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Dublin International Foundation College

Dublin, Ireland

4 Undergraduate programs
0 Postgraduate programs


Institution type Private
Year established
Campus setting Urban
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
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About Dublin International Foundation College

Established in 1999, Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC) specialises in delivering foundation courses to prepare international students for entrance into partner universities in Ireland and the UK. DIFC students can choose from a list of over 40 prestigious universities to progress to in Ireland, UK, USA, Australia, Europe and internationally. Qualifications at DIFC combine high academic standards with language, study, social and cultural skills to ensure successful transition into the University of the student's choice. To date, DIFC has successfully placed more than 1,000 students onto graduate and postgraduate courses in its partner universities and colleges.

Due to the institution's reputation for conducting quality foundation courses as a higher education pathway, DIFC has been appointed by NCUK as its exclusive delivery centre in Ireland for NCUK courses, such as the NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) and NCUK Graduate Diploma. 



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Courses available 6

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For both campuses in Dublin and Cork, there are a number of student accommodation options available, including:

  • homestay (all locations are on a good transport route to DIFC)
  • self-catering student accommodation apartment blocks (within walking distance or a short bus ride from DIFC in Dublin)
  • privately rented accommodation 

At DIFC campus in Dublin, on-campus accommodation is also offered at the Griffith Halls of Residence, featuring a range of room types:

  • Shared room
  • Single room
  • Single ensuite room 
  • Twin as single room 


DIFC operates two college campuses in Dublin and Cork. Located on a 7-acre campus which is shared by two other colleges, the DIFC campus in Dublin is just a 15-minute walk from Dublin city centre. The other campus is based on a large 5 acre campus on Wellington Road, close to the centre of Cork city. It opened on 2nd October 2017 and is situated on Griffith College Cork Campus, delivering International Foundation Year qualifications. 

Both campuses are well-equipped with:

  • Extensive library facilities
  • Computer labs with more than 500 computers
  • Accommodation for students
  • Gym, sports & social facilities
  • Bars & restaurants


Student population

Medium (1,001 to 10,000)

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