One of the most popular subjects for international students is Medicine, and many people are choosing to study medicine in Ireland due to the nation’s heavy investment in education recently.All seven of Ireland’s universities are ranked in the QS Top 700, and our connections with them make it even easier for international students to embark on medical study in Ireland.
The entry and application requirements for Ireland’s medical courses differ between each university; however the minimum qualification for international students is the International Baccalaureate Diploma, or a qualification of a similar nature.
Make yourself aware of your chosen course and institution’s specific requirements regarding subject combinations before you apply.
Any prospective students whose first language is not English must also be able to prove their fluency before applying to an Irish university medical course.
There are various qualifications you can offer as evidence, but the simplest way is to sit the IELTS test. An overall score of 6.0-6.5 is required, and students must not have a score lower than 6.0 in any individual area.
In addition to these qualifications you must also take the HPAT assessment test to measure your logical reasoning skills, problem solving abilities, and communication levels.
The score from your HPAT is used in combination with points awarded for your prior qualifications to determine your eligibility. In 2016 the current minimum total score required is 480 points.
Irish medical degrees take between four and six years to complete, depending on your chosen course, the university, and your own educational background.
In order to practice medicine in Ireland you must complete a year of internship of supervised medical and surgical training.
If you do choose to study medicine in Ireland you will be learning in some of the world’s foremost educational establishments with fantastic links to local medical institutions.
To receive more information about how to study medicine in Ireland contact IEC Abroad today.