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Exchange Programmes

The Department of Political Science is a partner in Socrates exchanges with the Institut d'études politiques in Strasbourg and Paris, the University of Zurich, the Univerisy of Bologna, and the University of Mannheim.

Students taking Political Science as a subject in joint honors may also go abroad on an exchange administered by their other department, subject to approval of their course of study abroad by the Department of Political Science. There is close co-operation among the four departments involved in the BESS programme (Business Studies, Economics, Political Science and Sociology).

In addition there are opportunities for students to go on one of several international exchanges. These are open to all students on a College-wide basis and students must apply for these through the International Admissions & Study Abroad office.


An Erasmus information meeting for students in the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy and Trinity Business School will take place on 1st November, 2017 at 6pm in the Edmund Burke Theatre.




Have a look at our School of Social Sciences and Philosophy Study Abroad website. There you will find information on applications, destinations, etc.

To apply for Erasmus study, please fill out the online application form. Applications for Erasmus exchange in the 2018/19 Academic Year will open on 2nd November, 2017.

If you would like more information, please have a look at the slides from the Erasmus and International Exchange Information Meeting (pdf) held 2 November, 2016. You are also welcome to meet with our Study Abroad coordinators during their office hours.




If you have any questions regarding any of these applications, please feel free to contact the Political Science office or the Department's Exchange Coordinator, Dr Emanuel Coman.



Any student who takes part in an exchange during Junior Sophister year and hopes to study single honors politics in Senior Sophister year must ensure that the modules taken during the exchange include a module on political science research methods, equivalent to PO3600, that is approved by the Department's international coordinator, Dr Emanuel Coman.

The Department of Political Science can authorise a 'study abroad' only if exchange programmes are organised by the Study Abroad Office, the Department of Political Science, or another Department/School in Trinity that is involved in the student's degree programme.


Last updated 11 October 2017