Foundation Year
Part Scholarships

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Please note: this is NOT a full scholarship. 

Part scholarships worth €2,000 for Foundation Year Foundation courses are available for students studying in DIFC Cork in September 2020.


Tuition Fees

Health Science (Medicine) Foundation Programme€17,800$20,150£15,400
Foundation Courses: Business, Engineering, Sciences€15,600$17,650£13,500

IFY Health Science in Cork offers specialised progression to DIFC’s European Medical partners only.

Scholarship value is deducted from the tuition fees above.

DIFC is your stepping stone to study at leading universities in the UK, Ireland and Europe.

DIFC’s International Foundation Year and Pre-Masters Programmes offer international students the best chance to secure a placement in degrees with one of our partner universities in Ireland, UK or mainland Europe.



9 months


University courses

Universities to choose from

Top 100 ranked Universities

Guaranteed Placement in Top Universities with Flexible Payment Plans

Your Undergraduate Pathway

The International Foundation Year is a qualification designed to prepare you for your first year entry to an undergraduate degree. There are two intakes each year; September and January.

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

Your Postgraduate Pathway

The Pre-Masters qualification helps international students to develop their English language skills as well as their academic skills necessary for successful postgraduate study in English. There are two intakes each year; September and January.

  • Business & Management
  • Life Sciences
  • Engineering

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.

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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!

At DIFC we ensure your needs as a young student are catered for and help you to settle in, adapt to a new and exciting culture and do everything we can to make sure you enjoy all that Ireland has to offer. At DIFC we provide a personal approach to learning and student life that you won’t find with any other education provider.

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