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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
Founded in 1784 to train surgeons, today the College provides extensive education and training in the healthcare professions at undergraduate and postgraduate level. RCSI is home to the National Surgical Training Centre and is responsible for maintaining national standards for surgery in Ireland.
RCSI campuses reflect the truly international character of the College. In Dublin, RCSI educates a substantial cohort of international students, alongside Irish and other EU students. The 4,000-strong student body comprises students from more than 70 countries worldwide. RCSI also has international campuses in Bahrain, Dubai and Malaysia. RCSI’s qualifications are highly recognised around the world and RCSI graduates are part of a global network of 17,000 alumni in more than 82 countries.
The RCSI Institute of Research is one of Ireland’s foremost research centres in medical and health sciences. Its research theme of Translational Health Research – “from bench to bedside to population” – focuses on enhancing human health and well-being.
RCSI’s main campus is located on St. Stephen’s Green in the heart of Dublin’s vibrant city centre. With an impressive, 200 year-old building at its centre, today’s campus has a range of modern facilities including state-of-the-art research laboratories, libraries, student accommodation and recreational facilities.
Located within the premises of Penang Medical College, the RCSI Surgical Training Office oversees the conduct, organisation and implementation of various RCSI examinations, courses and research.
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University College Dublin (UCD)
Ireland’s Global University
UCD is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities, where undergraduate education, Masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity.
UCD is Ireland’s largest university with over 30,000 students, from approximately 124 countries. UCD welcomes over 5,000 international students to its Dublin base and delivers degrees to a further 5,000 on overseas campuses. UCD is currently ranked within the top 1% of institutions world-wide. Located on a beautiful leafy 133-hectare campus close to Dublin’s city centre, UCD provides a mix of academic facilities, research institutes, student villages, and sports and recreational facilities.
Founded in 1855, the UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science is one of Ireland’s leading medical schools, offering medical education delivered by specialist staff across an extensive network of academic and clinical locations.
Internationally recognised, the UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science has long-established partnerships, links and affiliations in Malaysia, the United States, Canada and China.
International students from 50 countries now account for one-third of undergraduate numbers at the UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science. This diversity is one of the defining features of life at UCD, enriching the student experience by delivering a truly international campus.
The UCD National University of Ireland medical degree (awarded to PMC graduates) is highly prized, with alumni working in leading posts in many of the world’s top hospitals and medical schools.