Six reasons to choose IDP
Study overseas with someone who knows the way
IDP is the global leader in international education. We help international students study in English speaking countries. Our success comes from connecting students with the right course in the right university or institution and the right country.
We partner with more than 700 leading universities, schools and colleges across Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Canada and New Zealand. Last year, we helped students gain entry into more than 39,000 quality courses – so we are sure to find your best fit.
Ready to start your global career? We're here to help.
We work with you to turn your plan to study abroad into a launch pad for professional success and personal growth. IDP combines experience and technology to help you make the most informed decision possible.
We partner with more than 600 leading universities, schools and colleges across Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. This means we have access to a database of more than 180,000 courses and programs – so we are sure to find your best fit.
1-We put you first
Need help finding the best course, submitting your university application or guiding you through visa requirements? Our extensive network of approachable counsellors help you identify and secure the university or college where you can thrive. Your dedicated IDP counsellor will work with you closely, supporting you and your family, throughout your study abroad journey.
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2-Proud co-owner of IELTS
As a proud co-owner of IELTS, we can help you book and prepare for your IELTS test. Recognised by more than 10,000 organisations around the world, IELTS is the world’s leading English language test for study, work and migration purposes.
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3-Approachable international education experts.
Many IDP counsellors were international students too. All of them are ready to do whatever it takes to help you find the right course and country. They're international education experts, ready to go the extra mile and a friendly face who've 'been there and done that' and willing to share what they learned.
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4-Supported every step of the way.
Our support doesn't end when you receive your university acceptance letter. At IDP, we're dedicated to ensuring you feel supported at every stage of your study journey. Our services are continually evolving to support our students through to graduation and beyond.
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5-Go from ponderer to planner in a couple of easy steps
If you've been thinking about your overseas study options, let’s work together to find your best country, university and course. Book an appointment with one of our team, so we can start to plan your journey from where you are today, to where you want to be.
6. Let’s make it happen
If you've been thinking about your study abroad options, let’s work together to find your best country, university and course. Book an appointment with one of our teams, so we can start to plan your journey from where you are today, to where you want to be.
Established in 1969, IDP is a publicly listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and is 50% owned by Australian universities.
Student placement - If you have the ambition, we have the way
We've been operating for 50 years, creating a huge network of opportunity with offices in more than 30 countries. We have over 120 offices and 900 education counsellors based around the globe. Around the world, an IDP student enters a quality course every 14 minutes. In fact, more than 9 in 10 students recommend us to their family and friends.
Our IDP counsellors walk you through the entire process of studying internationally. Our sessions involve helping students find the right course and universities and the best part is – all our sessions are free!
We can help you find the best course and coordinate your university application.
We will help you prepare your visa documents and simplify the otherwise cumbersome process of getting a visa.
You must be well-prepared for your journey overseas and hence; pre-departure briefings form an important part of our services.
Through regular welcome events, we continue our support even when you reach a new country. Currently, this service is only available for students who choose to study in Australia.
Student Essential Services (SES)
WWe also provide certain exclusive services to our students seeking education in Australia such as health cover, accommodation, guardianship, and more.
We help you choose a health cover that suits you the best. Our counsellors also guide you through your application.
Unlocks thousands of special student offers on travel, shopping, entertainment, etc. across Australia and New Zealand. And best of all, it’s free.
We understand that some questions and concerns can’t wait so we created the IDP Helpline – a confidential, 24/7 service.
IDP, with its quality accommodation service providers, helps you find a home that goes well with your budget and lifestyle.
If you’re under 18, and need a legal guardian, we will help you find a caring and experienced guardian in Australia.
As a co-owner of IELTS, we can help you book and prepare for your IELTS test. Recognised by more than 10,000 organisations around the world, IELTS is the world’s leading English language test for study, work and migration purposes. IDP IELTS network spans more than 450 test locations across 60 countries.
IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English.
English language teaching (ELT)
IDP operates 9 English language teaching campuses across South East Asia in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. Our teaching programs range from short IELTS preparation courses through to extensive Business English programs. Last year, IDP delivered more than 75,000 courses to students across the three countries.
Acquisition of the Hotcourses Group
In 2017, we acquired the Hotcourses Group, a leading course search database and student engagement company.
The addition of the Hotcourses Group to the IDP network allows us to start our relationship with our students earlier, so we are by their side throughout the whole international education journey, from course discovery through to career.