Considering Studying Abroad in Stage 3?

As a BSc Economics Mathematics and Statistics student, there are a number of exciting destinations available for you to study abroad during Stage 3.  Below is some important information to help you decide whether to apply for an exchange or Erasmus opportunity, but if you have any further questions, please call in to the Social Sciences Office.

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  • Who is eligible to apply?

As an EMS student, you can apply to study abroad on Erasmus or Exchange if you have 

  • A Stage GPA of 3.08 for Stage 1 and GPA of 3.08 for Stage 2 trimester 1 and
  • Minimum grade of C+ for core modules in Stage 1 and Trimester 1, Stage 2 is required.

 If you are successful in your application, you will need to have completed 60 credits at Stage 1 including all cores, and at least 50 credits in Stage 2, to be eligible to take your exchange or Erasmus place.

  • When and for how long can I go abroad? 

Students in Stage 2 of the Programme in 2019/20 will be eligible to study abroad or for a full year or either the Autumn or Spring Trimester. Students Entering Stage 1 of the Programme in 2019/20 and subsequent years will be eligible to study abroad in the Spring Trimester only.

  • How many modules do I need to take and what do I need to study while I am abroad? 

You are required to complete a number of ECTS credits at your host university. The number of modules this equates to may differ from one partner university to another and some Universities may require students to take a minimum number of credits per trimester. Your academic adviser and the Social Sciences Office will guide you through this.

Specific requirements to EMS: You should take appropriate modules which do not have significant overlap with stage 4 core modules.  These modules can be agreed with the Programme Director beforehand, however students should be aware that sometimes they will not be permitted to register for certain modules on arrival at the university. 

Going abroad for a trimester:  A minimum of 20 ECT credits is to be completed at your host institution. While studying at the host university you should study modules in some or all of the subject areas covered in your programme (an equal balance of subjects is not required). Academic oversight will be provided to guide the students when selecting suitable modules and electives.

  • Where Can I go?

The destinations available for 2020/21 Stage 3 are listed below, to discuss with your Erasmus/Exchange Academic adviser.


EMS students wishing to go abroad for Stage 3 Trimester 2 can apply to go to one of the following universities:


Host University Host University website:
University of Edinburgh
University of Perugia (Italian needed)
Università degli Studi di Perugia
University of Connecticut
University of California, San Diego

Please note: Destinations listed are for guidance and are subject to change, based on a number of factors, including availability of places and agreements with host universities. In addition, there are some  Open Erasmus places available. Please check for more information UCD Global website. If a University is of particular interest and is not listed (or is not listed for the duration you would like), please contact Joanna Kozielec, Erasmus Exchange Programme Manager (  to explore this further. 

Contact for more information:  The Programme Director of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics will provide more details on academic requirements when you are abroad.
Professor Gary McGuire: