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Dual BA Program between Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University

The Dual BA between Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University is a major innovation in Trinity’s approach to undergraduate teaching and learning. This flagship teaching collaboration offers students a unique undergraduate educational experience.

Dual BA students study at two world-leading universities, on two continents, and in two cosmopolitan cities. Students on the Dual BA are admitted to one of four Trinity degrees in:

  • English Studies
  • European Studies
  • History
  • Middle Eastern & European Languages and Cultures
  • Dual BA students engage deeply with their chosen academic subject from the outset of their time in Dublin. After two years at Trinity, they transition to Columbia, where they benefit from the breadth of the US curricular model, taking classes from the Columbia Core curriculum. Students are full members of both university communities throughout the four years of the programme and graduate with a degree from each university.

    Trinity academics and staff, together with their counterparts from Columbia University in the City of New York, were delighted to welcome the first cohort of the Dual BA Programme to Trinity’s campus at the beginning of the 2018/2019 academic year.

    When welcoming the first programme participants to Trinity at an Orientation event in Regent House in September, Professor Darryl Jones, Trinity’s Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science, described the first cohort as ‘pioneers’ embarking on a new educational adventure.

    Students on the programme come from Ireland, the EU, and the USA, and also from Canada, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Russia, Turkey, and beyond. Applications for 2019 entry closed on January 2nd 2019, and we are very excited to welcome our second cohort to the programme in September 2019. Applications for 2020 entry will open in the autumn of 2019.

    For more information about the programme, please click here . If you have any specific queries please email for more information. Please note that all applicants to the programme must have a current SAT or ACT score, including students who apply through the CAO.