International Foundation Course

Guaranteed Placement With Our International Foundation Courses

As a delivery partner with NCUK, DIFC foundation courses provide 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 Course (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 recognise the NCUK International Foundation Year Course 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.

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DIFC’s International Foundation Courses

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Health Science (Medicine)
Foundation Programme

Our Health Science Foundation Course is the best route for international students to study Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing or Health Science in Ireland, UK or mainland Europe.

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Business & Management
Foundation Course

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.

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Engineering & Technology
Foundation Programme

With endless possibilities for Engineering and Computer Science degree programmes, we guarantee entry to leading Universities.

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Sciences Foundation

From Forensics to Pharmacy, our Science Foundation students realise their true potential with guaranteed access to top University courses throughout Ireland, UK and beyond.

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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 course 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.

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