Student Testimonials

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Jessica from Beijing
Now studying Accounting

Christine from Nigeria
Now studying Medicine at Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Dublin

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“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 from Nigeria
Graduated from Medicine at RCSI Dublin in July 2016


“The foundation course offered me a good pathway to the medical universities. You get to meet new people and learn new cultures.

The people in Ireland are so friendly and you get to have fun conversations with random people.”

Ebiojo Tracey Baba

Course Health Sciences (Medicine)

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“Ireland is a beautiful country and has a huge number of places to visit and Travel. I think I have visited every part of Dublin.

There is a reason why they call it the Emerald Isle.

I really recommend coming to Ireland.”

Chengcong Gu from China
Course Pre-Masters


“The whole experience is just enjoyable, especially the family I’m living with.

They help me a lot, not only to study but also with daily life.

The father was a chef in France, I’m very lucky!”

GE Zou from China

Course Pre-Masters

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“I chose to study in Ireland to improve my English.

My favourite part of studying here is the different methods of teaching which is quite different to my home country.

If you work hard here you will achieve success.”

Gerald Ifeanyi Chikwendu
Course Health Sciences (Medicine)


“I love the small size of Ireland which allows me to go around conveniently, also it has a myriad of special events which makes my stay full of fun.

Studying abroad boosts my self-discipline in daily life and I get to discover more about myself during my stay.”

Li Win Ang from Malaysia

Course Engineering & Technology

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“My favourite part about studying here has been the diversity. It has given me a chance to learn in the same environment with people from all over the world.

DIFC offers excellent student services and cares about each student.

Come to Ireland with an open mind and have no restrictions on what to do because this is an amazing journey of self-discovery.”

Monica Anyango Yongo Ojoo from Kenya
Course Engineering & Technology



“The quality of the education system in Ireland is the main reason why I chose this country in terms of studying abroad.

There are many universities located in Ireland.

There is always an opportunity to meet new people who come from many different countries all over the world.”

Nguyen Huynh Kim Xuan from Vietnam

Now studying Pre-Masters

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“My advice is, don’t be shy!

Take everything in and you will have such good memories, experiences and friends from DIFC and Ireland.

I would recommend DIFC and Ireland to anyone looking to study abroad!”

Hyeonwook Jeong from South Korea
Course Engineering & Technology

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.

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.

Marcello Hardman from Brazil

Now studying Politics and International Relations at Kingston University, UK

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“The people here are so passionate and kind.

There is always something new and exciting to experience here.

I am so delighted to be studying here.”

Yeo Zhi Hao from Malaysia
Course Engineering & Technology

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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.

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.

Dawn Areen Kaur from Malaysia

Now studying Medicine at Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, D

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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 Ireland and the UK.

After a year in DIFC, I entered the DIT. I did exceptionally well in DIT and received PhD scholarship in 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 from China

Now studying Ph.D. in Engineering at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)

“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 in 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 from Nigeria

Now studying Pharmacy 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. “

Ali Rifai from Jordan

Now studying Medicine at RCSI Dublin

“At the end of the course, I was so proud of myself on what I had done during the course, as we had been trained to produce a high standard of work in a limited time. I think this is what an international postgraduate student would really need to master prior to starting at University. In addition to that, I thoroughly enjoyed formative classes for English Academic Purposes and research methods classes where I got the chance to conduct academic research in my favourite area. I am thankful to all my teachers in DIFC for making my experience there such a great one.”

Sameerah Almalki from Saudi Arabia

Graduate Diploma Programme
University College Cork, MSc in Environment Analytical Chemistry (September 2015)

“When I came to Ireland I found the Irish people very friendly which helped me to settle in. I studied the Graduate Diploma Programme at DIFC and found it very helpful. In particular, we had to prepare a 5000-word dissertation. I am now studying a Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain at the University of Salford in the UK”

Jianchun Zhao (Bill) from China

Graduate Diploma
University of Salford

“DIFC was recommended to me by a friend and I recommend it to everyone who wants to prepare for studying at universities in Ireland and the UK. When I went there, my English was pretty good and I needed to develop my academic skills and DIFC helped me in achieving that. Besides studying English, we studied Research Methods and Critical Thinking, which are necessary for my next step – doing a Masters. Moreover, DIFC helped me to stand in front of people and present my ideas.

During the course, we get an overview of the Irish culture which is essential for dealing with people inside and outside campus. the staff are very friendly and close to the students. In terms of the atmosphere, it’s combined between the academic life and entertainment. Another thing is that it’s located in the Griffith College campus which gave me an opportunity to live the university life and meet other people from different backgrounds.”

Munirah Alhamed from Saudi Arabia

Graduate Diploma Programme
NUI Maynooth

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