Study in one of nine world-renowned Medical Universities

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“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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Time to Make Your Dreams Come True

Choosing to study Medicine is no small decision! The academic competition is high, you are adapting to a new country and you are making new friends – there is a lot on your plate. At DIFC we make sure your IFY Health Science Programme gives you help and support every step of the way.

  •  Guide you through the admissions and visa processes
  • Help you to settle into a new city and country
  • 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
  • Intakes every September and January

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Students in Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland

227
Medical students placed

9
Medical University partners

Student Life in Ireland

Ireland is one of the friendliest and safest countries in the world and its welcoming culture is deep routed in the country’s heritage. Ireland has one of the best education systems in the world for higher education achievements.

Join the 35,000+ international students from 161 countries already enjoying Ireland’s vibrant culture and live in an English speaking country. After your studies, check out the employment opportunities with the biggest and best international companies who already chose Ireland as their home.

Where a warm welcome awaits

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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 €15,800 in our Dublin campus and €13,800 in our Cork campus, 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.

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.

University Options

Grades Required

NCUK Health Science Foundation
NCUK EAP Grade B/A
Health & Science Foundation Grades/td> A, A, A
(Minimum in IFY)*

Grades Required

NCUK Health Science Foundation
NCUK EAP Grade A
Health & Science Foundation Grades A, A, A

Grades Required

NCUK Health Science Foundation
NCUK EAP Grade A
Health & Science Foundation Grades A, A, A

Grades Required

NCUK Health Science Foundation
NCUK EAP Grade A
Health & Science Foundation Grades A,A,B inclusive
of A in chemistry

Grades Required

NCUK Health Science Foundation
NCUK EAP Grade B
Health & Science Foundation Grades Entrance
Examination

Grades Required

NCUK Health Science Foundation
NCUK EAP Grade B
Health & Science Foundation Grades Entrance
Examination

Grades Required

NCUK Health Science Foundation
NCUK EAP Grade B
Health & Science Foundation Grades A,B,B and Entrance
Examination

Grades Required

NCUK Health Science Foundation
NCUK EAP Grade B
Health & Science Foundation Grades A,B,B

Grades Required

NCUK Health Science Foundation
NCUK EAP Grade B
Health & Science Foundation Grades Three A or B grades

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