Ireland Dublin Trinity College Library

We invite you to study abroad with API in Ireland at the prestigious Trinity College Dublin. Located in central Dublin, Trinity College is Ireland's oldest and top ranked university and offers a broad array of courses across a wide spectrum of popular majors.

Enroll in classes alongside students from across the world at this iconic institution, earn valuable academic credit, experience the warm hospitality of the Irish people, and explore this charming European capital city!

What's Included?


Pre Departure Services


APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking


On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation




Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation


Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum G.P.A. 3.1
  • 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
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Jan 13, 2024 - May 6, 2024 $27,500 Oct 1, 2023 No Extension Nov 10, 2023

**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.

API students participate in excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Dublin programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • The Wild Atlantic Way

    Join this overnight trip out West to see the world famous Cliffs of Moher. Formed 300 million years ago and towering to a height of over 200 meters, their scale and rugged beauty can truly be seen from the water. Experience traditional Irish culture as we spend the night on the Aran Islands. The next day we head to Galway City, a look into Ireland’s more traditional Gaelic culture, in the setting of a friendly, bohemian city, with a small town feel. Situated alongside a popular seaside destination, you can visit beautiful beaches and walk the long winding promenade. Galway is not called the ‘Capital of Culture’ for nothing.

  • Ring of Kerry

    Two night trip to the stunning kingdom of Kerry. Stay in Killarney, a town famously known for its beautiful national park right on your doorstep. The Ring of Kerry is a tourist trail and part of the mystical & unspoiled region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. 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. You will experience life in Kerry and the old way of living in Ireland. We will visit some of the Hotspots, including Muckross House, Molls Gap, Kenmare Town, sheepdog trials and much more.

  • Causey Farm

    Causey farm is an action packed, hands-on excursion on a busy working farm. Come and gather the sheep, feed the pigs and cut the turf… They will teach you how to Irish dance and have a session on the bodhráns. Everyone can make their own soda bread or cut a few sods of turf for the fire. Bog jumping is a Causey favorite, everyone just loves the feel of the bog between the toes and creates some of the best memories ever.

  • Glendalough

    Wicklow has been named “The Garden of Ireland” and with it’s beautiful fauna & flora, and it’s breath-taking scenery, you will see why. Our journey will bring us through locations where famous movies such as Braveheart and PS I Love You were filmed. This trip includes a hike in the world famous heritage site of Glendalough (Glen of two lakes) where we will see the dramatic and the breathtaking ancient glacial valleys of the Wicklow Mountains and a visit to the 6th century Monastic ruins there which hold great importance to Irish History.

  • Bray to Greystones Coastal Hike

    This linear walk takes you from Bray to Greystones along the stunning coastal path. Greystones has plenty to offer the hungry walker after beautiful views and a range of marine wildlife. From Bray start, there is a path leading to the top of Bray Head offering stunning views of the Irish Sea, The Wicklow Mountains and Bray.

    This is a very enjoyable walk in a spectacular coastal setting linking Bray and Greystones. Views both up and down the coast are breath-taking.

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.


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.


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

  • Kelly Kennedy

    Kelly Kennedy

    Kelly Kennedy will be your Program Coordinator and will help prepare you for your API program!


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    Rachael O'Malley

    Rachael will be your on-site Resident Director and will be a resource for you while you are in Dublin!

  • Emilie Noble

    Emilie Noble

    Emilie Noble will be your Regional Director on-site and will assist you in achieving your educational and professional goals abroad.

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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.

On the course form 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.

Please note: Not all courses are offered every semester. 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.

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


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.


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.


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


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.

Courses at Trinity College Dublin

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at Trinity College Dublin

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at Trinity College Dublin

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at Trinity College Dublin

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at Trinity College Dublin

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

  • 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
  • Special scholarship opportunities – visit the API Scholarships page for more information!

Trinity College offers a new student housing residence conveniently located in Dublin's City Centre It's just a 20-minute walk and a 10 minute bus ride from campus! Students are housed in a single room ensuite of a co-ed apartment with 6-8 bedrooms. Each apartment comes with a spacious kitchen and dining area with cozy sofas and a bright living room, staffed with security and reception services 24/7. Social spaces throughout the complex are complete with study rooms, a community room, an on-site gym, roof terrace, an outdoor courtyard and a private cinema room.

The campus itself offers the following facilities at your door; laundry, fitness room, library access, bike storage, and restaurant/café.

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