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

Trinity is available for single-semester exchange only.

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

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

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 5.5 to study at Trinity College Dublin.

You must have completed a minimum of 2 years of study before you commence your study at Trinity. Please apply to UQ Abroad in the third or later semester of your degree. 

Find courses

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. 

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

Study areas taught in English

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

Course restrictions

Alongside the minimum GPA requirement, you must not have failed a course in your current degree.

Courses at Trinity are extremely competitive. You must have flexibility in your UQ program and are recommended to have at least three electives.

The following programs have specific restrictions applicable to exchange students:

  • Engineering is only available in UQ's Semester 1, to include the Hilary teaching term and Trinity exam period.
  • English Literature students are unlikely to gain a full-time course load. Enrolment in one English Literature course is possible.
  • Political Science students are recommended to go on exchange to Trinity in their 3rd year as it may be difficult to enrol in 4th year political science courses.

Health Sciences are not available to exchange students.

Additional academic information

Trinity College Dublin has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 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

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 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 UQ Abroad 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

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.