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International Winter and Summer School


We are delighted to offer international nursing students this two-week intensive programme.



We are delighted to offer international nursing students a great opportunity to combine learning about nursing and healthcare in Ireland with an active programme that includes exposure to clinical practice and experience of Dublin lifestyle and culture. The programme is designed for groups of undergraduate nursing students in higher education institutions who are interested in exploring different cultures and obtaining a global view of nursing as part of their university programme. The two-week intensive programme is run in January and May each year.






Winter School 8th January – 19th January 2018

(Application deadline 30th October 2017)
(Deposit  30th November, full payment 15th December)



Summer School 14th May - 25th May 2018

(Application deadline 14th March 2018)
(Deposit 6th April, full payment 27th April)







Winter School 7th January – 19th January 2019

(Application deadline 31st October 2018)
(Deposit 30th November, full payment 14th December)



Key features of the programme include

  • Exploring the World of Irish Nursing & Midwifery;
  • Learning about health structures and contemporary health problems in Ireland;
  • Meeting nursing students in a round table exchange of student experiences;
  • Meeting leading TCD researchers and discovering innovative practices being developed;
  • Experiencing how culture, lifestyle and quality of life affect health;
  • Clinical site visits which allow students to experience nursing and healthcare in Ireland.
  • Social visits to the world famous and historic Book of Kells and contemporary exhibitions in the Science Gallery.

International School Timetable Example

Fees include all tuition, tour of Trinity College and ticket to the Book of Kells. (Accommodation, travel, food or entertainment is not included in the fee).

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded on completion of the programme.

Preparation for clinical site visits

Each student attending the clinical site must be screened for occupational health and have background checks completed. This information is sent to the Occupational Health and Nursing Administration Departments of the hospital the student is visiting.
Therefore, each student is required to send an official record of:

  • The date the blood test was taken for; Measles IGG, Mumps IGG, Rubella IGG, Chickenpox IGG and Hepatitis B surface antibody levels/titre.
  • Confirmation that you have immunity to each of the above.
  • Background check to include criminal / offender clearances (Police Clearance certificate).
  • You will also need to bring a clinical uniform with you.

: If you wish to apply for a place on the School of Nursing & Midwifery International Summer or Winter School programme in Trinity College, please complete the on-line application form below. Places are limited and early booking is recommended. Applications are considered according to the date of receipt of application. Applicants will be informed by email if a place is being offered on the international winter or summer school. Full payment of the fee secures the place.

On-line Application Form

International School Payment Information

Successful applicants will then need to send us their occupational health and background clearance records. This is a requirement for the clinical site visits. Failure to submit this information one month before the start of the programme will result in the student/s being unable to undertake the clinical site visit. Students can however attend the other aspects of the programme but there are no substitute arrangements for the clinical site visits.

Please send occupational health and security clearance information to Grainne at the following address;

Ms. Grainne Curistan, Global Officer International Winter and Summer School
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin
24 D’Olier Street
Dublin 2

You can also email an electronic version of the forms to

If you would like more information about our international winter or summer school, please complete the query form below and we will get back to you shortly.

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