WELCOME TO IDP
IDP Education is a recognised brand that is globally respected
for providing the gold standard in matching students to the right
With 40 years of recruiting for Australian education, where one
in four students came through IDP, we’re now bringing our
experience and skills to universities, schools and colleges in the
UK. Read more about the history of
Discover some of the advantages of working with IDP below.
IDP is the world’s largest placer of international students.
It’s true, we’re big, but with 79
student-facing offices in 29 countries, we’re also
local. Students and parents know the IDP name and know that we have
helped many like them make the right choice.
Likewise, governments, sponsoring bodies and other authorities
know who we are, know how we work and trust us to provide objective
advice. Our clients benefit from our network and our
IDP Education is a member of the American International
Recruitment Council (AIRC). AIRC is a non-profit membership
association of accredited U.S. post-secondary institutions and
student recruitment agencies, which work together to establish
quality standards for international student placement within the
Quality applications that convert
To ensure we only send you applications from genuine and
high-quality students, we have more than 500 highly-trained counsellors
that utilise sector-leading technology.
Our global CRM system called Oscar includes the programme
data of every client, so we can compare institutions against each
student’s criteria and means. Making the right match for students
and institutions is at the heart of what we do.
Once a student has a shortlist, we counsel them from an
extension to Oscar called Knowledge
Base. Knowledge Base has full details about your
institution and what you have to offer, including your prospectus
material, photos and videos. There’s no risk that just because your
prospectus isn’t in one of our offices, or you’re not highly
investing in a market, that your potential students won’t be
counselled accurately, consistently and effectively.
As proof of the quality of our counselling and the effectiveness
of our matching process, we know that 75% of IDP students are in
the top 30% of their class and that one in ten rate themselves in
the top 1%.
Dedicated client relationship manager
Each IDP client has a dedicated client relationship manager from the team in
the UK. If you want to discuss how IDP can help meet
your international objectives, or indeed any subject about IDP, get
in touch with your CRM.
In addition to being available for questions, your CRM will meet
with you regularly about our performance and your strategic
With global reach we can also provide global insight. If you
have a question about a market contact your CRM.
As a client, you will have access to your own client portal that
displays real-time statistics of the number of applications we have
sent your institution.
You can also look at Knowledge
Base and check the information we have about each of
your programmes and your institution. If you’ve got a programme you
particularly want to push, you can suggest edits and additions to
the Knowledge Base yourself.
IDP Education has spent the last 40 years monitoring and
evaluating developments in the international education community,
and we have established ourselves as a leader in international
Much of our research is made available to the public and our
partners. Our areas of expertise revolve around buyer behaviour
research, industry and environmental analysis and statistical
reporting of key industry metrics.
IDP also hosts the Database of Research on International
Education, which is free to use.
Find out more on our dedicated
market research pages.
Targeted events and exhibitions
IDP provides a series of global events for our clients to meet
prospective students. IDP events may be smaller than the types of
fairs you have been used to, but they operate on the principle of
quality not quantity to ensure you maximise your time. All students
are pre-counselled before you meet them and you should therefore
only see students with a genuine interest and with the means to
study at your institution. No timewasters or prospectus
Because all students are also input into our CRM system, we will
automatically follow up with them on your behalf and provide you
with an accurate list of attendees and their contact details (no
handwritten email addresses). At some events, you’ll be able to get
a list as you leave that day.
Find out more about events on our events and exhibitions page.
IDP also runs a number of conferences including the AIEC. To
find out more about conferences see the conferences page.