More Than a Pathway
DIFC offers international students a pathway to study in leading universities. But it’s more than a pathway.
We go beyond other foundation programmes – helping you to grow as a person and as a thinker, providing an experience that will stay with you for life.
What Can I Study?
Business & Law
Engineering & Technology
Business & Management
As the exclusive NCUK Study Centre in Ireland, DIFC offers guaranteed access to over 40 universities across Ireland, UK and beyond.
In fact, 100% of students who successfully pass the NCUK International Foundation Year or Pre-Masters programmes with DIFC achieve a university place.
See where our Class of 2016 are now studying.
As a delivery partner with NCUK, DIFC provides students with access to over 40 partner universities across Ireland, the United Kingdom, Europe and beyond. These include some of the most prestigious universities in the world.
We believe it is important that you have a number of universities to choose from, rather than being tied to a ‘one university’ programme. That way, you’ll have more options.
“Having a class of international students was a wonderful opportunity for me.”
Dawn Areen Kaur
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With the opening of the new Cork Foundation Centre in 2017, DIFC has been working closely with our university partners Cork and surrounds to develop pathway scholarships for international students. Earlier this year, we announced the following Cork Foundation Scholarships for 2018: 2018 Cork Foundation Scholarships IFY Business / Eng & Tech / Science – €2,600 IFY […]
Congratulations! You have received your SPM results after years of hard work. This is a very exciting time for you, but can also be a very stressful time as you try to work out what your next step is. You may be considering studying abroad – but do you do A Levels first? Or should […]
DIFC invites you to attend the DIFC Academic Workshop at DIFC Cork, Griffith College Cork on Thursday, 8th Feburary 2018, 10.30am – 2.00pm. The workshop is an ideal opportunity for University academics & staff and Education Agents to learn more about pathways to boost their international student recruitment. Key speakers will include Maria McKenna, NCUK Regional Director – EMEA, […]
DIFC is proud to announce a new partnership with Abedeen Academy in Malaysia. This pathway will help students from Malaysia to progress to leading universities in Ireland, UK and worldwide through the International Foundation Year programme at DIFC. Abedeen Academy teaches and encourages students to have goals and dreams. As they mature in age and […]
The most festive time of the year is just around the corner – Christmas!! I’m sure you are all new to Dublin and especially Christmas in Dublin or elsewhere in Ireland. But, I’ve been living here over a decade now and I can surely say Christmas is one of the best times to enjoy Ireland […]
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 […]
DIFC’s class of 2017 students are now studying the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a range of locations around Ireland, UK and mainland Europe. But for two students, their academic achievements during their International Foundation Year studies at DIFC were recognised by NCUK at a ceremony in Manchester. Every year, NCUK holds its prestigious NCUK […]
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, […]