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About IDP Education

IDP Education, established in 1969, is a world leading education consultant in assisting Hong Kong's international students to find the right overseas study option for them. IDP Education with a global operation of 120 offices around the world offering student placement in Australia, the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland and New Zealand. Over the past 50 years IDP Education has helped more than 500,000 international students realize their international education goals.

IELTS Official Test Centre

We are a proud co-owner of IELTS (International English Language Testing System). IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. Since its launch in 1989, IELTS has become the world’s most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test.

Over 10,000 organisations worldwide accept IELTS as evidence of English language proficiency. In 2018, more than 3.5 million tests were taken globally. IDP Education offers the IELTS test in more than 450 test locations in 60 countries.

IDP Services

  • Comprehensive and Impartial education counsultancy for the education systems in Australia, the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada and New Zealand

  • Advise on study options by experienced education counsellors and consultants in Hong Kong

  • Assistance with application processing

  • Assist applicants to accept or decline offers form institutions

  • Access to student visa application information

  • Assistance with registration for IELTS and other tests

  • Access to student publications and educational and support websites in various languages

  • Assistance with guardianship arrangements

  • Assistance with accommodation and airport pickup services

  • Overseas education exhibition

  • Seminars, interviews, workshops and pre-departure seminars

About the team - Professional Education Consultants


Calvin Chan

With over 15 years experience in assisting students for overseas study advices in United Kingdom, Australia, US, Canada and New Zealand, I also actively participated in writing up articles via electronic platforms and newspapers about analysis, advices and admission issues related to overseas education. I also participated in many media interviews, live radio interviews and joint-seminars with many local media to provide information about studying overseas.


Emily Yip

For more than 10 years, as the manager of my counselling team, I have counselled and oversaw numerous successful and touching case from my students along with their parents. Our duty as counselor is more challenging than ever, as we take on many roles such as mediators, secretaries, social workers and even financial planners for our students. However, at the end of the day, the heartfelt thank you from my student is the greatest satisfaction I receive of my job.


Anna Yu

Staying in Australia for more than 6 years, I am familiarize with the education system, culture and environment in Australia. After I return to Hong Kong, playing a role as an education consultant, I am dedicate to help all the students to find the most suitable institutions and pathways for them to pursue their dream to study abroad and broaden their exposure.


Beatrice Ho

Having studied in the UK for years, I am familiarized with the culture and education system in the UK. After I finished my university studies and came back to Hong Kong, I have been working in the education field and helping parents and students by sharing my own experience. I hope to guide students to the right direction based on what they need, and find the institution which suit them the most, so that they could achieve their goals and pursue their dreams.


Fred Leung

Having studied in the UK since GCSE, there are a lot to share with students including the way to overcome cultural shock, homesick, and make the most of studying overseas. Joined IDP in 2012, I brought a wealth of experience in international education and help students to gain perspective and explore more options.


Helen Ho

I have studied in Australia and understand Australian culture well; I have been an education counsellor since graduated and gotten around 10 years’ experience on student recruitment, the concern and expectation of students and parents is my first consideration in recommending a right study plan for them. In my own opinion, Education Counsellor is not only a role but also a friend of students on the preparation of their overseas study journey. Besides course information, I am also pleased to share my study experience in Australia with students and pay more attention on their needs, which can make the application procedure be smooth and student can achieve their goal easier.


Polly Cham

I have worked in IDP for many years and familiar with the ways of studying in Australia, UK, USA, Canada and New Zealand. I have visited lots of Colleges & Universities in the UK and Australia, understand the education system and learning environment. Know the needs of students and parents, find the course that best matches their study goals.


Tom Lo

I was a student of IDP Hong Kong years ago, came back here as a counselor after a fruitful 3 years in Australia. I believe with my experience in Australia and understanding of the Australian culture, I am able to know what students and parents are looking for and thus assist them to gain success in Australia universities. My story with IDP and my experience will definitely be convincing to students that I can help to achieve their dream.


Vivian Or

I have completed my high school and university degree in Melbourne and have a deep understanding about the teaching quality and culture across Australia. Ever since I return back to Hong Kong, I have been work as an education consultant. I am committed to provide students with a wide ranges of options, including guidance about different pathways and how to adapt to the Australian lifestyle. I hope student can find the most suitable path to their goals.

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