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Hong Kong University Signs Student Exchange with Trinity College Dublin’s School of Law

Posted on 24 March 2014

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The Schools of Law at Hong Kong University (HKU) and Trinity College Dublin have agreed upon a regular student exchange that will see two students per year from each institution travel as part of their undergraduate studies. 

The students will study with the host university for an entire academic year, broadening their cultural awareness while also benefitting from both universities’ world leading teaching in the field of Law. 

The Student Exchange Agreement (SEA) was signed during a visit to Hong Kong by Trinity College Dublin academics. During the visit, Director of Teaching and Learning at Trinity’s School of Law, Professor Alex Schuster, gave a public lecture in HKU on ‘Liability for Defective Pharmaceutical Products in the EU’. 

Speaking about the exchange agreement Professor Schuster said: “This new partnership will enable students in each institution to further their academic studies in both jurisdictions and broaden their knowledge of our shared Common Law system, whilst deepening relations and collaboration between academic staff. We are delighted to commence our student exchange programme in September 2014 when we will send a number of Trinity Law students to this esteemed university. In turn, we look forward to welcoming the first group of students from HKU Faculty of Law to Trinity College Dublin."

Trinity College Dublin also recently announced Government of Ireland Scholarships for postgraduate students from Hong Kong and China.  The scholarships are awarded to high calibre students for a period of one year and the scheme includes a full tuition fee waiver and a stipend of €10,000 to cover living expenses and support student costs for one year. 

Individuals who are interested in obtaining a Government of Ireland International Scholarship for a year of postgraduate study at Trinity College Dublin (either a one year taught Masters programme or one year of a postgraduate research programme) should:

  1. Submit an application for postgraduate study online in the normal way by consulting the “How to Apply” page on the Trinity College Dublin website and select the chosen course using course finder.
  2. Contact the relevant academic department for any advice about a particular course or research project.  All contact details can be found on the course page within course finder.

The closing date for applications is May 23rd 2014.  As part of the student selection process students should demonstrate a commitment or connection with Ireland.