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Incoming International Students (Undergraduate)

Please email the Visiting and Erasmus Student Co-ordinator with any inquiries.  Please see the TCD COVID-19 page for recent updates regarding the Corana virus.  Please note that quarantine period may be in effect for some incoming international students. All physics orientation enquires should be sent to

Course Enquiries: International Students

The School of Physics welcome applications for all our degrees from international students. Information on our courses and the application process can be found on the below links:

If you are interested in applying for any of our degree courses please email our global officer.

Incoming International Students / Study Abroad Students

How to Apply

Information on the application process for Visiting Study Abroad and Erasmus students can be found on the Study at Trinity webpage.

Next Steps

  • Once you have received confirmation of your acceptance from the School of Physics, you will be invited to attend our visiting student orientation for all incoming students. Details of the next visiting student orientation session are available by contacting
  • General information about module registration, module registration forms and change of mind forms can be found on the Academic Registry Study Abroad webpage.
  • The latest up-to-date information on application procedures and Visiting Student life at Trinity College Dublin can be found here.
  • Trinity Student Learning and Development have published a new brochure, "How to Study in Trinity: A Guide for International Students." This brochure aims to inform international students on the various aspects of Trinity’s academic culture and expectations and offers practical advice on how to approach certain academic challenges that international students might experience.
  • A helpful Orientation Map of Trinity College Dublin can be found here.
  • New2Dublin is a meet-up group held every Monday night in the Global Room for all students new to the city (Irish and International). You can read all about the group and find links to their social media sites here.
  • Students studying at Trinity College Dublin have access to a comprehensive level of student support.  Information about student support can be found here.

Module Registration

Module registration forms are available through Academic Registry’s webpage. Once you have attended the School’s visiting student orientation session, you will be asked to make an appointment with the Visiting Student Co-ordinator to discuss your module choices.

  • Visiting students must register for a minimum of 45 ECTS. Please make sure that the modules you wish to register for are accepted by your home institution.
  • Students must register for each physics module with the School’s Visiting Student Co-ordinator. Only students who have already been accepted by the School can be registered for physics modules. Please do not try and sign up for a module if we have not already agreed to accept you as a student.
  • Modules outside of the School of Physics must be authorised by the relevant Visiting Student Co-ordinator in each School.

Once you have completed your module registration form, and submitted the authorised copy to Academic Registry, you will be able to access your personalised module timetable through your Trinity online portal.







Visiting and Erasmus Student Co-ordinator

Prof Graham Cross

Module Registration

1.10 SNIAM Building

Director of Global Relations

Prof Louise Bradley

Student Enquires & Visiting Student Orientation

SNIAM Building

Activity Administrator 

Visiting Student Application Team

All non-E.U. Undergraduate Visiting Students 

Academic Registry, Watts Building

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for orientation?

All incoming students will be contacted via email with details of upcoming orientation meetings. The School of Physics will contact you via the address that you provide on your Study Abroad/Erasmus application form. Please make sure that regularly check this email account upon arrival in Dublin.

Can I take any module within the School of Physics?

This depends upon the availability of places on individual courses and your background in the subject. The School’s Visiting Student Co-ordinator can meet you individually and advise you on the requirements for each module.

If you are enrolling as a Michaelmas term only student, please make sure that you notify the School of Physics office of your departure date so that arrangements can be made for your assessment.

Who can register for modules in the School of Physics?

Students who are currently studying physics or a related degree in their home institution will only be accepted for Sophister modules. Freshman modules are available to all students but you should speak to the School’s Visiting Student Co-ordinator about the course before you apply to Trinity.

Can I register for courses in other schools?

The School of Physics can only register you for physics modules. You will need to contact the appropriate School in order to sign up for modules outside of physics. Any questions about studying in another  Schools should be addressed to appropriate co-ordinator.

When will timetables become available?

Finalised timetables will become available in early September. You will be given a hardcopy of the School of Physics timetable during the School’s visiting student orientation session. Please make sure that you only refer to your online timetable once you have registered for you modules successfully.

How do I get my transcripts after I leave Trinity College?

A Transcript of Results is sent by Trinity’s Academic Registry to your home university.