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Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, has been a world-renowned institution since its establishment in 1592. Over 400 years later, Trinity remains a global leader in high-quality, internationally-recognised education and pioneering research. Trinity students have an almost limitless choice of academic options and are part of both a distinguished history and a bold future.

The Trinity International Foundation Programme is a pre-university programme designed to help you to reach your potential and invest in your future. Entry to Trinity’s undergraduate programmes is highly competitive and sought after. The International Foundation Programme provides a pathway for international students who are unable or not academically ready to directly enter undergraduate programmes in Trinity. Students who successfully complete the International Foundation Programme and reach the required grades gain entry to the first year of undergraduate degrees at Trinity.

Trinity By Numbers

Founded in 1592, Trinity is an historic university taking its place alongside Oxford, Cambridge and the other ancient universities

Ranked 1st in Ireland

Top World 100 university (QS World University Rankings)

Strategic relationships with some of the most prestigious universities in the world including Beijing University, Fudan University, Tsinghua University, The University of Hong Kong, Moscow State University, Brown University Notre Dame University and the University of Toronto.

Ranked highly for employability, with 94% of Trinity graduates employed or in further study 6 months after graduation

Located in the heart of Dublin, a bustling European capital city

Engages with over 400 industry partners, with research collaborations with 8 of the world’s largest ICT companies

Ranked 22nd in the World for International Outlook (Times Higher Education Rankings)

Top 1% worldwide in 18 academic disciplines

A global network of more than 95,000 alumni living in 130 countries

Marino Institute of Education

Marino Institute of Education (MIE) is a teaching, learning and research community committed to promoting inclusion and excellence in education. We have a long and proud involvement with education, specifically initial teacher education (ITE), dating back over 100 years. 

Our association with Trinity began in 1976, when the first intake of lay students registered for the Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.) course. In July 2011, this relationship was further strengthened with the formalisation of an agreement which places MIE under the joint trusteeship of the Congregation of Christian Brothers European Province and Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. 

In the last decade, the academic mission and scope of MIE’s activity has been re-envisioned to encompass a deeper understanding of education in and beyond the classroom, to incorporate the continuum of teacher education and the education of specialist education practitioners at early years, primary and further education levels. This is allied with a commitment to education studies encompassing non-traditional education settings and the wider education environment in a pluralist context.

Further information on the Trinity International Foundation Programme can be found in the brochures below: