How to Apply

First Thing's First: Submit a Request to Study Away

Please note that all Trinity College students must first submit a Request to Study Away - and have it approved - prior to applying to study at with Trinity in Shanghai (or any other semester study away program). Trinity students who are eligible for study away (GPA of at least 2.5) are automatically enrolled in a a Study Away Course in Moodle that contains the steps required for study away at the college, including information on how to submit your Request to Study Away. 

Trinity College students planning to apply to a Trinity in Shanghai program for Fall 2016/Academic Year 2016-2017 and Spring 2017 terms are required to submit a Request to Study Away no later than Dec., 22, 2015.


 Eligibility Requirements

  • Trinity in Shanghai is open to Trinity College students.
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA required.
  • No previous knowledge of Chinese required. 
  • Each participant is required to have a passport that is valid at least six months beyond the end date of the program.

Required Application Materials

All students must submit the following materials in ordered to be considered:

  • The completed online application
  • One letter of academic reference from a faculty member 
  • Application questionnaire explaining your interest in applying to the program

Application Instructions

Students can find the application materials and apply to a Trinity in Shanghai program by registering as a user in the Trinity College Study Away online application system. Please do this by clicking on the link below and following the instructions below:

Trinity in Shangai Student Portal Log-In

  1. Click "Trinity Students ​Start NEW Application Here," 

  2. Log in with your Trinity email and password. 

  3. Be sure to always click on "complete EXISTING application" on subsequent visits.

  4. Submit all hardcopy materials required to the Office of Study Away at the address below:

 Trinity in Shanghai

Office of Study Away

Trinity College

300 Summit Street

Hartford, CT 06106-3100