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Dublin International Foundation College

Dublin International Foundation College

Key Information
Location Dublin, Ireland
Established 1999
Famous For Foundation, English Language
Key Information
Location Dublin, Ireland
Established 1999
Famous For Foundation, English Language


Dublin International Foundation College offers undergraduate and postgraduate pathways for students wishing to progress to a UK or Irish university. Over 1,000 students have gone on to study at 11 different Dublin Foundation College partner universities. Courses offered include:

  • Science Foundation
  • Health & Science Foundation
  • Engineering & Technology Foundation
  • Business & Management Foundation
  • Graduate Diploma
  • University Preparation
  • Pre-Foundation English
  • Academic English

Partnered universities include University of Leeds, University of Manchester, and University of Sheffield and all courses are accredited by Northern Consortium of UK Universities (NCUK). Because of this, students will benefit from:

  • Regular visits to and from highly ranked UK & Irish universities
  • Counselling sessions where Dublin students can meet a wide number of representatives from Irish & UK universities for advice on future study and career options
  • Dedicated student placement service for Business, Engineering and Health Science (Medicine) degrees where students have the chance to study in some of the top leading European medical universities such as Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (Dublin & Bahrain Campus locations), St Georges University of London, Masaryk University & Charles University of Eastern Europe.

Dublin International Foundation College provides students with the very best progression opportunities and has a successful placement rate of 92%. Students that successfully complete a foundation course are guaranteed a place at a partner university.

Services for International Students

By studying in Ireland with Dublin International Foundation College, students receive a complete package which includes English courses, advice with study visas; airport pick up, secure on-campus accommodation, homestay assistance as well as a full placement counselling and pastoral care service.


On campus accommodation is provided through Griffin Halls, a Dublin International Foundation College partner. A large number of students at the College choose to stay with homestay providers. This offers the chance to improve your English and get to know Dublin life with a local family.


Dublin International Foundation College is located in the centre of Dublin, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world and capital of Ireland. Many major global corporate brands have their European Headquarters based in the city, including Google, Pfizer and IBM, and students benefit from a high quality of life and lower cost of living than in London.

Breckett Front  My consultant was very helpful and motivating. She helped me every step of the way, even when the deadline was so close. I feel I could not have done it without her. I'd highly recommend this service to any and all of my many friends interested.  Breckett Front

Brishti Basu Biosciences at Coventry University