DIFC’s Foundation Programme is your guaranteed placement into thousands of degrees at leading universities worldwide.

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The International Foundation Programme is your pathway
to thousands of degrees at leading universities worldwide.

It is designed specifically for international students to prepare you for first-year entry to undergraduate degree courses. The Foundation Programme is run over 7-9 months and combines academic study, intensive English language preparation, study skills and cultural orientation.

Our Foundation Programmes allow you to choose from four broad pathways:



Medicine & Dentistry
(Health Science)

What are the entry requirements for the International Foundation Programme?

  • For entry to the International Foundation Programme, you need to be at least 17 years old on the course start date.
  • Successfully completed your High School certificate (minimum grades required): GCSE, IB, SPM, AS levels, A levels, WAEC, Year 11 or 12 depending on your country. Achieved a minimum score of 5.0 IELTS or equivalent (5.5 IELTS for Health Science).
Medicine & Dentistry
Foundation Programme
Foundation Course
Engineering & Technology Foundation Course
Science Foundation

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