Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC) was set up in 1999 to deliver specialised foundation courses preparing international students for entrance into partner universities in Ireland and the UK. Both undergraduate and postgraduate level programmes are taught and students who successfully complete these are placed in a wide-variety of Higher Education courses.
Over the past few years, DIFC has placed over 1,000 students onto graduate and postgraduate courses in partner universities and colleges in Ireland and the UK.
Due to its reputation for running quality foundation courses as a pathway to university entrance, DIFC has been appointed by NCUK as its exclusive delivery centre in Ireland for NCUK courses – the NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) and NCUK Graduate Diploma (formerly the Pre-Masters programme – PMP).

    • Quality-assured programmes leading to undergraduate and postgraduate study in an Irish or UK university;
    • A simple enrolment and visa process from anywhere in the world.
    • The only college in Ireland approved by NCUK to run their foundation courses, which are in turn approved by NCUK universities/colleges.
    • No need to apply for a place in university/college through UCASS/CAO – NCUK have own application system which is managed by DIFC for our students.
    • On campus accommodation for 600 students ensures a safe, secure environment.
    • One-to-one counseling and guidance provided to all DIFC students to ensure they select the right university/college course for them.
    • You can work full-time in Ireland on completion of University course.
    • DIFC graduates are now studying in leading universities such as the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI), Manchester University and many more.