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Advanced Therapeutic Technologies

BSc Advanced Therapeutic Technologies (Hons)
School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

To ensure you complete the BSc in Advanced Therapeutic Technologies application process correctly, you will need to confirm your status as an Irish/EU applicant or a Non-EU applicant.

If you are unsure whether you are an EU or Non-EU applicant, please consult the EU Nationality Test for guidance. You can also contact the RCSI Admissions Office directly to verify your status. However, as additional supporting documentation may be required to process your request, we recommend that you contact us well in advance of the application closing date.

To be considered an EU applicant, you must:

  • Have been living in an EU Member State (which includes the EEA and Switzerland)* for at least three of the last five years before starting the course. Members of the EEA include Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.
  • Meet the EU Nationality Test as outlined in more detail in here.*
  • Meet a number of other terms and conditions that need to be met regarding residency, income tax etc. Please review this information carefully as a general guide regarding your eligibility for EU applicant status.

If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for EU applicant status, you will be deemed a Non-EU student for fees and application purposes.

* Under the Common Travel Area (CTA) between Ireland and the UK, UK citizens will continue to enjoy the same fee status that they have to date, post-Brexit. For the purposes of determining fee status, the UK should continue to be considered an EU Member State when completing the EU Nationality test.

Please note:

The information below should be used as a guide only, regarding your EU or Non-EU applicant status. If, after working through the guide, you are still unsure of your EU or Non-EU status, you should refer to this policy for further guidance.

Alternatively, you may contact the RCSI Admissions Office who can assist in verifying your status.

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Irish and EU applicants

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Irish and EU School Leaver students are invited to apply to the BSc in Advanced Therapeutic Technologies via the CAO.

Applicants must:

  • Apply to the programme through the Central Applications Office (CAO) website (RC006: Advanced Therapeutic Technologies) from 5 November in the year prior to admission.
  • Be in their final year of school or have completed their Leaving Certificate (or an equivalent EU secondary school exit examination) prior to the year of admission to the programme.
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Applicants to the Mature Entry Pathway must:

  • Be EU applicants
  • Be 23 years of age or older on 1 January of the year of admission to the programme.
  • Meet the minimum entry (matriculation) requirements.
  • Apply directly to RCSI from 1 November to 1 February of each year.
  • Submit supplementary documentation and undergo an interview process prior to receipt of an offer by RCSI. Information on preparing for an interview can be found here.
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Applicants to the Graduate Entry Pathway must:

  • Be EU applicants.
  • Hold (or expect to hold by July prior to entry) a minimum second class honours (2H2) result in their first honours bachelor degree (NFQ level 8). This degree can be in any discipline. 
  • Present the NUI matriculation requirements in the Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent, if presenting a non-science degree.
  • Apply directly to RCSI from 1 November to 1 February of each year.
  • Submit supplementary documentation and undergo an interview process prior to receipt of an offer by RCSI. Information on preparing for an interview can be found here.

We strongly recommend you refer to the application timeline below before completing your application.


Non-EU applicants

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Please ensure that you read the below information carefully before starting your application. There is an application fee of €75 payable by credit card.

Applicants must:

  • Meet the minimum academic eligibility criteria (including English language requirements) for entry to RCSI’s Advanced Therapeutic Technologies programme, as outlined in the entry requirements.
  • Apply directly to RCSI between 1 November and 1 February (in the year of admission to the programme). Late applications will be accepted until 30 April 2022, however early application is advised.
  • Upload the following documentation as part of their application:
    • Certified copies of academic transcripts including English language transcripts (IELTS) if applicable
    • Non-academic references
    • Copy of passport showing name, nationality and date of birth
    • A passport style photograph
    • Confidential academic referee* contact details
    • A personal statement (guidance on preparing your statement can be found here)
    • Documents which reflect your life experience (such as work/life balance, extracurricular activities, relevant work/voluntary experience etc.)

*Academic references: Applicants are required to nominate an academic referee as part of the application process. The Admissions Office will contact the referee and request that they provide a 'confidential academic reference'. The full name, title, position and contact details of the referee are required as part of the online application (please do not begin your application without these details). It is advisable therefore to inform the referee and seek their permission to nominate them as a referee.

If you have any queries about your application please email the Admissions Office.