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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What to do when choosing a Foundation College Do: Review your progression options. Can this International Foundation Year help me get into the course I want to be in? Research each option completely. Academic details are important, such as the ratio of students to faculty but also the academic supports available. Some Universities teach you […]
DIFC is currently visiting China, visiting schools, meeting agents and promoting DIFC around China. During this visit, our Marketing Manager, Ray Halpin and Lawrence, from Grade Plus, visited the Blessing International School in Guangzhou this week to meet students to talk about progression into Medicine and Science programmes through the foundation pathways available at DIFC. […]
With stunning natural landscapes, a fun-loving culture, vibrant history, and a lower cost of living than many places in Europe, (not to mention English being the main language of instruction), the reasons why Ireland is an ideal location to study abroad surely weighs more than a pot of gold! Home to 4.7 million people, Ireland […]
Studying abroad can be a daunting experience for those who don’t know what to expect. But our best advice is just to relax and enjoy it. Studying abroad gives you the opportunity to discover a new country, new culture while also progressing your studies. A qualification from DIFC has international recognition and can open doors […]
Why study the International Foundation Programme? The International Foundation Programme brings you on an exciting journey of education and self-discovery as you spend less than a year developing your skills that will in turn help you gain access to some of the best universities in the world. In simple terms, DIFC’s foundation courses prepares you […]
“Want to learn about British culture and visit seven NCUK Universities? The NCUK Summer School 2018 in partnership with Leeds Beckett University will run from Monday 16th July – Friday 27th July 2018 and is a fantastic opportunity for students to improve their English, experience UK academic teaching first-hand, learn about British culture and […]
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 […]