international foundation year

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 challenge pathway that attracts hundreds of applications to DIFC each year for a very limited number of places. Given the continue 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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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
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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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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Apr
10

Life as an International Student at University College Cork

Your successful University placement after completion of the Foundation programme is a critical part of your study plan, when you are considering studying abroad – however, it can be sometimes overlooked when considering your options for Foundation. There are a number of things you should be asking potential Foundation providers about when looking at your options for […]

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Feb
27

Studying Medicine at Charles University – Past DIFC Student Interview

Brandon Teoh graduated from the International Foundation Year –  Health Science programme in 2015. He did phenomenally well on the course – he worked his socks off and got 4 A*s in his final IFY exams. After DIFC, Brandon chose to pursue his medical studies in Charles University in the Czech Republic. He’s in his second year […]

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Nov
10

Student Interview – Ali Rifai – Football, Medicine and RCSI

The 2014/15 Premier League was not a great year to be an Arsenal fan, especially when one of your students is an enthusiastic Chelsea supporter. Fortunately, that Chelsea fan was Ali Rifai from Jordan – (pictured above -at the back) – the last in a line of Rifai brothers to pass through DIFC on their […]

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Sep
30

Top Tips for Giving a Presentation

Our IFY students are currently working to prepare group presentations that they will give next week. We’ve got a lot of wonderful topics to look forward to – from the UN to Chemical Bonding – and our EAP teachers are reading up furiously so that they can ask lots of intelligent questions. Presentations and working […]

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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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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 […]

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