Participating colleges

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


As a dedicated health sciences institution, RCSI is wholly focused on developing healthcare leaders who make a difference worldwide. RCSI has a long heritage of providing medical education for more than 230 years. It has been a distinctive feature for generations that the College enjoys a vibrant combination of nationalities and cultures where our students from around the world exchange ideas and learn from one another. Our students enjoy the full ‘RCSI Experience’, which extends beyond the Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Medicine curriculum, to a rich tapestry of student clubs and societies that equip them for a life of leadership and civic participation.

RCSI Entry Requirements

For full details on the undergraduate entry requirements please refer to the Undergraduate Admissions webpage.

Please also see the college Prospectus: http://www.rcsi.ie/files/admissions/docs/20171103095509_2018_EU_Prospectus_Online.pdf

How HEAR offers are made

RCSI reserves approximately 6% of School Leaver places for students applying under the HEAR Scheme.

RC001 Medicine x 2 reduced points HEAR places + 1 Aim High Medicine Scholarship.

RC004 Physiotherapy x 1 reduced points HEAR place.

RC005 Pharmacy x 2 reduced points HEAR places + 1 Kiran Pathak Pharmacy Scholarship.

To be considered for reduced points HEAR places you must:

  • Be eligible for HEAR
  • Present a minimum of six subjects (2 x H5 and 4 x H7 / O6) in the Leaving Certificate to include Irish, English, Maths, another language, one lab science (Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics / Chemistry or Agricultural Science – must be Chemistry for RC005 Pharmacy) and two other recognised subjects
  • Meet minimum specific course requirements detailed here:

RC001 Medicine 

RC004 Physiotherapy

RC005 Pharmacy

  • Achieve a minimum of 480 points
  • Present HPAT for RC001 Medicine.

In addition to the ten HEAR & DARE reduced points places, RCSI offers two reduced points places to HEAR eligible applicants who may, also wish to apply for the The Aim High Medicine or Kiran Pathak Pharmacy Scholarships. Click here for applications forms for both of these Scholarships.

For information on DARE at RCSI:

Information on DARE at RCSI: HERE

Contact details of the HEAR advisor

Céleste Golden, Admissions Officer

Céleste Golden. Portrait

T: 01 402 2237
E: hear@rcsi.ie
W: http://www.rcsi.ie/access