Why Study In DIFC
Study in Dublin
Dublin is a city with a rich literary and cultural heritage. It is a European capital with a village atmosphere, whose calmness and serenity allow for serious study, while at the same time offering world-class amenities, such as a modern international airport.
Its famous cafes, parks and canal banks have inspired generations of musicians and writers such as James Joyce, Seamus Heaney, William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw (all winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature) and musicians such as Thin Lizzy, Bob Geldof, U2, The Cranberries, Enya and Westlife. On every night of the week the city is alive with music in bars, concert halls and on the street. The annual theatre festival is a highlight of the city's calendar, and comedy, dance and exhibitions complete Dublin's rich cultural tapestry.
As you would expect of a cosmopolitan capital city which is home to major multi-national companies, there is an array of restaurants, cafes and bars to choose from. Alongside local and national restaurants, there are many eateries offering a range of international cuisine from Europe, Asia and elsewhere, making it easy for international students to find familiar treats from their home countries. Dublin is also the gateway to the rest of Ireland, which can easily be explored at the weekends and on vacations. Ireland's unrivalled countryside with its '40 shades of green', cities, small market towns and villages can all be reached very easily by public transport.
Fast Facts on Dublin and Ireland
- Ireland's capital city, Dublin has one of the youngest populations in Europe.
- The population of Dublin is 1.5 million. The population of Ireland is 4.5 million.
- Ireland was voted 'the world's friendliest country' in a Lonely Planet 2010 survey.
- The spoken language is English.
- Ireland's currency is the Euro.
- World famous IT organisations have established their European headquarters in Ireland - Microsoft, Intel Dell, IBM Google, Facebook,Yahoo among others.
- A friendly, peaceful and safe study destination for international students.
- A flexible and non-bureaucratic visa process reflecting a desire to positively welcome international students.
- Travel around other countries in Europe is very easy, given Ireland's membership of the EU.
- Flexible approach to employment for international students. Students can work for 20 hours per week in term time and 40 hours per week in vacations. Students can also stay on after completing their studies to look for work.
- Over 1000 years of history reflected in a multitude of historic sites, churches, cathedrals and castles.
- A rich literary and cultural heritage.
- A multi-cultural environment in Dublin with cultures, religions and nationalities from all over the world.
No matter whether you think of us as a foundation college or a pathway college, as a provider of English courses, bridging courses or conversion courses, for pre-university or pre-masters preparation, it comes to the same thing...
...DIFC provides the best option for entrance to university. At undergraduate or postgraduate level. In Ireland or the UK.
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Why Study at DIFC?
- A complete study package/study plan including English, preparation for college or university and a guaranteed place in an Irish or UK NCUK partner University / College.
- The only college in Ireland approved by NCUK to run their foundation courses, which are in turn approved by NCUK universities/colleges.
- No need to apply for a place in university/college through UCASS/CAO - NCUK have own application system which is managed by DIFC for our students.
- We provide guidance and assistance in applying for study visas.
- Airport pickup and orientation upon arrival in Dublin.
- On campus accommodation for 600 students ensures a safe, secure environment.
- English for Academic Purposes (EAP) module completed on the NCUK foundation programmes is accepted by universities/colleges - no need to do IELTS exam.
- One-to-one counselling and guidance provided to all DIFC students to ensure they select the right university/college course for them.
- 90% of students completing NCUK-DIFC courses have successfully completed their studies and transferred to courses at NCUK partner universities.
- You can work full-time in Ireland on completion of University course.
- DIFC graduates are now studying in leading universities such as the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI), Manchester University and many more.