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Irish Medical School Entry Requirements

Irish medical school entry requirements vary between universities. All schools, however, require a minimum of 480 points, that you to sit the HPAT exam and most require a minimum of Leaving Certificate H4 in Science subjects. See each school’s entry requirements in the table below.

UniversityProgrammeDurationEntry RequirementsHPAT required
Trinity College DublinBachelor of Medicine (MB) of Surgery (BCh) and of Obstetrics (BAO)5 yearsLeaving Certificate H3 and H4 from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics/Chemistry, Agricultural Science. O6/H7 in a language other than English and O4/H7 or O4/H6 if no Physics.Yes
University College CorkBachelor of Medicine (MB) of Surgery (BCh) and of Obstetrics (BAO)5 yearsLeaving Certificate H4 in Chemistry and H4 in either Physics or Biology; O6/H7 in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language and Mathematics. Yes
National University of Ireland, GalwayBachelor of Medicine (MB) of Surgery (BCh) and of Obstetrics (BAO)5/6 years6 Years: Leaving Certificate O6/H7 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics/Chemistry, Agricultural Science / 5 Years: H4 in two of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics/Chemistry, Agricultural Science. O6/H7 required in English, Irish, a third language and Maths for both.Yes
Royal College of Surgeons in IrelandBachelor of Medicine (MB) of Surgery (BCh) and of Obstetrics (BAO)5/6 years6 Years: Leaving Certificate O6/H7 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics/Chemistry, Agricultural Science / 5 Years: H4 Chemistry and H4 in either Biology or Physics. O6/H7 required in English, Irish, a third language and Maths.Yes
University College Dublin Bachelor of Medicine (MB) of Surgery (BCh) and of Obstetrics (BAO)6 yearsLeaving Certificate O6/H7 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics/Chemistry, Agricultural Science. O6/H7 required in English, Irish, a third language and Maths.Yes
University of LimerickMedicine (Graduate Entry)4 yearsMinimum 2.1 in bachelor degree.No, but GAMSAT required

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