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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

AND

  • who will have received full-time post primary education

AND/OR

  • who has worked full-time3 in the EU for three of the five years immediately preceding admission to Trinity

OR

2. Who has

  • official refugee status4

OR

  • 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

Important Notes:

  1. 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.
  2. EU or EEA countries (Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein) or Swiss Confederation.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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