Dublin, Ireland

Arts + Sciences (Trinity College Dublin)

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Information for term Arts + Sciences (Trinity College Dublin)

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

May 1, 2019

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Sep 2 – Dec 21, 2019 (16 weeks)*
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.3 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 1, 2019

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.3 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2019

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.3 Overall GPA


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Write your next chapter in Dublin, where literary traditions include legends like Joyce, Swift, and Yeats. Whether your studies pull you toward STEM, business, law, or Irish studies you’ll have plenty of choices with Dublin’s oldest university. Beyond academics, you’ll find thousands of years of culture and heritage around every corner of this high-spirited city.

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





Location & Culture

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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.

The Culture


  • Explore the medieval city with a tour of the old walls, St. Audoen’s Church, and Christ Church Cathedral
  • Take day trips to Belfast and Northern Ireland where you can explore relationships between different identities and cultures crossing the border into the UK
  • Visit Kilkenny and its Castle, built in 1195, and one of the few furnished castles in Ireland
  • Take an overnight trip to the western seaboard of Ireland and discover the history of the famine and how it shaped modern Ireland
  • Experience local culture with live music, theater, museum visits, and more

Projects, Volunteer Opportunities, or Internships

  • CIEE Dublin works with a variety of charities and NGOs and will assist students who are interested in volunteer opportunities. 

Daily Life

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  • Housing

    Student Dorms:  Students share dorms off-campus in the heart of the city. The dorms are run in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin and each has 4-5 rooms with a common area and kitchen. Students have a private room with an individual bathroom. The dorms are 10 minutes from the city and college by bus, or 25 minutes walking.

  • Meals

    Students are responsible for their own meals. Trinity College is in the heart of the city with a large variety of places to eat both on and off campus.

Dublin, Ireland

Where You'll Study

  • A

    Trinity College

    Located in the heart of Dublin

  • B

    Christ Church Cathedral

    Visit this beautiful and historic landmark

  • C

    CIEE Dublin

    See and experience all that Dublin has to offer

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What you need to know

The program details

Students enroll in  five classes, selected from CIEE elective courses and courses offered at Trinity College Dublin, where they will study alongside Irish and international students within the Irish academic system. Trinity is Ireland’s oldest and highest ranked university and offers a variety of internationally-recognized colleges and classes.


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  • Class Format

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

  • Grading

    Trinity College 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.

  • 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.


  • Overall GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 3.3

  • Program Requirements

    Students must have the required GPA and be of at least junior standing.

  • Program Credit

    Total credit: 15-18 semester/22.5-27 quarter hours per semester


Students can choose from two CIEE courses and a range of direct enrollment courses at Trinity College Dublin. Students will take a U.S. semester load equivalent to 15-18 U.S. credits while studying at Trinity College Dublin. To meet the full U.S. semester credit load requirement, students may opt to take exclusively host institution courses or combine host university courses with CIEE courses.

  • Total credit per semester: 15-18 semester/22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Contact hours for CIEE courses: 45; credit – 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours per course

Trinity College course credits are converted to U.S. credit equivalents as follows:

5 ECTS Credits = 3 U.S. Semester / 4.5 Quarter Credits
10 ECTS Credits = 6 U.S. Semester / 9 Quarter Credits

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.

Fall 2019

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  • SOCI 3001 IREL: History and Culture of Modern Ireland
  • COMM 3301 IREL: Intercultural Communication and Leadership

Trinity College Dublin Sample Course List

  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • European Studies
  • Gender and Women’s Studies
  • History and Political Science
  • Mental Health
  • Modern Irish History
  • Public History and Cultural Heritage
  • Race, Ethnicity and Conflict
  • Botany: Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Zoology: Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
  • Human Health and Disease
  • Music Education


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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in 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
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & 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.


  • Full registration and classes at Trinity College Dublin
  • Accommodations for the duration of the program
  • An overnight excursion, day trips, and city site-visits

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, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

No Hidden Fees


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Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Fall 2019 16 weeks May 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2019* Dec 21, 2019*
Spring 2020 16 weeks Nov 1, 2019 TBD* TBD*
Academic year 2019-2020 16 weeks May 1, 2019 Sep 2, 2019* TBD*

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

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