Tuesday, April 3, 2018

DIFC Cork Pathway Scholarships for International Students in Ireland and UK 2018

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.

In addition to these, DIFC is very pleased to announce the following University scholarships available to all students studying with DIFC who progress to one of the Cork partners: Science & Pharmacy Scholarships available worth 25% of tuition fees (up to €20,000 over 4 years), Scholarships worth 25% of tuition fees on all programmes (up to €12,000 over 4 years), Part scholarships worth €2,000 per year available on all  programmes(up to €8,000 over 4 years).


  • International students who have completed I/GCSEs or O-Levels, as well as students who have received their AS or A Levels, are eligible to apply for the DIFC International Foundation Year programme.
  • 100% of students who successfully pass the Foundation programme will achieve a university placement
  • Specially designed university preparation programme across a variety of pathways.
  • Individual and group university placement counselling offered to guide students on best preferences for achieving your goals.

To be eligible to apply for the IFY in DIFC Cork, the following entry requirements apply:

  • Students must be at least 17 years of age by 10th September 2018.
  • Completion of a High School Certificate with good grades (minimum academic entry requirements apply).
  • IELTS of at least 5.0 overall

Application Materials:

  1. Complete all the sections of the online application form (or download the Application Form here and email to info-at-difc.ie)
  2. Attach your academic certificates/results/transcripts, English Language level certification (IELTS), passport and CV were required on the application form
  3. We will assess your application and if successful, we will respond within 3 working days with a Provisional Offer Letter, Invoice and Visa application information
  4. To secure your place on the programme, full fees must be paid
  5. We will send you a Final Offer Letter which you will require to make your visa application
  6. Apply for your visa (if required). We will help you with your visa application if you wish
  7. Receive your visa and book your flights to Dublin


  • These scholarships bring the overall value of up to a possible €20,000 off Foundation and undergraduate tuition fees for DIFC students.

Students who choose to study with DIFC Cork will be automatically eligible for the following scholarships:

  • €2,600  for IFY Business, Engineering & Technology or Science programmes
  • €3,800  for IFY Health Science
  • €2,000 for Pre-Masters preparation
  • Scholarships are deducted from your Foundation tuition fees.

How To Apply:
The mode of application is online.

The Cork foundation programme begins in October next and the scholarship applies to all applications, it does not have a deadline.