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 2018 for a course commencing in 2018 ONLY the following results can be used: September 2016, March 2017, September 2017, March 2018.

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:

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland   Medicine  RC101
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 2016, March 2017, September 2017 and/or March 2018) that you are an applicant to an Irish program. You must complete this step by 30 April 2018 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. 

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 30 April 2018.

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 2018 for a course commencing in 2018 ONLY the following GAMSAT results can be used: September 2016, March 2017, September 2017, March 2018
By 17:15 GMT 1 February 2018: submit CAO application online
Early August 2018: Offers made to successful applicants