Course Fees

DIFC offers a variety of programmes for international students who wish to progress their careers in leading European and international universities. When you study abroad with DIFC you can rest assured that your dream career is in reach.

Below you will see a breakdown of tuition and other fees to study with DIFC. Please note that DIFC do not provide full scholarships as we are a private institution. Flexible payment plans can be arranged. Please contact us with any queries.

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Breakdown of Fees

Tuition Fees
International Foundation Year Business / Engineering / Science €15,600
International Foundation Year Health Science €17,800
Pre-Masters Programme €15,600
Foundation Year Language Preparation
3 Months FYLP €2,500
6 Months FYLP €4,500
Additional Compulsory Costs
Registration & Placement incl Learner Protection (IFY & PMP) €1,540
Registration & Placement incl Learner Protection (IFY Health Sci) €1,895
Books & Course Materials €200
Annual Medical Insurance €200
Additional Optional Costs
Four weeks homestay accommodation (including meals & utilities) €50 registration applies €700
Four weeks homestay accommodation (students under 18 years) €50 registration applies €800
Airport collection on arrival in Dublin €100
Guardianship Programme (students under 18 years)
Guardianship Fee €500
Homestay refundable deposit €250
Additional visits and administration outside of programme €50 per hour
*Guardianship programme in Cork delivered by Godsil Education. Monthly guardianship fees of €175 apply after first month until student reaches 18 years of age

Tuition Fees

The total fees payable will comprise:

  • Tuition Fee
  • Registration & Examination Fee including Learner Protection
  • Medical Insurance
  • Course Materials
  • Optional airport/college transfer service
  • Optional Accommodation & Arrangement Fees



DIFC offer a part-scholarship worth €2,000 for students studying in our Cork centre in September 2020 intake.

There are no scholarships offered for our Dublin centre.

Methods of Payment

Tuition fees should be paid by bank transfer to the DIFC bank account details provided.


When You Study with DIFC You Can Avail of University Scholarships of up to €20,000.

Science & Pharmacy Scholarships available worth 25% of tuition fees. €20,000
Scholarships worth 25% of tuition fees on all programmes. €12,000 over four years.
Part scholarships worth €2,000 per year available on all programmes. €8,000 over four years.

On-Campus Accommodation should be booked at

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