Medical Pathway Programme Launches in Nigeria

Medical Pathway Programme Launches in Nigeria

DIFC is proud to be part of a new medical pathway programme which will allow Nigerian students to train for the medical professions.

In collaboration with Oxbridge Tutorial College, we have launched a new specialist foundation year route for students who want to pursue a medical career via an overseas university education.

Students start the pathway by completing the Oxbridge-DIFC programme in Lagos before transferring to Ireland to join the January intake of the NCUK IFY in Dublin. After successfully completing the programme, they can start their degree at one of a number of universities in Ireland, the UK or Europe.

Sean Hoy, the Irish Ambassador for Nigeria, was the special guest of honour at the event in September 2015 to mark the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for this unique project. He was joined by senior colleagues from across the three-way partnership on the Oxbridge campus in Lagos.

Commenting after the launch, NCUK’s Chief Executive Ken Gill, said:  “The new programme opens up another range of subjects in Medicine which I am sure will be very popular with Nigerian students, offering them even more choice. I look forward to working with Oxbridge and DIFC on this new collaboration and building on a long standing and successful relationship with them as they welcome many more students onto this exciting new programme.”

More information on the medical pathway programme, including a full list of university progression routes, is available here.