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

April 1, 2022

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Sep 2 – Dec 15, 2022 (15 weeks)*
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.1 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

October 1, 2021

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: October 1, 2021
  • Dates: Jan 17 – May 8, 2022 (16 weeks)
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.1 Overall GPA


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Join the likes of Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, Mary Robinson, and other distinguished alumni who studied at Ireland’s oldest and highest-ranked university and CIEE’s partner school – Trinity College Dublin. Choose from a wide-range of courses across three colleges: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Engineering, Mathematics, and Science; and Health Sciences. Students 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 courses 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





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


  • Get to know Dublin with cultural activities such as guided walking tours, visits to museums, cathedrals, galleries, and historic sites.
  • 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 immersion into the farm life of rural Ireland.
  • 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 meet-ups and events throughout Trinity campus.

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.



Daily Life

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  • Housing

    Student Dorms: Students live in off-campus dorms with single rooms and private bathrooms in apartment style suites. Each suite consists of 4-5 bedrooms with a shared common area and kitchen. The dorms are run in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin and are 10 minutes from the city and college by bus or 25 minutes walking.

  • Meals

    Students are responsible for their own meals. Cook your own or take advantage of being 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

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    Trinity College

    Located in the heart of the city center.

  • B

    Christ Church Cathedral

    Visit this beautiful and historic landmark

  • C


    One of Dublin's many parks.


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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 post graduate students across all major disciplines.


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 Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

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.

Program 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.


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


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.


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Course Information

Course Notes
Final registration occurs on-site.


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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 upper level classes will have prerequisites, and some 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.


  • 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.


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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
  • 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 & Fees

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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.



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Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Spring 2022 16 weeks Oct 1, 2021 Jan 17, 2022 May 8, 2022
Fall 2022 15 weeks Apr 1, 2022 Sep 2, 2022* Dec 15, 2022*

*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.

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