Path­way to a bright fu­ture

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - EDUCATION GUIDE -

MOST stu­dents are hav­ing a hard time de­cid­ing where to go af­ter the SPM – choos­ing a de­gree pro­gramme and a suit­able univer­sity could be one of the most im­por­tant and chal­leng­ing decisions of any stu­dent’s life.

Per­haps you can con­sider Dublin In­ter­na­tional Foun­da­tion Col­lege (DIFC).

Be­ing the largest in­de­pen­dent univer­sity foun­da­tion col­lege in Ire­land, DIFC of­fers a great nine-month univer­sity foun­da­tion path­way for Malaysian high school and SPM grad­u­ates to pur­sue de­gree pro­grammes in medicine, en­gi­neer­ing, busi­ness and sciences at top uni­ver­si­ties in Ire­land and across the United King­dom.

This is a com­plete study pack­age or study plan, in­clud­ing English, prepa­ra­tion for col­lege or univer­sity and a guar­an­teed place in an Ir­ish or UK part­ner univer­sity or col­lege. One-to-one coun­selling and guid­ance is pro­vided to all DIFC stu­dents to en­sure they se­lect the right univer­sity or col­lege course.

Ninety per cent of stu­dents com­plet­ing DIFC cour­ses have suc­cess­fully com­pleted their stud­ies and trans­ferred to cour­ses at part­ner uni­ver­si­ties. DIFC grad­u­ates are now study­ing in var­i­ous lead­ing uni­ver­si­ties.

DIFC is one of the pi­o­neers in pro­vid­ing nine-month path­way pro­grammes in medicine, lead­ing to a six-year med­i­cal de­gree pro­gramme at RCSI in both Dublin and Pe­nang, as well as five other med­i­cal part­ner uni­ver­si­ties in Lon­don, Czech Re­pub­lic and Hun­gary.

In ad­di­tion, DIFC also of­fers a nine-month foun­da­tion path­way pro­grammes in sciences, en­gi­neer­ing and busi­ness, which are af­ford­able and time-sav­ing. Note there is no guar­an­tee for places in medicine, as this de­pends on the num­ber of places avail­able and exam grades re­quired at time of ap­pli­ca­tion.

Skills and knowl­edge are cru­cial to be­gin a suc­cess­ful ca­reer, aside from hav­ing aca­demic qual­i­fi­ca­tions. There is more to be­ing a stu­dent than just study­ing. It is about de­vel­op­ing your per­son­al­ity as a whole and par­tic­i­pat­ing in the wide range of ac­tiv­i­ties be­yond the lec­ture hall.

There­fore, DIFC also pro­vides the lat­est tech­nolo­gies and so­cial fa­cil­i­ties such as com­puter labs, ex­ten­sive li­brary pro­vi­sion, restau­rants, cafes, sports and so­cial clubs, in ad­di­tion to ac­cess to high-qual­ity teach­ing and learn­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

DIFC is lo­cated in the safe and friendly city of Dublin, amidst a vi­brant and young pop­u­la­tion that makes it an en­joy­able so­cial set­ting for fos­ter­ing new friend­ships. As a re­sult, DIFC is an out­stand­ing place to study, as it also of­fers an af­ford­able life­style.

Above all, be­ing a stu­dent means ex­pe­ri­enc­ing all as­pects of life and hav­ing fun. This is why DIFC is the per­fect choice to start the jour­ney to your fu­ture.

En­rol­ment for the Jan­uary 2014 in­take is now open for regis­tra­tion. SPM fore­cast re­sults are ac­cepted for ap­pli­ca­tion.

For de­tails about DIFC and the var­i­ous univer­sity foun­da­tion pro­grammes of­fered, DIFC mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor David Moroney will be on hand to meet with par­ents and stu­dents in Pe­nang on Dec 11 from noon to 6pm at the Fa­con Ex­hi­bi­tion in Traders Ho­tel, Pe­nang. He will also be avail­able on Dec 12 be­tween noon and 4pm, at In­ter­study’s of­fice.

Meet Moroney at In­ter­study’s Kuala Lumpur of­fice on Dec 13 and 16 or at the Star Ed­u­ca­tion Fair (Hall A-013) at KLCC on Dec 14 and 15 from 11am to 7pm.

Con­tact the lo­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tive of­fice, In­ter­study at 04-227 2989/03-2166 2989.

The Dublin In­ter­na­tional Foun­da­tion Col­lege with its ex­cel­lent path­ways, vi­brant cam­pus com­mu­nity and ex­cel­lent fa­cil­i­ties, is a great place to pur­sue over­seas stud­ies.

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