Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Life in Dublin

Students on the Green

RCSI is situated in the heart of Dublin's vibrant city centre providing students with a lively and exciting backdrop to their studies and allowing students a wealth of opportunities to experience the city's countless historical, cultural and social attractions.

Overlooking Dublin's famous and scenic St Stephen's Green, RCSI has a long tradition of welcoming students from around the globe offering not only a rich academic experience but also a gateway into one of Europe's most modern, friendly and culturally diverse cities. Here are just some of the reasons why Dublin is a premier choice for students and visitors alike:

  • Rich heritage: Dublin's rich and diverse history is expressed across the city's landscape and culture. Viking, Medieval and Georgian histories collide to create a bold and dynamic city atmosphere. 
  • Cultural identity: Dublin is renowned for its prominent cultural history and modern day Dublin continues this tradition in its themed festivals, famous live music venues and diverse art galleries.
  • Access to Europe: Dublin acts as an accessible bridge to mainland Europe hosting over 100 flight links to European destinations.
  • Friendly, welcoming environment:  Dublin is famous for its hospitable nature – in fact it was voted the third friendliest city in the world by Condé Nast Traveller in 2016 – and visitors to the city quickly experience the many features of its warm and inclusive social atmosphere.
  • Natural landscape: Dublin city may be one of Europe's most prolific urban centres, but short train journeys can take you to its striking coastal towns and beaches or to its picturesque hilltops and mountains.

For further information on all that Dublin has to offer, please visit the resource links below.

Visit Dublin

Discover Ireland

Fáilte Ireland