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Incoming Visiting and Exchange Students

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The Department of Philosophy warmly welcomes international visiting students who may be attending Trinity College for just one semester, or a full academic year. Such students may take any module from the Junior Fresher (JF) and/or Senior Fresher (SF) years. Under special circumstances, and with the proper background in philosophy and the approval of the Philosophy Visiting Student Coordinator, courses from the Junior Sophister (JS) and/or Senior Sophister (SS) years may be selected.

Prospective Visiting Students

Further details on how to apply to come to Trinity as a visiting student are available on the Study at Trinity website. Any queries about course options may be directed to the Philosophy Visiting Student Coordinator, Dr Brian Carey.

Visiting Students Welcome Meeting

On Wednesday 15th January a meeting organised by Business, Economics, Political Science, Sociology and Philosophy will take place at 3pm in the JM Synge Theatre, Arts Building. Please note module enrolment forms will not be signed at this meeting. The presentation slides can be found here.


Module enrolment forms will be signed by Coordinators for the Schools of Social Sciences and Philosophy (Economics, Political Science, Sociology and Philosophy) and Business during the Module Enrolment Fair, In Goldsmith Hall on Friday 17th January.

Current Visiting Students

Philosophy Visiting Student Coordinator

Dr Brian Carey is our visiting student coordinator for incoming students. His office is room 5006, Arts Building, and his office hours are Wednesdays 1-2pm.

  • Course Registration Forms

    All visiting students intending to take courses in the Department of Philosophy must obtain and complete a course registration form. Full instructions on module enrolment procedures are available from the University's Academic Registry

    Course Requirements

    Full-year visiting students, students who are visiting for Michaelmas term (autumn semester) and students who are visiting for Hilary term (spring semester) are expected to fulfill the same course requirements, in terms of course work and exams, as Trinity students.

    The Hilary term examination period takes place from 27th April - 2nd May 2020, which all Hilary term visiting students and full-year visiting students should bear in mind when making travel arrangements.