University Foundation Courses At DIFC In Ireland Starting in September 2024 To Prepare Malaysian Students For Entry To Top Universities In Ireland & UK in 2025

You can start in September 2024 and go on to join  a top university in 2025.

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 a top university in Ireland and the UK.

START IN September 2024

Students can start the International Foundation Year  program at DIFC in Dublin, Ireland in September 2024 to prepare for entry to University in 2025.


Students from Malaysia do not need to apply for an entry visa to come to study in Ireland.

9 Of our Partner Universities Are In The Top 100

9 of our partner Universities are in the top 100 world rankings in the latest QS rankings 2023.

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Ireland is a safe, native English-speaking country, with a high education standard.


Medicine, Science, Engineering, and Business.

Students are taught the subjects on the NCUK IFY foundation year program at DIFC that are specific to the Degree program they want to study when they join University after DIFC.


The NCUK IFY foundation year program that is delivered at DIFC (which is equivalent to A Levels for non-EU students) is run over either 9 months (September intake) or 7 months (January intake – which is a more intensive).

This is compared to A Levels which is run over 2 years so the NCUK IFY foundation year program saves the student both time and money in getting entry to their chosen Degree program at University in Ireland and the UK.

Health Science
Pathway (Medicine)

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


IFY Science prepares students for entry to Science related degree programs – including Pharmacy at UCC.


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.

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

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