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Ways to come to Trinity

Types of Study Abroad Student

If you are applying to Trinity for a term or a year, there are several different categories of study abroad student at Trinity:

Visiting Non-EU

If you are a resident of a country outside the EU and wish to study at Trinity for a semester or year.

Please note: While most students apply directly to Trinity, Visiting non-EU students have the option of applying to Trinity through a provider programme if they choose, or if their home institution recommends. Providers are independent organisations that coordinate their own application process and accommodation. If you would like further guidance on which route is right for you, please email Providers include:

• Academic Programs International:

• Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies:

• Foundation for International Education:

• IES Abroad:

• Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University:

• International Studies Abroad:


If your home institution has a previously arranged exchange programme with Trinity for a semester or year.


If your home institution has an Erasmus exchange agreement with Trinity College Dublin and you wish to study at Trinity for a semester or year.

Visiting EU

If you are a resident of a country belonging to the EU, but do not wish to participate in an Erasmus exchange.

Staff Mobility

Staff members at other institutions interested in visiting Trinity College Dublin for a staff mobility can contact or speak to the host academic school within Trinity directly.

Erasmus Traineeships

Students who are visiting as a researcher or on Erasmus work placement where there isn’t an Erasmus agreement in place must be set up via Trinity College Dublin Human Resources.

Please fill in the following form and submit it to HR who arrange access to buildings, Wi-Fi etc. for you.


In addition to its general one term and year offerings, Trinity offers several programmes designed for study abroad students:

One Term

Conflict, Religion, Peace-Building in International Affairs Semester Programme

This spring semester programme provides innovative and challenging opportunities for students who are interested in the increasingly relevant field of religion and conflict. The course is distinguished by a strong inter- and multi-disciplinary approach, drawing upon collaborations between the academic staff from the Masters programmes Intercultural Theology & Interreligious Studies and International Peace Studies. Students will develop a critical grasp of the interplay of conflict, peace and religion, facilitated through organised orientation processes and structured opportunities for cultural and fieldwork visits to Northern Ireland, the International Criminal Court in The Hague or the United Nations in Geneva. Participants will also be able to apply their knowledge to current issues and selected case studies. Modules offered include: EM2302 – Religion and International Relations EM2303 – Engaging Religious Fundamentalism EM2304 – Gender, War and Peace.

Programme Website:

Understanding Ireland: The Semester Start-Up Programme

For semester or year Non-EU study abroad students, the Semester Start-Up Programme offers an introduction to Dublin, Ireland and Trinity’s academic life before teaching term begins for semester or year study abroad students. Combining excursions, small group teaching and engaging lectures, Understanding Ireland is a wonderful way to get to know Ireland and Trinity before beginning the academic term. The programme is optional and incurs an extra charge to the Study Abroad programme. For Autumn-Entry students, the programme runs for three weeks and is worth 5 ECTS. For January-entry students, the course runs for one week and is not credit-bearing.

Programme Website:


CASA Trinity’s Contemporary Global Politics and Internship Summer Programme

Trinity runs the Contemporary Global Politics and Internship Programme in partnership with the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad. This 9-week summer programme, which consists of both a Contemporary Global Politics course taught by Trinity College Dublin faculty and a 6-week unpaid EUSA internship in a variety of disciplines, offers students an extraordinary opportunity to integrate into Irish life through work, study, excursions and opportunities to explore everything Dublin and Ireland have to offer. The Programme is run in partnership with the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA), and students must be enrolled at a member institution to apply.

Programme Website:

January Entry

Modern Irish Writing January Term Programme

Trinity’s School of English offers a January Term programme called Modern Irish Writing, which is three weeks in duration and available to international undergraduate students who wish to be introduced to the best of the Irish literary tradition and culture from 1900 to the present day. Please Note: Due to programme dates, this programme cannot be taken in conjunction with Spring semester study abroad at Trinity.

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