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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 2017 for a course commencing in 2017 ONLY the following results can be used: September 2015, March 2016, September 2016, March 2017.

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.

If you sit GAMSAT at a test centre in Ireland the Central Applications Office (CAO) will be provided with your GAMSAT results and will pass these onto the institutions to which you have applied.

Please note: you must 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 2 February.

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 2017 for a course commencing in 2017 ONLY the following GAMSAT results can be used: September 2015, March 2016, September 2016, March 2017
By 17:15 GMT 1 February 2017: submit CAO application online
Early August 2017: Offers made to successful applicants

If you are using a GAMSAT score from tests other than the September 2016 and/or March 2017 sitting at Irish test centres to apply, you must provide a copy of your Statement of Results by post to CAO, Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway, Ireland by 1 July 2017. Only GAMSAT results from tests taken after 1 September 2015 are accepted for consideration in 2017. CAO will verify your scores with ACER.

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