Five Reasons to Study Abroad at Trinity College Dublin

  1. City Centre Location:
    • Trinity College Dublin can be found in the very centre of Dublin. An oasis of learning in the midst of a vibrant city. It is an excellent centre point from which to access cultural hotspots both North and South of the River Liffey. Well connected with public transport, you can easily travel throughout the greater Dublin area and beyond Dublin. Take a virtual tour of Trinity:

  1. Extraordinary History:
    • Founded in 1592, by Queen Elizabeth I, Trinity College Dublin grew from the original site of the Priory of All Hallows. The Trinity Library houses the Book of Kells and famous Long Library and is free to visit for registered students. From the events of 1916 to the world’s longest running science experiment, Trinity has a rich history to investigate. Famous Trinity Alumni include Oscar Wilde, William C. Campbell (Nobel Prize Winner 2015) and Samuel Beckett among others. Find out more about famous Trinity Alumni at the below link:
  1. Academic Excellence
  • Trinity College Dublin is internationally recognised as Ireland’s premier institution, with a QS world ranking of 76 in the top 100 world universities. More recently Trinity was ranked 21st in the world in the Times Higher Education top list of 25 leading world universities over the age of 400. Trinity has a strong reputation for its approachable lecturers, with an emphasis on smaller working groups, with tutorials and seminars being key.
    • Trinity has a diverse and multicultural community of over 17,000 students pursuing courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. For more information on some of the courses available, see:


  1. Vibrant Student Life:
  • Trinity has an active student life with 120 active societies. Trinity College Dublin’s student societies cover everything from knitting and jazz to drama and debating with the famous Phil and Hist societies. Famous speakers frequently visit the Phil and Hist. Freshers Week, held the week before students start lectures in September, it is a fantastic opportunity for societies to showcase their activities and for incoming students to join. Events and performances are held throughout the week. For more information see:
  • Trinity contains four theatres, the Samuel Beckett Theatre, the Players Theatre and two in the Lir Academy. These theatres host student productions as well as showcases the work of students taking drama. Students involved in the Players Society can participate in student productions, other productions are open to audience. For more information see:
  • If you have a passion for writing you can become involved in one of the many student led publications, from Trinity News to Icarus, Trinity’s literary journal and Ireland’s oldest Arts publication. Students are encouraged to contribute to our various publications, with Trinity students being regular winners at the National Student Media Awards. For more information see:
  • Trinity Ball, the largest private party in Europe, is hosted every April on campus. Top acts head line every year, with Bastille and Ellie Goulding, among others, performing in previous years. For a more relaxed evening, students can go to The Pavillion – affectionately known as ‘The Pav – found by the cricket pitch on campus. This Trinity institution regularly hosts student nights and live music.
  • There are 48 sports clubs in Trinity, all student led with active participation in sports ranging from rugby, soccer and volleyball to athletics, fencing, rifle shooting and triathlon. Sports Centre membership is covered by student registration. All registered students can avail of the swimming pool and gym free of charge. There is a small additional cost for classes, courses and facilities hire. For more information see:
  1. Explore Dublin, Ireland, and Europe!
  • Explore Dublin city from the gates of Trinity. The city is filled with ongoing cultural events, from art openings to live music, as well as bigger events such as St Patrick’s Day and this year, 1916 commemoration events. Dublin is an easy city to walk around, probably best explored on foot. A short walk can take you from Dublin Castle, the former seat of power, to Christchurch and medieval Dublin. The main public transport links, the DART, Luas, and Bus, also run regularly.
  • From Trinity, you have easy access to the greater Dublin area as well as the rest of the country. The DART can take you on a comfortable and easy journey from the South side to the North side of Dublin Bay in one afternoon. From Greystones to Clontarf there are many sites to visit. Beyond Dublin, you can take the train or bus to all parts of the countryside. This is relatively cheap, using your student card for more inexpensive fares.
  • Come to Dublin to study and use it as a gateway to visit the rest of Europe. Whether you ‘Sail ‘n’ Rail’ via Holyhead to the UK, or take any number of flights from Dublin Airport, you can travel throughout Europe relatively inexpensively. Trinity is ideally situated to do both. Located centrally, you can easily and inexpensively make your way to airport and ferry. Leaving on a Friday night, you can go forth and experience an entirely different culture – as well as some sun- and still be back in time for lectures on a Monday.

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