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Graduate Entry Medicine (Hons)

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

48 months
57635 EUR/year
16970 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland was the first medical school in the Republic of Ireland to introduce a Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) programme. This Graduate Entry Medicine (Hons) programme enables students from a range of undergraduate backgrounds to study medicine.


In your first year as a Graduate Entry Medicine (Hons) student at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, you will be taught in a dedicated teaching facility on the main St Stephen’s Green campus. In your second year, you will spend most of your time in RCSI's dedicated teaching space at Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown, Dublin. In your final two years, you will be on clinical rotations in a variety of hospitals and GP practices in Dublin and throughout the country.

As an Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Graduate Entry Medicine (Hons) graduate, you will be career-ready. In fact, your clinical skills training starts from day one of the programme, with simulated patient sessions a weekly feature of the curriculum.

You will also have many opportunities to build your career – via undergraduate research opportunities, overseas clinical electives in prestigious institutions and a four-week sub-internship programme in final year, in which you will work as a resident-in-training in a hospital in Ireland, the US or Canada.

What you will study

The four-year Graduate Entry Medicine (Hons) programme is divided into three cycles:

  • Junior Cycle (one year)
  • Intermediate Cycle (one year)
  • Senior Cycle (two years)

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fundamentals of Biomedicine 
  • Musculoskeletal Biology 
  • Blood: Haematology and Immunology
  • Health, Behaviour and Patient Safety 
  • Gastrointestinal Biology 
  • Cardiorespiratory Biology
  • Nervous System Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold or expect to hold – by July prior to entry – a competitive GPA or a minimum of an upper second class honours from an accredited undergraduate bachelor degree (Opens in new windowequivalent to NFQ Level 8). The degree can be in any discipline.
  • Compete on the basis of your Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT) scores only. As a guide, the minimum GAMSAT score on which students were admitted to RCSI in 2021 was 62* (random selection). The GAMSAT-Ireland test is held in March and September each year.
  • GAMSAT results are valid for two years prior to the start of the programme you are applying for. If you are presenting GAMSAT UK or GAMSAT Australia results you must provide these to the CAO when submitting your application.
  • There are no interviews for EU GEM applicants.
  • Non-EU applicants can provide GAMSAT or MCAT examination results. GAMSAT results are valid for two years prior to the start of the programme. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    57635 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57635 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    16970 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16970 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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