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There may be additional entry requirements for international applicants. This is explained in each medical school’s prospectus, available on their websites. Below is a summary of the requirements for the medical schools in Ireland.

National University of Ireland, Galway

EU Residents:

  • Submit application via CAO, the closing date for 2015 applications is February 1st
  • Minimum Points Requirement: 480 points from the same sitting of the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent)
  • OD3 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Chemistry, Agricultural Science must be obtained for entry into the six year medical programme. To enter the five year medical programme a HC3 in Chemistry is required (five year medical programme has a limited number of places)
  • Aptitude Test Completion of the required Admissions Test (HPAT-Ireland), the closing date for 2015 applications is January 20th
  • Minimum A-Level Grades: A*A*A (A-Level) & C (AS) or equivalent combination plus HPAT-Ireland test results 
  • 720 - the minimum combined CAO and HPAT score in 2014
  • Students must satisfy the Garda/Police vetting and Medical Clearance requirements.

Non-EU Residents:

Visit the National University of Ireland website

  • Submit application via CAO, the closing date for 2015 applications is February 1st
  • Minimum Points Requirement: 480 points from the same sitting of the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent)
  • OD3 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Chemistry, Agricultural Science must be obtained for entry into the six year medical programme. To enter the five year medical programme a HC3 in Chemistry is required (five year medical programme has a limited number of places)
  • Aptitude Test Completion of the required Admissions Test (HPAT-Ireland), the closing date for 2015 applications is January 20th
  • Minimum A-Level Grades: A*A*A (A-Level) & C (AS) or equivalent combination plus HPAT-Ireland test results 
  • 720 - the minimum combined CAO and HPAT score in 2014
  • Students must satisfy the Garda/Police vetting and Medical Clearance requirements.

Non-EU Residents:

Visit the National University of Ireland website

Non-EU Residents:

Visit the National University of Ireland website

Visit the National University of Ireland website

Visit the National University of Ireland website

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

EU Residents

  • Submit application via CAO, the closing date for 2015 applications is February 1st
  • Entry to the six year Medical programme must include the following: Irish (OD3) English (OD3) Maths (OD3) a foreign language (OD3) a lab science (Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics/Chemistry or Agricultural Science) (OD3) and HPAT. CAO applicants presenting the minimum subjects listed above with Chemistry and another lab science (HB3 in one of the sciences or Maths) enter the five year Medical programme.
  • Aptitude Test Completion of the required Admissions Test (HPAT-Ireland), the closing date for 2015 applications is January 20th.
  • 724- the minimum combined CAO and HPAT score in 2014 (minimum Leaving Certificate points 520 and minimum HPAT points 155 for RCSI)

Non-EU Residents

  • Submit your application directly to RSCI 

Visit the Royal College of Surgeons website

  • Submit application via CAO, the closing date for 2015 applications is February 1st
  • Entry to the six year Medical programme must include the following: Irish (OD3) English (OD3) Maths (OD3) a foreign language (OD3) a lab science (Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics/Chemistry or Agricultural Science) (OD3) and HPAT. CAO applicants presenting the minimum subjects listed above with Chemistry and another lab science (HB3 in one of the sciences or Maths) enter the five year Medical programme.
  • Aptitude Test Completion of the required Admissions Test (HPAT-Ireland), the closing date for 2015 applications is January 20th.
  • 724- the minimum combined CAO and HPAT score in 2014 (minimum Leaving Certificate points 520 and minimum HPAT points 155 for RCSI)

Non-EU Residents

  • Submit your application directly to RSCI 

Visit the Royal College of Surgeons website

Non-EU Residents

  • Submit your application directly to RSCI 

Visit the Royal College of Surgeons website

  • Submit your application directly to RSCI 

Visit the Royal College of Surgeons website

Visit the Royal College of Surgeons website

Trinity College Dublin

EU Residents

  • Submit application via CAO, the closing date for 2015 applications is February 1st
  • Aptitude test completion of the required Admissions Test (HPAT-Ireland), the closing date for 2015 applications is January 20th
  • 731 points – the minimum combined CAO and HPAT score in 2014
  • Students must satisfy the Garda/Police vetting and Medical Clearance requirements

Non EU Residents

  • Submit your application directly to TCD

Visit the Trinity College Dublin website

  • Submit application via CAO, the closing date for 2015 applications is February 1st
  • Aptitude test completion of the required Admissions Test (HPAT-Ireland), the closing date for 2015 applications is January 20th
  • 731 points – the minimum combined CAO and HPAT score in 2014
  • Students must satisfy the Garda/Police vetting and Medical Clearance requirements

Non EU Residents

  • Submit your application directly to TCD

Visit the Trinity College Dublin website

Non EU Residents

  • Submit your application directly to TCD

Visit the Trinity College Dublin website

  • Submit your application directly to TCD

Visit the Trinity College Dublin website

Visit the Trinity College Dublin website

University College Cork

EU Residents

  • Submit application via CAO, the closing date for 2015 applications is February 1st
  • Minimum of 480 Leaving Certificate points and meet the subject requirements for matriculation in the same sitting of the Leaving Certificate or equivalent.
  • HC3 in Chemistry and either Physics or Biology and passes at H or O level in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language and Mathematics
  • Aptitude test completion of the required Admissions Test (HPAT-Ireland), the closing date for 2015 applications is January 20th
  • 724- minimum combined CAO and HPAT score in 2014
  • Students must satisfy the Garda/Police vetting and Medical Clearance requirements
  • Students whose mother tongue is not English must provide evidence of English Language ability

Non- EU Residents

  • Submit your application directly to UCC
  • Students must satisfy the Garda/Police vetting and Medical Clearance requirements
  • Students whose mother tongue is not English must provide evidence of English Language ability

Visit the University College Cork website

  • Submit application via CAO, the closing date for 2015 applications is February 1st
  • Minimum of 480 Leaving Certificate points and meet the subject requirements for matriculation in the same sitting of the Leaving Certificate or equivalent.
  • HC3 in Chemistry and either Physics or Biology and passes at H or O level in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language and Mathematics
  • Aptitude test completion of the required Admissions Test (HPAT-Ireland), the closing date for 2015 applications is January 20th
  • 724- minimum combined CAO and HPAT score in 2014
  • Students must satisfy the Garda/Police vetting and Medical Clearance requirements
  • Students whose mother tongue is not English must provide evidence of English Language ability

Non- EU Residents

  • Submit your application directly to UCC
  • Students must satisfy the Garda/Police vetting and Medical Clearance requirements
  • Students whose mother tongue is not English must provide evidence of English Language ability

Visit the University College Cork website

Non- EU Residents

  • Submit your application directly to UCC
  • Students must satisfy the Garda/Police vetting and Medical Clearance requirements
  • Students whose mother tongue is not English must provide evidence of English Language ability

Visit the University College Cork website

  • Submit your application directly to UCC
  • Students must satisfy the Garda/Police vetting and Medical Clearance requirements
  • Students whose mother tongue is not English must provide evidence of English Language ability

Visit the University College Cork website

Visit the University College Cork website

University College Dublin

EU residents

  • Submit application via CAO (the closing date for 2015 applications is February 1st)
  • Minimum of 480 Leaving Certificate points and meet the subject requirements for matriculation in the same sitting of the Leaving Certificate or equivalent
  • Aptitude Test Completion of the required Admissions Test (HPAT-Ireland), the closing date for 2015 applications is January 20th
  • 730- the minimum combined CAO and HPAT score in 2014
  • For entry into the UCD medical programme passes in six subjects including English, Irish, a third language, Mathematics, one laboratory science subject & one other recognised subject is required. Two of the six subjects must be minimum HC3
  • All applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of competence in the English language. Applicants who have not passed English as a subject in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination must provide evidence of equivalent competence in English language through their school leaving examination or matriculation examination or by achieving the minimum standard in a recognised English language test

Non- EU Residents

  • Submit your application directly to UCD.
  • All applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of competence in English language
  • Applicants who have not passed English as a subject in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination must provide evidence of equivalent competence in English language through their school leaving examination or matriculation examination or by achieving the minimum standard in a recognised English language test 

Visit the University College Dublin website

  • Submit application via CAO (the closing date for 2015 applications is February 1st)
  • Minimum of 480 Leaving Certificate points and meet the subject requirements for matriculation in the same sitting of the Leaving Certificate or equivalent
  • Aptitude Test Completion of the required Admissions Test (HPAT-Ireland), the closing date for 2015 applications is January 20th
  • 730- the minimum combined CAO and HPAT score in 2014
  • For entry into the UCD medical programme passes in six subjects including English, Irish, a third language, Mathematics, one laboratory science subject & one other recognised subject is required. Two of the six subjects must be minimum HC3
  • All applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of competence in the English language. Applicants who have not passed English as a subject in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination must provide evidence of equivalent competence in English language through their school leaving examination or matriculation examination or by achieving the minimum standard in a recognised English language test

Non- EU Residents

  • Submit your application directly to UCD.
  • All applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of competence in English language
  • Applicants who have not passed English as a subject in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination must provide evidence of equivalent competence in English language through their school leaving examination or matriculation examination or by achieving the minimum standard in a recognised English language test 

Visit the University College Dublin website

Non- EU Residents

  • Submit your application directly to UCD.
  • All applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of competence in English language
  • Applicants who have not passed English as a subject in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination must provide evidence of equivalent competence in English language through their school leaving examination or matriculation examination or by achieving the minimum standard in a recognised English language test 

Visit the University College Dublin website

  • Submit your application directly to UCD.
  • All applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of competence in English language
  • Applicants who have not passed English as a subject in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination must provide evidence of equivalent competence in English language through their school leaving examination or matriculation examination or by achieving the minimum standard in a recognised English language test 

Visit the University College Dublin website

Visit the University College Dublin website

University of Limerick

EU Residents

  • Entry into the University of Limericks medical programme is by graduate entry only
  • Candidates must hold a minimum 2.1 (second class honours, grade one) result in their first honours bachelor degree (NFQ Level 8).
  • For candidates who meet this requirement, GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test) will then be used as the sole instrument to select students for the programme. The closing date for GAMSAT registration is February 1st
  • Graduates from any discipline may apply. Submit application via CAO, the closing date for 2015 applications is February 1st

Non- EU Residents

  • Candidates must hold a minimum 2.1 (second class honours, grade one) result in their first honours bachelor degree (NFQ Level 8).
  • For candidates who meet this requirement, GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test) will then be used as the sole instrument to select students for the programme. The closing date for GAMSAT registration is February 1st
  • Non- EU residents must attend an interview as part of the selection process
  • Applications must be made directly to the University. Application forms are available from the UL website

Non-EU applicants should contact The Atlantic Bridge Programme for admissions, applications and information on financial aid at Medicine, Dentistry, and Physiotherapy Education.

Visit the University of Limerick graduate entry website

  • Entry into the University of Limericks medical programme is by graduate entry only
  • Candidates must hold a minimum 2.1 (second class honours, grade one) result in their first honours bachelor degree (NFQ Level 8).
  • For candidates who meet this requirement, GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test) will then be used as the sole instrument to select students for the programme. The closing date for GAMSAT registration is February 1st
  • Graduates from any discipline may apply. Submit application via CAO, the closing date for 2015 applications is February 1st

Non- EU Residents

  • Candidates must hold a minimum 2.1 (second class honours, grade one) result in their first honours bachelor degree (NFQ Level 8).
  • For candidates who meet this requirement, GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test) will then be used as the sole instrument to select students for the programme. The closing date for GAMSAT registration is February 1st
  • Non- EU residents must attend an interview as part of the selection process
  • Applications must be made directly to the University. Application forms are available from the UL website

Non-EU applicants should contact The Atlantic Bridge Programme for admissions, applications and information on financial aid at Medicine, Dentistry, and Physiotherapy Education.

Visit the University of Limerick graduate entry website

  • Entry into the University of Limericks medical programme is by graduate entry only
  • Candidates must hold a minimum 2.1 (second class honours, grade one) result in their first honours bachelor degree (NFQ Level 8).
  • For candidates who meet this requirement, GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test) will then be used as the sole instrument to select students for the programme. The closing date for GAMSAT registration is February 1st
  • Graduates from any discipline may apply. Submit application via CAO, the closing date for 2015 applications is February 1st

Non- EU Residents

  • Candidates must hold a minimum 2.1 (second class honours, grade one) result in their first honours bachelor degree (NFQ Level 8).
  • For candidates who meet this requirement, GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test) will then be used as the sole instrument to select students for the programme. The closing date for GAMSAT registration is February 1st
  • Non- EU residents must attend an interview as part of the selection process
  • Applications must be made directly to the University. Application forms are available from the UL website

Non-EU applicants should contact The Atlantic Bridge Programme for admissions, applications and information on financial aid at Medicine, Dentistry, and Physiotherapy Education.

Visit the University of Limerick graduate entry website

Non- EU Residents

  • Candidates must hold a minimum 2.1 (second class honours, grade one) result in their first honours bachelor degree (NFQ Level 8).
  • For candidates who meet this requirement, GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test) will then be used as the sole instrument to select students for the programme. The closing date for GAMSAT registration is February 1st
  • Non- EU residents must attend an interview as part of the selection process
  • Applications must be made directly to the University. Application forms are available from the UL website

Non-EU applicants should contact The Atlantic Bridge Programme for admissions, applications and information on financial aid at Medicine, Dentistry, and Physiotherapy Education.

Visit the University of Limerick graduate entry website

  • Candidates must hold a minimum 2.1 (second class honours, grade one) result in their first honours bachelor degree (NFQ Level 8).
  • For candidates who meet this requirement, GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test) will then be used as the sole instrument to select students for the programme. The closing date for GAMSAT registration is February 1st
  • Non- EU residents must attend an interview as part of the selection process
  • Applications must be made directly to the University. Application forms are available from the UL website

Non-EU applicants should contact The Atlantic Bridge Programme for admissions, applications and information on financial aid at Medicine, Dentistry, and Physiotherapy Education.

Visit the University of Limerick graduate entry website

Non-EU applicants should contact The Atlantic Bridge Programme for admissions, applications and information on financial aid at Medicine, Dentistry, and Physiotherapy Education.

Visit the University of Limerick graduate entry website

Visit the University of Limerick graduate entry website