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Advanced Therapeutic Technologies

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

Fees and funding

In order to assess the total amount of fees you will need to pay for the Advanced Therapeutic Technologies* programme, and any funding you may be entitled to apply for, you must first confirm your status as an Irish/EU applicant or a Non-EU applicant.

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 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.

* Subject to full accreditation

** 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 linked above.

Irish and EU applicants

All RCSI Undergraduate degree programmes are covered under the Irish Government’s Free Fees Initiative.

Under the terms of the Free Fees Initiative, the Irish Exchequer will pay tuition fees on behalf of students who:

  • Meet the eligibility criteria for EU applicant status, as outlined in more detail above
  • Undertake a full-time undergraduate course of at least two years' duration
  • Are first time, full-time undergraduate students, and
  • Are not repeating the year due to failing exams or changing course (Note: This exclusion may be waived if repeating a year due to a certified serious illness.)

How much do I pay under the Free Fees Initiative?

  • The Free Fees Initiative covers the tuition component of your Undergraduate Advanced Therapeutic Technologies course fee
  • Students covered under Free Fees are required to pay the balance of non-tuition costs - these costs will be published in due course
  • Students who are eligible for the SUSI Grant will have their student contribution charge covered by the grant.

Note: If you are an Irish or EU student who does not qualify for Free Fees, you are liable for EU Fees. These will be published in due course.

To qualify for Mature Entry status, you must be over 23 years of age on 1 January in the year of entry to the Advanced Therapeutic Technologies programme. To be considered a Mature Entry student, you must also be an EU (which includes the EEA and Switzerland) applicant.

All RCSI Undergraduate degree programmes are covered under the Irish Government’s Free Fees Initiative.

Under the terms of the Free Fees Initiative, the Irish Exchequer will pay tuition fees on behalf of students who:

  • Meet the eligibility criteria for EU applicant status, as outlined in more detail above
  • Undertake a full-time undergraduate course of at least two years' duration
  • Are first time, full-time undergraduate students, and
  • Are not repeating the year due to failing exams or changing course (Note: This exclusion may be waived if repeating a year due to a certified serious illness.)

How much do I pay under the Free Fees Initiative?

  • The Free Fees Initiative covers the tuition component of your Undergraduate Advanced Therapeutic Technologies course fee
  • Students covered under Free Fees are required to pay the balance of non-tuition costs - these costs will be published in due course
  • Students who are eligible for the SUSI Grant will have their student contribution charge covered by the grant.

Note: If you are an Irish or EU student who does not qualify for Free Fees, you are liable for EU Fees. These will be published in due course

Graduate Entry applicants are not covered under the Irish Exchequer Free Fees Initiative on the basis that these students have already completed a Level 8 undergraduate degree. As a result, Graduate Entry students are liable for EU fees.

How much do I pay if I am a Graduate Entry applicant eligible for EU fees?

Fees have not yet been published for the 2022/23 academic year and will be available here in due course.


Non-EU applicants

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 fees status, however, this must be done well in advance of the closing date.

How much do I pay if I am a School Leaver applicant eligible for Non-EU Fees?

Non-EU fees have not yet been published for the 2022/23 academic year and will be available here in due course.