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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 information Session for outgoing students in the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy and the Trinity Business School, took place at 15.00 on the 10th April 2020.

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.

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 Abroad and Exchange website.

Both Erasmus and College-wide exchanges 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, although some exchanges may demand higher grades.


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

Once students have been accepted and nominated 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:

  1. A Personal Declaration Form must be completed and submitted, via email, to your programme administrator by Friday 17th April 2020
  2. A Memorandum of understanding (for Business students only).
  3. A Pre-Approved Modules Form must be completed and submitted, via email, to your exchange coordinator(s) as soon as you will have access to the modules offered at your host university. This form will indicate all the modules that you might be willing to take while on exchange.
  4. The first part (Before Mobility) of the Learning Agreement (link for Erasmus exchanges, link for College-wide exchanges) before your departure and have it approved by your by your coordinator(s). Failure to do so could jeopardise your permission to proceed with the exchange.
    • An electronic 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) and must be recorded in the Learning Agreement. An updated version of the Leaning Agreement, signed by your coordinator(s)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 both the H.E.C leaflet and H.E.C. flyer

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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