Access to over 40 University Partners across the world including 5 of the Top 100 Universities worldwide

DIFC provides full University placement counselling to students from all over the world who wish to study for an overseas degree.

All students who successfully pass the International Foundation Year or Pre-Masters programme with DIFC will achieve a University place in their chosen field of study. In fact, over the years we have successfully helped over 1,600 international students progress to undergraduate or postgraduate degrees.

Being an exclusive delivery partner for NCUK in Ireland, DIFC offers student’s access to NCUK’s global university partner network – which provides you with  over 4,000 courses to choose from for your University studies. This means it keeps your options open, rather than restricting your progression to just one University.

UK University Partners

The NCUK International Foundation Year and Pre-Masters programmes provide you with guaranteed access to the NCUK partner universities in the UK.

5 of NCUK’s UK University partners are ranked in the top 100 Universities worldwide!

Irish University Partners

4 of our Irish University partners are ranked in the top 2% of Universities worldwide.


Medical University Partners

DIFC’s specialised Medicine Foundation programme offers students access to dedicated Medical University partners located across Ireland, UK and mainland Europe.

St George's University of London
University of Debrecen
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
European University Cyprus
Charles University

USA / Canada University Partners

DIFC are soon to announce new partnerships with USA Universities. Please check back for further details.

Australian University Partners

NCUK students have been accepted to study undergraduate Bachelor’s degrees at the following universities:

Australian National University

University of Adelaide

Monash University

Curtin University

Deakin University

Queensland University of Technology

University of Canberra

Non-Partner Universities

If the university you would like to attend isn’t listed, DIFC has a dedicated Admissions and Placement Service that will be able to support your application. And, if you don’t get into the University of your first choice, our University network means you have an excellent choice of over 40 universities who will offer you a suitable place based on your grades.

Find out what University you can attend after studying with DIFC using our Entry Directory Search