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Trinity College Dublin Generation Study Abroad Travel Grant

As a commitment partner to IIE’s Generation Study Abroad, Trinity is proud to provide a travel grant to a semester or study abroad student. The Grant is awarded to a student with high financial need who demonstrates academic excellence and conveys how study abroad at Trinity will aid them in achieving their academic and personal goals.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be eligible to receive US Federal Pell Grants. Applicants must also apply to study abroad at Trinity College Dublin on a semester or academic year basis. Applicants must be fee-paying, as exchange students are not eligible for scholarships. They must meet the minimum requirements for admission, noting especially the minimum GPA of 3.3. Applications to Study Abroad in Trinity can be made here.

How to apply

Students must submit a personal statement of 750 words and an unofficial transcript to by the deadline, with the email subject line of ‘TCD Generation Study Abroad Travel Grant”. Students must also include their name, home institution, area of study, study abroad provider (if applicable), and confirm that they are not coming to Trinity via exchange.

Trinity also requires an email from your university’s financial aid office or study abroad office confirming your Pell Grant-eligibility.

The personal statement must address the following: “Describe how your study abroad experience at Trinity College Dublin will support your academic and personal goals and why you need this award in order to study abroad”.

Criteria for selection

Students will be selected based on their demonstrated financial need, as well as their academic performance to date at their home university. Performance in their major and minor subjects will be particularly relevant to their application, as will be the student’s personal statement. Applications which include personal statements of longer than 750 words, as well as incomplete applications, will not be considered.

Terms and conditions of Scholarship

Awardees will need to be enrolled in at least 25 ECTS at Trinity, and will need to open an Irish bank account in order to receive the scholarship. They will be required to provide receipt based evidence that the scholarship was used for tuition, room, board or airfare.

Awardees will participate in the Trinity Study Abroad blogger programme. Students in the programme are expected to write three blogs per semester for the World of Trinity blog. Further details on deadlines, length and blog criteria will be shared at the time of the award announcement

Scholarship Value



April 15 for Michaelmas Term and Academic Year Study Abroad, and October 15 for Hilary Term Study Abroad