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Thinking About International Study?

Studying abroad can be a daunting experience for those who don’t know what to expect. But our best advice is just to relax and enjoy it. Studying abroad gives you the opportunity to discover a new country, new culture while also progressing your studies. A qualification from DIFC has international recognition and can open doors for you into our full network of over 40 universities offering over 4,000 undergraduate and post-graduate degree courses.

Why choose Ireland for International Study?

Ireland is not just one of the most beautiful countries in the world, but it is also one of the friendliest, voted 3rd by Trips to Discover, 4th by Mobal and 9th by Intrepid Travel.

But don’t just read the statistics, our previous students have also shared their views too as to why they decided to study in Ireland. Our Health & Science student, Ali’s reason for choosing Ireland was our “landscape and its people, [their friendliness, hospitality and generosity] were one of the most important reasons I chose Ireland too”.

Why choose DIFC for International Study?

DIFC offers international students a pathway to study in leading universities. But it’s more than a pathway. As well as access to over 40 universities, 5 of which are ranked in the Top 100 in the World, guaranteed access if you pass, fast tracked university admission (7/9-month programme instead of 2 year A Levels) and great value for money, we go beyond other foundation programmes – helping you to grow as a person and as a thinker, providing an experience that will stay with you for life.

What do I need to complete my International Study with DIFC?

You need to know exactly what is required before and during your studies internationally, some details are country specific and university specific but for example, here’s what’s required for studying IFY with DIFC:

  • At least 17 years or older on the course start date
  • Successfully completed your High School certificate (minimum grades required)
  • Achieved a minimum score of 5.0 IELTS or equivalent
  • Financially able to support yourself through your studies. Click here for fee details.

And of course, determination to do your very best in the course and to achieve the best results you can. The International Foundation Year can be a lot of fun, but it is hard work too, hard work that pays off when you get your successful applications to the university of your dreams.

How much will it cost to study at DIFC?

All in all, a year of studying with DIFC and living in Ireland will total approximately €27,000. This is remarkably lower that the UK, USA and Australia.

Where can I go after DIFC?

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 2,000 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 (5 of which are ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide) – which provides you with thousands of courses to choose from, rather than restricting your progression to just one University. Our placement counselling means you get the best advice from Educational experts as to what is the best path for you to achieve your goals.

Find out more from our previous students, read their testimonials here and hear what they had to say about studying with DIFC in Ireland on our YouTube channel.

To apply for an Undergraduate or Pre-Masters pathway Foundation Programme, just click here, complete the application form and we will be in touch shortly.

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