The GEM programme is not covered under the Irish Exchequer Free Fees Initiative on the basis that graduate entry students have already completed a Level 8 undergraduate degree. As a result, all GEM students are either liable for EU or Non-EU Fees, depending on their EU status.
The Higher Education Authority (HEA) provides partial funding for Irish and EU students joining the GEM programme as outlined in more detail below.
If you have at any time resided, or are at present resident, outside of the EU, it is important that you read and clearly understand the EU vs Non-EU policy. If you require clarification on your status, you can contact the RCSI Admission Office. 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.
- Fees are set by the HEA and have not yet been published for the 2019/20 academic year.
- Fees for the 2018/19 academic year are listed below as a guideline, and are unlikely to go through considerable changes.
|EU GEM tuition fees
|Student contribution charge*
|Health screening*** (once-off charge)
|NUI fee**** (once-off charge)
|Total fees (for academic year 2018/19)
- *The student contribution charge applies in all universities in Ireland and covers non-tuition costs such as library services, examinations, student support services, welfare and counselling services etc.
- **The IT fee is an annual charge to cover the costs of providing significant IT support which is essential to the delivery of the programme.
- ***RCSI has a duty of care to its students and to the patients with whom they engage. Students risk being exposed to blood-borne viruses (BBV) in the clinical setting throughout their academic programme. To minimise the risk of infection, students are required to undergo BBV screening and vaccinations in the first year of their studies. This is delivered through Mercer’s Medical Centre.
- ****The undergraduate degrees issued by RCSI are the degrees of the National University of Ireland (NUI). This fee is a once-off registration fee with the NUI.
If you are offered a place on the four-year GEM programme at RCSI, you can apply for financing via the Bank of Ireland Graduate Entry Medicine Tuition Fees Loan (St Stephen's Green Branch). More information on loans can be found on the student loans page.