TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
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.