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Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC) was set up in 1999 to deliver specialised foundation courses preparing international students for entrance into partner universities in Ireland and the UK. Both undergraduate and postgraduate level programmes are taught and students who successfully complete these are placed in a wide-variety of Higher Education courses.

Over the past few years, DIFC has placed over 1,000 students onto undergraduate and postgraduate courses in partner universities and colleges in Ireland and the UK.

Due to our reputation for running quality foundation courses as a pathway to university entrance, DIFC was appointed by NCUK to deliver its qualifications in Ireland, specifically the NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) and NCUK Master’s Preparation (PMP).

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Being the only NCUK Study Centre in Ireland, DIFC offers student’s access to NCUK’s Universities located worldwide – providing you with thousands of courses to choose from for your university studies.

This means it keeps your options open, rather than restricting your progression to just one University.

We specialise in helping international students take the next steps in their academic careers.

As the only NCUK Study Centre in Ireland, DIFC offers guaranteed access to over 40 universities worldwide, including Ireland and the UK.

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About NCUK

NCUK is a consortium of leading universities dedicated to giving international students guaranteed access to universities and helping students succeed when they get there.

What makes NCUK so unique in higher education is the recognition of NCUK qualifications by NCUK universities worldwide. Many universities across the UK, including members of the Russell Group (UK’s Ivy League), as well as universities in Ireland and internationally recognise NCUK qualifications.

Since 1987, NCUK has helped over 35,000 international students gain guaranteed access to leading universities around the world.

Students who pass their qualification are guaranteed access to NCUK universities and can choose from thousands of degree courses. In fact:

  • 90% of NCUK students get into their first choice university
  • 80% of NCUK students achieve a first or second class degree at university

DIFC offers two of NCUK’s qualifications to students:

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