TRIN­ITY COL­LEGE DUBLIN

India Today - - STUDY ABROAD -

Trin­ity Col­lege Dublin, for­mally known as the The Col­lege of the Holy and Un­di­vided Trin­ity of Queen El­iz­a­beth near Dublin, is Ire­land's old­est univer­sity and con­tin­ues to be its most pres­ti­gious. It’s beau­ti­ful cam­pus is un­for­tu­nately known to In­dian stu­dents as the film­ing lo­ca­tion for the song Ban­jaara from Ek Tha Tiger. That apart, the col­lege re­mains a ma­jor tourist at­trac­tion in Dublin, no­tably for its li­brary which con­tains some for the world’s old­est Chris­tian manuscripts.

Trin­ity at­tracts some of the bright­est stu­dents from In­dia both in hu­man­i­ties and sciences and has al­ready es­tab­lished links with in­sti­tutes like the Tata In­sti­tute of Fun­da­men­tal Re­search and IIT for col­lab­o­ra­tive re­search in sci­ence and engineering. In ad­di­tion their re­cruit­ment team has part­nered with over 60 high schools and col­leges in In­dia. Law is also a pop­u­lar op­tion at Trin­ity and the Univer­sity will get af­fil­i­ated with the In­dian bar as­so­ci­a­tion be­fore Christ­mas this year for their four-year UG law de­gree.

“I chose Trin­ity over many col­leges in Eng­land and Aus­tralia be­cause I think it gives me an op­por­tu­nity to study and gain some in­ter­na­tional ex­pe­ri­ence abroad. The class sizes are smaller and that pro­vides for more fo­cused learn­ing. What I’ve also found is that Dublin is a great place to live, with friendly peo­ple,” says Aish­wara Jha, a 19 year law stu­dent from Delhi.

The col­lege pro­vides sev­eral fund­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and most In­dian stu­dents ar­rive here on schol­ar­ship. The foun­da­tion schol­ar­ship in the sec­ond year is prob­a­bly the most at­trac­tive. It in­cludes ac­com­mo­da­tion, tu­ition, din­ner ev­ery night, plus a free pint of Guin­ness.

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