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Dublin, Ireland

Arts + Sciences (Trinity College Dublin)

Study Program

Dates

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15 weeks

Costs

Credit

15-18 semester hours

22.5-27 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Dates

TBD

Costs

Credit

15-18 semester hours

22.5-27 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

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Tentative Dates

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16 weeks

Costs

Credit

15-18 semester hours

22.5-27 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

Apply Now

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Dates

-

16 weeks

Costs

Credit

15-18 semester hours

22.5-27 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Apply Now

Request Information

Contact Us

Overview

Join the likes of Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, Mary Robinson, and other distinguished alums who studied at Ireland’s oldest and highest-ranked university, Trinity College Dublin. One of CIEE’s partner schools, Trinity College Dublin offers a wide range of courses for you to choose from across three colleges: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Engineering, Mathematics, and Science; and Health Sciences. You can opt to take a full course load at Trinity (five courses per semester) or combine Trinity courses with CIEE electives taught by adjunct lecturers at CIEE Dublin, located on Dublin City University’s All Hallows campus. All classes are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to make your understanding of Ireland complete – and unforgettable.

Unique Experiences

STUDY IN TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

the country’s oldest university, hosting more than 15,000 students

EXPERIENCE LIFE IN DUBLIN

by the banks of the River Liffey

EXPLORE ICONIC SITES

like Dublin Castle, Temple Bar, Henrietta Street, and Guinness brewery

3.7 K

ACRES OF PUBLIC GREEN SPACE

200 K

TREASURED BOOKS IN OLD LIBRARY’S LONG ROOM

800 AD

THE YEAR "THE BOOK OF KELLS" WAS MADE

Experience
  • ireland students on tour town galway
  • students with ireland flag

Your Destination

With a young, vibrant population of more than one million people, Dublin is a city on the move and an emerging high-tech European hub. Still, the charm and culture of old Dublin shine through, and the echoes of literary giants like Joyce, Shaw, Swift, Wilde, and Beckett remain. Since the late 1990s, a multicultural Dublin has emerged with immigration from around the world. Today, the city is a dynamic, lively multicultural space nestled between the jewel green landscape and the Irish Sea. 

CIEE Dublin is located on Dublin City University’s All Hallows Campus in the leafy suburb of Drumcondra, one mile North of the city center. 

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Dublin.

The Culture

study abroad lighthouse visit windy day

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Get to know Dublin with cultural activities such as guided walking tours, visits to museums, cathedrals, galleries, and historic sites. 
  • Visit world-class heritage sites on Trinity’s campus such as The Old Trinity Library and The Book of Kells. 
  • See more of Ireland with day trips that bring your coursework to life. Excursions could include visits to the Wicklow mountains of Glendalough, the medieval town of Kilkenny, or other parts of the island, such as Belfast in the North or Galway on the West Coast. 
  • Experience Irish culture with live music, theatre, and more. 
  • Create your 'Trinity Experience' by choosing from over 170+ clubs and societies, join the Students’ Union, participate in meetups and events throughout Trinity campus.
students abroad ireland paint wall

PROJECTS, VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Dublin works with a variety of charities and NGOs and will assist students who are interested in volunteer opportunities. In the past students have volunteered with organizations such as Age Action, Fighting Words, National Council for the Blind Ireland, Picturehouse Photography, and Dogs Aid Animal Sanctuary.

Program Blogs

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Housing
Academics

Academics

Students direct enroll in Trinity College Dublin and immerse themselves in the Irish academic system alongside Irish and international students. 

Trinity College is recognized for its academic excellence and as a top international center for research and a world leader in nanotechnology, information technology, immunology, mathematics, engineering, psychology, and more. Trinity’s world-famous campus sits in the heart of Ireland’s beautiful capital city, right at the meeting place of the retail and cultural districts, perfect for exploring Dublin’s many charms. Trinity hosts more than 17,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students across all major disciplines.

GPA

Students need to have a GPA of at least 3.1. Trinity College Dublin maintains the final decision on admission, looking carefully at academic performance within the area of study.

Language Requirements

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Requirements

Students must have the required GPA, be enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program, and be at least junior standing at the start of the program.

Program Credit

Total credit: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credits

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours 
  • Trinity College Dublin courses: typically 3-6 U.S. semester/4.5-9 quarter credits; 24-48 contact hours

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

The Irish educational system requires students to take greater responsibility for learning in a less-structured environment than in the U.S. Students are provided with a syllabus and a broad reading list. Students are required to show initiative regarding research and critical analysis. Courses are called ‘modules’ in Ireland and are academically challenging, dynamic, and involve daily reading and homework assignments.

Class Format

Students attend class with local and international students at Trinity College Dublin, and the format is similar to U.S. classes in terms of scheduling and registration. CIEE elective classes are taught by CIEE instructors and are for CIEE students only.

Grading

Trinity College Dublin professors give numerical grades which CIEE converts to U.S. letter grades. Assessment is based on overall performance, including essays, coursework, and final papers and examinations. In many classes, students are graded on class participation, in-class activities, homework assignments, quizzes, and oral presentations.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Courses

Course Information

Course Notes
Final registration occurs on-site.

Languages and Cultural Studies

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communication, Journalism, and Media

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Languages and Cultural Studies

Course
Language
Semester Credit

CIEE students can select from a list of over 900 courses (called ‘modules’ in Ireland) across 39 disciplines within all three Trinity College Dublin Faculties. The breadth of offerings is extensive. Note that students are accepted to between one and six schools at Trinity college and that it is from these schools that the majority of course choices must come. Some upper-level courses may have prerequisites and certain courses may have a limited number of spots available. For more information on courses, please click here. Certain university courses require prior knowledge of the subject matter. Students learn of the semester’s final courses in time for course registration, which occurs after arrival. The following are just a few examples of Trinity College Dublin courses offered in previous semesters. 

SAMPLE COURSE LIST

  • Microbiology & Immunology 
  • Introduction to Evolution, Biodiversity and the Environment 
  • Molecular Thermodynamics and Kinetics 
  • Artificial Intelligence I 
  • Stochastic Modules in Space and Time II 
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Engineers 
  • Microelectronic Circuits 
  • Thermodynamics 
  • GIS and Mapping Techniques 
  • Partial Differential Equations 
  • Atomic & Nuclear Physics 
  • Perspectives on Deafness 
  • Social Entrepreneurship 
  • Practical Documentary Filmmaking 
  • Gender and Sexuality in the Roman World 
  • Religion, Conflict and Peace in International Relations 
  • The Economics of Less Developed Countries 
  • Northern Irish Literature and the Troubles 
  • Making and Meaning in Irish Art II 
  • Advanced Psychology of Language

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Scholarships

Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

Dates & Fees

Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Fall 2024 15 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $27,950
Program Academic year 2024-2025 Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date * End Date TBD* Fees & Housing $54,500
Program Spring 2025 16 weeks Start Date * End Date * Fees & Housing $27,950
Program Spring 2024 16 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $27,950

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $21,206**

Housing = $6,250***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $27,950

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,425

International Airfare = $1,000††

Local Transportation = $400

Books & Supplies = $250

Personal expenses = $240†††

Other = $390††††

Total Costs = $3,705

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $750

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable fee

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

***Housing fees listed are for financial aid purposes only and should not be considered a basis for calculation of refunds.

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

††round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

††††Includes EUR300 for Residence Permit

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $41,256**

Housing = $12,750***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $54,500

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,945

International Airfare = $1,000††

Local Transportation = $800

Books & Supplies = $500

Personal expenses = $480†††

Other = $1,080††††

Expenses during break = $1,800

Total Costs = $8,605

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $750

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable fee

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

***Housing fees listed are for financial aid purposes only and should not be considered a basis for calculation of refunds.

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

††round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

††††Includes EUR300 for Residence Permit

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $20,956**

Housing = $6,500***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $27,950

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,520

International Airfare = $1,100††

Local Transportation = $400

Books & Supplies = $250

Personal expenses = $240†††

Other = $690††††

Total Costs = $4,200

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $750

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable fee

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

***Housing fees listed are for financial aid purposes only and should not be considered a basis for calculation of refunds.

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

††round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

††††Includes EUR300 for Residence Permit

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $21,206**

Housing = $6,250

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $27,950

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,520

International Airfare = $1,000††

Local Transportation = $400

Books & Supplies = $250

Personal expenses = $240†††

Other = $390††††

Total Costs = $3,800

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $750^

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

††round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

††††Includes EUR300 for Residence Permit

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

What's Included

Tuition

Housing

Pre-departure Advising

Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions

Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet

Orientation

Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city

On-site Staff

Full-time program leadership and support in your city

Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities

Excursions and/or Study Tours

Travel Protection

CIEE iNext travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support

Staff

Our Staff

Enda O’Connell

Center Director

Enda is responsible for overall management of CIEE Dublin. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Primary Education Teaching from Dublin City University and the equivalent of a Master’s degree in...

Marcus Gatto

Academic Director

Originally from Denver, Marcus has lived in Ireland for a decade. Before joining CIEE, he oversaw an undergraduate law program at a private college in Dublin and taught various law subjects.

Taylor Hebert

Student Life and Internship Coordinator

Taylor Hebert is originally from Washington state but has called Dublin home since 2017. She has a BA from Loyola University New Orleans and an MA from Humboldt University of...

Get Started Steps

Get Started

Here’s what you need to do to take the next steps:

1

Start an Application 
You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience!

2

Connect With Your Campus Study Abroad Office 
Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

3

Contact Us 
Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program.

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