- Who is eligible to apply?
To be eligible for an exchange you must achieve an average of 3.0 GPA in stage 1 and stage 2 of your degree. Generally, for students going on exchange in stage 3, the average GPA is calculated as follows:(Stage 1 + Stage 1 + Stage 2 trimester 1) divided by 3.
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. N.B Please note that your progression to stage 4 might be affected if you don’t achieve 60 credits in Stage 2.
Note: It is strongly advised that any student who does not pass all stage 2 modules, does not take up an opportunity to study abroad for a full year as it will be very difficult to remediate your outstanding modules and successfully complete stage 4 on your return. Should you wish to discuss this further please contact Erasmus Exchange Programme Manager (outgoing.socialsciences@ucd.
You should be aiming to balance your academic workload over the two trimesters as evenly as possible. You are required to attend lectures during the whole academic year (two trimesters) and the minimum number of credits that a student is required to take during any trimester is 20 ECTS.
Note: If you take exchange outside of Europe, you will be required to take specific course workload relevant to each university, as outside of Europe institutions don’t use the ECTS system.
- Where Can I go?
The destinations available depend on how long you wish to go abroad and your degree subjects. They are linked in the information below by subject below.
- Who can I contact for additional information?
Programme Manager for Social Sciences Outbound Mobility (Erasmus and Non-EU Exchanges) will answer your queries: email@example.com.