October, 2021: After a year of uncertainty and travel disruptions, internationalstudents are now starting to regain control over theireducationfuturethanks to a new appand servicelaunched by IDP Education.
TheIDP Livefast-track servicehelpsstudentsinIndia toreceivein-principle offers for their dream course right from their smartphone or in an IDP office, alongside one of IDP’s expert counsellors.
Students are invited to share their study goals and current qualifications. Upon completingtheiracademic profile, they are matched to courses they are eligible to apply for. If they want to proceed, students can receive an in-principle offer from their chosen institution within 30 minutes of submission.
This transformative real-time response means the studentcan choose to onlyapplyto courses where they know they meet the entry criteria, greatly reducing the number of applications theysubmit, whilst institutions receive higher-quality applications, more quickly.
Piyush Kumar, Regional Director (South Asia), IDP Education said the appcentres around bringing IDP’s trusted advice and support to students, right from the convenience of their phone.
“The last 18 months haveremindedus thattechnology is great, but its real purpose is toempower us, and toconnect us together with others.When making decisions as big as studying overseas, you need to know you have someone in your corner.IDP Livestreamlines the paperwork and administrative process sostudentscan spend more time having real conversations about their future and their goals.
“WithIDP Live, students can have confidence that allinstitutionslisted arehigh quality and that they have the support of IDP’s expert teamwith them at every step of their research journey.” One of the biggest improvementsof IDP Liveis the introduction offast-trackedapplicationswith select universities. “Rather than having to apply to multiple institutions, IDP Live matches students earlier in their decision-making journeyand allows them to get anear-instant indication on whether they will receive an offer to study,”Mr.Kumar said.
Andrew Barkla, IDP Education Chief Executive Officer, said the service represented an entirely new way for students to find the best-fit courses.
“IDP Live will bring our industry into a future in which technology enhances the interactions between our counsellors, students and institutions, driving the best outcomes for all. The introduction of thefast-trackservice, which combines cutting-edge technology and trusted human interactions, has immediately begun to help students around the world to find best-fit courses. Our evolving ecosystem, a connected community of students, institutions and counsellors is working to help drive the recovery of international education,” Mr Barkla said.
IDP Live features include:
o Fast-trackservice –Acourse search and matching service for students and institutions leading to the student receiving an offer faster
o Personalised search and course recommendation engine
o Course favourite shortlist directly connected to and actionable by IDP Counsellors
o Student 360, connecting counsellors to the most relevant updates about their students
o Access to IDP’s global team of education experts
o Course application tracking with real-time updates and personalised notifications
o More than 1,000 student and institution video answers to prospective student questions
Students in regions where IDP has counselling offices can download the IDP Live app free from their smartphone’s app store and beginsearching, applying and preparing for their dream study experiences now. Learn more here:https://www.idp.com/global/app/