Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Students' Union

  • The annually elected RCSI Student Union work to represent the student body on a variety of issues including education, welfare, events, societies and culture.


  • The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has a long and distinguished history tracing its roots back to 1765.
  • In 1765 Slyvester O’Haran, an Irish surgeon proposed the idea of a surgery college in Ireland, similar to the College de St. Cosme in Paris it would train and regulate administers of the surgery profession. 
  • The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland was granted a Charter in 1784.
  • In 1977 the medical school became a recognised college of the National University of Ireland.
  • Since its inception the college’s offering has expanded with it now teaching degrees in Medicine, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Nursing, at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Support for International Students

  • The Student Services Office is responsible for all non-academic student services for both home and international students.
  • The office provides assistance for a number of services including visas and immigration, accommodation, induction & orientation, counselling, and much more.


Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, 123 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland