Trinity College Dublin

Dublin
Ireland

Language of instruction

English

   Generally available as a second or third preference.

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s oldest university, is recognised internationally as the country’s leading university – ranked Ireland’s No 1 university and 88th worldwide – and continues to be at the cutting edge of research, technology and innovation. Graduates include Nobel Prize winners in literature, science and medicine, presidents and world leaders, award-winning actors and filmmakers, internationally renowned poets and playwrights, entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Dublin is a vibrant, multicultural, European capital and Trinity students take full advantage of everything the university and the city have to offer. The vibrant social scene around Dublin and on campus ensures that students enjoy a unique university experience.

Semester dates

UQ SemesterHost SemesterDates
Semester 1Hilary Term & Trinity TermJanuary–May
Semester 2Michaelmas TermSeptember–December

View Trinity's academic calendar.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester at Trinity is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Host university requirements

GPA

  • You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.4 to study at Trinity College Dublin.
  • Political Science students require a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.5 to study at Trinity College Dublin.
  • Economics and Philosophy students require a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.7 to study at Trinity College Dublin.
  • All students: You must not have failed a course in your current degree.

Study Options
Not applicable to this university (for UQ application purposes). You can choose courses from any of the faculties at Trinity which are open to exchange students, however, there are numerous course restrictions outlined below. 

Semester Restrictions

  • Full-year: Students wishing to attend Trinity for a full year exchange, must begin their exchange in the Michaelmas Term.
  • Semester 1: Students on exchange in UQ's Semester 1 are required to attend both Hilary Term (Teaching Term) and Trinity Term (Assessment Term).

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice.  

Find courses

Search the Trinity module directory (PHP, 42.4 KB).

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Art history
Biological sciences
Biomedical engineering
Biomedical science
Business administration
Chemistry and biochemistry
Civil engineering
Classical languages
Computer science
Drama
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Economics
Electrical engineering
Environmental engineering
Environmental studies
Film, TV and media
French
Geotechnical engineering
German
History and ancient history
Italian
Law
Linguistics
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Microbiology
Philosophy
Physics
Political science
Psychology
Public policy
Religion
Russian
Social work
Sociology
Spanish

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Accommodation

Trinity offers housing conveniently located right in Dublin’s city centre at modern, purpose-built student accommodation close to Trinity, and also some limited on-campus accommodation. Trinity provides information on their range of student accommodation facilities.

Cost of living

Capital cities are always more expensive than average, and Dublin is no exception. To help you get a sense of the cost of living in Dublin, Trinity has provided an estimated cost of living including the average prices of daily purchases.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in a Semester-based Exchange are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Students not entitled to free state healthcare in Ireland must have health insurance. Students applying for a student visa to Ireland will have to show evidence of private healthcare insurance before qualifying for the visa.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) for visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)