If you are unsure whether you are an EU or Non-EU applicant, please consult the EU vs Non-EU fee policy 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 eligible for consideration for a Non-EU GEM place, you must:
- Apply through the correct application channel (either directly through RCSI or via Atlantic Bridge if you reside in North America).
- Hold or expect to hold by July prior to entry a competitive GPA* from an accredited undergraduate bachelor degree (equivalent to NFQ Level 8).
- Present either a competitive Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) or a Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) score. Further information on each of these tests is available on the MCAT and GAMSAT websites.
- MCAT and GAMSAT results for students applying to Non-EU GEM are valid for five years prior to the start of the programme. As a guide, the minimum scores on which students were admitted in 2017 were MCAT: 501 (26) and GAMSAT: 58.
- If you have completed an undergraduate degree, you are only eligible to apply for the four-year GEM programme (i.e. Non-EU degree holders cannot apply for a place on the five or six-year Undergraduate Medicine programme).
Minimum English language requirements
Teaching in RCSI is through the medium of English, therefore all applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of competence in the English language. Applicants whose first language is not English must present a minimum overall average score of 6.5 with no individual section lower than 6.0.in the IELTS examination (academic stream). All IELTS test results must be less than two years old at the time of admission.
*GPAs have different scoring systems and can vary from one country to the next. As a consequence, RCSI does not specify a minimum cut off GPA score and all transcripts are individually reviewed to determine if the GPA is competitive for entry.