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Step 1: Submit Your Online Application
Complete the online application form via the Atlantic Bridge Application portal which is linked in your Application Packet. Refer to your Application Packet for specific guidelines regarding school selection and program eligibility.
Once your application form and payment are received, an admissions counselor will send you an Application Acknowledgement email within two business days. This email will list documents that are required to complete your application.
Step 2: Submit Your Supporting Documents
Whether you are applying to one or multiple schools, only one set of supporting documents is required. Applicants are encouraged to submit supporting documents as soon as possible. Documents can be updated/revised throughout the admissions process.
Either hard copy or electronic transcripts may be submitted.
Official Hard Copy Transcript(s) must be sent directly from your school to the mailing address listed below in the “Contact Us” section. Additionally, applicants may submit their own transcripts in a school sealed envelope.
Electronic Transcript(s) may be sent via your school’s electronic transcript forwarding service, or a private transcript forwarding service (e.g. Parchment, eScrip-safe, National Student Clearinghouse, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transcripts MUST be the submitted in English. If your school does not offer in-house translations, you will need to request that your transcript is translated by a third party service. Students frequently use services like Translayte and The Spanish Group.
RCSI-Bahrain and Queen’s University Belfast require submission of a grade 9-12 high school transcript, regardless of your level of education.
2-3 letters of recommendation or one committee letter are required.
At least one (1) of the letters must come from an academic referee, preferably a science or mathematics professor, lecturer or teacher.
Letters should be addressed to “The Admissions Committee” and contain no references to any specific university.
Letters must be submitted directly to the Atlantic Bridge Office by your (a) referees, (b) school’s letter-forwarding service or (c) Interfolio. Letters must be sent on a letterhead with a signature as a PDF attachment sent via email from their professional email address to email@example.com.
Prompt: Why do you want to study medicine*, and what steps have you taken to achieve your goal? (If applying to dentistry, physiotherapy, pharmacy, and/or law, replace the word “medicine” in the prompt accordingly.)
Your personal statement should follow the following format:
Maximum of two pages, double spaced, 12-point font.
Must not mention any of the schools you are applying to.
Submit your personal statement on your Atlantic Bridge portal
If you are applying to a 5-6 year Medicine program, and have taken IB, AP, ACT, or SAT exams, you must upload your results to your portal.
If you are applying to the 4-year graduate entry Medicine program or the 5-year Medicine program and you already have or will have a bachelor’s degree by year of entry, you do not need to submit IB, AP, ACT, or SAT exam results.
If you are applying to a 4-year graduate entry Medicine program, please send your AAMC ID and 16-digit verification code to your admissions counselor. Alternatively, if you have taken a GAMSAT exam, please send a screenshot of your score report to your admission counselor for verification.
If you are applying to the Dentistry program at Queen’s University Belfast, you must upload your AP exam results (if you have or will be taking AP exams) to your portal, regardless of your level of education.
If you are applying to Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Law, or Dentistry programs apart from Queen’s University Belfast, you are not required to submit any standardized exams.
Deadlines and Fees
The deadline to submit your online application is December 15th. Supporting documents, such as letters of recommendation, personal statement, CV, and transcripts can be submitted after the 15th of December. We encourage applicants to complete their application as soon as possible.
The Irish Universities operate on a rolling admissions basis. To be assessed for a first-round offer, candidates should complete their file no later than January 30th, 2024.
Application files that are not complete by April 1, 2024 may not be reviewed, with the exception of those awaiting late (April) MCAT scores. (Only required for the 4-Year GEM program)
The non-refundable application fee will be required. The fee structure is as follows:
Medicine and Dentistry application fees are $100 USD per school. (Example: If you are applying to two schools, the application fee is $200).
Pharmacy and Physiotherapy application fees are $50 USD per school. (Example: If you are applying to two schools, the application fee is $100).
Law application fees are $25 USD per school. (Example: If you are applying to two schools, the application fee is $50).
IMPORTANT NOTE for RCSI: Students must normally have attained the age of 18 by 1 December following entry.
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