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 for 2024/25 Academic Year

International Foundation Year Business€15,600
International Foundation Year Engineering / Science€16,600
International Foundation Year Health Science€18,800
Pre-Masters Programme – September Intake€12,000
Pre-Masters Programme – January Intake€10,000

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

Airport collection on arrival in Dublin€100

Guardianship Programme (students under 18 years)

Guardianship Fee – 1st month€490
Guardianship Monthly Fee until 18th birthday€120
Optional: Guardianship Christmas cover (students who stay in Ireland for the period 21 December – 7th January in any given year)€250
Optional: Airport transfers arranged by DIFC taxi service€65 per person

Total 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 Ireland awards a limited number of part-scholarships and discounts annually to international students.


Paying Fees

Students can pay by Direct Bank Transfer ; Account details will be on your Invoice or you can email Fiona on

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