Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM)
Congratulations on your offer to study Graduate Entry Medicine at RCSI. We are delighted to have you on board and we hope you will have a fantastic four years at RCSI.
We have a dedicated GEM Welcome Committee comprised of current GEM1 and GEM2 students who are here to answer all your questions about the GEM programme, life as a GEM student, accommodation options, and more!
Head over to their page for everything you will need as an incoming GEM student.
Below you’ll also find some practical information about financing your graduate studies. Make sure to check back on both of these pages regularly for updates.
For information on the Graduate Entry Medicine programme including start dates and frequently asked questions, check out the link below:
Graduate Entry Medicine tuition fees loan
We understand that returning to graduate education is a huge commitment, both personally and financially. To assist you with financial planning during your time at RCSI, we have worked closely with Bank of Ireland to create a tailored loan package for GEM students. This loan of up to €60,000 over the four-year duration of the programme includes a moratorium on repayments for the duration of your GEM studies. More information on the specific terms of the loan is available here.
Bank of Ireland has a dedicated member of staff available to discuss the Graduate Entry Medicine Tuition Fees Loan.
For more information, please contact Deirdre Collery at Bank of Ireland’s St. Stephen’s Green branch.
Tax relief on fees
You may be eligible to claim tax relief on tuition fees paid. Full information on the Revenue’s tax relief scheme is available on their website.
RCSI can provide receipts for tax relief purposes to eligible students, once you are registered with RCSI. You will be able to request receipts via the Student Fees section of Moodle (our virtual learning environment) once you become a registered student.
If you are looking to book accommodation in Dublin, RCSI provides two On-Campus Accommodation Options, Mercer Court and New Mill. RCSI also provides recommendations for a number of Off-Campus Accommodation options and we host an Accommodation Message Board which will give you details about off-campus accommodation that may become available.
Free GP care for students
All undergraduate students of RCSI (including Graduate Entry students) are entitled to free consultations at Mercer's Medical Centre provided they hold a valid current student ID and student number. For more information including opening hours visit the Mercer’s Medical Centre website.
What do our students say?
Check out the video below to hear what some of our Graduate Medicine students have to say about the GEM programme!
Want to see our campus?
Check out the virtual tour of of the recently built education and simulation facility on RCSI’s campus in Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green below. This will give you an idea of what to expect before you arrive!
You can simply click on the areas highlighted in red to navigate through the building. We recommend that you use the buttons on the lifts to move through the various floors. If you access the link through your phone you can also use a VR headset to navigate it. Additionally, you can watch a short video about our gym facilities here.
Covid-19 related FAQs for incoming students
For the most up to date information, please click on the link below:
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Aliya Ali, Third Year GEM Student Ambassador, Madagascar