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Trinity College of Dublin

Trinity College Dublin has an energetic international student community with understudies from more than 120 nations represented on campus.. Numerous students join societies, similar to the International Student Society, the Indian Society, the Chinese Society and numerous others to meet students from their own particular cultures and additionally finding out about different cultures. Moreover, Trinity College Dublin has joins with a large portion of the world’s most very much regarded colleges. We take an interest in student and faculty exchanges, and additionally endless research collaborations efforts with international institutions of higher learning. We urge you to investigate our Global Relations site to take in more about Trinity’s connections in your home region.

Admission Requirements

Grade XII Examination
Also called:

  1. Higher Secondary Examination (HSC)
  2. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE)
  3. Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) – Indian School Certificate Examination (ISC)

Minimum Matriculation:

  1. Overall average of 80% – 85% in six subjects on Grade XII or if student did not take 6 subjects in Grade XII, in five subjects on Grade XII and one (different) subject on Grade X.
  2. A language other than English, and Mathematics must be taken as a subject up to Grade X.

Subject requirements:

Where there is a specific subject requirement for a specific programme, a minimum grade of 75% in that subject at Grade XII is required.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

  1. TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language)
    Paper based 570 with a TWE (test of written English) score of 4.5
  2. Internet based 90 with a written score of 21
  3. Cambridge Proficiency: Grade C
  4. Cambridge Advanced: Grade A
  5. IELTS Academic Version: overall score of 6.5 with no individual band below 6
  6. Pearson Test of English, Academic (PTE Academic): a minimum score of 63 (with no section score below 59) Scores valid for two years for all of the above. More details on English proficiency requirements can be found here.
Award:  B.Sc. (Pharm.)
Course Type Undergraduate
Duration: 4 Year(s) Full Time
Min Entry Points for 2014 560* points
Restricted Entry
Course Highlights Note: In order to qualify to register as a pharmacist with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland students must also complete a fifth year, culminating in a M.Pharm. degree. There will be a postgraduate fee associated with the fifth year on the postgraduate register in Trinity, payable by the student. The M. Pharm. degree carries with it an entitlement to apply for registration as a pharmacist.
English Requirement 1.IELTS: (Academic version) 6.5 (no individual band below 6) TOEFL

  • Paper based 570 (with a TWE score of 4.5).
  • Computer-based 233 (with a score of 4.5 in essay).
  • Internet based 90 (with a written score of 21).
Fees 16,043 euros

University College Cork (UCC)

University College Cork (UCC) was founded in 1845 and is one of the oldest universities in Ireland. It combines a rich tradition of teaching, research and scholarship. Its degrees, conferred by the National University of Ireland, are internationally recognised. UCC is Ireland’s leading research university.

The University has four colleges – Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences: Business and Law; Science, Engineering and Food Science; and Medicine and Health. There are over 17,000 students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies. UCC attracts a large number of international students with more than 2,400 students from 98 countries and all five continents currently registered.

At undergraduate level the University offers a large variety of degree programmes and there is a full range of postgraduate degrees (both taught and by research) at the level of Master and Doctor in all departments.

The campus is situated along a riverside garden setting, radiating a warm, personal charm, which greatly enhances the learning environment.

Award:  B.Pharmacy
Course Type Undergraduate
Duration: 4 Year(s) Full Time
  • School Leaving Examination Certificate Or High School Transcript. Include forecast results if final results are not available.
  • Third Level Academic Transcript and Proof of Final Degree (if applicable)

SAT 1 or ACT Scores (Required from US applicants

English Requirement 1.IELTS: (Academic version) 6.5 (no individual band below 6) TOEFL:

  • Paper based 570 (with a TWE score of 4.5).
  • Computer-based 233 (with a score of 4.5 in essay).
  • Internet based 90 (with a written score of 21).
Fees 15000 euros

Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

The School is a piece of the noteworthy and all inclusive perceived Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, which depends on St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin at the heart of our capital city. The School is at present in an energizing period of development, with another coordinated 5-year Master of Pharmacy system which initiated in September 2015 and expanding student numbers. The integrated MPharm actualizes the most creative and dynamic instructing, in conjunction with clinical experience and dynamic research opportunities. Keeping in mind the end goal to backing this vision we have over late years set up associations with a scope of clinical and educational partners. The MPharm programme is certify to date by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) and is perceived by the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia (PBM).

Award:  M.Pharmacy
Course Type BSc after 4 years with the option of an additional 1 year to graduate with MPharm
Duration: 4/5 years
  • Applicants must have completed the Science stream at standard XII and hold a bone-fide certificate of completion issued by the CBSE or ISCE.
    Candidates must achieve an average of 85% or above to be considered for the programme.


English Requirement
  • IELTS: Academic stream – Average score of 6.5 with no individual section lower than 6.0
  • TOEFL: A minimum score of 550 (213 for computer based tests or 79 for internet based)


Fees Undergraduate Pharmacy is €25,000.

National Pharmacy Internship Programme(NPIP)

The NPIP programme is a one-year structured workplace-based learning programme. Pharmacy interns are supported through a one-to-one relationship with their tutor pharmacist, and a series of online modules. In addition, they participate in a week long programme at RCSI where they are supported in developing skills essential to being a successful pharmacist, such as communication and counselling skills.

The primary aim of the NPIP is to ensure that graduates have are appropriately qualified to practice as a pharmacist and to ensure optimum standards of care for patients.

Upon completion of the NPIP programme interns are required to undertake the Professional Registration Exam (PRE) in RCSI. Success in the PRE entitles you to apply for registration with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland as a pharmacist, and also provides the award of a Masters in Pharmacy (MPharm).

Both the NPIP programme and the PRE are operated by RCSI on behalf of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland.

NPIP Programme Structure

The workplace-based practice placement consists of 12 months of supervised practice either taken as:

  • one 12-month block in either a hospital or community practice environment (clinical)
  • two 6-month blocks, with a minimum of 6 months spent in a clinical establishment. The second 6 months can be spent in a variety of settings such as the pharmaceutical industry, academic setting, or regulatory environment.

This practice-based learning enables the interns to apply their knowledge and develop professional skills in a supportive, supervised environment. The educational programme delivered alongside this practice placement is designed to support learning in the training establishment and includes an orientation module to help pharmacy interns adjust to their new environment. Learning involves a case-based approach which reflects how information would be accessed, presented and used in reality.

Content can be accessed via a range of mobile devices in our virtual learning environment.


Undergraduate Scholarships for students from India, Sri Lanka and Nepal

Undergraduate Scholarships for students from India, Sri Lanka and Nepal Trinity College Dublin is putting forth 12 undergraduate scholarships to students from India, Sri Lanka and Nepal applying for affirmation in 2015/16.

Students applying to the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Health Sciences are qualified for a grant of up to €3,000. Students applying to the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science are qualified for up to €36,000.

All students from India, Sri Lanka and Nepal who complete undergrad applications by 31 March 2015 will be qualified to be considered adn the grants will be awarded on academic merit.

For more information contact

Postgraduate STEM Scholarship for students from India, Sri Lanka and Nepal

Trinity College Dublin is offering 10 postgraduate grants to students from India, Sri Lanka and Nepal applying for admission to one-year taught Masters courses in Trinity in 2015/16.

Students applying to the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science are qualified, and can get a grant worth up to €3,000. All students who have finished their applications by 30 April 2015 will be qualified for the grant. The grants will be honored on academic merit.For more information contact

Foundation Scholarship

Students in the Senior Freshman (second) year might go after an foundation scholarship. Up to ninety foundationscholars are chosen every year on the premise of execution in the scholarship examination, which is normally held in the week prior to the begin of the second term. Foundation scholars are qualified for specific benefits, which incorporate having non-EU expenses decreased to EU expenses (around €6,000 every year), Commons (evening dinner) free and a qualification to College rooms free of charge during the academic year. Foundation scholarships are ordinarily held for a term of five years.

Notwithstanding the substantial advantages held by Scholars, these grants are exceedingly prestigious, presenting a long lasting status inside of the College


All non-EU/EEA students must comply with Irish immigration requirements.

Step: 1

Once you have received an offer of a place at College you should make contact with the Embassy of Ireland in New Delhi to arrange a student visa.

Step: 2

Before you leave India make sure you have a valid visa in your passport; acceptance letter; evidence of private health insurance; evidence of tuition fees paid (seefee payment protocol), scholarship received or funding.

Step: 3

On arrival in Dublin all non-EU/EEA students must register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau after having registered with College and before the expiry date on their passport stamp. Students should consult the GNIB website in advance.

Before you leave home

Below is included a list of items that you will need to have before starting your visa application. There may be certain other requirements and when you begin your visa application process the AVATS application procedure will guide you through the process. Please visit the online Visa Application system here:

After your visa application

Get excited for the adventure ahead and bring all the things that you would like to have with you as a student in Dublin, but keep in mind that many essentials can be purchased inexpensively when you arrive.
But be sure not to forget:

  1. Passport;
  2. Letter of Acceptance from College;
  3. Evidence of tuition fees paid, scholarship details or funding as applicable;
  4. Evidence of private medical health insurance;
  5. A return air ticket (this may prove helpful at immigration, while not strictly necessary).

You will need to present some, or all, of these when you go through Irish immigration controls.

You will be given a stamp in your passport that allows you to enter the country, but it will contain a date by which you must register in person with the Garda National Immigration Bureau. Further details on that process can be found in the Coming to Trinity section of this website.