Admission to programs in Ireland

The process of applying for admission to the graduate-entry programs is separate from the process of registering to sit GAMSAT.

To apply in 2021 for a program commencing in 2021 ONLY the following GAMSAT results can be used:  September 2019, May 2020, September 2020 and March 2021.

The University of Limerick processes applications for the Master of Science in Physiotherapy (Professional Qualification) at the University of Limerick.

The Central Applications Office (CAO) processes applications for admission to graduate-entry medicine and veterinary medicine in Ireland for the following institutions:

RCSI University of Medicine &
Health Sciences                                       Medicine


University College Cork                          Medicine     CK791
University College Dublin                       Medicine DN401
University College Dublin                       Veterinary Medicine DN301
University of Limerick                             Medicine LM101

GAMSAT candidates are responsible for determining their eligibility to apply for admission to the graduate-entry programs. Applicants should consult the CAO website and/or the institution websites for the relevant eligibility criteria for admissions. For any questions in regard to your eligibility, please contact the Admissions Office of one of the institutions well in advance of the application closing date.

PLEASE NOTE: In order for your results to be forwarded to the CAO, you must indicate on any of your current registrations ( September 2019, May 2020, September 2020 and March 2021) that you are an applicant to an Irish program. You must complete this step by 28 April 2021 by logging into your account and ensuring that "Ireland" has been ticked in the course application section. Your results with your best Overall Score will then be forwarded to the CAO for inclusion in your application. The CAO may still ask candidates to provide a photocopy of their GAMSAT Statement of Results for sittings other than March 2021.

You must also provide your CAO application number to the GAMSAT Office when you register for the test. If you do not have a CAO application number at the time of registering for GAMSAT, you should add it to your GAMSAT online account by 28 April 2021.

If you do not provide your CAO application number, or if you give an incorrect number, this may affect the delivery of your GAMSAT results to the CAO and the institutions.  


To apply in 2021 for a course commencing in 2021 ONLY the following GAMSAT results can be used: September 2019, May 2020, September 2020, March 2021
Applicants are advised to apply online By 17:15 GMT 1 February 2021: submit CAO application online
Early August 2021: Offers made to successful applicants

PLEASE NOTE: It is the candidates’ responsibility to ensure they are vigilant about which GAMSAT sitting they register for by keeping themselves informed via their GAMSAT account and the GAMSAT website as to any changes to those sittings and taking prompt and appropriate action to ensure their expectations concerning the University admission deadlines are met. ACER will not be responsible for candidates failing to take the appropriate action to keep themselves informed which results in them being unable to have their expectations in respect of university admissions met.