“My time here at DIFC has simply been exceptional. The support I received from the staff of DIFC has helped me grow in countless ways over a short period of time. Being a class rep, I make a lot of observations and I have seen a similar growth in my classmates from different nationalities.
On arrival to Dublin, I was quite timid and did not know what to expect in Ireland, but with help from the DIFC Student Services, I settled in quickly. The Irish people are also very friendly and have interesting cultural festivals.”
David Ochai – Nigeria
Now studying Pharmacy at RCSI Dublin
“My experience in DIFC has been a really great and exciting journey. Not only are the teachers and staff friendly and helpful, having a class of international students from all around the world was a wonderful opportunity for me to get to know different cultures and make new friends.
Without the help of DIFC, I wouldn’t have made it into the university of my choice, which is to do medicine in RCSI. Studying in Dublin has not only widened my perspective on the different aspects of life but has given me the courage to be an independent individual.
I highly recommend DIFC for anyone who is interested in studying overseas”.
Dawn Areen Kaur – Malaysia
Now studying Medicine at RCSI Penang Pathway
“A few years ago I chose to study in DIFC to prepare myself for third level education. In DIFC I received a great western-style pre-college experience and useful study tips from the staff, no mention thousands of potential offers from partner universities across the Ireland and the UK.
After a year in DIFC, I entered the DIT. I did exceptionally well in DIT and received PhD scholarship on my final year of undergraduate course. I have to admit that I can never achieve these without the choice of studying in DIFC.
I miss the year.”
Mingzhu Chen – China
Now studying a PhD in Engineering at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
“When I joined DIFC, my only aim was to get into one of their Medical partner universities. However, I have done more than that. The DIFC programme has helped me to improve in different critical skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving and time management skills, which are essential for a successful university life.
Also, the fact that DIFC is located in one of the most peaceful and welcoming countries is comforting. The location of DIFC is very suitable for international students who want to settle in quickly without any problem. This is a programme I would love to recommend to a friend.”
Babatunde Kehinde – Nigeria
Now studying Medicine at RCSI Dublin
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Dublin International Foundation College not just because the staff – be it the academic staff or the student services team – were wonderful, but because of the amazing experience I’ve gotten from being a part of the students there.
As an international student, it might seen nerve-wrecking to be sent to a country so far away from home, not to mention, it could be difficult to adjust to the lifestyle there. However, as DIFC is a college which specialises in providing a foundation course for international students, it’s really not as hard to find students in similar positions.
Not to mention, the programme NCUK was excellent. I got the opportunity to do both assignments and exams. It really helped me in university now because I am expected to do assignments and give presentations and such. I feel if I had taken A levels I would not have been able to even cite or reference properly.
The staff in DIFC are truly excellent. I felt they truly do care for each and every one of their students, trying their hardest to educate us in the best way possible.
It was an amazing experience for me and truly something I cannot recommend enough. “
Angelina Long – Malaysia
Now studying Law at University of Leeds, UK
“Having left my country at 18, young but full of potentials, DIFC helped to make my dreams a reality with committed staff bent on harnessing my potentials.
I graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons In Ireland (RCSI Dublin) with Honours. I am now working as a clinical analyst in a top Tech company in Ireland and hope to start my residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the USA in the nearest future.
I will recommend DIFC to anyone always. “
Azibanigha Azi Scott – Nigeria
Graduated from Medicine at RCSI Dublin in July 2016
“Studying abroad really opens your mind. It’s a really great opportunity to develop your language skills and at the same time, meet people from various countries and learn about their unique cultures. Ireland is a great place where you can find people from many countries and this is really good for the course that I want to do which is Politics and International Relations.
With DIFC inside Griffith College, we have been able to develop contacts with the Irish community, learn a little about life in Ireland and of course, practice our English with them. The teachers and the staff have been really helpful and encouraging. They will help you with any issue that you will face including personal difficulties and motivation. They will also give you complete support and advice in your selection and placement with a good quality university.
For that reason there is nothing to worry about, when you come to DIFC! They will support you with all the help that you will need.”
Marcello Hardman – Brazil
Now studying Politics and International Relations at Kingston University, UK
“I went to DIFC to further strengthen my application into The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).
Not only does DIFC help you grow as an individual both emotionally and academically, but provides all the basic needs required for us as international students studying abroad.
I can only thank DIFC enough with what they have offered me the past year. I have learned a lot, and got the most proficient academic attention I have ever received. Everything might seem intimidating at the start, but be sure that you are in safe hands while at DIFC.
I guess finally it’s all what you as a person make out of it, I believe that hard work pays off even if you’re not the smartest in class, and it definitely did this year with me”.
Ali Rifai – Jordan
Now studying Medicine at RCSI Dublin