Physician Associate Studies

Physician associates

Fees and funding

  • Year 1: €12,380    
  • Year 2: €12,000

Please note

  • There is a non-refundable online application fee of €100
  • Once you have been offered and accepted a place on the programme, a €1,000 deposit will be requested to secure your place.
  • For non-scholarship students: the first instalment (50%) of your fees will be requested prior to commencement of the programme in December. The second instalment (50%) will be required in May.
  • Fees are paid by electronic transfer.
  • Fees are subject to annual review.

Additional costs

While every effort has been made to keep costs at a minimum, there will be some additional costs incurred during the first year, namely:

  • White coat for anatomy lab: €30
  • White coat for clinical rotations: €30
  • Good quality stethoscope: €40–60
  • Supplemental exam fees: Should you be required to sit a supplemental exam/s you will incur an additional administration cost. The cost will be determined by the number of supplemental exams you are required to take.

Scholarship opportunities

Some private institutions have provided scholarships for students in the past. This is reviewed each year and candidates will be notified if these become available.

To be eligible, applicants must first apply to and be accepted by RCSI to the programme. Successful candidates are then eligible to apply directly to the sponsor for all or any of the scholarship options available.

Terms and conditions, as defined by the sponsor, apply to each of the scholarships. On graduation, successful applicants must be willing to work as a PA in any of the clinical locations operated by the scholarship sponsors.

View our Postgraduate fees policy.