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?

Undergraduate Pathways
Business & Law
Engineering & Technology
Health Science

Pre-Masters Pathways
Business & Management
Life Sciences

Placement Successes

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.

Partner Universities

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.

Studying Abroad?

Check out this checklist of things you need to consider

Studying to get into your ideal University course is hard. Choosing the right Foundation programme to help you progress to University is even harder.
Check out our checklist of all the criteria you need to assess when looking for the best Foundation programme for you.

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“My time here at DIFC
has simply been

David Ochai
from Nigeria

“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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Day In The Life Of An Oncologist

I had the amazing opportunity over my summer break to shadow an oncologist for a week. Oncology has been one of my options that I had been longing to gain exposure to and I am interested in specialising in this area. Dr. Doris Chow is a resident neuro-oncologist consultant that I got to shadow with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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