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Jun
21

Choosing a foundation college – Do’s and Don’ts

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 […]

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Jun
15

DIFC visits China – June 2018

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. […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Jun
14

The Best Place to Study Abroad

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 […]

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Jun
07

Thinking about international study?

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 […]

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Jun
01

Foundation Year Fundamentals

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 […]

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Apr
30

NCUK Summer School

  “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 […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Mar
23

New 2018 Cork Pathway Scholarships Announced

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 […]

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Mar
16

How to Study Abroad with your SPM Results

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 […]

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Jan
31

DIFC Academic Workshop – Cork

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, […]

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Jan
16

DIFC partners with Abedeen Academy in Malaysia

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 […]

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Dec
20

Top 6 Things to Do in Dublin at Christmas

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 […]

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Dec
12

Five Tips to Getting Your Student Accommodation in Dublin

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 […]

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Dec
07

DIFC Students Recognised for Academic Excellence by NCUK

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 […]

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Dec
01

Studying Medicine at University of Debrecen

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, […]

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Nov
24

New Medicine Pathway for International Students

Medicine is still the number one choice for international students coming to study in Ireland. It is a prestigious and challenging pathway that attracts hundreds of applications to DIFC each year for a very limited number of places. Given the continued growth in demand for our Medicine Foundation Pathway, we are delighted to announce a […]

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Nov
17

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 […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Oct
31

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 […]

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Oct
25

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 […]

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Oct
03

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 […]

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Sep
15

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 […]

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