RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

How to Apply


Applications for the MSc in Nursing Programme must be submitted online.

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 copy of BSc in Nursing degree graduation certificate and transcript (if Associate Degree / Diploma has been taken, applicants should supply both the Associate Degree / Diploma graduation certificate and transcript and the BSc in Nursing degree graduation certificate and transcript).
• Certified copies of secondary school transcripts and graduation certificate (Grades 10, 11 & 12).
• Certificate of English language proficiency, i.e. IELTS or TOEFL or confirmation of test booking.
• Copy of valid license to practice nursing (if a valid license is not available at the time of application, a letter from their employer to support the applicant is a registered nurse is required. A valid license can be provided at a later date, before the applicant commences the programme).
• Copy of passport showing name, nationality, date of birth and photograph page.
• Copy of CPR card/GCC identity card (if applicable).
• Personal Recommendation Form completed by your current employer. To print, please click here.
• Recently updated Curriculum Vitae.


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 an English Proficiency Examination and an interview. The interview will be conducted by two members of academic staff and will assess the applicant's communication skills, maturity, motivation and suitability for a career in nursing.

Following attendance at interview, the Admissions Committee will consider the application in full. 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 in the programme.


Apply Online

All applications to RCSI Bahrain's postgraduate nursing programme must be submitted online through our dedicated online portal. Click here