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Visiting and International Students

Whether you are visiting Trinity to study for a term or for a full year, or whether you are looking at becoming a full time student, you are most welcome at the School of Religion.

Welcome to Prospective Visiting and International Students

As Ireland's leading university, Trinity strives to educate global citizens who will shape the world's future through research impact, study abroad opportunities, cultural exchange and international collaborations. With students from over 120 different countries, Trinity's student body is a diverse and exciting place to study.

Visiting and International Students in the School of Religion

Today, the School of Religion continues in a long history of global study and engagement at Trinity College Dublin. With a dynamic international community of staff, researchers, and students, our School is uniquely positioned as a place of dialogue, imagination and problem-solving. Our creative, interdisciplinary engagement with world religions and international peace studies, in particular, hones research that enlivens global and intercultural experience, addressing some of the most pressing questions of our day.

Applying to Trinity as an International Student

If you are interested in studying Religion at Trinity after high school, you may be eligible to apply directly to our Undergraduate Programme, or it may be more suitable for you to apply through our Trinity International Foundation Programme. Please see the Entry Requirements for International Students to see the general requirements for international students, to see more detailed information on the entry requirements relevant for your country, and to learn how to apply.

All applications for Trinity courses are made online – no hard copy documents are required. The processes for applications for our Undergraduate programmes and Postgraduate programmes are all explained in the above links.

Erasmus Exchange in the School of Religion

The Erasmus+ Programme is a European funding programme established in 1987 offering university students a possibility of studying or doing an internship abroad in another country. The School of Religion has a long history of participating in Erasmus+ and our undergraduate students often describe the experience as an invaluable part of their Trinity education.

For more information on how you might participate in an Erasmus programme, contact the School of Religion's Erasmus Coordinator, Dr. Benjamin Wold: to learn more about your options. For more information on EU/Erasmus Exchange in Trinity College Dublin, see the following link: Trinity Erasmus and EU Exchange.

Studying in Belfast

Uniquely, the School of Religion carries out its programmes both at Trinity College Dublin and in Belfast. Academics based in Belfast have research interests that focus on: transitional justice, conflict in Palestine, comparative peace processes, sport and conflict transformation, among many other topics linked to conflict transformation broadly defined. Whilst the Northern Irish context is a key focus, ongoing research with an international focus, most notably in Palestine, is being carried out by staff in Belfast. Strong connections have been developed between Trinity Belfast staff and grassroots organisations in the north (as evidenced by consecutive nominations for Trinity's civic engagement award). Therefore, visiting researchers, PhD candidates, and those interested in examining the Irish experience of conflict transformation whilst interrogating broader global 'post-conflict' concerns, will find academic staff in Belfast with a wealth of research experience that reflects these issues.