More Than a Pathway

DIFC offers international students a pathway to study in leading universities. But it’s more than a pathway.

We go beyond other foundation programmes – helping you to grow as a person and as a thinker, providing an experience that will stay with you for life.

What Can I Study?

Undergraduate Pathways
Business & Law
Engineering & Technology
Health Science
Science

Pre-Masters Pathways
Business & Management
Engineering
Life Sciences

Placement Successes

As the exclusive NCUK Study Centre in Ireland, DIFC offers guaranteed access to over 40 universities across Ireland, UK and beyond.

In fact, 100% of students who successfully pass the NCUK International Foundation Year or Pre-Masters programmes with DIFC achieve a university place.

See where our Class of 2016 are now studying.

Partner Universities

As a delivery partner with NCUK, DIFC provides students with access to over 40 partner universities across Ireland, the United Kingdom, Europe and beyond. These include some of the most prestigious universities in the world.

We believe it is important that you have a number of universities to choose from, rather than being tied to a ‘one university’ programme.  That way, you’ll have more options.

Studying Abroad?

Check out this checklist of things you need to consider

Studying to get into your ideal University course is hard. Choosing the right Foundation programme to help you progress to University is even harder.
Check out our checklist of all the criteria you need to assess when looking for the best Foundation programme for you.

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“My time here at DIFC
has simply been
exceptional.”

David Ochai
from Nigeria

“Having a class of international students was a wonderful opportunity for me.”

Dawn Areen Kaur
from Malaysia

“DIFC provided a great western-style pre-University experience and plenty of useful study tips.”

Mingzhu Chen from China

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5 Ways Foundation Can Help A-Level Students Study Abroad

With the release of A-Level results this week, many international students will be receiving their final offers from Universities to either confirm their place or reject their application. This can be a very stressful time for you, particularly if you haven’t achieved the grades you had hoped. However, what many students don’t realise is that […]

DIFC is coming to South East Asia

Are you in South East Asia? Would you like to sit down and talk to a DIFC representative about coming to study in Ireland or the UK? Our Marketing Director, David Moroney, will be visiting Malaysia & Vietnam this month (August 2017) and will be available to meet with students and their families. So if […]

How To Get Into Medical School

The thought about taking the next step and pursuing your studies further can be intimidating and scary, but it helps you tremendously when you are able to prepare for it. The aim of this article is to give you a little insight into what helped me get into Medical School and how I prepared for […]

Guide to Booking Your Travel & Accommodation to Study in Cork

With the opening of DIFC’s new centre in Cork this October, there is a lot for you to know about the best way to get to Cork and what accommodation options are available for international students. So, to help make your transition to study in DIFC Cork this year, we have created a simple guide […]

Best Options for Student Accommodation in Dublin

The one question that every international student asks before they travel to Ireland is ‘What are the best options for student accommodation in Dublin?’. Trying to research your options from abroad and decide what is suitable for you can be difficult – especially when you are living abroad and have never been to Dublin before! […]

What happens if you don’t get the required IB points for University admission?

Disappointed with your International Baccalaureate (IB) results? Have you missed out on entry to top universities because you didn’t achieve the required points? If this is you, then you may be thinking that’s the end of your study abroad hopes or looking to lower ranked universiites – right? Wrong! The good news is studying abroad […]

Why Choose the Foundation Pathway for studying Pharmacy

Pharmacy is a popular degree pathway and career for international students studying in Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe. A Pharmacy degree is perfect for students interested in chemistry and how medicine assists patients’ with their condition. Graduates can pursue careers in a range of settings from a local pharmacy or drug store processing prescriptions […]

How to Study Abroad Without Doing A Levels

What if I told you that you could achieve your dream of studying abroad in Ireland or the UK without doing your A Levels (or equivalent)? It seems too good to be true, right? Wrong! There is an alternative pathway that thousands of students have taken to study abroad in order to progress to undergraduate […]

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