Pre Departure and Return
After you complete the Trinity exchange application and have accepted your nomination, you need to complete your individual application to your exchange college. You should receive your application information from the Non EU Exchange Coordinator.
Pre-departure will be held before you leave. Attendance is mandatory.
While you are on exchange, you are still a student of Trinity. Don’t forget to register on the portal for your third year before you Study Abroad!
Keep in Touch!
Keep an eye on your Trinity email while you are away. If we are to contact you, we will do so by your Trinity email. Don’t forget to check in with your family and friends at home too!
If you are going on a non-EU College Wide Exchange, it is likely that you will need to apply for a visa. You can make your visa application after you have applied directly to your exchange university. You will receive all the relevant information from your exchange university. Students are encouraged to seek advice before making their visa application. If you have any questions about your visa requirements, speak with the non-EU co-ordinator in Academic Registry.
More information on visa application processes can be found via the following links:
International Welcome ProgrammeTap into Trinity’s global alumni network (active in over 130 countries worldwide) during your semester or year overseas! Every year TCD alumni give up their time to meet current students for coffee and help them with a soft landing to their new country. Current students on global exchange can meet a friendly face when they arrive in your new country and have a local point of contact outside of their new university environment as well!
Travel and Health InsuranceStudents on all exchanges need to make sure they have adequate health and travel insurance. Check your exchange university website for their requirements. This is particularly important for students going on non-EU exchange, and can form part of the visa application process for some countries.
Module Registration and Learning Agreement
In most cases you will have to pre-register in modules with your exchange university due to demand. Work with your academic co-ordinator when choosing your modules. Be careful with any academic pre-requisites and restrictions that may apply to your degree!
It is usually a good idea to choose more modules than you will need to take in case you are unable to enrol in all of your modules.
Before you leave, you will need to complete your Learning Agreement. The Learning Agreement lays out the modules you will take while you are on exchange. The agreement will be worked on in consultation with your academic co-ordinator and signed off on by them.
Returning from ExchangeMaximise your employability! You are likely to have developed some skills which will be very attractive to future employers while you study abroad. The Trinity Careers Service can help you to contextualise your experience and present your year abroad achievements to potential employers.
Support Study Abroad
Your experience and understanding of going on exchange is hugely valuable to other students. Sign up to be a student blogger and write a testimonial about your experience! We are always looking for student ambassadors to speak about their time abroad, whether at an information session or via email to prospective students. If you would like to give some time to volunteering to our Returning Ambassador programme, we would much appreciate it. Get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about getting involved with upcoming information sessions.