Am I an EU Student or a Non-EU International Student? Am I an EU Student or a Non-EU International Student?
An EU applicant is a person:
1. Who is ordinarily resident1 in the EU2
- who will have received full-time post primary education
- who has worked full-time3 in the EU for three of the five years immediately preceding admission to Trinity
2. Who has
- official refugee status4
- been granted humanitarian leave to remain in the State and who has been ordinarily resident in the EU2 for three of the five years immediately preceding admission to Trinity College
- For students aged under 23, the student’s parent(s) must also have been ordinarily resident (that is- principal residence for the purpose of taxation) in an EU2 Member State for three of the five years prior to the student’s entry to Trinity.
- EU or EEA countries (Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein) or Swiss Confederation.
- Where an applicant can show that they have been in receipt of social welfare payments this may be taken in lieu of full-time employment.
- Applicants who have written confirmation that they have be allowed to come to Ireland as part of the family re-unification scheme may also be eligible.
- Children of emigrants can be assessed as EU applicant if they can provide documentary evidence of having completed 5+ years of primary and/or secondary education the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation.
All other applications are considered to be Non-EU applications.