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Go Abroad: Student Exchange

What is College Wide Exchange?

Combine study and travel! The college wide exchange is an opportunity to live and study in one of our North American, Australian or Asian partner universities, while earning credit towards your degree.
Students can take part in the exchange during their Junior Sophister year (fourth year for Engineering students)

Departmental Exchange


In addition to college wide exchanges, some departments have agreements with their counterparts around the world. These are administered by the departments, outside of the college wide exchange. You can also join our Facebook group for up to date information on application and deadlines or for updates on our partner universities.

Trinity's Outbound Students Facebook Group

Where can you go?


Our exchange partners have a huge range of modules to choose from. You can take these subjects for credit in your third year (fourth year for engineering students). Make an informed decision on where you want to go and what you can study by researching the universities and modules on offer and taking the advice of your academic coordinator.
Who is your academic coordinator? This is a member of staff in your faculty who can help you choose the right university by offering academic advise. They have the final say in where you go and sign off on your final application. If you are a TSM student, you will have to get in touch with the coordinator from each of your disciplines.

The best advice for anyone thinking of studying abroad it to plan ahead! Take a look at our partner university pages to help make your decision as to where you would like to go and work out if any academic restrictions apply to you.

Trinity's Partner university pages

Why go on exchange?

The benefits of going on exchange are both personal and educational.
Educationally you gain an insight and exposure to different methods of learning, as well as the chance to study with outstanding academics in our partner universities.
On a personal level you will gain experience and maturity by living outside of your comfort zone. As well as making new friends and enjoying the excitement of living in another country, you will develop increased self confidence and self reliance. All of the skills you gain on a personal level are beneficial as transferable skills when developing your career later on in life. For more information on the benefits of going on exchange, please attend one of our webinars or weekly Q&A clinics on exchange.

If you have any questions, you can email studyabroad@tcd.ie
You can also join our Facebook group for up to date information on application and deadlines or for updates on our partner universities. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1808139286074018/

Read about students who have gone on exchange


Every year we have at least four student bloggers who write about their experiences while on exchange. They write four blogs throughout the year and finish with one final blog once they have returned.

Read our Blog

Inbound Exchange Students


If we share a Student Exchange Agreement with your college, you may be eligible to come on exchange to Trinity College Dublin. If your university is partnered with us and you are looking for information about coming to Trinity on exchange, get in touch with your International Office for more information and visit: https://www.tcd.ie/study/non-eu/study-abroad/to-trinity/.