IES-Dublin: Trinity College

Program Details

Program Location Dublin, Ireland
Sponsor IES
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 33008
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring 2024 01/14/24 to 05/05/24
Current Program Dates
Fall 2023 08/29/23 to 12/17/23
Page Links
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


IES-Dublin: Trinity College

Trinity College Dublin is the single college of the University of Dublin, founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592. A long distinguished university when it comes to academics and scholarship, its history is linked with that of Ireland in terms of politics, letters, and social change. Currently, Trinity holds the prestigious status as one of Ireland's oldest and finest higher education institutions. 

As a 400-year-old university, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has a long history of high academic quality and scholarship. It is Ireland’s oldest and one of its finest higher education institutions. TCD also houses The 7th Century Book of Kells, a masterful example of an illuminated manuscript, in its own climate controlled archive in the university’s old library and open to the public during the day.

In recent years, the college has increased its enrollment and diversity. The current student population represents 70 countries over six continents and totals more than 16,000 students.

TCD is located in the historic heart of Dublin, near St. Stephen’s Green. The campus covers about 40 acres of buildings and green space. Trinity College Dublin is about a 20-25 minute walk from the IES Abroad Dublin Center.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IES.


IES-Dublin: Trinity College

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least three semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts] [College of Health and Human Sciences]
Specifically from: HK, PSY, PUBH, & SLHS (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Trinity College Dublin offers a wide variety of challenging courses and appeals primarily to those students who are ready to adapt to an entirely new academic culture that requires significant independent work.

You take 15-19 credits per semester.

You have the opportunity to enroll in Visiting Student Modules in several faculties. The Trinity application requires you to apply to the faculties you want to take courses in while at Trinity. Please choose carefully which faculties you would like to apply to as you will only be allowed to enroll in courses in the faculties you are accepted to. Students are only allowed to take Visiting Student Modules. 

For information on available courses, please click here.

As a student studying at TCD through IES, you will receive additional support, registration assistance, and advising through IES, including their on-site staff in Dublin.


Due to COVID-19, excursions are subject to change.

Even though your adventure starts in Dublin, IES field trips take you beyond the city to discover the culture and traditions of your host country. You share a portion of the cost with IES Abroad. To see examples of field trip options, please click here.


IES will arrange your housing in a private student residence with your own bedroom and bathroom within a four or five-bedroom apartment. Live with other IES Abroad students and share a fully-equipped kitchen and living area. Mixed-gender and single-gender apartments are available. The private student residence is completely furnished and has WiFi along with other amenities. No meals are included.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Program fee includes:  tuition and on-site orientation. Some academic areas (areas outside of liberal arts) will require additional fees--please see the IES website for more details.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2023

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $20,488.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.10
Housing $5,232.00
Insurance $230.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students - $2,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,100.00
Local Transportation $320.00
Visa $315.00
Books and Supplies $200.00
Meals $3,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $1,800.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Deadline for fall semester and Academic Year Mar 1
Deadline for spring semester Sep 1

Returnees Information

IES-Dublin: Trinity College

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email