Mature Entry Medicine
Congratulations on your offer to study Mature Entry Medicine at RCSI. Every year approximately 15 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
Funding

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

Mature Entry Medicine tuition fees loan

We understand that returning to 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 Mature Entry Medicine students. This loan is designed to cover tuition fees for the final four years of the programme only, with maximum funding of €60,000 available over this four-year duration. It also includes a moratorium on repayments during those four years. 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 Mature Entry Medicine Tuition Fees Loan.

For more information, please contact Deirdre Collery at Bank of Ireland’s St. Stephen’s Green branch.

Deirdre can be reached at deirdre.collery@boi.com or on +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 Mature 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 some of our Medicine students talk about their experience of the 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?

"I chose RCSI because of the mature entry programme. The group of mature students come from many different backgrounds but we all embark on a new career path together and become great friends."

Kate McErlean, Fourth Year Medicine Student Ambassador, Dublin, Ireland

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