Welcome to the graduate students' union's information page for international students.
Your GSU sabbatical officers have first-hand experience regarding the steps needed to settle down in Ireland as an international student. It is easy to become overwhelmed while adjusting to jetlag, a new country (sometimes even a new continent!), a second language and separation from family and friends.
That is why we are here to help you through this process in any way that we can. Whether it be dealing with internal College issues regarding paying fees or registering for your course, or the process of securing a visa, opening up a bank account or securing accommodation, we are here to help!
Available sources of information within Trinity
All International students are strongly encouraged to attend the International Students’ Orientation, which is taking place on Monday, 11th September 2017 from 2.00 - 4.00 pm in the Ed Burke Theatre, Arts Block TCD. If you are unable to attend due to not having arrived in Ireland or for other reasons, not yet arrived, but wish to avail of the talk, please follow the GSU on Facebook where all important talks will be streamed.
We also encourage you to read the Information on the TCD website for International Students before arriving in Dublin. It contains vital information regarding visas and immigration procedures, INIS location, employment and support services, as well as general tips for living in Dublin.
The Global Relations Office has a team of Global Officers associated to certain Schools in College who are also available to help and answer any questions regarding the international student experience at Trinity.
Visa and immigration information
Over the past year, there have been a number of changes to the process of ascertaining your visa via the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (most commonly referred to as INIS). An online appointment booking system has been introduced. Please click on the following document for the most up-to-date information regarding Visa and Immigration processes which covers everything from what you require before arriving in Ireland and thereafter to register. You'll also need Health Insurance and our recommendation are ODON Study & Protect Policy! More info about that is available here!
The GSU works closely with the College in regard to assisting students with their visa queries. For immigration registration queries, we ask you to please contact Trinity's International Student Support Hub, the Global Room at TCDglobalroom@tcd.ie who are the most knowledgeable service in the University regarding visa and immigration processes.
A large part of successfully adjusting to life at Trinity is making connections. The GSU has set up a whole week of activities during Postgrad Orientation Week 2017 for both newbies and old-timers to meet and mingle. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, make friends and find out how to become involved during the year!
In any case, your GSU sabbats are here to assist and guide you through the process of arriving, adjusting and succeeding here at Trinity! Don’t hesitate to get in touch!