Dublin International Foundation College

Dublin International Foundation College

430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA

Overview

FEATURES  FINANCIALS   PROGRAMS

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 our 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 Pre-Masters Preparation.

 

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Why Dublin International Foundation College?

  • Guaranteed placement in top ranking universities in Ireland and the UK
  • Multiple 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • DIFC occasionally offers part scholarships, please check our website for details

FEATURES

Work While Studying

Full-time undergraduate and postgraduate international students can work anywhere on and off campus for up to 20 hours per week without a work permit.

Post-Grad Work Permit

The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) allows students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to gain valuable Canadian work experience.

Conditional Offer Letter

Even if you do NOT meet our minimum English requirement (IELTS or TOEFL), you still can get conditionally accepted in the program of your choice with the condition of completing our English program prior to starting your chosen program.

Type of Accommodation 

Students need to plan their accommodations well in advance of their arrival in Canada & the USA as all accommodation options fill up quickly, well before the start of the semester.

On-Campus Residence Accommodations: On-Campus residence accommodations are provided per discretion by the school.

Off-Campus Accommodations: The local area has a variety of off-campus rental housing options including single homes, duplexes, apartments and rooms for rent. Students wishing to live off-campus need to research availability on their own and should arrive well before the start of term to do so.


 

FINANCIALS

Avg Cost of Tuition per Year: USD$ 25,536
Cost of Living/Year: USD$ 13,457

Estimated Total per Year: USD$ 38,993


PROGRAMMES

Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC) offers undergraduate and postgraduate pathways for students wishing to progress to a UK or Irish university. As the exclusive NCUK Study Centre in Ireland, Dublin International Foundation College offers guaranteed access to over 25 universities across the UK and Ireland.

 

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DIFC has placed over 1,500 students onto graduate and postgraduate courses in partner universities and colleges over the past 15 years and 100% of students who successfully pass the NCUK International Foundation Year or Pre-Masters programmes with DIFC achieve a university place.

Undergraduate Pathways

  • Health Science (Medicine)
  • Business & Law
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Science

Pre-Masters Pathways

  • Business & Management
  • Engineering
  • Life Sciences