As the exclusive NCUK Study Centre in Ireland, DIFC offers guaranteed access to over 40 universities across Ireland, UK, USA, Canada, Europe and Australia. These include some of the most prestigious universities in the world.

DIFC has placed over 1,500 students onto graduate and postgraduate courses in partner universities and colleges over the past 15 years.  

100% of students who successfully pass the NCUK International Foundation Year or Pre-Masters programmes with DIFC achieve a university place.

Picture1Undergraduate Pathways

Health Science (Medicine)

Business & Law

Engineering & Technology


Pre-Masters Pathways

Business & Management


Life Sciences

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Why Choose DIFC?

  • 2Guaranteed placement in top ranking universities in Ireland, UK, USA, Europe and Australia
  • Your choice of over 4,000 undergraduate and post-graduate degree courses
  • 5 of our university partners are ranked in the Top 100 Universities in the World
  • DIFC provides a 7- or 9-month Foundation pathway, rather than a 2-year A Levels pathway, saving you time and money
  • 100% of students who successfully pass the programme achieve a university place
  • Personalized University placement guidance and support as a central part of your study plan
  • You will receive the best academic preparation to put you ahead of the rest
  • You will receive comprehensive support in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and communication skills
  • At DIFC, you save up to 25% on the cost of your Foundation studies, compared to studying the same programme in the UK
  • You can choose to start your studies with DIFC in September or January each year – across two campuses: Dublin or Cork
  • Join over 30 nationalities studying at DIFC
  • DIFC provides unparalleled support for getting you here and settling you in, from Visa applications to accommodation we are with our students every step of the way
  • Ireland is one of the safest and most welcoming countries in the world
  • Dublin and Cork rank very high on international lists of most exciting places to live
  • At DIFC we help you to grow as a person and as a thinker
  • DIFC occasionally offers part scholarships, please check our website for details.