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Physiotherapy

BSc Physiotherapy (Hons)
School of Physiotherapy

Entry requirements

There are a number of entry requirements you need to meet to be considered eligible for the Physiotherapy programme, but first you need to confirm your status as an Irish/EU applicant or a Non-EU applicant.

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.


Irish and EU applicants

RCSI accepts Irish and EU applicants for Physiotherapy in the following categories:

School Leaver

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Mature Entry

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Graduate Entry

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Non-EU applicants

RCSI accepts Non-EU applicants for Physiotherapy in the following categories: 

School Leaver

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Graduate Entry

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Irish and EU applicants - School Leaver

 To be eligible for consideration for an Irish or EU School Leaver place, you must:

  • Meet the minimum entry (matriculation) and specific subject requirements.
  • Meet the minimum Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC) points or equivalent.

Access and scholarships

Minimum academic entry requirements

All students who qualify for EU admissions are eligible to apply. The local high school examinations that they have taken will be used to assess competitiveness for admission. European examinations will be converted into the equivalent Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC) points.

The applicant with the highest points score receives the first offer, the second highest receives the second offer and so on until all EU seats are filled. The allocation of School Leaver places is purely based on points.

The points conversions* for European examinations are shown below.

*The points equivalency calculations below serve as a guide only. The onus is on the applicant to check entry criteria for the programmes for which they are applying. Eligibility criteria can change from year to year.

If you have additional questions about the application process, please refer to the Application FAQs section.

Applicants must present a minimum of six subjects [2 x H5 and 4 x O6/H7] in the Irish Leaving Certificate to include a minimum of an O6/H7 in Irish (unless exempt), English, Mathematics, a laboratory science (Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics/Chemistry or Agricultural Science) and a third language and one other recognised subject.

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  • O indicates minimum grade at Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate
  • Score* (e.g. 532*) if the minimum points requirement has an asterisk (*) attached to it, this indicates that all applicants with a score greater than that score (e.g. 533 and higher) were offered a place. All applicants who achieved a score of exactly 532 were not guaranteed an offer however and random selection was applied instead.

Eligible applicants are awarded Irish Leaving Certificate points on the basis of their best six recognised subjects, from a single Irish Leaving Certificate sitting, as follows:

Irish Leaving Certificate points calculator
Pre-2017 Leaving Certificate grading scale Post-2017 Leaving Certificate grading scale New points at Higher Level New points at Ordinary Level
A1 H1/O1 100 56
A2/B1 H2/O2 88 46
B2/B3 H3/O3 77 37
C1/C2 H4/O4 66 28
C3/D1 H5/O5 56 20
D2/D3 H6/06 46 12
E H7/O7 37 0

Note:

  • Bonus points for Mathematics: Students presenting a H6 or above in Higher Level Mathematics have 25 points added to their score for Mathematics. The six highest subject scores will be counted to achieve a cumulative points score. The bonus points for Mathematics will only be relevant in cases where the subject Higher Level Mathematics is scored as one of the applicant’s six best subjects for points scoring purposes.
  • Points guide 2019: As a guide, the 2019 Irish Leaving Certificate points score required for admission to RCSI’s Undergraduate Physiotherapy programme was 532* (random selection).

If you are an EU A-Level applicant, you must:

1. Meet the following minimum subject requirements:

  • Applicants must present a minimum of six subjects [2 x A-Level subjects (Grade C) and four passes (Grade C or above at GCSE level or Grade E or above at A-Level)] to include a minimum Grade C in GCSE English, Mathematics, a laboratory science and a second language.

AND

2. Meet the minimum Irish Leaving Certificate equivalent points calculated on the basis of the following:

  • The best three A-Level subjects from one academic year and one AS Level in a different subject from the same or preceding academic year; or
  • The best four A-Level subjects from one academic year. If four A-Level subjects are presented, the fourth subject is scored at a lower rate.
  • Only A-Level grades awarded at the same date can be considered for computation.
  • A maximum of four distinct recognised subjects will be counted.
  • Applicants are scored on the basis of their best four A-Levels, or three A-Levels and an AS Level in a different subject from the same or preceding year (note one A-Level grade from the previous year may be substituted for an AS grade but will only be scored as an AS).
  • Grades in the same subject in A-Level and AS Level cannot be combined.

As a guide, Irish Leaving Certificate equivalent points are calculated using the following conversion table:

GCE A/AS-Level points equivalency calculator
Grade Best three A-Levels Fourth subject (A-Level) Fourth subject (AS-Level)
A* 185 points 45 points 31 points
A 156 points 38 points 26 points
B 131 points 32 points 22 points
C 106 points 26 points 18 points
D 84 points 20 points 14 points
E 63 points 15 points 11 points

Note:

  • Bonus points for Mathematics: Students presenting a Grade E or above in A-Level Mathematics will be awarded 25 additional Irish Leaving Certificate equivalent points. This will only apply to one Mathematics subject out of the following: Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Pure Mathematics and is only where that subject is used as one of the subjects for points scoring purposes. (N.B. Mathematics and Pure Mathematics cannot be combined for points purposes.)
  • A-Level applicants must satisfy minimum entry requirements (as outlined above) within three consecutive years, i.e. GCSE (2017), AS Levels (2018) and A-Levels (2019).
  • Points guide 2019: As a guide, the 2019 Irish Leaving Certificate equivalent points score required for admission to RCSI’s Undergraduate Physiotherapy programme was 532*, which is approximately equivalent to 1 x A* and 2 x A in your three best A-Levels and an A in your fourth best A-Level subject (or a similar combination).

* If the minimum points requirement has an asterisk (*) attached to it, this indicates that all applicants with a score greater than that score (e.g. 533 and higher) were offered a place. All applicants who achieved a score of exactly 532 were not guaranteed an offer however and random selection was applied instead.

If you are an EU Scottish Higher applicant, you must:

1. Meet the following minimum subject requirements:

  • Present five subjects at Higher Level (minimum Grade C) and one other subject at Standard/Intermediate Level (National Level 5) (minimum Grade 3) to include English, Mathematics, a second language and a laboratory science.
  • Applicants must present a minimum of two Advanced Higher level subjects, to include Chemistry,  at minimum Grade C.

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2. Meet the minimum points requirements, calculated on the basis of the best five Scottish Higher results from the same sitting in one academic year and the best two or three Advanced Higher results from the same or subsequent academic year.

Scottish Higher points equivalency calculator
Higher Level Grade Subject score Advanced Higher Level grade Subject score
A 99 A 35
B 80 B 28
C 60 C 21
D 33 D 12

Note:

  • Highers and Advanced Higher results are considered over two consecutive years only.
  • Highers may not be combined over two years but may be taken in the same year as Advanced Highers.
  • A maximum of five Higher Level subjects and three Advanced Higher Level subjects can be combined for points purposes.
  • You must achieve a minimum Grade 3 at Standard/Intermediate Level English (National Level 5) to be eligible for a place.
  • Scottish Higher applicants should include certified copies of all examinations taken from Standard Level up in their CAO application.
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  • Points guide 2019: As a guide, the 2019 Irish Leaving Certificate equivalent points score required for admission to the Physiotherapy programme was 532* which is approximately equivalent to 4 x As and 1 x B in the Highers and 2 x Bs in the Advanced Highers (or a similar combination).

* If the minimum points requirement has an asterisk (*) attached to it, this indicates that all applicants with a score greater than that score (e.g. 533 and higher) were offered a place. All applicants who achieved a score of exactly 532 were not guaranteed an offer however and random selection was applied instead.

If you are an EU International Baccalaureate (IB) applicant, you must:

1. Meet the following minimum subject requirements:

  • Present three subjects at Higher Level (minimum Grade 5) and three subjects at Standard Level (minimum Grade 4) to include English, Mathematics, a laboratory science and a second language.
  • Applicants presenting IB through English must achieve a minimum Grade 4 in Standard Level English (either English A1, A2 or B). Applicants not presenting IB through English must achieve a minimum Grade 5 in Higher Level English (either English A1, A2 or B). Alternatively, applicants must meet the English language requirements as outlined in the Minimum English language requirements below.

AND

2. Meet the minimum points requirements, the calculation of which is outlined below:

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma points equivalency calculator
Overall IB score Irish Leaving Certificate points
45 IB points 600 points 
44 IB points 597 points 
43 IB points 576 points 
42 IB points 564 points 
41 IB points 552 points 
40 IB points 531 points
39 IB points 519 points
38 IB points 508 points
37 IB points 497 points
36 IB points 486 points

Note:

  • Bonus points for Mathematics: Students presenting a Grade 4 or above in Higher Level Mathematics only will be awarded 25 additional Irish Leaving Certificate equivalent points. The subject Mathematics Studies is not acceptable for bonus points purposes.
  • Points guide 2019: As a guide, the 2019 Irish Leaving Certificate equivalent points score required for admission to RCSI’s Undergraduate Physiotherapy programme was 532* which is approximately equivalent to an overall score of 40.1 IB points.

* If the minimum points requirement has an asterisk (*) attached to it, this indicates that all applicants with a score greater than that score (e.g. 533 and higher) were offered a place. All applicants who achieved a score of exactly 532 were not guaranteed an offer however and random selection was applied instead.

If you are an EU European Baccalaureate (EB) applicant, you must: 

1. Meet the following minimum subject requirements:

  • Achieve a minimum Grade 6 in all subjects to include English (minimum 3/4/5 period), Mathematics (minimum 3 period), one laboratory science and a second language. Applicants must achieve a minimum Grade 7 (3/4/5 hour subject period) in at least two subjects.
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2. Meet the minimum points requirements, the calculation of which is outlined below:

European Baccalaureate (EB) Diploma points equivalency calculator
Overall EB score Irish Leaving Certificate points
100% 600 points 
96% 586 points 
93% 570 points
90% 531 points
85% 488 points

Note:

  • Bonus points for Mathematics: Students presenting a Grade 6 or above on 5 Period Mathematics or Advanced Mathematics will be awarded 25 additional Irish Leaving Certificate equivalent points.
  • Points guide 2019: As a guide, the 2019 Irish Leaving Certificate equivalent points score required for admission to RCSI’s Undergraduate Physiotherapy programme was 532* which is approximately equivalent to an overall score of 90.5%.

* If the minimum points requirement has an asterisk (*) attached to it, this indicates that all applicants with a score greater than that score (e.g. 533 and higher) were offered a place. All applicants who achieved a score of exactly 532 were not guaranteed an offer however and random selection was applied instead.

If you are an EU French Baccalaureate applicant, you must:

1. Meet the following minimum subject requirements:

  • Achieve a minimum Grade 10 (at coefficient =>5) or Grade 12 (at coefficient =<4) in three acceptable and distinct subjects and a minimum Grade 12 (at coefficient =>5) in two additional subjects to include Mathematics, one laboratory science and a language other than English.
  • Achieve a minimum Grade 12 (at coefficient =>5) or Grade 14 (at coefficient =<4) in English and a minimum Grade 12 (at coefficient =>5) in two recognised subjects. Alternatively, must meet English language requirements outlined in the minimum English language requirements below.

AND

2. Meet the minimum points requirements, the calculation of which is outlined below.

  • Applicants must meet the above minimum subject and grade requirements and the minimum Irish Leaving Certificate equivalent points in the French Baccalaureate. It is normal for some subjects to be examined in the year prior to the final examination. This is acceptable provided examined subjects are covered over a maximum of two consecutive years.
French Baccalaureate points equivalency calculator
Overall French Baccalaureate score Irish Leaving Certificate points
20 600 points
19 580 points
18 559 points
17 539 points
16 518 points
15 486 points

Note:

  • Bonus points for Mathematics: Students presenting a Grade 11 or above in Mathematics with a minimum coefficient of 5 will be awarded 25 additional Irish Leaving Certificate equivalent points.
  • Points guide 2019: As a guide, the 2019 Irish Leaving Certificate equivalent points score required for admission to RCSI’s Undergraduate Physiotherapy programme was 532* which is approximately equivalent to an overall score of 16.7.

* If the minimum points requirement has an asterisk (*) attached to it, this indicates that all applicants with a score greater than that score (e.g. 533 and higher) were offered a place. All applicants who achieved a score of exactly 532 were not guaranteed an offer however and random selection was applied instead.

For specific information on points conversion of European examinations other than those listed above, please consult the document below:

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Irish and EU applicants - Mature Entry

If you are a Mature Entry applicant, you will be considered in the first instance on the basis of how relevant your life, work and educational experiences are to the course you wish to pursue. In addition, you should demonstrate an interest in and knowledge of your chosen course in your supplementary application and at interview stage.

To be eligible for consideration for an Irish or EU Mature Entry place, you must:

  • Be an EU applicant (this includes applicants from Ireland, EU, EEA and Switzerland). If you are unsure of your status, please consult the EU Nationality Test as outlined in more detail in here.
  • Be 23 years of age or older on 1 January of the year of entry to the programme.
  • Apply directly to RCSI from 1 November to 1 February of each year.
  • Meet the minimum entry requirements in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination or equivalent, including RCSI pre-approved Access to Science programmes as outlined in more detail below.

Applicants must present a minimum of six subjects [2 x H5 (HC3) and 4 x O6/H7 (OD3)] in the Irish Leaving Certificate to include a minimum of an O6/H7 (OD3) in Irish (unless exempt), English, Mathematics, a laboratory science and a third language.

The pre-2017 Leaving Certificate grading scale can be converted into the new Leaving Certificate grading scale by using the table below:

Pre-2017 Leaving Certificate grading scale Post-2017 Leaving Certificate grading scale
A1 H1/O1
A2/B1 H2/O2
B2/B3 H3/O3
C1/C2 H4/O4
C3/D1 H5/O5
D2/D3 H6/O6
E H7/O7

Applicants must present a minimum of six subjects [2 x A-Level subjects (Grade C or above) and four passes (Grade C or above at GCSE level or Grade E or above at A-Level)] to include a minimum of a Grade C in GCSE English, Mathematics, a laboratory science and a second language to be considered for the programme.

A-level applicants must satisfy minimum entry requirements (as outlined above) within three consecutive years, i.e. GCSE (2013), AS Levels (2014), A-Levels (2015).

Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) recognised Level 6 Access to Science awards are accepted in lieu of the Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent secondary school examinations for Mature Entry routes only.

For specific information on points conversion of European examinations other than those listed above, please consult the document below:

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Irish and EU applicants - Graduate Entry

To be eligible for consideration for an Irish or EU Graduate place, you must:

  • Be an EU applicant (this includes applicants from Ireland, EU, EEA and Switzerland). If you are unsure of your status, please consult the EU Nationality Test as outlined in more detail in here. You can also contact the RCSI Admissions Office directly to verify your fees status, however, this must be done well in advance of the closing date.
  • Hold (or expect to hold by July prior to entry) a minimum second class honours (2H2) result in your first honours bachelor degree (NFQ level 8). This degree can be in any discipline. 
  • Meet NUI matriculation requirements in the Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent, as outlined below, if you present with a non-science degree. 

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The pre-2017 Leaving Certificate grading scale can be converted into the new Leaving Certificate grading scale by using the table below:

Pre-2017 Leaving Certificate grading scale Post-2017 Leaving Certificate grading scale
A1 H1/O1
A2/B1 H2/O2
B2/B3 H3/O3
C1/C2 H4/O4
C3/D1 H5/O5
D2/D3 H6/O6
E H7/O7

Applicants must present a minimum of six subjects [2 x A-Level subjects (Grade C or above) and four passes (Grade C or above at GCSE level or Grade E or above at A-Level)] to include a minimum of a Grade C in GCSE English, Mathematics, a laboratory science and a second language to be considered for the programme.

A-level applicants must satisfy minimum entry requirements (as outlined above) within three consecutive years, i.e. GCSE (2013), AS Levels (2014), A-Levels (2015).

For specific information on points conversion of European examinations other than those listed above, please consult the document below:

Guideline Entry Requirements for EU/EFTA applicants other than the Leaving Certificate PDF | 1316.3 KB

Non-EU applicants - School Leaver

The School of Physiotherapy receives applications from Non-EU students who have studied in many different countries and undertaken many different high school systems.

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, this must be done well in advance of the closing date.

The list below contains the most frequent academic programmes with which Non-EU students apply for the Physiotherapy course. If your educational programme is not covered on this list, please email the Admissions Office directly for further information.

Minimum academic entry requirements

Applicants must present a minimum of three A-levels with minimum grades of BBB to include Mathematics and one of the following laboratory science subjects – Biology, Physics or Chemistry.

All applicants must also have completed a minimum of six subjects at GCSE level, which must include a minimum Grade C in English and Mathematics.

Applicants must attain a minimum score of 32 IB Diploma points (inclusive of bonus points) to include three* subjects at Higher Level and three* subjects at Standard Level.

Subjects taken must include English, Maths and at least one laboratory science subject.

*Applicants are required to undertake all six IB examinations in one examination session.

ATAR required: 80%

Australian High School Certificate or equivalent with no less than an average of B in each subject. Six subjects are required which must include English, Mathematics and a science subject from the group Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Australian Foundation Programmes

The following foundation programmes are eligible for consideration for entry to the School of Physiotherapy:

  • Monash University Program
  • Trinity College Foundation Program at the University of Melbourne
  • University of Queensland Foundation Program
  • University of New South Wales Foundation Program

Students who have completed one of the above Australian foundation programmes presenting English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics or Biology and with a minimum overall score of 80% will be eligible for consideration to the Undergraduate Physiotherapy programme. No individual module score should be less than 70%.

Please note:
Other foundation programmes not listed above may be considered. Enquiries should be emailed to the RCSI Admissions Office.

Canadian High School Diploma: Applicants must present a minimum average score of 85% in Grade 12 including competitive grades in two of the following subjects: Chemistry or Biology and Physics, Mathematics or Calculus.

Applicants will be expected to take the four core subjects plus three elective subjects and to achieve minimum scores of Levels 5, 5 and 4 from the subjects Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics. Minimum scores of Level 3 must be achieved in all remaining subjects.

In addition, applicants must achieve HKDSE English Language Level 5 or an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

Applicants must hold a bona-fide certificate of completion issued by the CBSE or CISCE. Applicants must present a minimum average score of 80% in four subjects to include Chemistry, Biology and either Physics or Mathematics. Applicants must achieve a minimum score of 75% in each individual subject.

American High School Diploma: Applicants must present a minimum overall average score of 85% in Grade 12, including competitive grades in two of the following subjects: Chemistry or Biology and Physics, Mathematics or Calculus.

Students who graduate from government/public and bilingual high school programmes that are delivered throughout the Middle East cannot apply for direct entry to RCSI. Such students must complete a recognised pre-university/foundation programme (see sample list below) prior to applying to RCSI.

Applicants who have undertaken A-Level or IB examinations may be eligible for direct entry to RCSI’s Undergraduate Physiotherapy programme and should refer to the relevant sections above.

Students who graduate from high school systems that do not meet the National University of Ireland (NUI) regulations for direct entry to the Undergraduate programmes offered at RCSI may undertake a recognised pre-university/foundation programme and apply to RCSI on the basis of the results obtained in their selected programme. RCSI does not make recommendations or have any preferred providers from the programmes listed below.

Accepted programmes and entry requirements are outlined below.

  • Irish Leaving Certificate: Non-EU applicants must present a minimum of six subjects [2 x H5 and 4 x O6/H7] to include English, Mathematics, a laboratory science (either Chemistry or Physics or Biology) and a second language. In addition to meeting these subject requirements, applicants must also achieve a minimum of 480 points in the same sitting of the Irish Leaving Certificate examination.
  • Bath Academy Foundation Programme: Minimum scores of ABB in the three major modules.
  • Bellerbys College Foundation Programme: Overall average score of 70% across the academic modules with no less than 55% in any individual module.
  • Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC): Minimum grades AAAB in English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry on the Sciences Foundation Programme.
  • Liverpool International Foundation Programme: Overall average score of 60% across all modules and no less than 60% in any individual module.
  • Scottish Highers: Applicants must have completed the Scottish Higher Examinations with minimum grades of AAABB, which must include Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English.
  • UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering (UPCSE): Minimum overall score of 65% and no less than 65% in any individual module.
  • UCLAN On Campus Life Sciences Foundation Programme: Minimum overall score of 65% across all modules and no less than 60% in any individual module.
  • UCLAN On Campus Medicine University Foundation Programme: Minimum overall score of 60% across all modules and no less than 55% in any individual module.
  • University Foundation Programme (UFP) – Medicine Pathway: Overall Merit is required.

Please note:
Other foundation programmes not listed above may be considered. Enquiries should be emailed to the RCSI Admissions Office.

Non-EU applicants - Graduate Entry

The Graduate Entry Physiotherapy programme is designed for students who hold (or expect to hold by July prior to entry) a competitive GPA* or a minimum of a second class honours from a four-year undergraduate bachelor degree preferably in a science-related field.

*RCSI does not specify minimum GPA requirements for international applicants as GPAs are measured on different scales and scores may vary from one country to the next.

The Admissions Committee review all transcripts on an individual basis to determine eligibility and level of competitiveness for entry to the Graduate Entry Physiotherapy programme.


Please note

The following information is relevant to all Physiotherapy applicants. 

Minimum English language requirements

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Temporary measure for 2020 only as a response to COVID-19

Duolingo English Test (DET)

For students impacted by language testing centre closures due to COVID-19, RCSI has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for our 2020 student intake only. The minimum requirement is a DET score of 110. An English language competency interview may be required in conjunction with this.

IELTS Indicator

For students impacted by IELTS testing centre closures due to COVID-19, RCSI has approved the use of the IELTS Indicator as a temporary measure for our 2020 student intake only. The minimum requirement is the same as our standard IELTS requirement, an overall indicated score of 6.5 with no individual band (reading, writing, listening and speaking) lower than 6.0

If you are unable to access either of the above (DET or IELTS Indicator) we will also accept the TOEFL iBT Home Edition, IELCA Home Edition or LanguageCert as a temporary measure for our 2020 student intake only. Please contact admissions@rcsi.ie for more information on the relevant entry requirements

Applicants presenting programmes that are delivered entirely through English (e.g. International Baccalaureate or A Levels) are not required to supply an IELTS certificate as part of their initial application. Please note that applicants presenting A Levels must hold a GCSE English grade C or above to meet RCSI's English language requirement.

Good Standing

Applicants who have been previously discontinued from any academic institution are deemed not to be in 'good standing' and are ineligible to apply to RCSI.

Fitness to Practice

Students will be subject to the College's Fitness to Practice policy, full details of which can be found in our policies section.

Student vetting

Vetting is carried out by the Student Academic & Regulatory Affairs (SARA) Office in RCSI once a student has accepted their place on the programme. It involves a police check to establish whether the individual being vetted has had criminal convictions in the past or whether any criminal proceedings are pending.

An Garda Síochána provide this information for students who have resided in Ireland for a period of six months or more. All students who have resided outside of Ireland for a period of six months or more must furnish a Police Clearance Certificate from their country or countries of residence. This certificate should state that the student has had no convictions recorded against them while residing there.

Transfers from other physiotherapy schools

RCSI has a 'no transfer' policy, more details of which can be found in our policies section.

Health screening

All RCSI Undergraduate programmes are delivered (in part) in clinical settings and exposure to infection is a risk. As part of the College's overall approach to minimising the risks associated with blood-borne viruses all students must complete a blood-borne virus risk assessment. This is coordinated through the College Health Facility during the first year of attendance. All students admitted to the Physiotherapy programme must consent to immunisation at the RCSI Travel Health Centre at the Mercer's Medical Centre.

Applications from students with disabilities

RCSI welcomes applications from students with disabilities. All applications will be treated on an individual basis to ensure that the applicant has the potential fitness to practice. Disability will not be considered as part of the selection process, however, it is strongly advised that applicants disclose their disability on their application and contact the RCSI Admissions Office to obtain further advice.

Applicants may also be required to provide relevant information which will be treated in the strictest of confidence. It is important that RCSI has an understanding of your support requirements to implement reasonable accommodations.