RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

How to apply

All applications for the Medical Commencement Programme must be submitted online. A non-refundable application fee of US$100 / BD40 is required and is payable by credit card at the final stage of your online application or by cash when the applicant presents for interview at the University.


Upon successful completion of the online application, the applicant will receive an auto response email confirming receipt of the application. (Please note: the admissions team will make all contact through email).

Essential documentation required for consideration for the programme is as follows: 

  • Certified copies of all academic transcripts and certificates from school (Grades 10, 11 &12 to date) & university (if applicable).
  • Certificate of English language proficiency, i.e. IELTS or TOEFL.
  • Copy of passport showing name, nationality, date of birth and photograph page.
  • Copy of CPR card/GCC identity card (if applicable).
  • Academic Reference form completed by your school / university. To print, please click here
  • Personal Statement (that addresses the applicant's interest in and motivation for a career in medicine).


These documents must be uploaded during the online application process (incomplete applications cannot be processed by the Admissions Team).

Please Note: Applicants should include their unique Application Reference Number and full name on their application in all correspondence with the University.


Following completion of the online application, including submission of all essential documentation, eligible applicants will be invited to the University for interview. The interview will be conducted by academic staff and will assess the applicant's communication skills, maturity, motivation and suitability for a career in medicine. 

Following attendance at interview, the Admissions Committee will consider the application in full. It is the decision of the Admissions Committee to recommend applicants for admission to the 5 or 6 Year Programme. Candidates will be advised of the outcome of this consideration by email within approximately two weeks of interview.

Application outcomes are as follows:

1. Candidates may be issued with a Full Offer.

2. Candidates may be issued with a Conditional Offer, i.e. pending achievement of conditions specified in the offer letter.

3. Candidates may be placed on a waitlist, which will be reviewed prior to commencement of the programme.

4. Candidates may be issued with a regret letter, indicating they have been unsuccessful in obtaining a place on the programme.


Apply Online

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017/2018 Academic Year. Please follow the links below to apply:



Medical Commencement Programme (MCP)

If you have any queries regarding these programmes or our admission procedures please do not hesitate to contact our team on Tel: +973 1735 1450 Ext: 5555 or Email: admissions@rcsi-mub.com