RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

RCSI Bahrain Medicine Scholarships

RCSI Bahrain

RCSI Bahrain is offering five individual scholarships to incoming students enrolling in the MB BCh BAO (undergraduate medicine) programme for academic year 2018/2019. Three scholarships will entitle recipients to 1/3 fees concession for each year of the medical programme (Bahrain and Non-Bahrain resident applicants). A further two scholarships will entitle recipients to free-of-charge accommodation in RCSI Bahrain’s Halls of Residence for each year of the medical programme (Non-Bahrain resident applicants only).


Applying for the scholarships

In order to apply for a scholarship, applicants must be in receipt of a full or conditional offer* and satisfy the qualifying criteria (outlined below) for the relevant academic qualifications they are presenting. Applicants should fill in the scholarship application form, complete the required short essays as directed in the application form and email it to scholarships@rcsi-mub.com by April 30th 2018. Applicants should also submit to the same email address a non-academic reference (e.g. Supervisor in a volunteer/charitable organization).

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*Note: Atlantic Bridge applicants are not required to have been issued with an offer at time of application to the RCSI Bahrain Medicine Scholarships.


Qualifying Criteria

Students who have completed or are completing the following academic qualifications with the stated subjects and (predicted) grades/scores

Curriculum Subject and English language requirements Grade / Score requirements
A-Levels As per 5 year programme requirements A, A, A
International Baccalaureate Diploma As per 5 year programme requirements =39 points (inclusive of bonus points)
Advanced Placement As per 5 year programme requirements 5, 5, 4
CBSE As per 5 year programme requirements Overall average of =92%
Tawjihiya (Bahrain Kuwait, Oman and UAE) As per 6 year programme requirements Overall average =98%
American High School (SAT) As per 6 year programme requirements New SAT score =1300
Competitive scores in two SAT subject tests (Maths, Chemistry, Physics or Biology).
Canadian High School As per 6 year programme requirements Overall average of =90%
Degree graduates Biomedical science or related science subject First class honours or GPA equivalent to A grade*.

*If degree transcript does not state grade bands for GPA, a letter from the awarding institution stating grade bands for GPA must be provided. Applications which do not provide this evidence will not be considered.


Applicants to RCSI Bahrain Medicine scholarships must have received a full or conditional RCSI Bahrain university admission offer. Atlantic Bridge applicants are not required to have received an offer at the time of submission of scholarship application. Applicants who are in receipt of another scholarship to RCSI Bahrain are ineligible to apply for the RCSI Bahrain Medicine scholarships.


Shortlisting and Interviews

All valid scholarship applications will be reviewed by the Scholarships Board and a shortlist of candidates will be contacted by the middle of May to invite them to the scholarship interview. Short-listed candidates (with the exception of Atlantic Bridge applicants) will be invited to attend interviews in person on campus, via skype or telephone during the week of the 20-24th May 2018. Atlantic Bridge shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in Toronto at the start of May. The purpose of the interview is to provide candidates an opportunity to discuss their essay submissions and their motivations for applying for the scholarship.


Awarding

Candidates will be contacted to inform them of the decision of the scholarships board by June 2018. Full offers of scholarship can be issued to candidates who are in receipt of a full RCSI Bahrain university admission offer. Conditional offers of scholarship can be issued to candidates who have received a conditional offer from the Admissions office. Candidates with conditional scholarship offers will be made a full offer of scholarship, once the relevant requirements have been met. Should any successful applicants withdraw from the medical programme before the start of the academic year or fail to achieve the qualifying criteria, the scholarship may be awarded to the next ranked scholarship candidate.


Scholarship Application checklist:
  • Completed application form referencing your RCSI Bahrain application number.
  • Two 300 - 400 word short essays on defined titles in the subject areas of medicine/health/ethics/society (essays must be submitted within PDF application form).
  • One non-academic reference.

The deadline for submission of applications to RCSI Bahrain’s Medicine Scholarships is April 30th 2018.