Trinity has links with specific universities depending upon which course you are studying, and it is to one of these universities you can apply through the Erasmus Co-ordinator on your course. For European Studies students the year abroad is compulsory.
Some EU universities are collaborating to encourage students with disabilities to choose an Erasmus year, and there is a very useful network called Study Abroad without Limits
You should find out more about Erasmus choices before making a decision, and we would advise you to use this checklist.
Things you need to do before making a decision.
- Check which universities and in which countries the Erasmus year is available for your course.
- Visit their website.
- Is there a lot of information available? Is it in English?
- Do they have information pages for Erasmus students?
- Is there a welcome programme?
- Do they help with finding accommodation?
- Do they have a disability service?
- Is there a contact name?
- Send a general enquiry email.
- Tell them you are thinking of applying for an Erasmus year.
- Ask them to describe some of the supports they offer to students with your disability.
- Read a student report
- Some students write a short report on their year at an EU university. To help you make a decision it is useful to read some of these reports which are available on the International Office web page.
Find out how difficult / complicated it will be to travel to the university, both to and from Ireland and on a daily basis.
- Where are you going to live?
- How far away will you have to live on your budget?
- It is a good idea to visit the city / town of your choice beforehand.