Graduate and Mature Entry Physiotherapy 
Congratulations on your offer to study Physiotherapy at RCSI. Every year approximately 15 Graduate and Mature Entry applicants join the programme. We are delighted to have you on board and we hope you will have a fantastic time at RCSI. 
We have compiled some information below which will hopefully be of use to you as you get ready to join us. Make sure to check back frequently as we will add additional information closer to your start date.
Course Information

For information on the Graduate Entry Physiotherapy programme including start dates and frequently asked questions, check out the link below:

Funding
Student loans

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, Bank of Ireland has a dedicated member of staff available to discuss student loan options with incoming and current students. For more information, please contact Deirdre Collery at Bank of Ireland’s St. Stephen’s Green branch.

 

The relevant contact details are E: deirdre.collery@boi.com or T: +353 87 3845082

 

You can also contact BOIStudentlending@boi.com or call Bank of Ireland’s RCSI Lending Helpline at 0818 200 401.

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.

Accommodation
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 and hear from two of our Graduate Entry Physiotherapy students about their experience of the three-year 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 also 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:

#WhyRCSI? 
"RCSI has a smaller student population than some of the other universities, making it much easier to make friends."

Grace Galvin, Third Year Physiotherapy Student Ambassador,

Cork, Ireland

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