DIFC offers international students a pathway to study in leading Universities across Ireland, the UK, Eastern Europe, Australia and USA beyond.
But the qualification it is more than just a pathway.
Your time with us will equip you for University and help you progress to the right University course for you. But it will do so much more than that as well. Studying with DIFC is an experience that will prepare you for the rest of your life. We help you to grow as a person and as a thinker - enriched with a network of friends, contacts and experiences that will be with you through your career.
We do this by going beyond what you will find in other foundation programmes. We support you not just academically but also personally so that you are looked after, enjoy the whole experience and can deliver your best.
A lot of this is due to our people and our approach. But we can’t take all of the credit - some of it is down to Ireland - a thriving and unique country that is one of the best places in the world to study, to do business and to have fun!
Established in 1999, we have over 16 years’extensive experience in helping international students successfully progress to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. We are now the largest independent Foundation College in Ireland.
DIFC is Ireland’s exclusive delivery centre for NCUK International Foundation Year and Pre-Masters programmes. These programmes were designed by leading universities in the UK specifically for international students as an alternative to A Levels and are quality assured to adhere to the highest academic standards.
Independence: Being an independent Foundation programme, we help to keep your options open. This means you can consider our full network of over 35 40 university partners for your degree.
Success: All students who successfully complete our Foundation programmes will achieve a place with one of our university partners.
Excellence: Our programmes are based on the highest academic standards, meaning you’ll be one step ahead of the pack when you start your University degree.
Why Study a Foundation Programme?
Students from many non-EU countries need to complete a ‘bridging course’ before they can enter leading universities in Ireland, the UK or elsewhere. Other students wish to undertake part of their international degree course in their home country.
Successful completion of NCUK courses offered by DIFC guarantees students a place on a degree course in a wide variety of subjects. This means that 100% of students who successfully pass the programme will achieve a University placement.
Pathways offered by DIFC include:
Undergraduate: Medicine, Health Science, Business/Law, Engineering & Technology or Science
Postgraduate: Business, Life Sciences and Engineering