Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

Tuition at Trinity College Dublin is billed annually and tuition and fees are determined based on a number of factors, including EU fee status and home faculty. Tuition costs for the Dual BA at Trinity are determined by the Program pathway in which you enroll. Dual BA students are liable for the same tuition cost as non-Dual students on the Trinity degree.

Please visit the Trinity website for more details about tuition liability for years one and two of the Dual BA Program.

Holders of EU passports who are not ordinarily residents* of the EU are subject to overseas (i.e. non-EU) tuition fees. A student who meets any of the following conditions may request to be assessed for EU fee status.

*Ordinarily resident means being resident in the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation for a minimum of 183 days in any one calendar year for a minimum of 3 of the last 5 years.

  1. For all applicants aged under 23 on September 1st of the year of entry to a program:

    Parent(s) must have been resident as tax-payer(s) (i.e. principal residence for the purpose of taxation) in the EU for three of the five years prior to commencing the program AND

    Applicant/student must have been ordinarily resident in the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation for three of the five years prior to commencing a program
  2. For all applicants aged 23 or over on September 1st of the year of entry to a program:

    Applicants over 23 are considered independent, mature applicants. The applicant/student must have been resident as a tax-payer (that is – principal residence for the purpose of taxation) in the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation for three of the five years prior to commencing the program
  3. Students educated for 5 years in primary or secondary school in the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation can be assessed for EU fees

A student who is eligible for EU fees must apply via the Central Applications Office (CAO).

Note: Any period of residence as a student or a holder of a student visa will not be included in the assessment of years of residence.

All students at the Columbia University School of General Studies are charged tuition on a per-point basis. The approximate average annual cost of full-time attendance at the University for the 2020-2021 academic year is as follows:

Tuition per point: $1,896

Tuition for a 30-point program: $56,880

Tuition for 17 credits or more, per term: $32,232

Approximately cost of living (room and board) and personal expenses (books, local commuting costs, and miscellaneous expenses): $25,160

Visit the GS website for more information about tuition, fees, and living expenses.


The following are the accepted methods of payment when paying fees and charges at Trinity College Dublin:

Pay to Study (Recommended Option for International Students)

Pay to Study is an easy-to-use online payment process which offers a secure, fast and affordable way to make your international payments to Trinity, saving you time and money when paying your fees internationally. Pay to Study allows you to make your international payments free of charge, while receiving competitive foreign exchange rates. Where Pay to Study has a local bank account, you will not be subjected to any international wire fees and will be able to pay in your local currency. Pay to Study receipts are also accepted by visa and immigration agencies. To access the Pay to Study system, visit the Trinity College Dublin Pay to Study website.

Online (Credit/Debit Cards)

Payment can be made using the online payment facility available on the student portal. This is the quickest and easiest way to pay.

EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer)

This involves the transfer of funds direct to the Trinity College bank account. Students should be aware that, due to lead time for funds to reach our bank account, it can take up to 10 days for these payments to be updated onto your account. Where payments must be made by a set deadline, you should factor in this lead time.

Enrolled students are billed by term. Students may view their account balance in Student Services Online (SSOL).

Payment for the term is due by the end of the University’s official Change of Program period, in accordance with the academic calendar (the end of the second week of classes for the spring and fall semesters; for summer, see the Columbia Summer website).

Charges incurred throughout the term will be billed periodically and are due by the date listed on the Student Account Statement, available in SSOL.

Payments are processed by Student Financial Services (SFS). Please visit the SFS website for specific information on payment options. For more information on tuition and fee policies, visit the School of General Studies website.