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Entry Requirements

BangladeshHigher Secondary Certificate (HSC) 70% and above including key subjects for foundation. 50% min. required for relevant subjects i.e. Maths and Sciences
BahrainTawjahiya average grade of 80% or above, including relevant subjects
BrazilCertificado de Ensino Médio with a GPA of 7.0 or better
ChileLicencia de Educación Media with a GPA of 5
ChinaSH2 (Gao Er): 85% average across the academic year (& the average must include key subjects) with a minimum of 5 academic subjects pass or above. SH3 (Gao San): 80% average across the academic year (& the average must include key subjects). Huikao results to be included in applications and this is also a requirement for applying for an Irish Study visa.
ColombiaTítulo de Bachiller Académico with an overall score of 70
GhanaSenior Secondary School Certificate Examination with five high passes at Grade C or above
Hong KongHKDSE - 5 subjects, with at least two at level 4 (not including Chinese) and remainder at level 3 or above
IndonesiaSecondary School Leaving Certificate with grades of 7 or above in all subjects
IranCompletion of the High School Diploma with a minimum of 14/20
JapanUpper Secondary School certificate (Kotogakko - Year 12/Senior 3) pass with an average of 4 (on a 5 point scale).
JordanTawjihiya - 80% overall average, including relevant subjects
KazakhstanSuccessful completion of Attestat/Certificate of Secondary Education with grade average of 4
KenyaKenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with grades C or better
KoreaHigh School Diploma with 70% overall average
LibyaSecondary Education Certificate - 80% overall average
MacauSuccessful completion of Form 5 with average grade 75%, or iGCSE / 'O' Levels with grade C or above in 5 relevant subjects including English.
MalaysiaSPM (Malaysia Certificate of Education) Grade B average in best five (5) relevant academic subjects including English and Mathematics.
MexicoBachillerato with an overall score of 8 or better
MorroccoDiplome de Baccalaureat with a minimum of 14/20
NepalHigher Secondary Certificate with First Division (60%+)
NigeriaSenior Secondary School Certificate Examination - 5 high passes (at Grade B3 or above) in relevant subjects
OmanThanawiya - 80% overall average, including relevant subjects.
Philippines85% pass in High School Diploma with a minimum of 75% in Math
RussiaAttestat/11th grade - Minimum GPA 4.0 (all good or excellent grades)
Saudi ArabiaTawjihiya - an overall passmark of 80% or above, including relevant subjects
SingaporeGCE O Levels C grade and above
TaiwanSenior High School Year 3 completion with 70% overall and with 70% minimum in math. Senior High School Year 2 with 80% overall and with 80% minimum in math
TajikistanCertificate of Completed Secondary Education with an average of 4.0 out of 5.0
ThailandMaw 6 completion with overall GPA 3.0 (70%), and with a 70% minimum in math. Maw 5 completion with overall GPA 3.5 (80%), and with a 80% minimum in math.
TurkeyLise Diplomasi with at least 4.0/5 or 70% overall
UAEThanawiya - 80% overall average, including relevant subjects
UkraineSuccessful completion of ATTESTAT/Certificate of Secondary Education with a GPA of 8.0 (on a 12 point scale) with a minimum of 8 in math.
VietnamYear 12 completion report with GPA 7.5 over
Year 11 with GPA 8.5 overall, and with 8.0 minimum for math.

Students with other qualifications may be eligble to enter the Trinity International Foundation Programme, please contact admissions@mie.ie for further information.

Additional Requirements

Students must have at least 70%, or equivalent, in Mathematics for final secondary qualification. Applicants joining Science, Engineering and Health Science Stream (Pathway B) may be required to demonstrate pre-requisite knowledge of relevant science subjects prior to entry into the International Foundation Programme.

The following undergraduate course pathways will have further specific subject requirements for entry: 
- Science (TR071) Pathway: Must have one or more Science Subjects for final secondary qualification.
- Pharmacy Pathway: Must have Chemistry for final secondary qualification.
- Theoretical Physics Pathway: Must have Physics for final secondary qualification.

English Language Requirement

IELTS: 5.0 overall (5.0 in writing with no element below 4.5)
TOEFL: 64 with 16 in writing

The following subjects require IELTS 6.0 with no subscore below 5.5. Or TOEFL 72 with 20 in writing:

  • Ancient History and Archaeology & Russian
  • Business & Russian/Polish
  • Business and Law
  • Classical Civilisation & History of Art and Architecture
  • Classical Civilisation & Italian
  • Classical Languages & History of Art and Architecture
  • Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
  • Dental Science
  • History of Art and Architecture & Italian
  • Italian & Russian
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Ancient History and Archaeology & History
  • Film Studies & History
  • History
  • History & History of Art and Architecture
  • History & Russian
  • History: Ancient and Medieval History and Culture