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RCSI Fellowship & Membership admission

Once you have successfully completed and passed your FRCS/ MRCS examination, the process to become a Fellow/Member of the College is very straightforward.

It involves three simple steps, all of which are outlined below and must be completed before you can be admitted to the College by RCSI's Council.

Step 1: Pay your annual subscription

To enjoy the benefits of RCSI Fellowship/Membership, including the use of the post-nominals, you are required to be a Fellow/Member in Good Standing. This can be achieved by paying the annual subscription. Information regarding the range of payment options open to you are available here.

Step 2: Submit a signed petition for election form:

This confirms that you agree to put your name forward to be elected as a Fellow/Member of RCSI. Please submit your signed petition for election form, either via email to or post to the address below. 

Step 3: Submit a signed declaration form:

This confirms that you agree to abide by the College's Statutes, Bye-Laws and Ordinances of Fellowship (click here to download). Please submit your signed declaration from, either via email to or post to the address below.


Postal address:
RCSI Development & Alumni Department,
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI),
123 St Stephen's Green,
Dublin 2,
Rep of Ireland.


Fellowship, Membership and Diplomate Conferring Ceremonies 

Once you have completed steps 1-3 above, you will be eligible to attend one of tri-annual Fellowship, Membership and Diplomates Conferring Ceremonies, which are among the most popular events in the College calendar. They are our chance to welcome you, our new Fellows & Members, and your guests to RCSI. 

There are three major conferring ceremonies for new Fellows & Members of RCSI each year and they take place in July (RCSI, Dublin), November (RCSI, Bahrain) and December (RCSI, Dublin).

Fellowships of RCSI across a full range of specialties such as cardiothoracic surgery, general surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology/ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial, otolaryngology, paediatric, trauma and orthopaedic and urology are awarded College conferring ceremonies.

In addition Fellowships of RCSI Ad Eundem are also awarded. Memberships of RCSI across a range of specialities are also conferred.

New Fellows & Members are strongly encouraged to attend their conferring ceremony – a unique event that recognises and celebrates their achievement and the privilege bestowed upon them.

For further information regarding these ceremonies, please visit our online Events Calendar or contact our Conferences & Events office at