how to apply
to ensure you complete the gem application process correctly, you will need to confirm your status as an irish/eu applicant or a non-eu applicant.
if you are unsure whether you are an eu or non-eu applicant, please consult the eu nationality test for guidance. you can also contact the rcsi admissions office directly to verify your status. however, as additional supporting documentation may be required to process your request, we recommend that you contact us well in advance of the application closing date.
to be considered an eu applicant, you must:
- have been living in an eu member state (which includes the eea and switzerland) for at least three of the last five years before starting the course. members of the eea include iceland, norway and liechtenstein.
- meet the eu nationality test as outlined in more detail in here.
- meet a number of other terms and conditions that need to be met regarding residency, income tax etc. please review this information carefully as a general guide regarding your eligibility for eu applicant status.
if you do not meet the eligibility criteria for eu applicant status, you will be deemed a non-eu student for fees and application purposes.
the information below should be used as a guide only, regarding your eu or non-eu applicant status. if, after working through the guide, you are still unsure of your eu or non-eu status, you should refer to this policy for further guidance.