Trinity College Dublin

City: Dublin
Language of instruction: English
  • Oldest and most prestigious university in Ireland
  • Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked this university as 49th in the world and 13th in Europe (2008)
  • 3 faculties and 24 schools
  • Offers programs in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, and is a leader in neuroscience research
  • Alumni includes two Nobel prize winners, the famous playwright Oscar Wilde, and writer Jonathan Swift
  • Research initiatives include 5 research institutes, 6 Trinity-led research consortia/groupings, 41 research centres, and co-founding 3 national research centres
  • Located in the heart of Dublin, famous for its ancient architecture and culture, as well as its famous literary tradition (with writers such as Yeats, Shaw, and Beckett gracing its history)
  • Designated as the UNESCO City of Literature, with libraries, museums, galleries, and theatres

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsManagement (UBCO)Science

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • If English is not your first language, you will be asked for proof of English language proficiency


Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

  • Students from the Faculty of Arts can attend this partnership
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative average of 76% average in order to be eligible
  • Students must have completed two full-time years of study

Term dates

  • Semester 1: September to December
  • Semester 2: January to May
Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • ECTS credit divided by 2 = UBC credit

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Full course load information

  • 30 ECTS credits per semester or 60 ECTS credits per year

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

UBC course: CLST 1st
Title: Greek and Roman Mythology
Partner course code: CL 1065
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-07
UBC course: CLST 3rd
Title: Gender and Sexuality
Partner course code: CL 2322
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-07
UBC course: GRSJ 2ND
Title: Gender: History, Culture, and Representation
Partner course code: Hi 2310
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-15
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: The Making of Modernity, 1750-1820
Partner course code: EU 2001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-19
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Ireland in the 20th Century
Partner course code: HI 2132
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-19
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: imperialism to globalism: Europe and the World, 1860-1970
Partner course code: Hi 2133
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-19
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Continental Europe since 1918
Partner course code: HI 2135
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-19
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Imagining history
Partner course code: HI 2300
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-19
UBC course: PHIL 418
Title: Topics in Continental Philosophy
Partner course code: PI 3113
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-12
UBC course: PHIL 4th
Title: Topics in Ancient Philosophy
Partner course code: PI 3103
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-12
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Crime and Irish Society
Partner course code: SS 2780
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-11
UBC course: SOCI 303
Title: Migration, Mobilities and Integration
Partner course code: SO 4295
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-11
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: European Refugee Policy
Partner course code: SS 2783
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-11
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Types of accommodation available


Housing notes

On campus: 

  • A very limited number of student rooms will be available to one year visiting students at Trinity Hall
  • You will be able to apply online once you have received your Trinity College Student ID number, which will be included in the letter of acceptance
  • Please contact residences@tcd.ie for questions regarding housing application 
  • For many students studying at Trinity via study abroad providers (see list), accommodation is organised through the provider organisation
  • The Accommodation Advisory Service helps students find accommodation by providing them with advice and access to house-hunting resources
  • If you arrive in Dublin before your room on campus is available, we suggest you book in to a hotel or hostel for the interim period


  • We strongly advise that you arrive in Dublin at least 2-3 weeks before teaching begins in order to secure suitable and affordable accommodation
  • For those seeking accommodation, you are advised to check for the latest listings in Dublin, as well as house shares and other students seeking flatmates
  • You are advised not to commit to any housing or roommate until you've seen the accommodation and met in person
  • The Housing Anywhere platform enables students who are coming to Dublin for a term or a year to search for rooms in Dublin from students leaving Dublin to study abroad, and also enables students who are leaving their home city to advertise their room for rent to incoming International Students
  • Students who are not offered Trinity housing, can apply for up to two weeks temporary housing on campus while they search for long-term accommodation (please note this temporary housing is only offered to students who have not secured accommodation in advance of arrival)

Information on Accommodation

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