History

Snapshots of our story

IDP
1986
Started a new service providing counselling to International students planning to study in Australia.
IDP
1989
Co-founded IELTS, the world's most trusted high-stakes language test (IELTS launched by IDP Education, the British Council and Cambridge Assesment English).
Hotcourses Group
1996
Hotcourses Group was founded as course print guide with the belief that every student should be able to make the right education choice for their future.
Hotcourses Group
2000
Launched its first course comparison website hotcourses.com.
Hotcourses Group
2002
Launched the Education UK website for the British Council, supporting the Prime Minister's Initiative to increase the number of international students studying in the UK.
Hotcourses Group
2007
Launched whatuni.com, a leading UK HE course comparison site with over 100,000 student reviews. Went on to launch an international suite of sites for English taught programmes abroad in following years.
IDP
2010
Commenced multi-destination strategy by offering Student Placement services into the United States (first destination country outside Australia).
Hotcourses Group
2014
Launched its Virtual Agency business in India.
IDP
2015
Listed as a public company on the Australian Securities Exchange
Hotcourses Group
2015
Acquired The Complete University Guide, an independent UK HE website containing the most used UK university league tables and rankings, overall and by subject.
IDP Hotcourses Group 2017
IDP acquired Hotcourses Group.
IDP IDP Connect 2019
Hotcourses Group and IDP Launch their joint B2B arm: IDP Connect.
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