Fees and sponsorship

Although new students are required to pay the balance of their tuition fees by 1 July 2020, we are extremely mindful of the impact that COVID-19 has potentially had on people’s finances and understand your need for flexibility at this time.

On this basis, for offer-holders whose finances have been temporarily impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and require a more flexible payment plan, we would ask that you please outline your fee payment requirements to admissions@rcsi.ie in advance of the acceptance deadline date.

Rest assured that each request is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and we will guarantee a comprehensive response within three working days of the request being made.

Please note that although the RCSI programmes will start slightly later than originally planned, they will also finish later and, as a result, students will still complete a full academic year.

It is likely that each of the Undergraduate programmes will be delivered using a mixture of face-to-face and online instruction, at least for the first semester, to respect social distancing requirements enforced by the National Department of Health and to ensure the health and safety of all students, staff and patients over the course of your first year studies.

We do not, however, envisage a reduction in the overall tuition fee rate for 2020/21, on the basis of what we have outlined above.

If you do not meet the conditions of your offer after final exam results are released, or if you are unable to travel to Dublin to commence your studies due to ongoing COVID-19-related restrictions, RCSI will refund your tuition fees payment.

If you can produce evidence of your scholarship status, e.g. an official government scholarship letter or financial guarantee, RCSI will invoice the sponsoring body directly. You will therefore not be required to pay the fees and seek reimbursement from RCSI later.

We would advise all students seeking assistance on US Federal Student Aid loan applications to contact our North American partners, Atlantic Bridge at admissions@atlanticbridge.com or the Student Fees Department at RCSI at studentfees@rcsi.ie.

If you require additional documentation from RCSI in order to complete a tuition fees bank loan application, please email admissions@rcsi.ie.

Please note that RCSI does not offer non-EU medicine scholarships or financial loans at this time.

Scholarship students can accept their place without the requirement to make a deposit payment. They must, however, alert RCSI’s admissions office as soon as the scholarship offices reopen.

Sponsored students are required to submit official documentation to the admissions office, confirming their scholarship status, a minimum of four weeks prior to registration. Otherwise, payment of fees will be required and a refund issued as soon as confirmation of their scholarship is received.

Yes. RCSI can provide you with an official letter on RCSI headed paper confirming your current offer-holder status. Please email your request to admissions@rcsi.ie and quote your RCSI student ID number.