Structured PhD Programme
How and when to apply
Applications can be made at any time of the year, and the programme starts in March and September. If you are looking for funding to do a Ph.D. (see Finance and fees) then it is best to apply between January and April, as the majority of research projects are awarded funding at that time and will be looking to hire new students for a start in September of the same year.
The first step in the application process is to contact a supervisor in the School. The supervisor is an academic member of staff in the School who acts as your guide and mentor.
i) If you already have a specific research proposal for your Ph.D. in mind, you should look at the list of staff in the School to identify who might be interested in supervising you, and contact them directly with your proposal.
ii) If you do not have a specific proposal in mind then the best approach is to browse the Discipline webpages. Most Disciplines advertise research projects that their members are interested in supervising, often through the webpages of the research groups that are listed therein.
They also advertise which of these projects come with funding for fees and living expenses.
If a member of staff agrees to support your application for a Ph.D. then the next step is to apply for the programme. Click here for general details on how to apply for this course at Trinity College.
- Entry requirements
- Closing dates
- Frequently asked questions
- The visa application process for non-EU citizens
Please note all applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. For details of English language requirmetns please click here.