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How to Apply to International Exchanges

Going on an International Exchange (College-wide) requires you to work with three key people: the Academic Exchange Coordinator(s) in your School/Department for everything academic; the Global Mobility Team in Trinity Global and Academic Registry; and the Exchange Officer in your host university (once you are nominated).

College-wide exchanges are not focused on a department-department exchange like Erasmus+ exchanges. They are open to students from many departments across College (this is at the discretion of your School/Department). You might be the first student from your course to go on an exchange to your host university, so your Academic Exchange Coordinator may not have prior experience with that university or knowledge of the modules they offer in your discipline. They will be able to tell you if your department has a strict requirement for specific modules you need to complete in third year so you can be admitted to modules you want to do in fourth year. However, please note that you will have to carry out your own, independent research to ensure that you will be able to meet the course requirements at your preferred host university.

International Exchange Application Form 2024/25

  • You can find the application form by clicking here.
  • Deadline for applications is Friday, 17 November.
  • Make sure to list your top six universities in order of preference.
  • You are required to submit a 150 word personal statement for each of your top three host university preferences. This will allow you to raise any specific needs such as subjects, health-related issues, sporting needs, suitability of location, etc.
  • Ensure you receive your academic coordinator/s approval before submitting the application.

List of Academic Exchange Coordinators

Student Advising

Advising on international exchange options for 2024-2025 will take place in the International Exchange and Erasmus Hub from 10am-12:30 and 13:30-16:00 daily, Monday 16th October – Friday 17th November 2023. Drop in to chat with a Trinity Global member of staff or a Global Mobility Ambassador who undertook an exchange last year. The International Exchange and Erasmus Hub is located in the Global Room, Watts Building.

Bursaries & Grants

Studying overseas as part of your Trinity degree can be an amazing experience, but it can also involve costs you need to budget for. You can apply for financial support to help you along your journey to becoming a global citizen and offset the expenses associated with studying abroad.

Global Mobility Bursaries
Students nominated to undertake an International Exchange or any other credit-bearing mobility programme at least four weeks in duration will be eligible to apply for a Global Mobility Bursary. These bursaries are competitive, they are not guaranteed. Please note, Erasmus+ students cannot apply for this funding as they are eligible to apply for an Erasmus+ grant.

Your Loans/Grants on Exchange
If you are currently in receipt of any type of grant or loan, please note that these should not be affected by your exchange e.g. SUSI grant, Northern Ireland Student Loan. You will still be entitled to receive these during your exchange. The exception to this is any student who is in receipt of the US Title IV Federal Aid – the student should ensure that they remain eligible for this loan if choosing to study abroad. Please contact the Financial Aid Officer in the Academic Registry for assistance.
If you would like to clarify the status of your loan/grant during your studies abroad, please get in touch with for further information.