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- Fall: April 1
- Spring: October 1
YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.
About Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin encapsulates all that is best about Ireland today. You can spend an afternoon exploring the Old Library, which houses the famous Book of Kells, or attend a DIY periscope workshop the Science Gallery, Dublin. Between challenging academics, active clubs and societies, the vibrant life of the city, and the accessibility of Europe, studying at TCD ensures that you'll have a once-in-a-lifetime semester abroad!
Trinity College Dublin Benefits
- Live and learn in the heart of Dublin on a campus set on 47 acres near museums, libraries, theatres, cinemas, shops and restaurants
- Oldest university in Ireland with renowned academics
- Trinity offers up to $2,000 in travel grants for visiting students with high financial need
- Many small classes and high faculty-to-student ratio
What our students say
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The IFSA Difference
Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.
Academics at Trinity College Dublin Partnership
To view Trinity Visiting Student Module Directory, click here. Students are accepted to specific academic departments; please note that applications are judged on a case by case basis by departments and some may have higher departmental GPA requirements, above the minimum GPA of 3.3. Whenever possible, we will publish higher GPA requirements as communicated to us by Trinity College Dublin.
You can apply to up to six departments at Trinity, and you must apply to a minimum of two. If you list a department, you should plan on taking at least one course in that department. The course preference form is not a registration form; while you will be provisionally accepted to departments, you will not officially register for courses until after you arrive at Trinity College Dublin. You should discuss your course selections with your academic advisor at your home institution and have several backup choices in mind.
Check out the Broad Curriculum offerings, which are open to all study abroad students. Please note that the fall term is called the Michaelmas Term and the spring term is called the Hilary Term.
At Trinity College Dublin, a semester course load is 30 ECTS (equivalent to 15 US semester credit hours). Individual departments at Trinity reserve the right to designate full course loads that are greater than the standard ECTS. Check with your departments and with your home institution during registration to ensure you are meeting the full course load requirements of each.
1 ECTS credit =.5 US semester credit hours.
Early Start = 2.5 US semester credit hours.
Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.
EARLY START OPTION
An early start optional course is available for fall and academic year students only. A supplemental fee to cover the additional housing and course will apply (see Dates & Fees section). Please verify early start dates with your program adviser.
Understanding Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Module in History, Archaeology, Art, Architecture, and Literature
5 ECTS (2.5 U.S. semester credit hours)
Starting approximately three weeks before the regular start of term, this course is split into three compulsory strands: Irish History, archaeology art and architecture, and literature in a historical context. Morning lecture and small group tutorials are supplemented with afternoon field trips focusing on detailed assessment of key events, personalities, debates, influences and texts. Past field trips have included the Abbey Theatre and Croke Park with day trips to the Boyne Valley and Kilkenny.
This is not a Department and does not count as one of your departmental choices. If interested, apply for these classes after you arrive at Trinity. Visiting students can take a maximum of two. Admission is granted when space is available.
Entry-level modules may be available to visiting students based on availability. Upper-level English modules are reserved for English majors only. English majors can typically take a maximum of two Sophister—level (3000/4000) English modules, but additional modules at the lower level may be available.
A pre—requisite for this department is both Introduction to Macroeconomics and Introduction to Microeconomics at your home institution. Trinity will not recognize AP credit as a sufficient pre—requisite.
Education modules are not available to visiting students at the undergraduate level.
Students studying for the fall (Michaelmas) term only will not be permitted to enroll in chemistry (CH) modules. These modules are available to academic year and spring (Hilary) term students only because final exams for all CH modules will occur in the spring.
Courses are not available to study abroad students.
DRAMA AND FILM
Only higher-level modules are available and admission is subject to student background in Drama and Film.
Courses in Modern Irish are taught in Irish and are not normally suitable for study abroad students. However, there are a few courses specifically designed for non-Irish speakers. Modern Irish Language and Literature is specifically designed for visiting students, while some courses in Early Irish are taught in English.
Open to study abroad students, although not applicable to law in the U.S.
NURSING & MIDWIFERY
Courses in the Nursing & Midwifery department are not conducive for visiting students, as these classes begin approximately two weeks prior to the traditional semester start date.
Political science modules are typically reserved for political science majors only.
A pre-requisite for this department is an Introduction to Psychology class at your home institution. Trinity will not recognize AP credit as a sufficient pre-requisite.
SCIENCE, MATH AND ENGINEERING
Students may take courses within these departments as long as they are either 5 or 10 ECTS, equaling 2.5 or 5 U.S. semester credit hours. Trinity College Dublin charges higher fees for enrollment in the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, which can range into several thousand dollars.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost.
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The IFSA Team
IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!