FastLane: matching the right international students to the right institutions
In late 2021, we launched our offer in principle service in the UK and Australia, now known as FastLane, to match prospective international students to suitable universities and colleges around the world at the click of a button.
This ground-breaking service is now available in Canada and fast tracks students through to receiving an in-principle offer, before they are required to submit their applications, thereby ensuring that students can find the right courses and institutions faster and more easily. FastLane is available via the IDP Live app (which has 1m+ downloads), desktop and within counsellor offices, and provides students with all the information they need to make the right higher education choices.
How FastLane works
Accessible through an app and now across IDP offices, FastLane invites students to share their study goals and current qualifications. Upon completing their academic profiles, students are matched to courses they are eligible to apply for based on the rules the institution has set. 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 students only apply to courses where they know they meet the institution entry criteria, greatly reducing the number of applications they make, while institutions receive higher quality applications, more quickly.
Key benefits mentioned by FastLane clients include:
- Accelerating and simplifying the application process for admissions teams
- FastLane ensures that only suitably qualified candidates are matched to the right courses
- Diversification of their international portfolios (FastLane is live in over 100 global IDP offices across 15 countries)
- Strengthening and building relationships with student counsellors in key student markets to ensure best-fit applicants are matched to the right institution and course
The Core Partnership
Our premium end-to-end recruitment solution, Core Partnership, offers you the opportunity to be at the forefront of our rapidly expanding global community and accelerate your growth in key recruitment markets. Drawing on 100 million visits per year across our global network of student-facing websites, we ensure that your institution’s content reaches key source markets through multiple channels optimized for enrolment outcomes at each stage of the funnel.
Our end-to-end model is designed to support students from their initial research all the way through to enrolment, harnessing the power of digital content marketing to guide students to the right institution.
Core Partnership gives you access to sector dashboards and in-market intelligence, in addition to strategic and targeted engagement with the biggest network of researching prospective students in the world. We also have a global network of student-first counsellors who serve as your trusted representatives on the ground.
"We have appreciated the exclusive webinars and international market intelligence for IDP Core Partners, especially during early 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The intelligence from their extensive ‘on-the-ground’ network was invaluable. We look forward to receiving this content regularly and accessing features allowing us to stay informed on global trends tracking real-time student data."
Director, Student Recruitment
University of Winnipeg