Participating colleges

RCSI University of Medicine & Health Sciences


As a dedicated health sciences institution, RCSI University of Medicine & Health Sciences is wholly focused on developing healthcare leaders who make a difference worldwide. RCSI has a long heritage of providing medical education for more than 236 years. It has been a distinctive feature for generations that RCSI 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 our students and future healthcare professionals, for a life of leadership and civic participation.

RCSI University of Medicine & Health Sciences Entry requirements

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

Please also see the college Prospectus:


How DARE offers are made

RCSI University of Medicine & Health Sciences reserves approximately 6% of School Leaver places for students applying under the DARE Scheme.

RC001 Medicine x 2 reduced points DARE places.

RC004 Physiotherapy x 1 reduced points DARE place.

RC005 Pharmacy x 2 reduced points DARE places.

To be considered for reduced points DARE places you must:

  • Be eligible for DARE
  • 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.

For information on HEAR at RCSI:

Information on HEAR at RCSI: HERE

Contact details of the DARE advisor

Céleste Golden, Admissions Officer

Céleste Golden. Portrait

T: 01 402 2237
E: cgolden@rcsi.ie
W: https://www.rcsi.com/dublin/undergraduate/application-information/access-and-disability