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Visiting Students

The Department warmly welcomes visiting students who may be attending Trinity College for just one academic year or one semester.

For all visiting student information, please see the Study Abroad Information on the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy website.

  • The full list of modules available for visiting students is: here.
  • The descriptions, recommended texts, and assessment requirements for all undergraduate Political Science modules are: here.
  • The 2023-24 timetable for all undergraduate Political Science modules is available on the portal.

Current Visiting Students

Political Science Visiting Student Coordinator

Prof. Raj Chari is our Incoming Erasmus/Visiting Student Coordinator for 2023-24. You can consult with him by email if you are coming to Trinity on an Erasmus exchange. Before emailing Prof. Chari, please visit the designated page of the School website where you will find valuable information for incoming students (including information on module choices). The Visiting Students page should provides answers to many questions. 

Course Requirements

Visiting students are expected to fulfil the same course requirements, in terms of coursework and exams, as Trinity students. These will vary depending on the module. Please consult the lecturer/module outline.


For both full year and one term students, all Senior Fresh (2nd Year) and Junior Sophister (3rd year) modules are worth 5 ECTS. Please note that visiting students are not eligible for JF or SS modules.

Prospective Visiting Students

Further details on how to apply to come to Trinity as a visiting student are available from the Study at Trinity webpage.

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