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At DIFC, we get a lot of students from Nigeria who want to progress their studies through our partner universities and DIFC is that pathway!

So for all those from Nigeria who are hoping to study International Foundation Year (IFY) in Ireland, here’s all the information you need!

Applying from Nigeria?

If you are applying for the International Foundation Year programme, here’s what you need to tick off before you start your application form:

  • Have you received your West African Senior School Certificate or National Examinations Council (NECO) results?
  • Have you completed your IELTS or PTE test? You need to score 5.0 overall in IELTS or minimum of 30 on PTE
  • The tuition fees are between €13,600 – €15,800, can you afford this?

If all of the above is okay, just complete your Application Form online.


What information do I need for my Application Form?

To complete your form, you need to include all the basic information, like your name, date of birth and address. We also need to know your education details; how will you will fund your studies and where you hope to study after your IFY with DIFC. You’ll need to attach the following documents with your application form:

  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of your academic certificates/results/transcripts
  • Copy of your English Language level certification (IELTS)
  • CV/Resume

Once we have received your completed application form, we will assess your application and come back to you if your application is successful.


Where is DIFC?

We have two campuses, in Dublin and Cork, both on the Griffith College locations. The same high quality and level of care is available on both campuses with great teams there to help you along your DIFC pathway.

The only difference is fees. We offer a part scholarship if you choose to study at DIFC Cork. If you choose to study in Cork, scholarships of €2,600 – €2,800 are available. For all the details, click here.

  • For reasons to study in Cork click here.
  • For reasons to study in Dublin click here.


Meet some fellow Nigerian students studying and living in Ireland

Meet Christine

My DIFC Pathway - Christine - Nigeria

Christine studied IFY Health Science with DIFC in 2017. Watch her video here.

Christine chose to study in Ireland because she noticed that Ireland was the only English speaking country in the EU, it’s really good for medicine and this really influenced me. She really loved living in Dublin and she found the people are so nice and friendly. Christine found the teachers are so friendly, they are really nice and patient in class. Advice she had to offer potential students was to “remember to have fun and experience the new country but also that you are here to study”.

Christine is now studying Medicine in Charles University.


Meet Kehinde


Kehinde studied IFY Health Science with DIFC in 2016.

He is now studying Medicine at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Read his testimonial here.




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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