Global IDP Services
IDP Education Pvt. Ltd. (IDP) is a global company offering
student placement and English language testing services.
Using its network of over 76 student offices in 24 countries,
IDP places more international students into Australian educational
institutions than any other organization. It places students into
all sectors of the Australian education system, including higher
education, Vocational Education and Training (VET), English
Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS), and
Through its subsidiary, IELTS Australia Pty Ltd., IDP is a
partner in IELTS, one of the world's leading English language
proficiency tests recognised by over 6000 institutions, delivered
at over 450 test locations in 121 countries. IDP's fellow IELTS
partners are the British Council and the Cambridge University.
IELTS is a tool which people use to change their lives, and IDP,
along with its partners, is the facilitator of this change.
IDP was established by Australian universities in 1969 and has
40 years' experience in international higher education. It is
committed to using its full resources and experience to deliver
excellent results for the students and test takers who use its
Half of IDP's equity is owned by 38 Australian universities
through their holding company, IDP Education Australia Ltd. The
other half is owned by SEEK Ltd, Australia's leading online
employment and training company.
In the 40 years since IDP was established, the number of
international students in higher education around the world has
grown nearly five-fold. As a result, during these four decades, we
have seen a transfer of knowledge and expertise from rich countries
to developing countries, which is unprecedented in history. The
fact that millions of students have spent a formative part of their
lives in another country means that international education plays a
major role in breaking down cultural barriers and promoting
international understanding. IDP is proud to have built its
business in international education and to have been a part of
these historic developments.