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Every year students from all over the world come to study at Trinity College Dublin for a full year or a semester. Trinity’s international reputation for academic excellence, unique city centre location and the opportunities available for travel, socialising and personal development are just some of the reasons why international students choose Ireland’s leading university. Studying abroad for a portion of your degree is an invaluable experience that will stay with your for the rest of your life. To learn more about the experience of studying at Trinity College Dublin, please visit the Why Trinity section in the navigation above, as well as reading about the Trinity Experience. Learn more here about studying abroad at Trinity.

The first step towards a visiting year or semester at Trinity College Dublin is determining what type of application you want to make. There are a number of different options available to you:

  1. Visiting Non-EU
    If you are a resident of a country outside the European Union and wish to study at Trinity for a semester or year. (Note: This includes all US study abroad students.)
  2. Erasmus
    If your home university has an Erasmus exchange agreement with Trinity College Dublin and you wish to study for a semester or year.
  3. Visiting EU
    If you are a resident of a country belonging to the European Union, but do not wish to participate in an Erasmus exchange.


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For current Trinity students looking to spend a portion of their degree abroad, the College has partnership agreements with some of the world's leading universities offering Trinity students the chance to study abroad as part of their degree. In addition, Trinity is a longstanding participant in the Erasmus Programme of European exchange, offering hundreds of options for students looking to study in Europe. Please see the From Trinity section in the navigation to the left.

In addition to opportunities to study abroad, the College has a student mobility officer in the Global Relations Office, as well as an international careers advisor in the Careers Advisory Service who can help you discover opportunities to expand your horizons.

It is also helpful to start planning for your international experiences as soon as possible. Trinity College Dublin recognizes the value of international experience to any degree. If you are interested in a study abroad opportunity, speak to your tutor, deparmental contact or a member of the International Admissions and Study Abroad team in the Academic Registry as early in your studies as possible to start exploring the options that will be suit your academic programme.

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Last updated 23 November 2016 Web Administrator (Email).