‌‌‌‌Undergraduate entry to Medicine for Irish, UK and EU school leavers is based on both

1. 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 

2. Completing the required admissions test (HPAT-Ireland) in the year of entry to the medicine programme.

(HPAT-Ireland is an assessment test which was introduced in 2009 for EU students applying for undergraduate medicine in the Medical Schools in the Republic of Ireland. The score achieved in the HPAT-Ireland examination will be added to the Leaving Certificate points to create a total point's score for admission).

The table below contains a selection of sources which you should refer to if you are an Irish, UK or EU citizen thinking of applying to NUI Galway for the Medicine Course.

Entry selection criteria for Undergraduate entry to Medicine for Irish, UK and EU Applicants is available at the following link:UG Entry to Medicine for EU 2020
Full information on HPAT-Ireland is available on the Acer website.   
Information on studying Medicine at NUI Galway is available here
Criteria in regard to allocation to the 5 or 6 year Medicine programme is available here‌.
NUI Galway offers three places in Medicine to Mature Students. Further information can be found here.

Important Dates for Applicants:

Apply By

20 January, 5.15PM (€140 fee)

1 February, 5.15PM (€210 fee)

Late applications

3 February, 5.15PM (€245 fee)

Test day 22nd February, 2020






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