Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland (RCSI) - Foundation


Established in 1784, the Royal College of Surgeons is the only specialist health sciences university in Ireland. RCSI is the largest medical school in Ireland and one of the most international in the world, with 220 of its undergraduate medicine seats (over 70%) reserved for non-EU students. RCSI's headquarters are located in the heart of Dublin city center, a dynamic European city, steeped in history. Dublin is considered an extremely safe city, welcoming of international students and located at the gateway of Europe. RCSI is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and the top 1% for clinical, pre-clinical and health-science subjects according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.

Foundation courses at OnCampus UK North lead to a medical degree program at the university.



Available for international students

Post-study work visa

Available for international students


Taylor Cunningham
Taylor Cunningham
Class of 2020 GEM student
"One of my favourite things so far, is the location of RCSI because you're right in the heart of Dublin city centre. I often find myself amazed when I'm walking to class and hear church bells ring, or see tourists snapping photos, and realise this is somewhere I get to live for the next few years; it's a place people dream about visiting. Even though I'm not even halfway through my time here, I already know that it's going to be too short!"
Candace Lessey
Candace Lessey
Undergraduate Medicine, Class of 2020
"To me, RCSI is a melting pot of many different cultures and backgrounds and it offers a multi-dimensional approach to the study of medicine. Events such as Cultural Diversity Month, have exposed me to the customs and traditions of various cultures and RCSI's many sports clubs and societies have also ensured that there is something for everyone regardless of their passion. This makes RCSI a really unique University. Life in Dublin over the past two and half years has been an unforgettable experience, I have found it to be a multicultural city with warm and welcoming people. I really enjoy the wide variety of cuisines offered in Dublin and relaxing on St Stephen’s Green on warmer days; these outlets make studying at RCSI more well-rounded, rather than solely based on academics."


Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences
  • Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Life Sciences
  • Medicine Pathway

Tuition & Cost

The costs listed below are an estimate based on what most students pay. The final price for tuition, housing and other expenses will vary based on program, English level, housing selection and other factors. For more exact pricing, please contact our advisors.
£ 31,394 Average cost per year
£ 18,935Tuition
£ 8,138Housing
£ 4,321Other

Required Documents

Below are the minimum documents required for our admissions team to conduct a review of your application to this institution. Additional documents may be required for specific programs or for the institution to issue you an unconditional letter of admission. Please contact an advisor for more information.

Passport Copy

English Test Result

School Transcript

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