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Guaranteed Placement in
Top UK & Irish Universities

Didn’t get the exam results you expected? Fast track your career, DIFC accepts students who have sat IB-MYP and O Levels.

Have you considered studying abroad? The NCUK International Foundation Year with DIFC is your ideal pathway to leading universities in Ireland, UK and beyond.

Your Undergraduate Pathway
with Flexible Payment Plans

University courses

Universities to choose from

Top 100 ranked Universities

NCUK International Foundation Year?

The IFY is designed for students as an alternative to the 2-year A Level pathway to undergraduate study.
The course is specifically tailored to suit the needs for international students and provides academic preparation for your first year of undergraduate study in Ireland or the UK. It also ensures you meet the minimum English language requirements for your chosen degree programme.

  • Medicine & Dentistry
  • Business/Law, Humanities
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science/IT
  • Science
  • Health Sciences

Application Process

Complete online application form

Attach academic certificates, results, transcripts, English Language level certification (IELTS), passport and CV

We will assess your application and respond within 3 working days. If successful we will issue a Conditional Offer Letter and invoice

To secure your place on the programme, full fees must be paid (payment plans may be available)

We will send you a Final Acceptance Letter (which you will need for your visa application) and information about accommodation options

Apply for your visa (if required). We will help you with your visa application

Receive your visa and book your flights to Ireland!

Tuition Fees

 Tuition Fees
Business & Management Foundation Year€15,600
Engineering & Technology Foundation Course€15,600
Sciences Foundation Course€15,600
Health Science (Medicine) Foundation Programme€17,800

Cork scholarship available for September intake worth up to €2,000

Join DIFC’s January 2020 Intake

You can still join DIFC for the September 2018 academic year. Your visa can be processed in as little as 4 weeks, depending on where you are travelling from. Get in contact with us today and we will help you fast track your application and visa.

Our  January intake allows SPM students to use their trial SPM results for admission purposes, rather than waiting for your final SPM results in March.

This pathway will save you a full year on your study plan, as you’ll already be halfway through your Foundation Year by the time you get your SPM results.

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