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As NCUK’s exclusive delivery centre in Ireland for NCUK courses (NCUK International Foundation year (IFY) and NCUK Pre-Masters Preparation), DIFC are delighted to see NCUK’s International Foundation Year (IFY) has been found comparable to leading qualifications in the UK, USA, Australia and Hong Kong.

This independent evaluation was carried out by UK NARIC.

UK NARIC are a designated national agency for the recognition and comparison of international qualifications, and they perform this official function on behalf of the UK Government.

“The NCUK IFY has provided tens of thousands of international students with a superior academic pathway to leading universities. So, it’s great that the pathway achieves this recognition by UK NARIC in comparison to other leading qualifications” – Diarmuid Moroney, CEO DIFC Ireland

What really pleased us in DIFC with this independent evaluation is that it really highlights the strength of the NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) course as it is now comparable to:

  • GCE A Level, UK
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), Hong Kong
  • Advanced Placement, USA
  • Senior Secondary School Certificate of Education, Australia

To read the full story click here to see NCUK’s full blog post.

Students who successfully pass the International Foundation Year with DIFC will achieve a University place in their chosen field of study.

DIFC have successfully helped over 1,600 international students’ progress to undergraduate or postgraduate degrees since 2009.

As a delivery partner with NCUK, DIFC provides you with guaranteed access to over 40 partner universities with thousands of courses to choose from. Want to learn more contact us here!

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