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Nov
28

And the Winners Are….DIFC 2016 Awards Ceremony

Every year, DIFC celebrates the success its past students at the annual Student Awards Ceremony. It’s such a proud moment for the staff and management at DIFC every year to welcome back our top students so we can share in their success. Congratulations to the following students who were recognised for their hard work and success […]

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Nov
23

Why DIFC Students Choose To Study In Ireland

Why study in Ireland? Choosing where to study abroad can be a difficult decision – especially when there are so many options including UK, Australia, USA, Germany, Netherlands and, of course, Ireland! Studying in Ireland provides amazing opportunities for International students due to the high standard of education, the value for money compared to other […]

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Nov
16

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 Vietnam, Malaysia & Singapore on certain dates in November and December 2016 and will be available to meet with students […]

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Nov
14

DIFC Students’ win top NCUK Awards

Two former DIFC students have received top awards at the 2016 NCUK Awards Ceremony today. Malaysian student, Angelina Long Chia Ling studied the International Foundation Year – Business programme in 2015-16 and is now studying Law at the prestigious University of Leeds. She was recognised for Outstanding Academic Achievement in her IFY Business studies with DIFC. […]

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Nov
10

Student Interview – Ali Rifai – Football, Medicine and RCSI

The 2014/15 Premier League was not a great year to be an Arsenal fan, especially when one of your students is an enthusiastic Chelsea supporter. Fortunately, that Chelsea fan was Ali Rifai from Jordan – (pictured above -at the back) – the last in a line of Rifai brothers to pass through DIFC on their […]

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Oct
26

Student Guest Blog – My First Month in Ireland

“What?! Ireland! Why Ireland?!” I got this question every time I said to my friends and family in Tanzania that I was moving to live and study in Dublin. My only response at the time was “I’ve heard the Irish are lovely people and I think DIFC is the place for me”. After long flights […]

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Oct
20

My Transition to First Year Medicine at RCSI Dublin

The transition between high school and university is a very challenging one, however it does not necessarily have to be. I had the choice of direct entry into medical school but my father made sure that I went through a foundation year first. I always heard how tough medical school can be nevertheless I was […]

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Oct
18

DIFC are coming to South Korea & China

Are you living in South Korea & China and would like to learn about studying in Ireland or the UK? This October, you can sit down and talk to a DIFC representative about your best options for studying abroad! Our Marketing Manager, Ray Halpin, will be visiting South Korea & China this month and will be available […]

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Sep
30

Top Tips for Giving a Presentation

Our IFY students are currently working to prepare group presentations that they will give next week. We’ve got a lot of wonderful topics to look forward to – from the UN to Chemical Bonding – and our EAP teachers are reading up furiously so that they can ask lots of intelligent questions. Presentations and working […]

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Sep
28

DIFC is coming to Dubai & Saudi Arabia

Are you living in Dubai & Saudi Arabia? 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 Dubai & Saudi Arabia during October and will be available to meet with students and their families wanting […]

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Sep
16

Food, glorious food

This week we got to meet our new IFY students. After the tour of the campus, we all went to the canteen for some cake and tea and I got chatting to some future doctors. Considering our surroundings the conversation turned to food and I was surprised to discover quite a few vegetarians. As a […]

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Sep
09

DIFC is coming to Nigeria

Are you living in Nigeria? Would you like to sit down and talk to a DIFC representative about coming to study in Ireland or the UK? Our Marketing Manager, Ray Halpin, will be visiting Nigeria later this month and will be available to meet with students and their families wanting to find out more about DIFC and […]

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Sep
02

We’re Hiring! Part-Time Administrative Assistant

Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC) is growing its Head Office team in Naas. To support further growth in the company we have a new admin job available. DIFC run foundation programmes which allow international students to progress to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Ireland and the UK. We are looking for an experienced Administrative Assistant […]

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Aug
23

DIFC are coming to Brasil

Do you live in Brazil and would you like to meet with a DIFC representative about coming to study in Ireland or the UK? Our Business Development Manager, Padraig Rynn, will be visiting Brasil at the end of August and will be available to meet with students and their families wanting to find out more […]

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Aug
19

IT Carlow’s leading the way with its Aerospace Engineering programmes

Our newest partner Institute of Technology Carlow (IT Carlow) has the leading Aerospace programmes in Ireland. DIFC Marketing Manager, Ray Halpin, visited this week to see their state-of-the-art facilities for students and he couldn’t have been more impressed. Offering two specialised Aero Engineering degree programmes, it is a top choice for students looking to study Aerospace Engineering or […]

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Aug
08

5 Questions to Ask when looking at Medicine Foundation Programmes

Trying the navigate the wealth of information about studying abroad can be a very daunting task, particularly when you are trying to decide on a pathway programme to help you to study Medicine. The information online can be an absolute minefield of flashy images of smiling students in lab coats, pages and pages of course […]

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Jul
29

Coping with the Anticipation of Final Results

The Graduate Diploma results will be released this week – which can be a very exciting and stressful time! So, we asked one of our Student Ambassadors, Sameerah Alkmalki about her advice for students receiving their results this week. Waiting for your course result can be stressful. Anxiety, doubt and fear about the future…these are […]

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Jul
20

IELTS Writing – part 1

Many students are required to sit an IELTS test in order to gain admission to University or College, including DIFC. This September, DIFC is launching a new IELTS with Academic Skills preparation programme, specifically targeted at students looking to progress to study their Masters, so I thought I might share a few tips about Part 1 of […]

By Stephen Bruce | Blog
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Enjoying Your Summer

Today is July 1st. For our students on the Graduate Diploma, July 1st is the day they submit their final dissertation, the last step in the course. It has been a long road, a lot of hard work and now, the summer can begin. For our students in IFY intake 1, their summer began a […]

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Jun
22

Celebrating Ramadan in Ireland (Part 2)

As the second part of our Ramadan in Ireland blog series, our Student Ambassador Sameerah Almalki offers her advice for student’s celebrating Ramadan in Ireland. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which fasting from desires, as well as food, is observed from sunrise to sunset. Fasting Ramadan is the fourth of five pillars […]

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