DIFC offers international students a pathway to study undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in leading universities across Ireland, the UK, mainland Europe, Australia and USA.

Our Mission Statement

Our aim is the provide international students with a life-changing educational experience through the delivery of high quality University foundation programmes that empower students to realise their full potential and achieve their academic and personal goals.

Combining the highest of academic standards with exception language, study and cultural skills

NCUK_Strap_Logo_Black_Red_On_WhiteDIFC are the exclusive study centre in Ireland for NCUK’s International Foundation Year and Pre-Masters programmes. And, because of this, we can assure students of the highest academic standards.

As you might expect of an organisation founded by leading UK universities, NCUK sets the highest of academic standards. But, unlike other study programmes, our qualifications combine high academic standards with language, study, social and cultural skills. The combination helps equip our international students with the tools they need to succeed from day one.

More Than A Pathway

But, the qualification is more than just a pathway.

Your time with us with equip you for University and help you progress to the right University course for you. But, it will do so much more than that as well. Studying with DIFC is an experience that will prepare you for the rest of your life. We help you to grow as a person and as a thinker – enriched with a network of friends, contacts and experiences that will be with you through your career.

We do this by going beyond what you will find in other foundation programmes. We support you not just academically but also personally so that you are looked after, enjoy the whole experience and can deliver your best.

A lot of this is due to our people and our approach. But we can’t take all of the credit – some of it is down to Ireland – a thriving unique country that is one of the best places in the world to study, to do business and to have fun!