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 60 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 300 students in their chosen medical university.

  • Quality of universities

    9 of our university partners are ranked in the Top 100 Universities in the World.

  • 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

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  • 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

  • Support for settling in

    DIFC prides itself on offering unparalleled support for getting you here and settling you in

  • Campus Experience

    Our Dublin campus is located on Griffith College campus with full facilities available to students

  • Multinational, multicultural experience

    DIFC has over 30 nationalities studying our programmes

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  • Country culture

    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 ranks 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.

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