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5 Secrets Your Friend Who’s Studying Abroad Might Not Tell You

Your friends who are already international students might not share certain tips. That’s fine - we’ll reveal on their behalf.

It’s very likely that you’d know of somebody who’s either studying abroad or about to jet-set to their preferred study destination – like Australia, Canada or the UK.

In fact, you probably want to follow in their footsteps, intending to fulfil your dreams of studying abroad but there’s a problem – you don’t know where to start. You’ve heard friends mention something about IDP but what is IDP?

Sometimes, you just wish you knew what they know. Do they have secrets? To help you with that, we’ve decided to make your study abroad journey that bit easier.

Secret 1: FREE counselling sessions

You read that right. Counselling sessions at IDP are free! What’s more, university applications sent through IDP are exempted from agent fees as well. If you want to know why IDP’s counsellors are so crucial and why their advice is so important, simply experience a session yourself or sign up for the next study abroad event.

Secret 2: IDP is extremely reputable – no scams!

As an education agency, IDP enjoys a remarkable reputation as one of the best and most reliable in the industry. One reason why university application fees will be waived is due to IDP’s partnership with more than 700 quality universities and institutions across Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland and the United States. It is a known fact that typical direct student applications would often require a minimal fee of $100 for admissions processing.

Secret 3: IDP helps students all over the world – yes, the world

If you think IDP’s services are limited to Singaporeans, it’s not. IDP was established in 1969 by the Australian Government and is a global leader in international education services. They have more than 120 offices based in over 30 countries, comprising over 900 counsellors. In fact, just last year alone, IDP has helped students get into more than 39,000 quality courses, as well as being a proud co-owner of IELTS – the world’s most popular high-stakes English language test.

Secret 4: IDP doesn’t just send you to Australia

As a global giant, IDP has an array of partnerships and affiliations with universities and institutions across six key destinations – Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland and the United States. The rumours that you hear about IDP being pro-Australia? Not happening!

Secret 5: Have ALL your queries answered

With IDP, you’ll be able to find out more about the various destinations as well as the type of course that will be the most ideal for you. Your counsellors will guide you and walk with you through the entire journey – from going through the nitty-gritty of university and visa applications to settling accommodation needs.


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