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Access is about equality of opportunity and supporting all students to reach their full educational potential.

RCSI recognises that not all members of our society have had the same opportunities to benefit from higher education. Students with disabilities, members of the Traveller community and students from certain socio-economic backgrounds continue to experience a variety of barriers to reaching their full educational potential.

RCSI is strongly committed to significantly increasing the participation rates of all these and other such groups and to the creation of a socially inclusive learning environment for all. 


RCSI operates a 'reasonable accommodation' policy in relation to applicants and students who are registered with a disability. Please go to the disability section of this website for further information.

Contact us:
T: +353 1 402 2106
E: RCSI Learning, Access and Facilitation Services 

Mature Entry

RC001 is the course code used for the Mature Entry route. Candidates must be 23 years of age on or before 1 January in the year in which they will be enrolling in the course to be deemed eligible for mature entry. There are 15 mature entry places available. For further information, please visit the Admissions section of this website or contact the Admissions Office: T: +353 1 402 2156/2248

Traveller Communiy Access Programme (TCAP)

We have developed a Traveller Community Access Programme (TCAP) which aims to increase the participation and success rates of members of the Traveller community* in third level educational programmes. This programme commenced in 2006. Further information available on the RCSI Scholarships page.

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T: +353 1 402 2106
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