International Foundation Year Courses
As a delivery partner with NCUK, DIFC provides you with guaranteed access to partner universities with thousands of courses to choose from.
Your dream career is waiting for you.
Designed for international students, the NCUK International Foundation Year will prepare you for first-year entry to an undergraduate degree in your choice of University.
The NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) is designed with NCUK university partners to prepare international students for first year entry to undergraduate degree courses. Its purpose is to help bridge the gap between a student’s local qualification and starting a university degree.
Universities worldwide and UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) formally recognises the NCUK International Foundation Year as a comparable level to GCE A Level; Australian high school (SSCE); American high school (AP); and Hong Kong high school (HKDSE) qualifications.
Students who successfully complete the IFY gain guaranteed access to thousands of degree courses at one of NCUK Guaranteed Universities.
Health Science (Medicine)
The best route for international students to study Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing or Health Science in Ireland, UK or mainland Europe.
Business & Management
On successful completion of this course, you will be guaranteed entry to a wide range of Business, Accounting, Finance, Law and Humanities degree programmes in Ireland, the UK and worldwide.
Engineering & Technology
With endless possibilities for Engineering and Computer Science degree programmes, we guarantee entry to leading Universities.
From Forensics to Pharmacy, our Science Foundation students realise their true potential with guaranteed access to top University courses throughout Ireland, UK and beyond.
Are you ready
to Study Abroad?
Study Medicine Abroad
Approved by the renowned Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI), RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC), University College Cork, St George’s University, Grenada (SGUL), the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Debrecen University in Hungary, Charles University in the Czech Republic and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, DIFC makes studying medicine accessible and achievable for our students.
Study Business Abroad
Studying Business at DIFC allows students progress to Undergraduate studies in area such as Business, Management, Finance, Law, Accountancy, Arts and much more. With DIFC you choose your university course.
Study Engineering & Technology Abroad
The DIFC Engineering and Technology Foundation programme helps students build confidence in their academic ability and equips students with skills that will help them to successfully participate in Undergraduate studies in a related area.
Study Science Abroad
Science studies at DIFC offer students the widest range of degree programmes and subject specialties through our NCUK International Foundation Year programme and partner universities network.