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Global Excellence undergraduate financial aid at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland, 2019

Trinity College Dublin is inviting applications for Global Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships. These are exclusively for non-EU students starting a full-time undergraduate course in 2019/20.

College offers a number of scholarship opportunities for prospective and current students interested in study or research at Ireland’s leading university to assist students of limited means and reward academic achievement.



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The mission of UCD is to advance knowledge, to pursue truth and to foster learning, in an atmosphere of discovery, creativity, and innovation, drawing out the best in each student and contributing to the social, cultural and economic life of Ireland in the wider world. Trinity is Ireland’s top-ranked university, and the only Irish university in the world top 100 universities.

Course Level: award is available for pursuing full-time undergraduate programme.

Study Subject: award is awarded for studying all the subjects (except Medicine, Dentistry, and Acting).

List of Subjects: Acting, Ancient and medieval history, and culture, Ancient history and archaeology (TSM), B.Sc. Degree in Information Systems, Bachelor in Business Studies, Bachelor in Business Studies, Biochemistry, Biomedical engineering, Business studies and French, Business studies and German, Business studies and Polish, Business studies and Russian, Business studies and Spanish, Business, economic and social studies (BESS) common entry degree programme leading to 10 degree options, Catholic Theological Studies (TSM), Catholic theological studies, Chemistry, Chemistry with molecular modeling, Civil, structural, and environmental engineering, Classical Languages (TSM), Classical civilisation (TSM), Classics, Clinical speech and language studies, Computer Science, Computer engineering, Computer science and business, Computer science and language, Deaf Studies, Dental hygiene (diploma), Dental nursing (diploma), Dental science, Dental technology (ordinary degree), Diploma in Acting and Theatre, Diploma in History of European Painting, Diploma in Information Systems, Drama and theatre studies, Drama studies (TSM), Early Irish (TSM), Early and Modern Irish, Earth sciences, Economics (TSM), Electronic and computer engineering (joint programme), Electronic engineering, Engineering, Engineering with Management, English literature (TSM), English studies, Environmental sciences, European studies, Film Studies (TSM), Foundation Studies – Mature Students, Foundation Studies – Young Adults, French (TSM), Functional Biology – the comparative physiology of organisms, Genetics, Geography, Geography (TSM), Geology, German (TSM), Greek (TSM), History, History (TSM), History and political science, History of art and architecture (TSM), Human genetics, Human health and disease, Human nutrition and dietetics, Immunology, Integrated Children’s and General Nursing, Integrated Children’s and General Nursing Mature, Italian (TSM), Jewish and Islamic civilisations (TSM), Latin (TSM), Law, Law and Business, Law and French, Law and German, Law and political science, Management science and information systems studies (MSISS), Mathematics, Mathematics (TSM), Mechanical and manufacturing engineering, Medicinal chemistry, Medicine, Microbiology, Midwifery, Midwifery MATURE, Modern Irish (TSM), Molecular medicine, Music, Music (TSM), Music education, Nanoscience, physics and chemistry of advanced materials, Neuroscience, Nursing – General Nursing, Nursing – General Nursing Adelaide, Nursing – General Nursing Adelaide MATURE, Nursing – General Nursing MATURE, Nursing – Intellectual Disability Nursing, Nursing – Intellectual Disability Nursing MATURE, Nursing – Mental Health Nursing, Nursing – Mental Health Nursing, Mature, Occupational therapy, Pharmacy, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Philosophy (TSM), Philosophy, political science, economics and sociology, Physics, Physics and astrophysics, Physiology, Physiotherapy, Plant sciences, Political science and geography, Professional Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy, Psychology, Psychology (TSM), Radiation therapy, Russian (TSM), Science (common entry programme), Social studies (social work), Sociology (TSM) Sociology and social policy, Spanish (TSM), Stage management and technical theatre, Theoretical physics, World religions and theology, World religions and theology (TSM) and Zoology.

Award: Scholarships valued at 3000 to 5000 euro each, applied as a reduction to the tuition fees of a full-time undergraduate programme for the first year of study only.

The award can be taken in Ireland

Eligibility: Applicants who have non-EU status and will pay tuition fees at the non-EU rate.

Nationality: Non-EU students can apply for this application .

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: To qualify for admission to a degree course at the University, the applicant must:

  • Meet the minimum entry requirements.
  • Satisfy course specific requirements (where applicable).
  • Where there is competition for places, have good enough examination results to be included among those to whom offers are made (see Leaving Certificate scoring system, Advanced GCE (A-Level) scoring system or Other examination systems).

English Language Requirement: Teaching in Irish Universities is normally through the medium of English; therefore all applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of competence in the English language. Applicants who have not passed English as a subject in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination must provide evidence of equivalent competence in the English language through their school leaving examination or matriculation examination or by achieving the minimum standard in a recognised English language test, as outlined below:
International English Language Testing System (IELTS): An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by Princeton University.
  • A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +.
  • In the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required.
  • A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (iBT).

undergraduate financial aid

Application process

There are multiple grants available in the following areas: Full-time undergraduate programmes (except Medicine, Dentistry and Acting) www.tcd.ie/courses/undergraduate/az/

Submit your application as follows:

  • Email your application to your Regional Officer. If you are unsure whom your Regional Officer is, please select your country of residence on this page and verify the name of your Regional Officer in the “Contact Details” Section.
  • Subject line: your name + Trinity application ID + Global Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship
  • application Documents (please ensure all documents include your name and Trinity Application ID):
    • Trinity Offer Letter (Applicants must have received a conditional or firm offer of a place in a Trinity undergraduate course).
    • A 200-word statement on “How I will contribute to our Trinity College Dublin community.” – submit in Microsoft word document or pdf format.
    • CV/Resume
  • You will receive an acknowledgment of receipt of scholarship request.
  • Your Regional Officer will inform you if you’ve been selected for a scholarship and will inform you for the process to formally accept the program.

How to Apply: Applicant must submit a scholarship request as follows: Email to [email protected]  Subject line: applicant’s name and “Global Excellence Scholarships”.

Students from China, India and the US, please apply for your country specific scholarship: China Undergraduate Scholarship (Claddagh)India undergraduate financial aidUSA undergraduate financial aid.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application must be received by March 29, 2019.

Scholarship Link