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IDP Education announces new partnership with GEMS Education

IDP Education recently announced a new partnership agreement with GEMS Education, which will see IDP provide free expert support to GEMS Education high school students seeking post-secondary education internationally.

The new partnership will see high school students at GEMS Education have access to IDP Education services, such as: course and university selection based on students’ individual needs and career goals. They will also have access to university application guidance, including top global opportunities, offer acceptance, pre-departure guidance and IELTS testing services at IDP IELTS test centres in the UAE.

IDP Education will also assist students who have missed their grades or not yet applied to universities to find the best courses for them at leading universities and colleges around the world, as well as helping students to obtain quick offers thanks to IDP Education’s strong ties with these global institutions.

Rashi Bhattacharya, IDP Country Director for UAE, Oman and Qatar, said: “IDP’s rich history spans over 50 years and, like GEMS Education, has deep, professional roots in the UAE. Our certified education counsellors have helped over half a million international students gain admission into 700+ quality education institutions in the major English-speaking countries. Our success comes from keeping the students’ interest at the heart of everything we do.

“IDP support goes beyond offering unbiased advice and professional support to students and their parents. We understand that sending your child to study abroad is an important investment in their life. So, we make sure to provide the full picture and the most up-to-update knowledge about the universities, cities and job markets to help them make an informed decision and prepare for the future they want. We still have a lot more to offer to the community of students and their families in the UAE.”

GEMS Education CEO Dino Varkey said: “We are thrilled to announce this comprehensive partnership with IDP Education, a global leader in international education services. Thanks to this collaboration, our high school students, our alumni, and their parents will receive unparalleled support and guidance from vetted industry experts. IDP Education, our UniConnect partners for college and career counselling resources on a global scale, will be on hand at every step of our students’ pathway for academic and career success.”

IDP Education is a world leader in international education services, with a huge network of over 120 offices helping students in more than 30 countries to study in Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States of America, Canada and New Zealand. IDP is also a proud co-owner of IELTS (International English Language Testing System), the world’s most popular high-stakes English language test.

Further details of the new IDP Education-GEMS Education partnership will be announced in due course, including plans to open a new Global Career Hub located at a premium GEMS Education school in Dubai at the start of the 2019-20 academic year. This hub will support and resource GEMS Education students with IDP Education professional services even after school hours and on weekends. All support will complement and enhance the services already provided by GEMS Education’s school-based advisors, aimed at helping students find their best-fit pathway and academic programme after they graduate from high school.

About IDP Education

IDP Education is a world leader in international education services. IDP has a global network of over 120 offices helping students in 30 countries to study in Australia, the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and New Zealand. IDP is also a proud co-owner of IELTS (International English Language Testing System), together with the British Council and Cambridge Assessment English. IDP runs more than 450 IELTS test locations across 60 countries, including the UAE.

About GEMS Education

GEMS Education is one of the world’s oldest and largest K-12 private education providers. It is a highly-regarded choice for quality private education in the Middle East and North Africa region. As a company founded in the UAE in 1959, it holds an unparalleled track-record of providing diverse curricula and educational choices to all socio-economic means. GEMS Education now owns and operates 56 schools and educates over 130,000 students in the MENA region; and through its growing network of schools as well as charitable contributions is fulfilling the founder’s vision of putting a quality education within the reach of every child.

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