Entry Requirements (Undergraduate)

This is the standard you must achieve in your final school exams to be considered for RIAM Diploma and Bachelor courses. 

Full details of country-specific matriculation requirements are available on your country's admission page on the Trinity College Dublin website. 

If you do not meet those academic requirements, but attain a high mark at audition, the RIAM may award an exceptional academic exemption based on your musical standard. 

Access Course applicants have no minimum matriculation requirements. 

We teach all classes through English. If your first language is not English and you have not been educated through the medium of English, you must have one of the following English language qualifications: 

  • TOEFL: Internet based 90 (with a written score of 21). 

  • Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better  

  • IELTS 6.5 (no individual band below 6) 

  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE Academic: a minimum of 63 (with no section score below 59) 

  • TOEFL:  Internet-based 61 

  • Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Certificate Grade C or better 

  • IELTS 5.5 (no individual band below 5) 

  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum of 63 (with no section score below 59) 

Your Principal Study should be of a standard equivalent to Grade 8 with Distinction of the RIAM  Exams, or the ABRSM.