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If any caller to ACER engages in such behaviour, staff will warn them clearly that the conversation may be terminated. If the caller continues that behaviour regardless, the call may be transferred to a recorded message indicating they have breached ACER’s protocols.

ACER will respond firmly to any similar emails or social media messages, and we will notify police if anyone visiting ACER offices displays the same behaviour.

Graduate Medical School Admissions Test

University admission - Ireland

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Application Process

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

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

RCSI University of Medicine & Health Sciences RC101 Medicine
University College Cork CK791 Medicine
University College Dublin DN401 Medicine
University College Dublin DN301 Veterinary Medicine
University of Limerick LM101 Medicine

Applicants should consult the CAO website ( and/or the institutions’ websites for the relevant eligibility criteria for admissions. If you have any questions in regard to your eligibility, please contact the Admissions Office of one of the institutions listed above well in advance of the application closing date.

If you indicated that you are an applicant to a program in Ireland, the Central Application Office (CAO) will be provided with your GAMSAT results and will pass these onto the institutions to which you have applied.

Test takers are responsible for determining their eligibility to apply for admission to the graduate- entry programs.

In order for your results to be forwarded to the CAO, you must indicate on any of your current registrations (September 2022, March 2023, September 2023, and March 2024) that you are an applicant to an Irish program. You must complete this step by 28 April 2024 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 28 April 2024.

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.

Timeline for admission to programs in 2024

To apply in 2024 for a program commencing in 2024 ONLY the following GAMSAT results can be used:

  • 2022 September
  • 2023 March & September
  • 2024 March

CAO dates for 2024

  • Closing date for applications: 1 February 5pm GMT
  • Closing date for late applications: 1 May at 5pm GMT
  • Closing date for change of mind applications: 1 July at 5pm GMT

Offers made to successful applicants

  • Early August 2024

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

Course-specific enquiries

RCSI University of Medicine & Health Sciences


Graduate Entry Medicine Programme
+353 1 402 2228

University College Cork


School of Medicine
+353 21 490 1575
+353 21 490 1594

University College Dublin


UCD School of Medicine
+353 1 716-6686

Veterinary medicine

UCD School of Veterinary Medicine
+353 1 716 6100

University of Limerick


School of Medicine


School of Allied Health professional-qualification-msc
+353 61 234232