Ireland Dublin Trinity College Library

Students who choose to study abroad in Dublin with API at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) choose from a range of undergraduate classes open to Irish and international students.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Housing

Excursions (overnight, day, international)

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Housing

Housing

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

View all opportunities and amenities

Application Requirements

  • Minimum G.P.A. 3.3
  • Open to juniors & seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Program of study statement
  • Passport-sized photo
  • Entry requirements: Valid passport with supporting documentation

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Dublin programs. All excursions are subject to change.

  • The Wild Atlantic Way

    The Wild Atlantic Way is a world-famous coastal route that spans seven of Ireland’s counties, taking in some breathtaking scenery along the way. Stops may include the Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, the Cliffs of Moher, the Spanish Point, Doolin, the Ailwee Caves, the Burren, and more!

  • Dingle

    Dingle, a small fishing village, is renowned for its landscape and also for the warmth of its people. Beautiful mountainous and coastal countryside with castle ruins, ancient monuments, and archaeological sites are waiting to be discovered.

  • Ring of Kerry

    The Ring of Kerry is a tourist trail and part of the mystical & unspoilt region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. Its spectacular beauty is beyond question and it is a natural centre for outdoor pursuits that include golf, water sports, cycling, walking, running, riding and the very best fishing in freshwater rivers. Above all, the Ring of Kerry provides an amazing insight into the ancient heritage of Ireland and takes in some of the most spectacular landscapes of Ireland’s Southwest.

    There is a huge variety in the excursion including incredible scenery, historical and archaeological sites of national importance, Ceilí dancing, traditional music, Gaelic football, meeting local people, visiting a Gaelic speaking area and learning about local traditions & the way of life. Students get to experience life in Kerry and visit places most tourists never see. It’s always great fun or ‘great craic’ – an experience not to be missed!

  • Edinburgh

    Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city, with a skyline that is dominated by the impressive 12th century Edinburgh Castle, perched on an extinct volcano and occupied since the 9th-century BC (!). Edinburgh’s streets, whether in the medieval Old Town or the Georgian New Town, are steeped in history and are home also to the Scottish Parliament, The Palace of Holyrood House, the Royal Mile, the Royal Yacht Britannia and Arthur’s Seat. Edinburgh has a thriving cultural scene and you can also visit The Elephant House coffee shop where J.K. Rowling wrote the early Harry Potter books! Just outside Edinburgh is the enigmatic 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel, of Da Vinci Code fame, where practically every surface of the chapel is covered with stone carvings of figures and scenes and the atmosphere is one of deep mystery.

  • Bray to Greystones Coastal Hike

    The beautiful coastal walk to Greystones, begins from the pretty seaside town of Bray, taking about 2-3 hours, we navigate one of the most picturesque coastal hikes to the quaint village of Greystones, packed with yummy eateries to suit all tastes!

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-15 credits per semester

Students who choose to study abroad in Dublin with API at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) choose from a range of undergraduate classes open to Irish and international students.

SEMESTER START-UP PROGRAM

The Semester Start-Up Program (SSP) offers an ideal way to gain an introduction to Irish studies through a carefully guided introduction to Ireland’s history, archaeology, culture, and literature. This program allows students to acclimate to the Irish university system, better preparing them to be able to integrate with the local Irish students when regular fall classes begin. It is recommended that students apply early if they are interested in the SSP program. More information is provided on the Course Offerings page.

TRANSCRIPTS

Students receive an official transcript from Trinity College Dublin upon successful completion of their program.

Staff & Coordinators

  • Mariana

    Mariana Delmonte-Gladstone

    Mariana Delmonte-Gladstone will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - mariana.delmonte-gladstone@apiabroad.com

  • Madden Nikki

    Nikki Madden

    Nikki Madden will be your Resident Director and a resource for you while you are in Ireland!

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    Alice Bolger

    Alice will be your Student Services and Internship Coordinator on-site and will assist you in achieving your educational and professional goals abroad.

COURSE OFFERINGS

Courses are arranged in the seminar and lecture style. Most courses at TCD are equivalent to 2.5 U.S. semester credits. Students take 5-6 courses and receive 12-15 credit hours per semester.

Not all courses are offered every semester or every year. The course selection may vary, and no course is guaranteed. Some courses may have prerequisites, and some courses may require minimal additional fees for labs, equipment, etc.

On the course form (available in the student’s @api account) students must list the specific subjects in which they are interested in (i.e. music, history, classics, etc.). Students should list at least two, but no more than four subjects. Students will also be asked upon application to list the specific courses they would like to take, as this will give the schools/departments at Trinity an indication of each applicant’s particular areas of interest. Please note that acceptance of one’s application does not necessarily entail acceptance into any particular course.

Registration takes place upon arrival; however, we recommend that after consulting the course listings, students have 10 courses approved by their home university prior to departure, in order to allow for scheduling conflicts and the possible unavailability of certain classes. There is a 2-week add/drop period at the beginning of the semester at TCD.

Course times, course descriptions and the semester a course is offered are subject to change and no course is guaranteed.

Students who are interested in taking courses in the fields of engineering, math, and science will be subject to an additional fee.

SEMESTER START-UP PROGRAM

The innovative Semester Start-Up Program (or SSP) at Trinity College provides international students with an ideal introduction to a full semester’s (or a full year’s) study at Ireland’s leading university. The fall/academic year SSP, which runs for three weeks in August, covers the first one-sixth (5 ECTS or 2.5 U.S. semester credits) of a student’s semester commitment at Trinity, with the remainder being covered by the other undergraduate courses that students choose to take during October-December. The three week SSP is unique in Ireland, combining an interdisciplinary approach to undergraduate study with the highest academic and educational standards.

SEMESTER START UP MODULE DESCRIPTION

The module, “Understanding Ireland”, comprises three compulsory strands, which must all be completed by students in order to gain credit. The three strands are (i) Irish history, (ii) archaeology, art and architecture and (iii) literature in a historical context. Each strand is taught by lecture and small-group tutorial and the main focus throughout is upon a detailed assessment of key events, personalities, debates, influences, and texts. Students receive guidance on relevant readings and sources in order to gain a broader overview of the relevant period and topic. Online packs with source material and readings are also provided. The lectures and tutorials take place in the mornings while afternoons are dedicated to field trips that complement the different strands. In recent years destinations outside TCD have included the Abbey Theatre and Croke Park (home of the GAA) in Dublin, in addition to day trips to the Boyne Valley and Kilkenny City. The module is run under the auspices of the School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin. On completion of the module students should be able to: demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Ireland in a historical, cultural and political context; present both oral and written analysis of aspects of Irish history, culture and society; engage in discussion of seminal events, personalities, debates, influences and texts relating to Ireland; and record and present information in a systematic manner.

COURSE LISTINGS

Please pay attention to prerequisites and restrictions. Contact the API office if you have any questions about available courses.

CREDIT INFORMATION

Trinity College Dublin awards credit based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Semester courses at the university are usually awarded 5 or 10 ECTS credits. Universities in the U.S. typically award .5 credit hour for every 1 ECTS credit. For example, a course worth 5 ECTS would transfer to the U.S. as 2.5 semester credit hours. It is very important that students planning on studying at TCD discuss the transfer of credits with an advisor at their home university – some universities have different standards for transferring ECTS credits. Based on the ECTS credits awarded per course, students usually take 5-6 classes in order to receive 12-15 credit hours per semester. Students are responsible for ensuring that they are enrolled in the required amount of semester credits to meet the requirements of the home university. In all faculties, entrance to specific courses is subject to the approval of TCD and the completion of certain prerequisites. Courses offered on a year-long basis can only be taken by students visiting for the full academic year.

Trinity College Dublin Courses

Please visit the university site for more detailed individual class descriptions.

Trinity College Dublin Class Catalog

Trinity College Dublin Courses

Please visit the university site for more detailed individual class descriptions.

Trinity College Dublin Class Catalog

Trinity College Dublin Courses

Please visit the university site for more detailed individual class descriptions.

Trinity College Dublin Class Catalog

Trinity College Dublin Courses

Please visit the university site for more detailed individual class descriptions.

Trinity College Dublin Class Catalog

Trinity College Dublin Courses

Please visit the university site for more detailed individual class descriptions.

Trinity College Dublin Class Catalog

Highlights
  • Courses in English with Irish and other international students
  • Special Early start programs for fall and year study abroad students
  • Ireland’s oldest and most prestigious university
  • A truly international university, with students from over 90 countries
  • State-of-the-art facilities and international center for research
  • Outstanding sports complex and a wide range of social clubs
  • Stunning campus in the heart of Dublin
  • International excursion
  • Special scholarship opportunities – visit the API Scholarships page for more information!

Trinity students are housed in Griffith College of Residence (GHR), a 7-acre setting close to the city center. The purpose-built self-catering, all-inclusive apartments offer shared bedrooms with fully-equipped kitchenettes and are excellently located in a newly, regenerated, trendy student area. It’s also a safe area, coupled with 24-hour campus security, patrols throughout the day, and a biometric lock system which only residents can access (no guests allowed after 10:30 pm).

The accommodation is a 30-minute walk from Trinity College while being perfectly connected by bus links to the university, city center, Dublin airport, and the main shopping areas. The campus itself offers the following facilities at your door; laundry, fitness room, library access, bike storage, and restaurant/café. Non-Griffith students are encouraged to take part in the Griffith Students’ Union clubs and societies calendar of events.

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**These prices reflect tuition for courses in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Students who are interested in taking courses in the fields of engineering, math, and science will be subject to an additional fee of $3,500 per semester; $7,000 per year.

Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Jan 11, 2020 - May 3, 2020 $23,280 Sep 15, 2019 Oct 15, 2019
Spring Jan 10, 2019 - May 5, 2019 $22,780 Sep 15, 2018 Oct 15, 2018
Fall Early Start Aug 16, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 $26,280 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019
Academic Year Early Start Aug 16, 2019 - May 3, 2020 $47,980 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019
Fall Aug 31, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 $22,780 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019
Academic Year Aug 31, 2019 - May 3, 2020 $44,580 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019