First Step to UK Study

DIFC offers you a pathway to study at leading Universities in the UK at a undergraduate or postgraduate level. Our foundation courses prepare you for the rigours of University study and set you on the right path to progress to study in top UK universities.

Top UK Universities

Whether you are looking to study Business, Engineering, IT, Science or Medicine, our UK Partner Universities offer over 3,000 course options for students to progress to at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. And, 5 of our university partners are ranked in the Top 100 Universities Worldwide.

A Guaranteed Place

By successfully completing your NCUK-approved Foundation or Pre-Masters course with DIFC, you are guaranteed a place on a degree course in your chosen field of study. In fact, 95% of Foundation students successfully completing our NCUK courses receive a place in our partner universities.

Partner Universities

DIFC has over 40 partner universities across Ireland, the United Kingdom, Europe and beyond. These include some of the most prestigious universities in the world.


Studying Abroad?

Check out this checklist of things you need to consider

Studying to get into your ideal University course is hard. Choosing the right Foundation programme to help you progress to University is even harder.
Check out our checklist of all the criteria you need to assess when looking for the best Foundation programme for you.

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