MRCPI Conferring Ceremonies

Congratulations to our newest Members!

Our next MRCPI conferring ceremonies take place on 18 April 2019

Congratulations on your achievement - We know it takes immense dedication and clinical acumen to pass our Membership examinations.

When you are conferred as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, it marks a major milestone on the path to becoming a specialist. You are joining a global network of respected physicians whose roots date back to 1654.

You should aim to attend a conferring ceremony in the same year that you pass your clinical exam.

Remember, you are not considered a Member of RCPI and are not entitled to use the post-nominal letters 'MRCPI', until you have been conferred at a ceremony and awarded your diploma. You can also apply to be conferred in Absentia.

About your conferring ceremony

We hold conferring ceremonies three times a year in our beautiful historic home at No. 6 Kildare Street. The ceremonies usually take place in April, July and November each year.

Fees to attend

  • The fee to attend an MRCPI conferring ceremony is €365
  • If you cannot attend in person you can be conferred In Absentia for a fee of €645


Are you an RCSI graduate?

  • If you obtained your primary medical degree from RCSI you are entitled to a discount and can pay a Licentiate conferring fee of €265
  • If you cannot attend in person, the Licentiate Conferring In Absentia fee is €545



If you need to defer your attendance to the next ceremony, please let us know by emailing us at at least two weeks before the ceremony takes place.

Want to be conferred in absentia?

If you cannot attend a conferring ceremony and want to be conferred in absentia, you will need to complete and upload this declaration form as part of your online registration during the online application time.

Book your place at the next Conferring Ceremony

Places at every ceremony on 18 April 2019 are fully booked and applications are now closed

Online applications for attending the next Conferring Ceremony on Thursday, 18 April 2019 and for applying In Absentia to be conferred opened on Wednesday 13 March for online booking and are now closed, Tuesday, 2 April 2019.

Places at every ceremony on 18 April 2019 are fully booked and applications are now closed

The next Conferring Ceremony will take place on 18 July 2019, with applications opening here on 13 June 2019 and closing on 4 July 2019.



10AM Ceremony – Booking Closed 2 April

2PM Ceremony - Booking Closed 2 April

6PM Ceremony - Booking Closed 2 April

In Absentia - Booking Closed 2 April

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Exclusive benefits for Collegiate Members

After achieving Membership, you may choose to become a Collegiate Member of RCPI. Collegiate Members enjoy a range of exclusive benefits from RCPI, such as

  • BMJ Journals
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • An RCPI GroupScheme offering a huge range of money-saving offers
  • Discounts on Apple products, medical equipment, hotels, insurance, travel and lots more
  • Waived or reduced fees for our courses and events

Read about the benefits available to Collegiate Members of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland


All Members of RCPI are invited to become a Collegiate Member each year by paying an annual subscription. When you attend a conferring ceremony, the fee you pay covers your subscription for the first year of Membership.

If you would like to talk to us about becoming a Collegiate Member, please contact our Alumni Office at

I further promise and declare that I will, to the best of my ability do all things in the practice of my profession for the honour of this College and the good of the public.

Extract from our Membership declaration, which all new Members must recite or sign

MRCPI Conferring Ceremony Calendar 2019

Places at each ceremony are limited so don't leave it too late to book your place!

Replacement Diplomas

If your diploma is lost or stolen you can order a replacement diploma by submitting a completed Replacement Diploma Form, which is available on request from the Examinations Department. Please email

Being a member of RCPI has given me a sense of belonging within the medical community in my postgraduate career.

Dr Bernadette Brady MRCPI

Contact Us

Rachel Bishop

Examinations Coordinator

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9707