Author: Nerilie Duffey

Dec
12

Five Tips to Getting Your Student Accommodation in Dublin

Getting into your dream school is the most amazing feeling. Then the reality of trying to arrange all the necessary things, like accommodation, hits you and it can be a bit of a challenge. Finding suitable accommodation, especially in Dublin, can be difficult – particularly, if you are trying to do it from abroad. The […]

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Dec
07

DIFC Students Recognised for Academic Excellence by NCUK

DIFC’s class of 2017 students are now studying the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a range of locations around Ireland, UK and mainland Europe. But for two students, their academic achievements during their International Foundation Year studies at DIFC were recognised by NCUK at a ceremony in Manchester. Every year, NCUK holds its prestigious NCUK […]

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Dec
01

Studying Medicine at University of Debrecen

The transition from Foundation Year to studying Medicine can be an intimidating experience for international students, especially when it involves moving to a new country. Students who have studied the NCUK International Foundation Year – Health Science programme with DIFC are now studying Medicine in a range of countries form Ireland, UK, Czech Republic, Hungary, […]

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Nov
24

New Medicine Pathway for International Students

Medicine is still the number one choice for international students coming to study in Ireland. It is a prestigious and challenging pathway that attracts hundreds of applications to DIFC each year for a very limited number of places. Given the continued growth in demand for our Medicine Foundation Pathway, we are delighted to announce a […]

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Nov
17

5 Reasons Why Dublin is a Great Place to Live and Study

Crazy weather, exotic accents (which might be initially difficult to understand) and heavy early morning traffic which never seems to affect lecturers, why do so many students flock to Ireland’s capital annually for the purpose of study? Well for so many reasons. The benefits of studying and living in Dublin by far exceed the flaws […]

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Oct
31

Summer holidays as a Medical Student

Well, Summer is well and truly done now. It almost feels like a distant memory now that I’m back in Medical school for the past month. However, this would probably be one of my most memorable Summers in years. The Summer kicked off with the celebration of both my cousin and brother graduating from RCSI […]

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Oct
25

DIFC opens new Foundation Centre in Cork

After successfully running university foundation programmes in Dublin over the last 18 years, DIFC have opened our second campus in Cork – Ireland’s second largest city. DIFC has been a recognised NCUK Delivery Partner since 2004 and has placed over 1,000 students onto graduate and postgraduate courses at partner universities and colleges in Ireland and […]

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Oct
03

A Day In The Life Of An Oncologist

I had the amazing opportunity over my summer break to shadow an oncologist for a week. Oncology has been one of my options that I had been longing to gain exposure to and I am interested in specialising in this area. Dr. Doris Chow is a resident neuro-oncologist consultant that I got to shadow with […]

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Sep
15

How to study abroad with trial SPM results

You are so close to the end! Now that you’ve got your trial SPM results, you only have your final exams to go and then you are finished! Hang in there – the next couple of months of hard work will truly pay off for you. In fact, the last year of hard work can […]

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Aug
25

Essential Mobile Apps for Studying In Dublin

As a student, settling into a new country and environment can be challenging. From adapting to the weather to understanding the culture and so on. However, there are certain ‘must have’ mobile apps that will make it easier to get accustomed to Dublin. The list of Dublin Apps that I have made is a personal […]

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Aug
16

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 […]

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Aug
11

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 […]

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Aug
04

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 […]

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Jul
27

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 […]

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Jul
19

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! […]

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Jul
05

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 […]

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Jul
03

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 […]

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Jun
21

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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Jun
14

My Day at the RCSI Conferring Ceremony

It’s a day that every medical student dreams about – the day they graduate from medical school and become a doctor. For me, it still seems like a faraway dream as I have just completed the second year of my six-year Medicine degree with the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI). But, last week I […]

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May
31

Top Tips To Stay Organised at University

Being a student is tough. Our schedules are constantly filled with classes and hours in the University library, and not to mention squeezing in a time slot to prepare meals. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be organised about it. Below are my 5 tips on how I stay sane with my mountain of workload […]

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