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Information for Outgoing Erasmus and International Exchange Students

Come along to Global Experience Day, Friday October 20th

1. Erasmus Exchanges

The Erasmus programme is named after the philosopher, humanist and theologian Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam (1465-1536). Erasmus lived and worked in several parts of Europe, in quest of the knowledge, experience and insights which only such contacts with other countries could bring. By donating his fortune, he became a pioneer of mobility grants. Research shows that a period spent abroad not only enriches student lives in the academic field but also in the acquisition of intercultural skills and self-reliance.

Funding is available for all Erasmus students. This covers travel and some additional costs. The average grant for a full academic year abroad will be around €1,500 depending on the destination. For further details, please consult the International Office webpage. All Irish grants and scholarships continue to be paid whilst you are away on an Erasmus exchange. 

If you decide to spend only half a year abroad, you will be examined on the basis of work completed during the other half at Trinity plus any examinations in the modules you take at the host university. If you decide to spend a full academic year abroad, you will take modules equivalent to those at Trinity via the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and your marks obtained abroad will be converted back into a Trinity grade.

2. International Non-EU Exchanges

Please note that these are non-fee-paying exchanges and therefore a great opportunity for you to study for half a year or a full year at some of the best universities outside Europe. Most of our partners are in the Top 50 according to the latest Times Higher Education Supplement Global University Ranking. You need to be aware however that there are costs involved for overseas flights as well as accommodation and maintenance.

For all international exchange partners, I strongly advise that you consult their departmental and institutional pages as early as possible and also enquire whether you need to register on their modules by a specific deadline. This may be especially the case in the United States. The onus is on you to liaise with the relevant administrative staff at the host institution about modules and any other matters, following selection at Trinity College.

Please discuss the possibility of an Erasmus or International Exchange with your parents during Michaelmas Term, making sure you understand the financial implications and commitments involved in going abroad. Note that the School of Business operates a very strict cancellation policy. Once you are selected and sign the mobility grant form (Erasmus exchanges), you can only withdraw from an exchange in the most exceptional cases with a medical certificate or tutor note submitted to the School of Business office.

Further information is available on the SF intranet site under Documents in a folder entitled ‘Erasmus and International exchanges’. If you have any questions about our Erasmus, International Exchange and Visiting Student programme please do not hesitate to contact us at but make sure you have studied this website and all the links carefully first.

Information on how to apply

The Erasmus and Non-Erasmus International exchanges are:


Germany and Austria




English-Speaking European Exchanges




  • Maastricht University -
  • Rotterdam School of Mgmt, Erasmus University Rotterdam -
  • Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam -


International Exchanges



  • Queen's School of Business, Queen's University, Kingston -




If you have any questions about our Erasmus and Visiting Student programme please do not hesitate to contact the relevant co-ordinator below but make sure you have studied this website and all the links carefully first.