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An unrivalled history in Australian education

Inspiring students since 1969, IDP is the ultimate partner for your education

If history is important for you when choosing who to speak with to plan one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your life, IDP is the logical choice.  We’ve been connecting people like you with education in Australia since 1969. It’s this history in Australian education that translates into the best outcome for you.

See some of the highlights from our history:

1969 - IDP established as Australian Asian Universities Cooperation Scheme (AAUCS) to deliver development assistance to universities in South-East Asia.

1981 - AAUCS changes its name to the International Development Program (IDP).

IDP office opens in Jakarta, Indonesia.

1986 - IDP introduces counseling to prospective students planning to study in Australia.

IDP establishes office in Manila, Philippines.

1987 - IDP established in Singapore.

IDP organises its first annual workshop Overseas Students: New approaches and practices, which evolves into the Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) one of the world's principal international education conferences.

1988 - IDP established in Thailand.

1989 - Launch of IELTS (International English Language Testing System) by IDP, British Council and University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.

1990 - IDP established in Malaysia and Taiwan.

1993 - IDP established in China.

1995 - IDP established in India and Vietnam.

1996 - IDP Education Australia Ltd becomes a company wholly owned by Australian universities.

1997 – IDP established in Mauritius.

2006 - SEEK Ltd acquires 50% shareholding in IDP; the remaining 50% continues to be held by Australian university shareholders.

2009 - IDP launches its multi-destination strategy by establishing in the US and begins student placement in US universities.

2010 - New IDP office opened in Shenzen, China.

Three new offices opened in India: Coimbatore, West Delhi and Kolkata.

New IDP offices open in Middle East: Libya and Egypt.

IDP opens office in Cardiff, United Kingdom, in preparation for its entry into the UK higher education market.

2011 - IDP begins helping students apply for Canadian and New Zealand universities.

New IDP office opened in Istanbul, Turkey.

New IDP office opened in Jordan.

2012 - New IDP office opened in Azerbaijan.

2015 - IDP lists on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).

2016 - IDP IELTS network expanded to Bahrain, Italy, Japan, Lebanon and Spain.

2016 - Co-hosted 30th annual Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) with International Education Association of Australia (IEAA).

2017 - Acquired the Hotcourses Group.

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