This page includes general information for TSM students considering going on an Erasmus or Study Abroad exchange and for TSM students currently away on an exchange. Detailed information is available in the Protocol for the Management of Erasmus and Study Abroad in TSM [PDF 227KB] document. Details of the exchange destinations are available from each department.
- Student Responsibilities
- How to Apply
- Check your Eligibility to Participate
- TSM ECTS Requirements while Abroad - including table
- Conversion of Results to Trinity System
- TSM Subject Erasmus/Study Abroad Information Table [PDF101KB] (includes list of TSM Study Abroad Coordinators, eligibility and exchanges)
- Outgoing Senior Freshman students - Sophister Choice of Pattern and Major/Minor Subjects
- TSM Pattern C (Erasmus exchange in one subject only in the Junior Sophister year)
TSM students have a range of exchanges available in European and some non European countries.
For TSM students it is possible, in theory, to participate in the Erasmus/Study Abroad exchange through either of their departments exchanges but it is absolutely essential to get permission from both Study Abroad Coordinators in each department as early as possible. Certain departments place restrictions on their students, for example that they may only travel out in the Senior Freshman year, so it is critical to talk to both departments even when you are just starting to gather information about an Erasmus/Study Abroad exchange.
TSM student responsibilities when taking an Erasmus/Study Abroad exchange include the following:
- Checking the requirements for both subjects with the relevant departments Study Abroad Coordinator.
- Ensuring that they satisfy the requirements and approval criteria of both subjects/departments, including the minimum grade required in each subject, and be approved to participate by both subjects/departments.
- Seeking information on the exchange for both subjects, in particular, all module and academic information for the non-organising department.
- Seeking approval from both departments well in advance of the relevant deadline.
- Keeping in contact both Study Abroad Coordinators in relation to all aspects of the exchange.
- Satisfying the module and credit requirements for both subjects in accordance with College and TSM regulations.
- Discussing any proposed changes to their learning agreement with the Study Abroad Coordinator(s).
- Assisting Study Abroad Coordinators in the collation of their results from the host University, if requested to do so.
- Keeping both Coordinators informed of any situation that may affect their period of study abroad, e.g. early return to College, issues with assessment requirements etc.
If you are interested in participating in an Erasmus/Study Abroad exchange, you should contact the Study Abroad Coordinator in both of your TSM departments who will advise you on the particular exchanges which are open to TSM students.
Most departments have their own application forms which are available from the coordinators. In addition all students going out on Erasmus must submit the (pink) Student Mobility Application Form by the standard deadline (usually mid February in each year) available from the International Office. Applications for non European exchanges are available, details on the International Office webpage and must be submitted by mid January. Both of these forms must be signed by both Study Abroad Coordinators in each department.
The normal expectation is that students will be able to arrange an exchange in both TSM subjects and must obtain permission from both Study Abroad Coordinators in both departments.
Students must normally achieve a minimum grade of II.2 in each subject at the annual examinations immediately prior to the exchange, however some subjects require a minimum grade of II.1 to participate.
Students who fail the annual examinations but are successful in the supplemental examinations may, with the permission of the relevant Study Abroad Coordinators, participate in an exchange.
TSM exchanges are normally permitted in the Senior Freshman or Junior Sophister year. However, some departments will allow students to go in certain academic years only (Study Abroad Coordinators in departments will advise of these arrangements).
Students following TSM pattern B and who intend to go on Erasmus/Study Abroad exchange in their Junior Sophister year must choose the subject which will be taken in the Senior Sophister year not later than the last day of Hilary term in the Senior Freshman year. The choice of this subject must meet with the approval of both departments.
Students in Trinity take 60 credits per year, 30 in each subject. College regulations state that students studying abroad for a full academic year must obtain not less than 45 ECTS credits, or equivalent, from the host university in order to rise with their year.
In TSM the ECTS requirement while abroad is clarified as follows:
Full Year Exchanges: TSM students participating in a full year exchange must obtain a minimum 22.5 credits in each subject in order to rise with their year. Students are advised to take more than the minimum 45 credits in case of failure in some elements.
Half Year Exchanges: TSM students must obtain 15 credits in each subject in the semester they are in Trinity. While abroad students must obtain a minimum of 10 credits in each subject. Students will then have a minimum of 50 credits for the full year.
The following conversion tables are used by TSM Departments when converting results from abroad. Future conversion tables will be published here as and when they become available.
- TSM European Erasmus/Study Abroad Conversion Table [PDF 40KB]
- TSM Non-European Study Abroad Conversion Table [PDF 32KB]
- TCD College US Conversion Table [PDF 372 KB]