Studying in Ireland – We Answer Your Questions!

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Studying in Ireland:
We Answer Your Questions!


The IUMC has extensive experience helping international students to realise their dream of attaining a world-class medical education at some of Europe’s leading universities. Any query you may be facing about making this life-changing decision, we’ve likely faced it before! We hope that the following FAQ piece can help to clear up some questions you may have about making the choice to study at an Irish Medical School.

Do I need to sit the HPAT Exam?
Undergraduate students applying for non-EU Medicine places do not need to sit the HPAT exam. Students who apply for 4 year Graduate Entry Medicine need to sit the GAMSAT or MCAT.
When is the deadline to apply?
The deadline is January 15th for the first round of interviews in February. Late applications will be accepted on a case by case basis.

What are the minimum entry requirements?
Please see our “Entry Requirements” page on our website 

Is there a discount through the IUMC system?

Yes, the IUMC have a special tuition fee discount for our students

What degrees are awarded by Irish medical schools?

Medicine: M.B. B.Ch. B.A.O Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor in the Art of Obstetrics

Dentistry: BDS (University College Cork) and B. DENT. SC (Trinity College Dublin)

Is this degree recognised internationally?

Irish Degrees are held in high regard internationally and IUMC students have gone on to become leaders in Medicine and Dentistry worldwide.

What are the tuition fees?

Medicine: 2021 tuition fees range from 39,000 – 53,040 EUR
Dentistry: 2021 tuition Fees are 39,000 EUR

Is student accommodation available?

Yes, the IUMC assists our students with securing suitable accommodation.

What are the living costs in Ireland?

Living costs depend on where you are studying in Ireland, the type of accommodation you book, and the student’s personal lifestyle.  On average, we estimate that a student will spend between €10,000 and €13,000 per academic year.

How much is the application fee?

The application fee is 50 EURO. 

How to apply?

You can click ENQUIRE NOW on the IUMC website. Complete all the information and our team will get in touch with an application form and other important information. Candidates can then complete the application form and submit documents to our IUMC office.

Can I apply to more than one university?

Yes, you can apply to all 4 universities with the IUMC.

For more information about the IUMC, check out our explainer video below!

The IUMC consists of 4 of Ireland’s most prestigious universities!

The Irish Universities & Medical Schools Consortium consists of four of Ireland’s leading schools of medicine and dentistry. We provide a full application service enabling you to apply for four leading Irish universities with one simple application form. Get in touch for more information about how you can make your dreams of an international education a reality!