Health Science
Foundation Course

Doctors

Your Dream Career Awaits – Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing

The International Foundation Year – Health Science programme is a specialised university foundation course designed to support international students to progress to study Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing or Pharmacy.

This DIFC pathway is approved for admission to Medical degrees at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) for entry to its Medical Degree programme (6 year course) both in Dublin and Penang –In addition there are Medicine progression possibilities to St George’s University of London (SGUL), the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Queen Mary University of London (Malta Campus), St George’s University (Grenada), as well as Debrecen University in Hungary, Charles University in the Czech Republic, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences and European University Cyprus. Find out more here

Dentistry students can apply to DIFC partners including the University of Bristol, Debrecen University in Hungary, Charles University in the Czech Republic, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences and European University Cyprus. Find out more here

The Nursing pathway is approved for progression to Manchester Metropolitan University, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Bradford and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences.

Course Details

Start

September & January

Location

Dublin & Cork

Duration

7 – 9 Months

Fees

€17,800 Dublin

€14,800 Cork

Scholarship

Scholarship Available

Part scholarships worth €3,000 for Foundation Year courses are available for students studying in DIFC Cork in September 2019. Scholarship value is deducted from the full tuition fees. Fee including scholarship reduction is and shown above.

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Entry Requirements

Successfully completed high school examinations. Have a minimum English level of 5.0 IELTS.

Click here if English is below 5.0 IELTS

Please note: If you wish to study medicine in Ireland or the UK, this is only available through our Dublin Campus.

DIFC student sitting at desk, typing on a laptop with earphones in

My experience in DIFC has been a really great and exciting journey. Not only are the teachers and staff friendly and helpful, having a class of international students from all around the world was a wonderful opportunity for me to get to know different cultures and make new friends.

Dawn Areen Kaur from Malaysia

Now studying Medicine at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, RCSI

“When I joined DIFC, my only aim was to get into one of their Medical partner universities. However, I have done more than that. The DIFC programme has helped me to improve in different critical skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving and time management skills, which are essential for a successful university life.”

Babatunde Kehinde from Nigeria

Now studying Medicine at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, RCSI

Course Content

Programme Element Hours per Week
English for Academic Purposes 6
ESAP for Science 3
Mathematics for Science 5
Science – two subjects: Chemistry and Biology at 4 hours/week each 8
Additional Chemistry 1
Pastoral care/progression counseling 1
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