Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)


Student learning opportunities at RCSI

  • International student body – over 60 nationalities represented within our undergraduate student population

  • Ranked in the top 250 universities worldwide and in the top 175 for clinical, pre-clinical and health related subjects (Times Higher World University Rankings 2019)

  • Located in the heart of Dublin city centre, the capital city of Ireland.

  • Student Ambassador Programme

  • Nearly 100 different Clubs and Societies,including international societies, medical societies and sports clubs

  • Europe's largest clinical simulation facility on-campus

  • The RCSI Student Medical Journal (RCSIsmj) provides a forum for RCSI student contributions to the field of medicine in any discipline.

Overseas Opportunities

  • RCSI Research Summer School (RSS), where students, funded by the College, undertake laboratory or clinical research over an eight week period

  • Students have the opportunity to participate in clinical electives overseas during the summer before their final year of the Medicine programme

  • RCSI collaborates with prestigious hospitals in North America, which offer you the opportunity to explore medical specialties in preparation for your professional training post-graduation

  • The RCSI Dublin-Bahrain Student Exchange offers RCSI Dublin students the opportunity to study at the RCSI Bahrain campus for one semester.


Volunteering Opportunities

  • The REACH RCSI Programme is a unique community outreach and access programme that encourages students to participate in various initiatives in an effort to enhance the life chances for those traditionally underrepresented at third-level, particularly those from Dublin's south inner city

  • For over 10 years RCSI students have been making a difference by working as volunteers in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, for the Christina Noble Children's Foundation. Students from the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy, over the age of 21, can apply for RCSI sponsorship to participate in this exciting eight week volunteering opportunity.

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