Are you ready to apply?
We get it – studying overseas is a big decision for you. It’s not every day you fly across the world to walk the hallowed halls of a Russell Group university or join a study tour to look at the Great Barrier Reef. But for us, it’s our everyday. Let’s just say we know what international students like you really want: a balance between quality education and life experience.
Here are answers to some of our students’ most common questions.
Are you really ready for overseas study?
Studying abroad can be a big step to take. Anybody can get nervous about starting a new course but for international students you’ll also be getting used to a new country, a new city and potentially another accent or language.
All of this can be an incredible adventure!
However, it's a great idea if you can talk openly about any concerns you may have with your family as well as with our counsellors so that you are confident and ready to take the next step. Chatting to other friends or maybe teachers who have studied overseas could provide you with some valuable tips and real-life advice.
What are the services provided by IDP?
Students like you come to us for help and advice on everything from choosing the country, university or course to help with course applications. Also, we provide advice on accommodation options, your visa applications and put you in touch with other support partners such as education loan providers, property rental agents and student/alumni associations.
Which countries can I choose from?
We represent schools, colleges and universities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
How do I apply?
Our experienced IDP counsellors will help you put together your application and can certify supporting documents. Your counsellor will then submit your application to your chosen university or institution on your behalf.
Do I need to make an appointment to meet an IDP counsellor?
You can schedule an appointment with one of our counsellors by completing an online enquiry or giving us a call on 2179 3600. We also welcome walk-ins on weekdays between 10.30am and 7pm and 10.00am to 2.00pm on Saturdays.
What certificates and other documents should I bring to my appointment?
You’ll need to bring some documents to verify your identity (such as a valid passport) and your certificates(original results/transcripts) onwards. This will help your counsellor put together your application.
Which schools and universities do you partner with?
IDP represents over 650 schools, colleges and universities globally, which is the largest institution network available in Hong Kong. You can apply to any of the 40 Australian public universities (this includes all of the Group of Eight universities), all eight New Zealand universities, the vast majority of UK universities (this includes the Russell Group universities) and a large number of top quality US and Canadian schools.
Do I need to pay a UCAS application fee for UK universities?
You can often avoid paying any UCAS application fees when you submit your application for a course in the UK via IDP. Discuss this with your IDP counsellor.
How long does it take to process my application?
It usually takes four to six weeks to process a course application. It sometimes takes longer during peak periods or the holiday season. We understand this can feel like a really long wait for you! We'll keep communicating with you during this time to help you keep calm while hoping for the best.
Where is the IDP Hong Kong office?
We are located at Room 2807 - 09, 28/F, Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road, Wan Chai. You can also contact us on our hotline at 2179 3600.