroad OIP Program Type: Study Abroad (semester)
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Program Features: Academic Study Degree Level: 3 - Sophomore, 4 - Junior, 5 - Senior
Time Away: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester Housing options: Dormitory, Homestay
Program Group: Study Abroad OIP Program Adviser: Claire Hu
Program Description:
Program Description:

Please be reminded that you may need to meet different deadlines when applying to this program. 
  • Program deadline:  June 1, 2020 - early application is recommended as demand for places is high and applications are evaluated on a rolling basis
  • Princeton deadline: April 30, 2020

Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin's wide range of disciplines provides the perfect opportunity for students who want to experience one of the Europe's leading universities. A semester at Trinity College Dublin offers a combination of high-caliber academics, historic surroundings and an unbeatable location in the heart of a bustling European capital city. Trinity's extracurricular life is unsurpassed and includes the oldest student societies in the world. Trinity students passionately engage in creative, entrepreneurial and charitable pursuits within the University and throughout Dublin. 

See here for the TCD study abroad guide.

The Setting

Ireland has been renowned for music, literature and art for centuries. It's world-famous for its friendly citizens and warm welcomes. With extensive bus routes and train lines available, Dublin is a transportation hub for exploring every nook of this unique, beautiful county. Dublin offers an ideal combination of new and old, ancient and contemporary, trendy and timeless. In Ireland, you'll never run short of things to explore.


Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, is one of Europe’s most renowned and historic universities. Founded in 1592, Trinity is Ireland’s most prestigious university and is a centre of teaching and research excellence. Courses at Trinity offer experiential learning opportunities, small-group work, tutorials, seminars and access to our Professors, who are both approachable and experts in their fields. Hailed as Ireland’s top university, Trinity remains at the cutting edge of research, technology and innovation and offers students unparalleled academic, professional and social opportunities for growth and development. Trinity’s international reputation for academic excellence is just one of the many reasons why study abroad students choose Ireland’s leading university again and again.

Trinity College Dublin offers students the opportunity to take classes (known as modules at Trinity) throughout the three faculties at Trinity. Module enrollment does not occur until students arrive on campus, but students must apply to Schools and Departments when they apply for admission. Students can view all of the modules available to study abroad students here.Information on what modules are available and how to sign up for classes can be found in the Trinity Module Directory.

Students take 30 ECTS per semester at Trinity. ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) is a credit weighting, so the number of modules (classes) a student takes at Trinity varies on the credit values for each of their modules, which usually have a 5, 10 or 15 ECTS value. 


For Princeton approval, participants must have at least a 3.0/ B average for the fall and spring semesters prior to the semester of study abroad. For TCD approval, students must have a 3.3 GPA.

Grading & Credits:

For information regarding credits, grading, and other academic policies, read the Academic Policies on the Study Abroad website.     

Academic Calendar

  • Fall semester typically runs from end of August through mid-December
  • Spring semester typically runs from mid-January through beginning of May


Trinity offers accommodation for study abroad students in modern, purpose-built student accommodation close to Trinity, offering ensuite rooms, common rooms, a gym, laundry facilities as well as regular student social events. More information about the accommodation application process will be sent by the Study Abroad Team after admittance to Trinity.

Off-Campus/Non-Trinity Accommodation:Students also have the option to pursue independent accommodation, but Trinity encourages its study abroad students to accept Trinity-approved accommodation to avoid needing to search for a short-term lease on arrival. More information can be found through the Trinity Students’ Union Accommodation Advisory Service.

Student Life

At Trinity, Clubs and Societies are the best way to meet students with similar interests and get involved in student life. Trinity’s extracurricular life features over 200 societies, sports clubs and publications, including ‘The Phil’ and ‘the Hist’ – the oldest debating societies in the world who bring in heads of state, celebrities and artists for fascinating discussions! The International Student Society is also another popular choice for study abroad students as they lead weekend trips all over Ireland – a great way to see the country inexpensively and make friends! For a full list see:

Money Matters

Students who receive financial aid at Princeton continue to receive Princeton financial aid for the approved costs of study abroad programs during the academic year. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.     

Passport and Visa

Students must have a passport valid for at least six months after the end of their study abroad program.  For information on obtaining or renewing a US passport, please consult the US State Department Passport Website.    
Students are responsible for checking the entry requirements for their destination country, and obtaining an appropriate visa, if required. Entry requirements can be found on the destination country’s embassy or consulate website. 

Application Process

Students interested in applying to this program must complete two separate processes:
  1. Apply directly to the program. Visit the program website directly for application instructions and deadlines. Please note that program application deadlines are often earlier than Princeton approval deadlines.
  2. Complete the Princeton approval process. You may download the course approval form and instructions from your GPS application. Click “apply now” on this brochure to access these items. Check GPS for Princeton’s approval deadlines. 


Start planning your study abroad experience!


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Spring Semester 2021 10/16/2020 10/20/2020 TBA TBA
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