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Outgoing Erasmus Students

About the programmes

Unlike the College-wide, non-EU exchanges, Erasmus exchanges are arranged by individual departments with their partner institutions throughout the EU.  Please note that, in order to be eligible for an Erasmus exchange, you must attain at least a II.2 grade in your annual examinations in English in your JF year. 

The deadline to apply for an Erasmus exchange through the School of English this year will be December 1st, 2022. The application form will be available on this website by mid-October.  Please note that other Schools might have different deadlines and application procedures. 

A webinar produced by the Global Office with detailed information on both Erasmus and non-EU exchanges is available here

Joint Honours students are free to apply for exchanges arranged by both or either of their departments,  but must have the approval of both departments to participate in an exchange. 

The School of English participates in Erasmus exchanges with the following institutions:

NB: Exchanges with the UK are continuing until HT 2024 despite Brexit.



Erasmus Code

Austria University of Salzburg A  SALZBUR01


Universität Wien (Vienna)


Belgium KU Leuven B  LEUVEN01
Belgium Université de Liège B  LIEGE01
Belgium University of Antwerp B  ANTWERP01


Charles University (Prague)


Denmark Aarhus University DK ARHUS01


Sorbonne Université (formerly Paris IV)



Université Côte d'Azur [formerly Nice Sophia Antipolis]



Université de Paris [formerly Diderot and Descartes]



Université François-Rabelais de Tours


Germany Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (HT or full year only) D  HEIDELB01
Germany Universität Hamburg (HT or full year only) D  HAMBURG01
Germany University of Flensburg (HT or full year only) D  FLENSBU01
Italy Università degli Studi di Palermo I  PALERMO01

Italy: Bologna

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna (full year only) 

I  BOLOGNA01     

Netherlands Utrecht University NL UTRECHT01


University of Lausanne



University of Zurich



Birmingham University



University of Aberdeen



University of East Anglia



University of St Andrews


While every effort will be made to accommodate student preference, places on these exchanges are limited, and we cannot guarantee a place at your chosen institution. Also, while each of these institutions offers several courses suitable for students of English literature (and taught through English), Joint Honoursstudents should note that it is possible that not all of these institutions will be considered suitable by their other department; therefore communicating with both departments is essential.


Funding is available to cover some of your travel and maintenance costs. The grant for a full academic year abroad varies depending on where you go, but most students can expect to receive in the region of €1,500. For further details, please consult the Outbound from Trinity website. All Irish grants and scholarships continue to be paid while you are away on an Erasmus exchange.

Additional funding is available for students with disabilities to cover costs needed for various accommodations necessitated by the disability as well as for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Please note that due to Brexit, funding for the exchanges in the UK might be available but is not guaranteed like it is for the exchanges to the EU and Switzerland. 

ECTS requirements

Students going abroad for a year generally take modules to the equivalent of 60 ECTS. The minimum requirement for a full-year exchange is 45 ECTS, but we strongly encourage you to take more than the minimum in case of failure in some element (failed elements do not receive ECTS credit). For Joint Honours students participating in a full year exchange, this means that you must obtain a minimum 22.5 credits in each subject in order to rise with your year. For students going abroad for one semester, the minimum requirement is 22.5 ECTS credits; in the case of Joint Honours students, you must return with at least 10 credits in each subject.

Modules/Learning Agreement

The School of English does not require you to take any specific modules while abroad, but you will be required to submit a Learning Agreement detailing all the modules you intend to study and outlining how many credits are available for each module. This will be reviewed by the Study Abroad Coordinator, who will contact you if there are any problems (Joint Honours students will need to have their Learning agreement approved by both Coordinators). At the end of the year (or semester), the Coordinator will convert your marks back into a Trinity grade.


If you have any questions about our Erasmus programme in English please do not hesitate to contact the Study Abroad Coordinator:

Dr. Ema Vyroubalová
Room 5089
Arts Building