Guaranteed Placement In Top Universities In 2023

Your Dream to study in a prestigious university in Ireland or UK in September 2023 is not over, you can still apply for a foundation programme with DIFC today. You can start in January 2023 and go on to join university in September 2023, you will not be wasting the year ahead

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What Is
The International Foundation Year?

DIFC Ireland has partnered with NCUK to offer the International Foundation Year (IFY), a qualification designed for international students to get entry to university.


The IFY is designed to be completed in one academic year, helping you progress to university as quickly as possible. Although completed in half the time, the IFY is assessed by UK NARIC as equivalent to A-Levels and is recognised by universities worldwide. Save costs on the programme. 7-9 months vs 2 years for A Levels.


Students will study one of four pathways that lead to thousands of different degree programmes. The subject modules studied relate directly to the pathway, providing you with a solid preparation for your university studies.

Personal Growth

Part of the IFY is supporting you to develop vital skills that you’ll need to be a successful, independent student at university. We do this by going beyond foundation programmes. We support you not just academically but also personally so that you are looked after, enjoy the whole experience and can deliver your best


The IFY Business pathway is the ideal choice if you are seeking to pursue a career in business, finance or any area of management.

Engineering &
Technology Pathway

The IFY Engineering & Technology pathway is particularly suited to students who are seeking to pursue a career in any engineering discipline or computer science field.


The IFY Science pathway is a great option for students seeking to pursue a career in any science field.

Health Science
Pathway (Medicine)

The IFY Health Science pathway ia a specialised preparation programme for students looking to study medicine or dentistry.

Special Offer

With courses starting in January 2023, we are offering our January students an opportunity to join an online preparatory course in October for free, there will be no charges. Students will have the opportunity to meet their fellow students and get a head start on their college life. The online Course will be no charge and students who have paid their Fees will be able to Join. This will keep you busy and engaged until you begin your course in Dublin in January 2023.

€2000 Special Discount off IFY courses fees in January 2023

*with the exception of Business for January 2023.

Not many foundation courses start January 2023, leading onto university entry next September 2023.

Guaranteed Progression to University next September 2023

No guarantee for Medicine which will be based on the Grades achieved on the NCUK IFY Programmes at DIFC starting in January 2023.


Once you have signed up for the course and have joined us, we can even offer you accommodation, where it is so difficult to organise we have you covered. You will be staying in a state of the art apartment with your fellow DIFC students, within walking distance from DIFC.

Irish Universities

Medical University Partners

DIFC’s specialised Medicine Foundation programme offers students access to dedicated Medical University partners located across the world including Ireland, UK and mainland Europe.

NCUK Universities

Live Your Dream &

Get Your Dream Career


As the only NCUK Study Centre in Ireland, DIFC offers guaranteed access to over 60 universities worldwide including the UK and Ireland. Realise your true potential and choose DIFC, where we guarantee your university place.

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