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


Staff and students of all ages are of equal value to the RCSI community, and the College promotes positive ageing and intergenerational learning in various ways.

Mature Students

To be considered as a mature student you must also be an EU applicant. Candidates must be 23 years of age on or before 1 January in the year in which they will be enrolling in the course to be deemed eligible for mature entry. There are 15 mature entry places for Medicine available. RC001 is the course code used for the Mature Entry route. For further information, please visit the Admissions section of this website or contact the Admissions Office: T: +353 1 402 2156/2248 E:

Retiring/Retired Staff

RCSI liaises with the Retirement Planning Council of Ireland to offer employees the option to avail of a retirement course in advance of their leaving date. Dates for 2018 courses are now available; with four two courses offered each month. To find out more contact

Retired staff currently maintains their connection with RCSI, and with each other, through informal networks. Expression of Interest: The RCSI Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Unit would love to hear from retired staff or those close to retirement who might be interested in establishing an RCSI Staff Retiree Network. An information session will be held in March 2018. Please contact before 31 January 2018 to find out more.

Local Senior Citizens

RCSI hosts an annual event for local senior citizens. The July 2017 event was attended by more than 350 senior citizens who visited RCSI for the chance to go back to the Irish showband era through the Ballroom of Romance. The event, now in its seventh year, is for senior citizens living in the catchment area of the College and sees active retirement and community groups from across the south east inner city come together for a night of music, memories and dancing.