Trinity College Dublin


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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 Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Hilary Term & Trinity Term January–May
Semester 2 Michaelmas Term September–December

* Students wishing to attend Trinity for a full year exchange, must begin their exchange in the Michaelmas Term.

** Students on exchange in UQ's Semester 1 are required to attend both Hilary Term (Teaching Term) and Trinity Term (Assessment Term).

View Trinity's academic calendar.

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Full-time study load

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

Minimum academic requirements

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.

Find courses

Search the Trinity course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

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. 

Study areas taught in English

Animal studies
Art history
Biological sciences
Biomedical engineering
Biomedical science
Business information systems
Chemistry and biochemistry
Civil and structural engineering
Classical languages
Computer engineering
Computer science
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Electrical engineering
English literature
Environmental studies
Film, TV and media
Geotechnical engineering
History and ancient history
Human resources
Information technology
Innovation and entrepreneurship
International business
International relations
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Political science
Public policy
Social work
Software engineering

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.


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.  


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program 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

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October 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 UQ Abroad 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, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.