Global IDP Services
IDP Education is the world's largest student placement firm,
with more than 1,000 people in 75 offices across 24 countries. IDP
Education has several decades of experience working with
universities and government organizations under stringent
professional standards and have placed more that 250,000
As an organization we believe that students choose education as
a means to fulfill study, career and life goals and IDP is
committed to working with students to help them make the right
educational choices to reach these goals. Our foray into the U.S.
higher education system builds on our successful Australian student
placement service model.
IDP Education is a major sponsor of research in international
education and pioneered the forecasting of international student
trends and growth. IDP also sponsors the Database of Research in
International Education. In 1987, IDP established the Australian
Education Conference (AIEC) which today is one of the pre-eminent
international education conferences in the world.
IDP Education is part owner of IELTS, the world's leading
English proficiency test, in conjunction with the British Council
and Cambridge University. More than 1 million people from 44
countries take the IELTS each year. Today the IELTS is recognized
by 6,000 organizations globally inclusive of over 2,000 U.S.
universities, colleges, and professional associations.
IDP Education is now jointly owned by 38 Australian universities
and SEEK Limited, Australia's leading online employment and
training company. In the 40 years since IDP's establishment there
has been a five-fold increase in the number of international
students in higher education around the world. This has resulted in
a sharing of knowledge and expertise between developed and
developing countries, which is unprecedented in history.
International education has played a major role in breaking down
cultural barriers and promoting international relations as students
spend the formative years of their life in an overseas country.
IDP is proud of its business in international education that has
contributed to making individuals global citizens!