Royal College of Surgeons - Ireland Admission 2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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    Ranked amongst the top 2% institutions in the world, Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) is home to 5,706 international students and 2,806 faculty members. The diverse student population of 60 nationalities, enriches the educational experience of 30+ UG and PG RCSI courses. Some of the popular disciplines amongst international students include Pharmacy, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Dentistry and Medicine.

    Students seeking admission at Royal College of Surgeons must have outstanding academic grades with academic background in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths. However, tests required to study in Ireland such as TOEFL or IELTS are equally important. Applicants with an IELTS score above 6.5 and strong recommendations are given preference. For a few courses, FRCS (Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons) and MRCS (Membership of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons) exams are also mandatory.


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    Application Fee 75 EUR
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    Average GPA rate 4.0
    English Proficiency IELTS | TOEFL | PTE
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    Academic Calendar Semester-based
    Financial Aid Grants, Loans, Scholarships.

    Royal College of Surgeons Admission Deadlines

    International Applicants must apply 90 days prior to the deadlines to be considered for admission:

    Term/Semester Deadlines
    Non-EU applicants (excluding USA/Canada) November 1 – February 1
    Non-EU applicants (USA/Canada) July 1
    Irish and EU applicants November 5 – February 1

    Royal College of Surgeons International Admissions

    The admission process for domestic and international students are both conducted online. However, international students have additional requirements and must be careful with their visa process so as to complete it in time. To avail scholarships on a priority basis, students must apply early.

    All international applicants need to provide the following documents for both UG and PG courses for their admission process

    • Academic certificates
    • English language test scores
    • Reference letter
    • Financial proof
    • Passport
    • Visa
    • Statement of purpose
    • Two letters of recommendation or one committee letter
    • Passport size photos

    English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

    International students may submit any one of the following test scores to prove English proficiency:

    Test Name Minimum Required Score (UG) Minimum Required Score (PG)
    IELTS 6.0 6.5
    TOEFL (iBT) 79-95 96-120 or higher
    TOEFL (PBT) 550-587 590-677 or higher
    TOEFL (CBT) 213-240 243-300 or higher
    PTE 67-84 80+

    Ireland Student Visa

    Students are required to apply online for their visa through the Irish Government website. Applicants must provide the following documents to complete the Visa Application, which can be done by visiting the official government website.

    General documents to take for the visa interview:

    • Passport (valid for at least six months ahead)
    • Original application Form
    • Health Insurance Cover
    • Official Admission Letter and completed Visa Application Form.
    • Completed and signed visa application form
    • Proof of permanent address outside Ireland.
    • Two Passport- size photographs (2”x2")
    • Receipt of fee payment.
    • Proof of funding sufficient to cover the tuition and living expenses.
    • Evidence of the intention to return to your home country and not immigrate to Ireland.

    Check: Ireland Student Visa Eligibility & Cost

    Royal College of Surgeons Undergraduate Admissions

    The University offers undergraduate degrees in a wide range of medical courses. Students must go through course requirements carefully and apply in due time.

    Application Portal: RCSI Online Application
    Application Fees: 50 EUR
    Academic Requirements: Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

    • Qualification certificates.
    • English language test scores.
    • Financial proof.
    • Passport
    • Visa
    • Statement of purpose
    • Two letters of recommendation or one committee letter
    • Passport size photos.

    Course-specific requirements for Indian Students

    Course Name Academic Requirements
    Undergraduate Medicine Overall score of 90% in 5 subjects including- Physics/Maths, Biology, Chemistry;
    Minimum 75% in each individual subject
    Pharmacy Minimum average of 85% in 4 subjects- Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Mathematics;
    Minimum 75% in each subject
    Physiotherapy Cumulative score of 75% or above in 4 subjects including Chemistry, Biology, Physics/Maths;
    Minimum 70% in each subject

    Note: Late applications are only considered if the applications have been completed.

    Royal College of Surgeons Graduate Admissions

    The college offers various post-graduate courses. Each course has a tuition fee of approximately €6,500 – €12,250. Students may apply for postgraduate/research scholarships. Applicants can apply by February 1 for their chosen field of study.

    Application Portal: RCSI Online Application

    Some of the PG-level courses offered at the Royal College of Surgeons are as follows:

    Course Application Fee Academic Requirements English Language Proficiency
    Master of Surgery (MCh) € 100 Bachelors degree (MB/BAO/BCh or equivalent medical degree), transcripts with a GPA of 3.5 above, resume, work experience, LOR IELTS- 6.5
    MSc Nursing and Midwifery € 50 Bachelors degree (MB/BAO/BCh or equivalent medical degree), Level 9 Degree, obtained within five years of study, transcripts with a GPA of 3.5 above, resume, work experience, SOP, LOR IELTS- 6.5
    MSc Medicine (Physician Associate Studies) € 100 Bachelors degree (MB/BAO/BCh or equivalent medical degree), transcripts with a GPA of 3.5 above, resume, work experience, SOP, LOR, personal essay IELTS- 7.0
    MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law € 100 Bachelors degree (MB/BAO/BCh or equivalent medical degree)/ 2.2 or higher primary degree, transcripts with a GPA of 3.5 above, resume, work experience, personal essay, SOP, LOR IELTS- 7.0

    Recognition by the Irish Medical Council or any other EU medical regulatory registration body is mandatory to get admissions in courses mentioned in the table above. The University has a highly selective admission process. International students are advised to apply prior to deadlines and ensure their visa completion at least 3 months prior to the start of their semester. The university has a holistic approach to assessing applications. To avoid any application errors, applicants must go through course requirements carefully.


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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.

    Scholarship :

    I did managed to receive a scholarship of €15,000 as a fee waiver on my tuition fee. I was awarded the scholarship based on my school academics

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