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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 the following Trinity degrees:

Pathways based in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
  • English Studies
  • European Studies
  • Film
  • History
  • History of Art and Architecture
  • Middle Eastern & European Languages and Cultures
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Pathways based in the Faculty of Engineering, Maths and Sciences

  • Geoscience: Geography and Geoscience
  • Neuroscience: Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • 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.

    The Dual BA brings participants together from across the world to study at two of the world’s leading universities. Current students on the programme come from Ireland, from across the EU and the USA, and also from Canada, Hong Kong, Mongolia, the Philippines, Russia, Turkey, and beyond. Applications to the programme open in August every year and must be completed by January 2nd.  

    For more information about the programme, please click here . If you have any specific queries please email for more information.

    Due to ongoing testing disruptions for both the SAT and ACT exams associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dual BA Program is adopting a test-optional policy for first-year Anglophone applicants for Fall 2022 entry. Non-native English speakers should refer to English proficiency testing requirements, which remain in effect.