DIFC now accepting applications for January 2022

We are offering a € 2,000 ‘special discount’ off the IFY course fees for January 2022

Guaranteed University Pathway

100% of students who successfully pass the NCUK International Foundation Year or Pre-Masters programmes with DIFC achieve a university place.


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As the only NCUK Study Centre in Ireland, DIFC offers guaranteed access to over 60 universities worldwide including the UK and Ireland. Realise your true potential and choose DIFC, where we guarantee your university place.

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What can I study?

With DIFC you have the widest range of study options for successful transition into the University of your choice.

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Guaranteed Placement

DIFC gives students a choice of over 60 Universities worldwide to progress tofor their studies.

100% of students who successfully pass the NCUK International Foundation Year or Pre-Masters programmes with DIFC achieve a university place.

“Having a class of international students was a wonderful opportunity for me.”

Dawn Areen Kaur from Malaysia

“DIFC provided a great western-style pre-University experience and plenty of useful study tips.”

Mingzhu Chen from China

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Understanding Pathway Courses

There are two main types of pathway course and the type you should choose depends on your level of study. If you want to study an undergraduate degree, but don’t meet the requirements, then you should choose the International Foundation Year course.

If you are a postgraduate and don’t meet the English Language requirements for entry to a Masters’ degree, then you should pick a pre-masters course.

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