Study Medicine Abroad

Study medicine in one of the best universities with DIFC

Are you an international student who wants to become a doctor?

The International Foundation Year – Health Science programme is a specialised university foundation course designed to support international students to progress to study Medicine in leading Medical Universities.

Where can I study medicine?

Aston University Medicine
Aston University
University of Bristol Medicine
University of Bristol
Brunel University London
Brunel University London
University of Western Australia
University of Western Australia
Queen Mary University of London in Malta
Queen Mary University of London: Malta Campus

70% 
Student placed in Medicine or Dentistry (2018-2020)

321
Medical students placed since 2009

12
Medical University pathways

Malaysian male doctor

What is the International Foundation Year?

The International Foundation Year is a 6-9 month fast-track course designed for international students, just like you, who need to bridge the gap between their local secondary education and starting a university degree.

You will gain the necessary academic skills whilst improving your English language so that you are fully prepared for university study. To progress to medical-related degree courses, you will need to study the following modules on the International Foundation Year:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Maths for Science
  • English for Academic Purposes

Why Study Foundation?

Applying to study medicine is a highly competitive process. The International Foundation Year will support your every step of the way through:

  • Highest quality academic teaching
  • Tailored support and guidance on your university applications
  • Specialised preparation for all admission requirements to Medicine degrees
  • Develop your skills in the areas of critical thinking, problem-solving and time management
  • Major emphasis on your physical and emotional wellbeing
DIFC student doctor

Entry
Requirements

  • You must be at least 17 years old
  • Have successfully completed your high school education (IGCSE’s and O-Levels accepted).
  • You must have a recognised English  language qualification (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL).
  • For country specific details, please contact us.

How much does it
cost?

The tuition fees for IFY Health Science are €17,800, plus registration and other charges.

Compared to similar programmes offered in the UK, you can save up to 25% by choosing to study your Foundation Year in Ireland.

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Apply to
University?

DIFC has a dedicated team of staff that will help guide you through the University application process and fully prepare you for all the admission requirements. You will also receive regular tutorials that are dedicated to helping you prepare for your University applications.

Malaysian female student sitting at a desk typing on a laptop with earphones in

“Having a class of international students was a wonderful opportunity for me to get to know different cultures, make new friends and develop a valuable network.”

Dawn Areen Kaur from Malaysia

Now studying Medicine at Royal College of Surgeons

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