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Erasmus Programmes




Thinking of studying at a university abroad as part of your Trinity degree programme?


Geography students can study abroad through the ERASMUS exchange programme, for either one semester or a full year, in their Junior Sophister year. Full year exchanges are preferred.

Two places are available with each of our partner European universities:

Applying to join the TCD Erasmus/European Exchange Programme

  • All students nominated for study abroad must achieve a 2:1 in their Senior Freshman year in order to take up their place
  • Nominations for available places will be decided on the basis of a combination of Junior Freshman results (Geography and overall) and a 600-word Statement of Interest which should include:
    • which university you wish to study in
    • why you wish to study there
    • how you will benefit from a study abroad year
    • details of language proficiency, in particular for those partner universities that do not teach through English
    • whether you wish to go for a full year or one semester
  • Statements of interest must be emailed to Professor Mark Hennessy by the beginning of December each year with the subject heading "ERASMUS Application"

Nominations will be made in January in time for the successful students to apply for the ERASMUS mobility grant.

Important note for TSM and Political Science & Geography students

TSM an PSG students should take into account that they will need to study two subjects whilst abroad. TSM students can follow Pattern C in order to only study geography while abroad in the JS year. Two subject students in Geography who obtain at least a 2:2 in the SF year can also transfer into single honours Natural Science and only study geography while on exchange.

TSM students should remember that their other subject department will also have ERASMUS partner departments. TSM and PSG students can go on an ERASMUS exchange through either or their subject departments.

NB: PSG students should not currently consider Stockholm or Bordeaux as there are problems with enrolling for suitable Politics modules.

For further information visit the Study Abroad and Student Exchange section.

Non-EU study exchange

Study abroad outside of the EU must be arranged on a case-by-case basis or through a college-wide partnership.

For further information visit the International Students section.



Thinking of studying at Trinity?


Please visit the International Students pages for the most up to date information for inbound students.

Important note for incoming Students to Geography

When you arrive you should email Professor Mark Hennessy who will be able to advise on your Geography module choices and will need to sign your course form, ensuring you are enrolled on the correct modules.


Last updated 29 September 2017