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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
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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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
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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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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Apr
24

How to Upgrade Your Nursing Qualification in 2 Years

The demand for people with a nursing qualification is on the increase and government health authorities from many Western countries, including Ireland, are actively recruiting qualified nurses from abroad to help fill vacant positions. However, many overseas qualified nurses do not meet the requirements for working in Western countries. Gaining an International nursing qualification can […]

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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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Apr
05

7 Reasons to Study in Cork

When most international students think of studying in Ireland, they automatically think Dublin. And, although Dublin is a fantastic place to study – there are also other amazing places on our small island of Ireland that will be just as – if not more – memorable for you to start your international studies. Why not […]

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Mar
22

Best Universities for Graduate Employability

One of the most common questions asked by international students looking to come and study with DIFC is what employment opportunities are available after graduation. Although there are many factors involved in your employability after graduation, the QS Graduate Employability Rankings looks at the top universities worldwide from the perspective of graduate employment. This is […]

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Feb
27

DIFC launches new brand and strategy for global expansion

Despite all the negative press about Brexit, there are Irish companies benefiting on UK imminent departure from the EU – particularly those in international education. On February 16th, DIFC – Ireland’s leading Independent Foundation provider – launched its new brand and strategy for international student recruitment at a special event at Griffith College Dublin. The […]

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Feb
06

Graduate Visa Scheme

4 reasons why gaining International work experience through Ireland’s Graduate Visa Scheme is an integral part of your Master’s studies Last week, the Irish Government announced an extension to the Graduate Visa Scheme for International students who complete their Master’s degree in Ireland. The ‘stay back option’ for Masters and PhD students has been increased from […]

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Jan
23

12 Things You’ll Discover About Ireland in your Foundation Year

Each year, new students from all over the world arrive at DIFC to start their International study journey. Each with their own ideas about what Ireland will be like – most of them completely wrong! So, we thought we’d give you a little insight into the real Irish experience and what you can expect when […]

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Jan
05

Understanding Dublin – Your Guide To What Dubliners Say And How They Say It

Ah, Dublin! The home of Oscar Wilde, Guinness, U2, Europe’s largest walled park and, of course, DIFC. Our wonderful city is a vibrant, beautiful place to study abroad and one of the friendliest cities in the world. But, one thing that often catches out our new students is the Dublin accent! Arriving in Dublin to […]

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