City: Dublin
Approximate semester dates:

Michaelmas Term (Semester 1): September - December

Hilary Term & Trinity Term (Semester 2): January - May

Students on exchange in UQ's Semester 1 are required to attend both Hilary Term (Teaching Term) and Trinity Term (Assessment Term).

Please note that the Semester Start-Up Programme (Autumn Entry) and Understanding Ireland Orientation Week (Spring Entry) are not part of the exchange agreement. Students will have to pay a separate fee for tuition and accommodation. Click here to find out more.

Language of instruction: English
Full time load equivalent:

30 ECTS per semester

ECTS = European Credit Transfer System

Fields of Study Available:
This is not an exclusive list of the disciplines available. 
Disciplines listed here can provide a full-time load of study. (In English)
All other available courses can be found in the course catalogue.

Course Catalogue

Course levels

  • JF: Junior Freshman (Year 1)
  • SF: Senior Freshman (Year 2)
  • JS: Junior Sophister (Year 3)
  • SS: Senior Sophister (Year 4)

 Humanities & Social Sciences:

Applied Linguistics
European Studies
Film Studies
History of Art
Religion and Theology

Middle Eastern Studies

Languages (French, German, Hebrew, Irish, Italian, Russian, Spanish)



Computer Science
Environmental Science
Plant Science

Engineering (UQ's Semester 1 only):

Civil Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Electronic Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Business & Law


Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website

Restricted Fields of Study:

Courses at Trinity are extremely competitive. Students wanting to go on exchange to Trinity must have flexibility in their UQ program and are recommended to have at least three electives.

  • English Literature: Students are unlikely to gain a full-time load of courses. Enrolment in one English Literature course is possible.
  • Political Science: Students are recommended to go on exchange in their third year, as it may be difficult to enrol in fourth year political science courses.
  • No Health Science
  • Engineering: Available in UQ's Semester 1 only to include the Hilary teaching term and Trinity exam period.
Approximate living expenses:

EUR 10,000 per year

Accommodation or consult TCD's Student Union Accommodation Advisory Service

Living Expenses Breakdown 

Additional information:

Minimum cumulative GPA of 5.5 required and applicants should not have failed a course in their current degree. 

Undergraduate exchange only

Single-semester exchange only

Applicants must have completed a minimum of two years of study before you commence your study at Trinity. Please apply to UQ Abroad in the third or later semester of your degree. 

Campus accommodation at Trinity Hall: not guaranteed, subject to availability.

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  • Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, Trinity College Dublin is Ireland's oldest university. It is situated in an historic campus at the heart of Dublin.
  • World-renowned alumni include Nobel laureates, two presidents of Ireland and writers including Jonathan Swift and Oscar Wilde.
  • Trinity College Dublin created Science Gallery International on the Dublin campus, attracting 1.5 million visitors to interesting exhibitions of science and art since 2008.



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