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Outgoing Students

Many students in the Schools spend half or all of their third year studying at distinguished universities in Europe, Australia, Asia and North America. This is a unique opportunity for students to not only enrich their academic education but also to gain invaluable intercultural, language, social and civic skills. Some of the exchange programmes offer courses through English while others allow students to study abroad through the country’s language. There are a variety of exchange programme types and destinations on offer.

An Erasmus information meeting for students in the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy and the Trinity Business School, took place at 18.00 on the 4th November 2019 in the Edmund Burke Theatre.

Erasmus Exchanges

The Erasmus Programme is a European Commission programme which enables and encourages students across Europe to study at another university as part of their university degree programme.

Students are given the opportunity to indicate at least three first preferences from the list of destinations/programmes offered. The Departmental Exchange Coordinators will then review the applications, taking in to account the grades achieved in the Junior Fresh year and Senior Fresh Michaelmas Term Tests, the suitability of the students' preferences in relation to their program of study, and then may choose to interview the applicants if deemed appropriate.

Offers are made subject to conditions and an absolute minimum of a second class honor (II.2) at the first attempt in the Senior Fresh year is required for all Erasmus exchanges, although some exchanges may demand higher grades.

College-wide Exchanges (Exchanges Outside Europe)

There are also opportunities for students to take part in non-EU exchanges to North America, China, Singapore and Australia. These are open to all students on a College-wide basis and students must apply for these through the International Admissions and Study Abroad desk and senior lecturers office. There are strict criteria for acceptance within this system so please consult the TCD Study Abraod and Exchange website.

Offers are made subject to conditions and an absolute minimum of a first class honor (II.1) at the first attempt in Senior Fresh year is required for all College-wide exchanges.

Before you go

Please see the Handbook for Outgoing Students for information relevant to Erasmus and Non-EU exchanges.

Once students have been accepted on an exchange they should contact the relevant Exchange Coordinator(s) who can provide advice on modules. Students must also have begun to prepare a learning agreement, in consultation with the relevant coordinator(s) prior to departure.

The following must be completed:

  • A Personal Declaration must be completed and submitted, via email, to your programme administrator by Friday 17th April 2020 (for students going out on Erasmus/Exchanges in the 2020-21 academic year).
  • Students must have consulted with their coordinator(s) to complete the first part (Before Mobility) of the Learning Agreement (link for Erasmus exchanges, link for College-wide exchanges) . Failure to do so could jeopardise your permission to proceed with the exchange.
  • A scanned version of the Learning Agreement, signed by the relevant coordinator(s) and host University, must be sent to your programme administrator via email within two weeks of arriving on exchange.
  • Any changes to the Learning Agreement during the course of the exchange must be agreed in writing to the relevant coordinator(s). These changes must to be recorded in the ‘During Mobility’ section of the Learning Agreement. An updated version of the Leaning Agreement, signed by your coordinator and host University must be submitted to your programme administrator to approve these. If students deviate from the programme of study agreed upon in their learning agreement, coordinators are not obliged to accept non-approved modules, which could jeopardize the student’s ability to progress to Senior Sophister year.

H.E.C. Paris Double Degree Programme

Joint honors Economics or single honor Business Studies students may apply for entry to the programme. At the end of their Junior Sophister year students transfer to the Hautes études commerciales (H.E.C.) in Paris for a further two years of study. On successful completion of this programme, students are eligible for the award of either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor in Business Studies from Trinity College, together with the MSc in Management/Diplôme de Grand Ecole from the H.E.C.

For further information on the H.E.C. Programme, please contact the Economics Department, or see H.E.C leaflet

Important Note: If you are accepted on the H.E.C. programme, please contact the School Administration Office so that your student record can be amended accordingly.


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