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Trinity College Dublin EXC
Dublin, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
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Minimum Mark:
75% overall; Distinction
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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Trinity College Dublin

: Dublin
Year established: 1592
Student population: 17,000
Trinity College Dublin is the top ranked university in Ireland and one of the best in the world. Located on a beautiful campus in the heart of historic Dublin, its education and research are internationally recognised and its people welcoming and friendly.

Going to Trinity College is synonymous with living in Dublin, a modern capital city offering typical Irish warmth and hospitality. Here you’ll get top quality education amid a diverse, multicultural community. Trinity offers an exceptional educational experience, with the opportunity to benefit from the university’s world-leading research and to study a wide range of courses.
Unique characteristics
Trinity College provides broad education, with a focus on Arts and Humanities, Sciences, Engineering and Health Sciences. Students are encouraged to develop their critical thinking by choosing options outside their main disciplines, and there are modules offered in Irish art, business, gender and society and theology, to name a few. There are also language courses available and international students are offered a week long ‘Understanding Ireland’ program.
A UNESCO City of Literature, the eighth best student city in the world and the EU headquarters for Google, Facebook, Intel and Twitter, Dublin has something for everyone. It’s renowned for music, literature and art, its beaches, cliff walks and mountain trails, and offers a fun cultural experience in a country voted by Lonely Planet as the friendliest in the world.

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university.

Subject Area/s

Arts and Social Sciences







Health Sciences





Exclusions apply.

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Fall term: September - December
Spring term: January - May

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading system
First Class Honours – I – 70-100%
Second Class Honours, First Division – II.1 – 60-69%
Second Class Honours, Second Division – II.2 – 50-59%
Third Class Honours – III – 40-49%
Fail – F1 – 30-39%
Fail – F2 – below 29%
More information on the host university's grading system.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.


Classes at the host university are taught in English.

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What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

Housing options are offered by the host university.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

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Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
Orientation will be held before the beginning of each term.
Support Services 
Student services provides support for exchange students.
Information from the host university.
Information from the Embassy of Ireland in Australia.

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Student Experiences

Clodagh Schofield
Bachelor of Arts, Semester 1, 2016
Host City Highlights
Visiting the Cobblestone Pub.
Uni Life
Fantastic. TCD students socialise through their societies which are based on hobbies and interests, for example traditional music, literature, philosophy, history, hiking, etcetera. I got to know the students in the traditional music society and the environmental society, playing music, going on trips, and doing environmental activism with them.
I only had about 6 contact hours per week. All my classes had less than 20 students. Exams are the biggest assessment, sometimes there aren't any others.
Irish food isn't very exciting - food is less diverse than in Sydney. 3fe is good for fancy coffee, Umi Falafel is good for cheap tasty dinner, and there's a Govinda's on the North Side that's alright.
Housing can be hard to come by. I was lucky to move in with some cool Canadian exchange students at UCD in a rental property we found and applied for from overseas in Ranelagh. We were very lucky to be selected from a pool of 40 applicants, and had my aunt attend the viewing.
Get your accommodation sorted very early. It is challenging. If you can take a position at the official accommodation take it, apply for it early. Consider the Dublin bikes scheme if you don't want to buy a bicycle. Take the Dart down to Brae or Greystones and do the cliff walk. There are great Refugee and Migrant Solidarity Ireland dinners (
Money Matters
I don't really know sorry. I got Centrelink whilst overseas, and I have a lot of family in Dublin so I never really bothered budgeting.
Getting Around
It's best to live close to college and likely it will pay off. Buses, the Luas and the Dart are expensive - 2-3 euros per ride ($3-5). I cycled everywhere and sold my bike at the end. Get the Leap card ASAP the fares without it are outrageous, and you can use the Dublin bikes with it too.
Great places to go are County Clare (visit Lahinch, Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, The Burren), Donegal if you have a car (Ardara, Killybegs, Sliabh League, Bundoran if you want to surf), Galway and Westport.
Top Tips
Get involved in the Environmental Society! They're fantastic. If you're a musician or interested, check out TradSoc.

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Want to read more experiences from Trinity College Dublin? Find more here.

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