Trinity College Dublin accommodation
Looking for a place to call home during your studies in the vibrant Dublin? Student.com offers student accommodation near Trinity College Dublin at affordable prices that are perfectly located so you can discover all that Dublin has to offer.
Choose from three different types of rooms that come equipped with modern amenities such as high-speed Wi-Fi and in-house gyms.
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Where is Trinity College Dublin located?
Trinity College Dublin’s iconic campus sits in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, which is very advantageous for its students. You can live in the Dublin city centre and be within walking distance of your campus.
Another advantage of studying at Trinity College is employability. Consistently ranked 1st in Ireland for employer reputation in QS’ Graduate Employability Rankings, Trinity College Dublin’s location makes finding a job a bit easier when you are finished with your studies.
The ‘Silicon Docks,’ Dublin’s Innovation District, is within walking distance. The International Financial Services Centre, as well as many other businesses and organisations across a range of sectors have their Irish headquarters close to the university.
TCD’s central location also places its students ‘in the thick of things.’ Most of what the city has to offer is easily accessible to Trinity students.
With national bus routes a few minutes’ walk away and Dublin’s two main train stations in close proximity, the university is highly accessible for all forms of public transport. On top of that, Trinity has its own tram station (LUAS) plus there is a DART (Dublin’s suburban rail system) station opposite the campus.
The rest of Ireland and the world are also just eight miles away with the Dublin airport directly accessible via bus or taxi.
Over the centuries, the vibrant capital city has grown around the university. Its prime city-centre location offers students opportunities to create memorable experiences through an array of cultural and social attractions.
A vast array of restaurants, cafés, delis, and coffee shops, most of which offer student deals and discounts, cater to every taste and budget. A wealth of museums, theatres, galleries, and historic tourist sites are also right on the university’s doorstep.
Studying at Trinity College Dublin
The pursuit of excellence through research, scholarship, and teaching is at the heart of Ireland’s leading university.
Steeped in history, Trinity College Dublin has a strong reputation for excellence in education, research, and innovation.
Ranked 1st in Ireland, and just outside the top 100 (101st) worldwide in the QS 2022 World University Rankings, Trinity College offers a rigorous academic programme to its over 15,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.
A wide range of course options
Trinity College’s world-class education provides a range of studying opportunities in over 600 undergraduate courses as well as postgraduate taught and research options across its 24 academic schools.
It offers courses across the major disciplines, including the arts and humanities, business, law, engineering, science, maths, and health sciences across its faculties.
Taught by world-leading professors who are experts in their field, Trinity College ranked in the top 100 in 18 subjects for the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
The first and only Irish university to join the prestigious ranks of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), Europe’s leading network of research-intensive universities, Trinity College is recognised as a top international centre for research.
It is home to five leading flagship research institutes:
- Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI)
- Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN)
- Trinity Translational Medical Institute (TTMI)
- Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute (TLRH)
- Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN)
With research that continues to address issues of global societal and economic importance, Trinity has developed over 18 broad-based multidisciplinary research themes that cut across disciplines and facilitate world-leading work.
Its research impact is amplified by collaborations within the university and with counterparts around the world.
The university’s research unit attracts €70 million annually in external funding.
An international university
At Trinity College Dublin, you will experience a diverse, interdisciplinary, and inclusive environment.
With over 5,000 international students from over 100 countries enrolled, it was ranked as the 8th most international university in the world in the 2021 Times Higher Education Rankings.
Home to a community of scholars at the cutting edge of research and teaching, Trinity’s bustling 47-acre campus combines historic traditions with modern facilities and green playing fields.
The campus’s historic buildings and cobblestoned walkways are juxtaposed with its state-of-the-art facilities and world-renowned centres of excellence where cutting-edge research takes place.
The list of noteworthy facilities includes Ireland’s largest library (Trinity College Library), one of the world’s great research libraries with over six million printed volumes.
Trinity College student life
Trinity College Dublin believes that a great education involves more than classroom learning. Therefore, it has cultivated a campus culture that encourages its students to be diverse doers and explore their interests.
Trinity offers a rigorous academic programme with an array of social and developmental opportunities.
Run for students by students, the university’s Students’ Union (TCDSU) offers a variety of services including general support, two shops, a multi-award-winning newspaper, confidential advice, and some of the best student entertainment in Dublin.
TCDSU attracts dynamic members from all over the university through over 100 societies. From the arts, culture, politics, and debating to gaming, advocacy and music, you’re bound to find something that interests you.
With over 50 sports clubs in a variety of disciplines, you will have plenty of opportunities to get fit, stay active, and meet people outside the classroom, whether you’re a fitness freak, a casual sports fan, or an elite athlete.
An average of 6,000 students join one or more sports clubs at Trinity each year.
TCDSU also ensures that students have the essentials they need on campus. Trinity has two shops that stock school as well as personal living essentials, and offer a wide range of sandwiches, drinks, and snacks. These shops also accommodate phone and student travel card top-ups, as well as bill payments.
As a Trinity student you’ll receive academic and personal support throughout your uni years there whether you need a shoulder to cry on, someone to fight for your rights, or to look after your needs.
Support services include the Graduate Students’ Union, a Careers Service to support postgraduates in seeking employment, and Alumni Career Network for post-graduation support.
History of Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin was founded in 1592 when a small group of Dublin citizens obtained a charter by way of letters patent from Queen Elizabeth I incorporating the institution at the former site of All Hallows monastery provided by the Corporation of Dublin.
The next 50 years saw the growth of the institution through an increase in endowments, the acquisition of considerable landed estates and the books which formed the foundation of the great library, the founding of new fellowships, the devising of a new curriculum, and the framing of statutes.
During this time, Trinity College was seen as the University of the Protestant Ascendancy. Parliament made generous grants for the continued development of the institution. The first building was the Old Library, which began in 1712, followed by the Printing House and the Dining Hall.
Parliament Square slowly emerged during the second half of the century.
The Botany Bay square was completed in the early 19th century. In 1842, the Engineering School, one of the first of its kind in Ireland and Britain, was established.
The period was also marked by important developments in the professional schools such as the Law School, which was reorganized after the middle of the century, and the establishment of the Medical School on a firm basis by legislation in 1800.
Right at the beginning of the 20th century, women were admitted to Trinity College as full members for the first time. From 1904 to 1907 women from Oxford and Cambridge, known as ‘steamboat ladies’ came to Trinity to receive their ad eundem degree.
In 1925, the School of Commerce was established, nine years prior to the School of Social Studies. The first female professor was appointed in 1934 as well.
The School of Business and Social Studies was formed in 1962 after the merging of the School of Commerce and the School of Social Studies.
In 1969 several of Trinity’s schools and departments were grouped into faculties: Arts (Humanities and Letters); Business, Economic and Social Studies; Engineering and Systems Sciences; Health Sciences and Science.
In 1970, the Catholic Church lifted its ban, which was instituted in 1944, on Catholics attending the college without special dispensation, punctuating it with the appointment of a Catholic chaplain.
The School of Pharmacy was established in 1977. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine was then transferred to University College Dublin in exchange for its Dental School.
Fourteen years later, Thomas Noel Mitchell became the first Roman Catholic elected Provost of Trinity College.
Named in honour of William Rowan Hamilton, The Hamilton Mathematics Institute in Trinity College was launched in 2005.
Linda Doyle became the first woman provost in 2021.
Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near Trinity College Dublin
How can I book private accommodation near Trinity College on Student.com?
Booking student accommodation on Student.com is a simple process.
Use our search filters to find an ideal property, then go to the property page by clicking ‘View rooms’. On the property page, choose the room type you want and click ‘Book Now’ or ‘Enquire’. One of our booking consultants will be in touch with you to guide you through the next steps and answer any questions you may still have.
Why should I book a private room instead of Trinity College halls?
Booking private accommodation comes with many advantages. You can choose to live in any area of Dublin you want, and you’ll also get to choose your preferred room type, whether you want to save money by sharing with flatmates or want to go for a completely private studio apartment.
Many modern PBSAs (purpose-built student accommodations) also offer their inhabitants great amenities, like in-house gyms, cinema and games rooms and quiet study spaces.
What are the different room types you offer near Trinity College Dublin?
The three room types we offer in Dublin are:
Shared Room - share a bedroom with a roommate. You’ll also share your bathroom and kitchen with others.
Private Room - get a bedroom just for yourself. The bathroom might be either private or shared depending on the property. Other facilities are shared with other students.
Entire Place - get a fully self-contained studio flat all to yourself. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette without having to share anything with anyone.
Are bills included in the rent?
Bills are included in many of the properties we list, but not all of them. You can check the property page of the property you’re interested in to see if the bills are included in the rent or not.
Are the apartments fully furnished?
About half of the apartments we list in Dublin are rented fully furnished. You can use the filters to only see furnished apartments if you’d prefer to rent a furnished place. You can also check the property page of a property you like the look of to see if that one is rented fully furnished or not.