Study in the UK

Apply through DIFC and take the first step to studying in the top universities that the UK has to offer. We help place students in their chosen course and universities after completing the foundation year programme with DIFC.

Are you ready to study in the UK?

500,000 international students enrol in a UK University each year. Be Part of it!

International Foundation Year & Pre-Masters Courses

Guaranteed Placement in
Top Universities

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

DIFC is your stepping stone to study at leading universities in the UK and Ireland.

DIFC’s International Foundation Year and Graduate Diploma Programmes offer international students the best chance to secure a placement in degrees with one of our partner universities in Ireland, UK or mainland Europe.

University courses

Universities to choose from

Top 100 ranked Universities

Your Choice of Prestigious University

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Choose Your Pathway


The International Foundation Year is a qualification designed to prepare you for your first year entry to an undergraduate degree. There are two intakes each year; September and January.

  • Medicine & Dentistry
  • Business/Law, Humanities
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science/IT
  • Science
  • Health Sciences


The Pre-Masters qualification helps international students to develop their English language skills as well as their academic skills necessary for successful postgraduate study in English. There are two intakes each year; September and January.

  • Business & Management
  • Life Sciences
  • Engineering

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Why Choose the UK

Worldwide Recognition

Degrees and qualifications from UK Universities are renowned across the globe for high quality and world class.

Education Costs are Lower

The cost of education for an international student studying in the UK can Is lower compared to the USA.

Work Opportunities

If you decide to stay in the UK after your education, its home to the biggest and best global organisations.

Gateway to Europe

Low cost airlines such as EasyJet and Ryan Air make Europe easily assessible. You can reach most areas of Europe from the UK within a few hours by train or direct flight.

Multicultural Nation

The UK is known for its multicultural society, with all religions and faiths represented.

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