In Irish universities, undergraduate entry to medicine for school leavers is based on both:
- achieving a minimum of 480 points and meeting the minimum entry requirements for the programme in the same sitting of the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent) and
- completing the required admissions test (HPAT-Ireland) in the year of entry to the medicine programme.
There is also a graduate entry route to medicine, for candidates who hold, or expect to hold by the end of the relevant academic year, a 2H1 (second class honours, grade one, or equivalent) award in their first honours bachelor degree (NFQ Level 8) or equivalent and who sit the GAMSAT (Graduate Medical Schools Admissions Test).
For further details regarding both undergraduate and graduate entry routes to medicine, please consult the CAO website: www.cao.ie.