RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Student Electives

International Electives 

Students will take part in 4-to-6-week international electives, usually placements in developing countries or institutions of excellence, and most often taken in the later years of the programme. Partners include the American University of Beirut, Duke University USA, Florida International University, College of Medicine USA, Kochi University Japan, Johns Hopkins Singapore and many others. RCSI Bahrain is also a member of the Global Education in Medicine Exchange (GEMx) and the Global Health Learning Opportunities Collaborative (GHLO) facilitating global mobility for our elective students.

Visiting Student Electives


The following types of electives are offered at RCSI Bahrain:

1. Clinical Electives: A limited number of visiting students are accepted throughout the year and preference is given to those registered at medical schools with a formal or informal agreement with the RCSI Bahrain. If you are uncertain if your school has an agreement with RCSI Bahrain, check with a school official before submitting your application.

2. Research Elective: Research experiences are offered on a space available basis to medical students who submit appropriate application materials.


Application Process

There is an administrative fee of US$200. Once we have received the dates you wish to do the Elective and if we are in a position to facilitate you, we will then require you to send a US Bank Draft to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Medical University of Bahrain.

The application form may be downloaded and forwarded to the Head of School of Medicine by registered post to the address mentioned below.

The Application Form must be accompanied by the following documents:

one passport sized photo, CV, reference and letter of good standing from the Dean of the Medical School / official transcript of examination results

immunization records (hepatitis B, tuberculosis, mumps, measles, rubella) / RCSI Bahrain code of conduct, personal health insurance with international coverage



Clinical Elective Application Form

Research Elective Application Form

RCSI Bahrain Code of Conduct



Frequently Asked Questions


If you have any further questions please contacting the University by sending your query to:

Head of the School of Medicine
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland-Medical University of Bahrain
Building 2441, Road 2835, Block 228, Busaiteen,
P.O. Box 15503, Adliya
Kingdom of Bahrain, Tel: +973 17351450