Foundation Medicine Courses | Health Sciences Foundation Year

The International Foundation Medicine Course – Health Science programme is a specialised foundation course designed to support international students to progress to studying Medicine or Dentistry.

If you are interested in studying Medicine or Dentistry, but lack the entry requirements or have completed O Levels, this is an alternative route to entry. This programme is designed to prepare international students for entry to Medicine or Dentistry degrees.


Who is the Foundation Medicine Course for?

The International Foundation Medicine Course -Health Science programme is specifically designed for international students who:

  • Have completed their local high school qualification (or O-Level qualification)
  • Have completed A-Levels or equivalent, but do not meet the entry requirements for university admission
  • Need to improve their English language before studying university in Ireland or UK
Course Details

September & January


In Campus


9 months (September intake) or 7 months (January intake)


plus registration (€2,000 scholarship available for September 2023)

Entry Requirements

  • Successfully completed high school examinations
  • We accept SPM, WAEC, IGCSEs and a range of local high school qualifications
  • Have a minimum English level of 5.5 IELTS.
  • Volunteering or work shadowing experience is an advantage