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Aug
23

DIFC are coming to Brasil

Do you live in Brazil and would you like to meet with a DIFC representative about coming to study in Ireland or the UK? Our Business Development Manager, Padraig Rynn, will be visiting Brasil at the end of August and will be available to meet with students and their families wanting to find out more […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Aug
19

IT Carlow’s leading the way with its Aerospace Engineering programmes

Our newest partner Institute of Technology Carlow (IT Carlow) has the leading Aerospace programmes in Ireland. DIFC Marketing Manager, Ray Halpin, visited this week to see their state-of-the-art facilities for students and he couldn’t have been more impressed. Offering two specialised Aero Engineering degree programmes, it is a top choice for students looking to study Aerospace Engineering or […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Aug
08

5 Questions to Ask when looking at Medicine Foundation Programmes

Trying the navigate the wealth of information about studying abroad can be a very daunting task, particularly when you are trying to decide on a pathway programme to help you to study Medicine. The information online can be an absolute minefield of flashy images of smiling students in lab coats, pages and pages of course […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Jul
29

Coping with the Anticipation of Final Results

The Graduate Diploma results will be released this week – which can be a very exciting and stressful time! So, we asked one of our Student Ambassadors, Sameerah Alkmalki about her advice for students receiving their results this week. Waiting for your course result can be stressful. Anxiety, doubt and fear about the future…these are […]

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Jul
20

IELTS Writing – part 1

Many students are required to sit an IELTS test in order to gain admission to University or College, including DIFC. This September, DIFC is launching a new IELTS with Academic Skills preparation programme, specifically targeted at students looking to progress to study their Masters, so I thought I might share a few tips about Part 1 of […]

By Stephen Bruce | Blog
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Enjoying Your Summer

Today is July 1st. For our students on the Graduate Diploma, July 1st is the day they submit their final dissertation, the last step in the course. It has been a long road, a lot of hard work and now, the summer can begin. For our students in IFY intake 1, their summer began a […]

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Jun
22

Celebrating Ramadan in Ireland (Part 2)

As the second part of our Ramadan in Ireland blog series, our Student Ambassador Sameerah Almalki offers her advice for student’s celebrating Ramadan in Ireland. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which fasting from desires, as well as food, is observed from sunrise to sunset. Fasting Ramadan is the fourth of five pillars […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Jun
16

Celebrating Ramadan in Ireland (Part 1)

With Ramadan celebrations underway for the Muslim community across the world, we thought we’d ask some of our Saudi Student Amabassador some of their tips for observing Ramadan while living in Ireland. Here Mona Almahri offers her advice for student’s celebrating Ramadan in Ireland. This is the second Ramadan for me in Ireland. It’s not […]

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Jun
02

DIFC is coming to South Korea & China in June

Would you like to sit down and talk to a DIFC representative about coming to study in Ireland or the UK? Our Marketing Manager, Ray Halpin, will be visiting South Korea & China during June and will be available to meet with students and their families wanting to find out more about DIFC and studying in Ireland […]

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May
24

Saudi Student Sameerah’s experience with University College Cork

In this post I intend to share with you some of my experience in Cork in general and what is is like to study in UCC (University College Cork), in particular regarding academic life support, food, accommodations and socializing. In 2014-2015, I was a bit frustrated when found out that my chosen course (Education of […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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May
20

Past DIFC Students celebrate final results at RCSI Dublin

There was a great buzz around the reception of the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Dublin (RCSI Dublin) yesterday as the Class of 2016 Medicine students received there Health and Science results. Among them were several past students of DIFC, including Azibanigha Scott and Joshua Green (pictured above) who completed their foundation studies with DIFC […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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May
17

DIFC is coming to 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 Vietnam, Malaysia & Singapore during May/June and will be available to meet with students and their families wanting to find out more about DIFC and studying in Ireland […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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May
16

Studying in UCC – Life of a Saudi Masters Student

I did my Masters in Analytical chemistry at University College Cork (UCC). It was a successful experience and amazing chance, this is because UCC has a high reputation and has qualified and helpful professors and lectures. The UCC campus is very huge and has lots of departments and schools equipped with everything that you need during […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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May
09

DIFC is coming to Nigeria

Would you like to sit down and talk to a DIFC representative about coming to study in Ireland or the UK? Our Marketing Manager, Ray Halpin, will be visiting Nigeria later this month and will be available to meet with students and their families wanting to find out more about DIFC and studying in Ireland & the […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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May
03

DIFC launches new Foundation Pathway Programme with University College Cork

DIFC is very excited to announce the launch of our new UCC Foundation Pathway Programme in collaboration with University College Cork (UCC). The UCC DIFC Foundation Pathway Programme is specifically designed for students looking to progress to study Business, Law, Engineering or Health & Science related degrees at university. DIFC are opening a new centre […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Apr
26

The Final Countdown

April is a key point on the academic calendar. Before April, exams, final assessments and deadlines can seem far away. Exams belong in the Summer, in warm weather so the chill of February and March makes it easy to forget about the approaching exams. But when April arrives and the weather starts to improve, we […]

By Stephen Bruce | Blog
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Apr
25

Introducing our Saudi Student Ambassadors

For many years now, we have help students from Saudi Arabia achieve their dream of studying an undergraduate or Masters degree at top Irish universities. Through studying with DIFC, students have developed the necessary English and Academic skills need to be successful in their University studies. We are delighted to welcome four of our former Saudi […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Apr
20

Book your Place! Learn about your Study Options with DIFC

DIFC is holding an Education Counselling afternoon on Thursday, 5th May 2016 from 2pm – 4pm for International students looking to progress to university study in Ireland or the UK. During the afternoon, students will be able to speak to a DIFC Education Counsellor about: The right foundation programme to help you achieve your study goals […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Mar
09

The ever-evolving modern English language

Recently, while posting on Instagram, I came across a fabulous new word – pareidolia – which is when you notice something familiar in an object – for example, when people see faces in clouds or when you think your car looks like it has eyes and a mouth. The fabulous thing about the English language (or […]

By Stephen Bruce | Blog
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Mar
01

DIFC is coming to Malaysia & Vietnam

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 during March and will be available to meet with students and their families wanting to find out more about DIFC and studying in Ireland & the […]

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