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Dublin International Foundation College Ireland

DIFC was established in 1999 to deliver pre-university courses to international students wishing to study at university in Ireland or the UK.

DIFC has designed two courses to meet international student needs:

  • University Foundation Programme (UFP) commenced in September 2000 for High School students. To date around 200 students have completed this course and are now studying in colleges and universities in Ireland and UK . DIFC has a small number of partner colleges and universities who accept students from UFP course (see partner colleges 2)
  • Pre-Masters Programme was designed for international graduates to help to prepare them to study on postgraduate courses in colleges and universities in Ireland or UK . First course commenced September 2003 and students are accepted into DIFC partner colleges on postgraduate courses.

Because of DIFC’s reputation as being the major provider in Ireland for high quality University Foundation Programmes, NCUK signed an exclusive agreement with DIFC in March 2004 to become their delivery centre in Ireland for:

Undergraduate Preparation Programme - International Foundation Year (IFY)

The IFY consists of subject modules which prepare students for degrees in a wide range of subjects, including Business, Science and Engineering.

For most International Students (in China for example), an important part of the course is the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) module which develops students' speaking, listening, writing and reading skills, with the emphasis on the type of English needed for an academic course.

Postgraduate Preparation Programme - Pre-Masters Programme (PMP)

The PMP provides specialised EAP and an introduction to the research methodology skills needed to achieve success at Masters level. The course is particularly important for students who need to improve their general English and their study skills to succeed in their Masters course.

NCUK’s Partner universities recognise that the PMP provides “added value” to masters’ course applicants. PMP graduates begin their Masters courses familiar with research methodology, practiced in research techniques, and equipped with the level of English appropriate to succeed with their studies.

DIFC Campus Dublin


DIFC is situated on a 7 acre campus which is shared by 3 colleges. It is just 15 minute walk to Dublin city centre.

The campus has many facilities including a library, 8 computer labs, gym, bars and restaurant.

There is a schedule of sports and social events. There are currently 5, 000 students studying on a full and part-time basis. On-campus student housing to accommodate 600 students is currently being built and will be ready in September 2004.

Why Study in Ireland (DIFC) compared to the UK?

  • Cost of Living and Fees in Dublin can be up to 30% Less than in the UK
  • Ireland is an English speaking country
  • Guaranteed Place on Degree or Postgraduate course in NCUK Partner University in Ireland or the UK
  • Can work Full-Time in Ireland on completion of University course
  • Four year Degree courses include one year internship where students earn a salary and gain work experience to obtain job on completion of course.
  • On-campus accommodation provides a safe and secure environment.

CONTACT

Address: DIFC Head Office, New Hall, Naas, Co.Kildare, Ireland
Phone: Int +353 45 899586
Fax:
Int +353 45 898547

Email: info@difc.ie

Website: www.difc.ie

 

 

 

CONTACT

Address: DIFC Head Office, New Hall, Naas, Co.Kildare, Ireland
Phone: Int +353 45 899586
Fax:
Int +353 45 898547

Email: info@difc.ie

Website: www.difc.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

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