Study Abroad at Trinity College, Dublin

  • Trinity College, Dublin is a world-renowned institution combining history, tradition and academic excellence.

  • It is located in the heart of Dublin, with the seclusion and tranquility of a campus environment.

  • This program is available for the semester or academic year.


Among Trinity’s hundreds of course offerings, we recommend selecting courses from a minimum of two departments and a maximum of four departments. Careful consideration of exactly what you would like to pursue is very important.

Study abroad students have the option to apply for Trinity’s Semester Start-Up Program (SSP) prior to the start of the fall semester. The SSP runs for three weeks and focuses on several areas of Irish Studies. This optional course will be worth 2.5 American credits (5 ECTS credits). Students are not allowed to attend the SSP without enrolling for the fall semester, as well. This optional pre-session course is competitive since limited spots are available. If interested, it's best to submit your application materials early.

The academic year at Trinity used to be divided into three terms of uneven length; however now Trinity’s academic year is split into two semesters: fall and spring. The fall semester (without adding the optional SSP pre-session) consists of 12 teaching weeks; the spring semester consists of 13 teaching weeks. The Arcadia University College of Global Studies program at Trinity is available to students for the semester or academic year.

CreditsContact a Past Participant

Courses may be selected among various departments. You will earn the following hours of credit.

  • Semester Start-Up Program (for fall semester only): 2.5 credits
  • Fall and spring semester: 15 credits
  • Academic year: 30 credits

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 3.3 or better on a 4.0 scale. 3.5 for English and history.

Trinity College requires students to have completed four semesters worth of university course work prior to studying abroad.

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester: April 20*
  • Spring Semester: October 1
  • Academic Year: April 20*

*Please note: All Fall semester and academic year students, applying to study within the English department at Trinity, must submit application materials to Arcadia by no later than March 15. Your application will not be considered by the Trinity English department if materials are received late.