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Admission to the MSc in Global Health programme at Trinity College Dublin is competitive with a maximum of 25 students per year.  Applicants should possess a strong academic record, international experience, and an interest in global health issues.

The online application system is available from late November in the year prior to entry, and applications will be reviewed following three rounds of admissions.  The three application deadlines are the first day of February, April and June.  Your application and all supporting materials, including references, must be received by these deadlines.  It is advised to submit your complete application as early as possible prior to the deadline.  Late applications may be accepted after the final application deadline if places are still available, please e-mail to enquire.

For more information for prospective students to Trinity College Dublin, please visit the Graduate Studies Office website:


Application Procedure

Applicants for the MSc in Global Health must apply online through   by the deadline.  To apply, go to:
Along with the online application, additional supporting documents are required as follows:

  • Personal statement stating your interest in global health issues, why you wish to participate in the course, prior global health experience, and your career aspirations (not more than 500 words)
  • Curriculum vitae/résumé outlining academic achievements, awards and relevant work/volunteer experience
  • Copies of degree certificates
  • Copies of certificates of English language competence (for applicants whose native language is not English or whose language of previous university education is not English)
  • Two letters of reference signed by referee, one of whom should be able to comment on your academic ability.
  • Documents in support of EU fee paying status (for applicants from the European Union)
  • Copy of passport photo page

All of these documents are to be uploaded onto your online application

Please note that your application cannot be considered until you have submitted all of the required supplementary forms.
An online application processing fee of €55 is payable by debit or credit card at the time of application.  Please note that the online application processing fee is non-refundable.


Application Review

Submitted applications will be reviewed following the three rounds of admissions. 

After each application deadline, the Centre for Global Health will assess all of the applications received.  Each application is assessed using the Trinity College Dublin postgraduate entry requirements.  Applications meeting these admissions criteria will subsequently be assessed to determine suitability for the programme.  This is primarily assessed through the review of the supporting documents including the personal statement, curriculum vitae/résumé, and letters of reference.  Applicants may also be called for an interview, either by Skype or in person, depending on the location of the applicant.  Final offers of admission will be decided in comparison with the applications received from other candidates.

A certain number of offers are available after each round of admissions and each applicant will receive notification from the Academic Registry.  If you have been successful, the Academic Registry will make you an offer and include a deadline to receive your decision.  If you choose to accept this offer, a deposit towards the tuition fee will be required.  If no additional places are available during a particular round of admissions, applicants who meet the minimum criteria for acceptance will be notified that their application will be considered as part of the next round of admissions.  If there are no further rounds of admissions or there are no additional places available, you will be placed on a waiting list in case any places become available. 

Last updated 2 November 2017 School Web Administrator (Email).