Why Study with DIFC?
Let’s make your decision as simple as possible
It’s a complicated business researching and comparing courses that you are considering. We’ve tried to make it as simple as possible by providing you with the course comparison checklist below, which you can also download here.
Does this course keep your options open?
Access to our full network of over 40 universities offering over 4,000 undergraduate and post-graduate degree courses.
Guaranteed access if you pass
100% of students who successfully pass the Foundation programme will achieve a University place. Due to high demand DIFC cannot guarantee placement to medical universities, however since 2009, we have placed over 200 students in their chosen medical university.
Quality of universities
5 of our university partners are ranked in the Top 100 Universities in the World. View our university partners here.
Fast-tracked University admission
DIFC provides a 7 or 9-month Foundation pathway, rather than a 2-year A Levels pathway.
Quality of teaching
The academic expertise of our staff means you will receive the best academic preparation throughout your degree
Personalised approach to placement
DIFC provides personalised University placement guidance and support as a central part of your study plan
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) recognised
Our EAP grades are recognised by our University partners for admission purposes, so you don’t have to re-sit your IELTS or other external English examination.
Great Value for Money
At DIFC, you save up to 25% on the cost of your Foundation studies compared to the same programme in the UK
Flexible Start Dates
Choose to start your studies with DIFC in September or January each year – across two campuses: Dublin or Cork
Support for settling in
DIFC prides itself on offering unparalleled support for getting you here and settling you in
Both our Dublin and Cork campuses are located on Griffith College campuses with full facilities available to students
Multinational, multicultural experience
DIFC has over 30 nationalities studying our programmes
Ireland has an unbeatable reputation as one of the most friendly and welcoming countries in the world for people of all races.
Entertainment and Social Life
Dublin and Cork rank very high on international lists of most exciting places to live. DIFC organises student social events and goes to great lengths to ensure every student has a great social experience.