University of Dublin, Trinity College - Science Only

Home to the famous Book of Kells since 1653, Trinity College Dublin is one of seven ancient universities of the British Isles, founded by royal charter in 1592.

Discover St. Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in honor of Ireland’s patron saint in 1191, or the famous Dublin Castle, built on the site of a former Danish Viking Fortress and settlement, dating back to the 930’s, that gave the city its name. Try Leo Burdock’s famous fish and chips nearby, which come freshly fried and wrapped in newspaper, the authentic way. Trinity College Dublin is in the heart of Dublin and ranks among the top 150 universities in the world (108, QS 2019). 

Key information


Dublin, Ireland




Fall, Winter, Academic year

Program type


Application information

Application status



20-21 applications

First come, first considered for remaining spaces!

Fall/Full year until March 15, 2020

Winter until October 1, 2020

University-specific additional requirements

One academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.

This exchange is only open to students in the Faculty of Science.

21-22 applications

Opens Nov. 1 2020

Student experience

Check out blogs about living in Dublin from other exchange students at Trinity.

Program details

Areas of Study:

Biology, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physics, Mathematics, Natural Science, Microbiology, Physics, Statistics and Zoology.

Course Information:

Courses at Trinity are called "modules" and follow the ECTS system. A full course load is 30 ECTS per semester. The minimum allowable load is 20 ECTS for one semester and 45 ECTS for a full year. One UofC Half Course Equivalent =6 ECTS. The module directory has a list of all modules available to exchange students.

The exchange agreement with Trinity College falls under TASSEP. TASSEP is the Trans-Atlantic Science Student Exchange Program, a consortium designed specifically with the curricular needs of science students in mind. Canadian science students have access to a variety of European Partners in the consortium.

The academic year is divided into two terms. The Michaelmas (Autumn) term runs from mid-September to mid December. Hilary (Spring) term runs from mid January - late May. For details please check the calendar

  1. Costs

    Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider.

    Trinity has cost of living information in the student handbook.

    Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations etc in your budget planning.

  2. Funding

    Did you know that you can take your U of C funding with you on exchange? Since you remain a degree seeking student at the U of C while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.

    Our office also administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved U of C study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant  once.

    Please see the exchange funding page for more information.

Full year exchange students can apply to live in Trinity Hall once they have been accepted, but placement is not guaranteed. There is also an Accommodation Advisory Service available to help students access house hunting resources.

This exchange is open to regular, full-time students in the Faculty of Science, who have completed at least 1 full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a preferred minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 (B+). (Students with at least a 3.0 overall might be considered on case by case basis, but please have a strong backup option.)

An academic reference is required for a complete application.

Mobility Type: TASSEP is the Trans-Atlantic Science Student Exchange Program, a consortium designed specifically with the curricular needs of science students in mind. Canadian students have access to European Partners in the consortium.

Students with disabilities can read more about the disability supports offered at Trinity.

Trinity offers a wide range of supports to LGBT students, and notes that Dublin is generally an LGBT friendly city.

Have questions?

Study Abroad 101

Please watch this YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment.

Watch Study Abroad 101

Academic Advising

Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).

After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.

Find your academic advisor

Study Abroad Advising

If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below. Appointments are currently on zoom.

1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.

Book an appointment

The advisor for the program is: Tara Jorgensen.

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.


International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.