Royal College of Surgeons - Ireland Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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    Estd 1784established year
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    Founded in 1784, the Royal College of Surgeons has been ranked in the top 250 Universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education. It is a non-profit institution and has laid special emphasis on healthcare research and education.

     It has nearly 4000 students representing 60 nations worldwide. Presently, it is offering a broad spectrum of courses across the schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Nursing. Worldwide, Clinical Medicine has been ranked #407 in the subject rankings (Best Global University Ranking)


    University Type Public University
    Campus Setting Urban
    Establishment Year 1784
    No. of Campuses 4 (international)
    No. of Accommodation Complexes 2
    Research Funding More than 25 million EUR
    Cost of Attendance 18,000 USD
    Applications Accepted Online/Offline
    Work-Study Available
    Intake Type Semester wise
    Mode of Program Full time and online

    Royal College of Surgeons Programs, Campus and Accommodation

    • There are total 3 and 7 faculties at UG and PG level, respectively.
    • RCSI has 4 international campuses based at Dublin, Bahrain, Kuala Lumpur and Penang.
    • There are 2 main accommodation complexes: Mercer Court and New Mill comprising shared and single rooms, respectively.

    Royal College of Surgeons Application Process

    • Application: Application can be made on the online portal.
    • Application fee: 75 EUR
    • Application deadline: February 1
    • General requirements: Official academic transcripts, official programme completion certificate, mark sheets, CV, SOP, research proposal (PG/Doctorate).
    • Additional requirements: Birth certificate, passport copy, and passport-sized photograph.
    • English Proficiency Test: IELTs/TOEFL/equivalent test scores are required
    English proficiency tests Minimum Scores
    IELTS (Academic) 6.5
    TOEFL (Paper) 550
    TOEFL (CBT) 213
    TOEFL (IBT) 79
    TOEIC 605
    Pearson PTE Academic 67
    Cambridge CAE/CPE Grade A/B/C

    Royal College of Surgeons Cost of Attendance

    Tuition fee

    UG programmes Fee (USD)
    Medicine 39,500
    Medical Commencement Programme 11,300
    B.Sc. Nursing 12,000
    B.Sc. Nursing Bridging 18,000
    PG Programmes
    PhD 13,395
    MD 12,345
    M.Sc. 8,945

    Accommodation Cost

    Expense Cost (EUR)
    Accommodation (Single) 9,905
    Accommodation (Shared) 6,630
    Light and heat 775
    Security Deposit 300
    Total expense (average) 7,705-10,980

    Royal College of Surgeons Financial Aid

    The international students may seek financial aid in form of:

    • Student Hardship Fund: It provides monetary help in cases of emergency situations and does not cover tuition expenses.
    • Student loans: The student loans available for students are Canadian Student Loan Programme and US Federal loan.
    •  Scholarships:  Some of the popular scholarships offered to international students are:
    Scholarship Amount/Benefits
    Aim High Medicine Scholarship 3,500 EUR (Financial) + 7,000 EUR (Travel allowance)
    Kiran Pathak Pharmacy Scholarship 3,500 EUR (Financial) + 7,000 EUR (Travel allowance)
    International Pharmacy Scholarship 50% rebate on tuition fee

    Royal College of Surgeons Alumni

    • RCSI has over 17,000 alumni across the globe.
    • Through Alumni card, the RCSI alumni avail facilities of coffee, library, gym membership, PG degree at discounted fee and can also take part in Seanad Éireann Elections.
    • Some distinguished alumni are Thomas Crean, Peter Butler, and Abraham Colles.

    Important Dates

    ProgramApplication DeadlineFees
    B.A/B.Sc Medicine
    CAO/PAC Admission (5th Jan 2019)
    $61,353 /Yr
    B.A/B.Sc Pharmacy
    CAO/PAC Admission (5th Jan 2019)
    $20,451 /Yr

    Master Surgery

    1 year
    Full Time
    USD 13,611/Yr

    Bachelor Medicine

    6 years
    Full Time
    USD 61,353/Yr
    Application Deadline: 05 Jan, 2019
    USD 15,906/Yr
    USD 14,884/Yr
    USD 14,884/Yr


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    8.2 out of 10
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    8.2 /10

    I had graduated in medicine and was looking up for option online and through other sources when I came across this college.It is one of the oldest institution where the surgeons are trained. Thus, without giving a second thought, I went ahead with the application process to pay €75 online for the further application process.

    Fees :

    The fee that I paid towards the tuition was precisely €55,000. Apart from the tuition, there was NUI fee(once-off charge) which was €135. My other cost such as books and supplies got covered under €4,000. Apart from what I spent in the tuition, I managed to receive a scholarship as a tuition fee waiver of €15,000. The amount I received was based on my school academia performance.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular

    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $20,451 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $14,884 / Year
    123 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, D02 YN77

    Nearby This Campus

    • Shopping Mall
    • Super Market
    • Restaurant
    • Bus Station
    • Book Store
    • Airport

    Shopping Mall

    Entrance to Stephens Green Shopping Centre0.12 km
    inglot south anne street0.30 km
    The Happy Shop0.93 km
    Jervis Shopping Centre1.05 km
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    The Green Hotel0.19 km
    Oliver St. John Gogarty's Hostel0.71 km
    The Clarence Hotel Dublin0.77 km
    The Davenport Hotel0.85 km
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    Book Store

    The National Bible Society of Ireland0.30 km
    Dervish Books & Holistic Centre0.31 km
    Stokes Books0.41 km
    Hodges Figgis0.44 km
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    Super Market

    Dunnes Stores0.13 km
    Dunnes Stores - Henry Street1.20 km
    Lidl Thomas Street1.29 km
    SPAR1.31 km
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    Bus Station

    Stephen's Green Nth0.23 km
    St Stephens Green North0.25 km
    Redmond's Hill, Stop 12840.27 km
    Whitefriars Street, Stop 13550.28 km
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    Dublin Airport9.63 km
    Casement Aerodrome13.23 km
    Royal Air Force Station Valley115.20 km
    Waterford Airport139.58 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary


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