FastLane: matching the right international students to the right institutions

In late 2021, we launched our offer in principle service, now known as FastLane, to match prospective international students to suitable universities and courses around the world at the click of a button.

This ground-breaking service 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), IDP websites, 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, IDP sites 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, whilst 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

- Strengthening and building relationships with student counsellors in key student markets to ensure best-fit applicants are matched to the right institution and course 

Become a FastLane partner: FastLane partnership is available to all our Core Partners. Contact us using the footer below to discuss how to become a FastLane partner. If you are already a Core Partner you will still need to speak to us in order to activate this service.

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 optimised 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.

Key facts

1700+Student-first counsellors worldwide
55k+Course enrolments
170k+Applications generated globally per year

“Core Membership has assisted us in accelerating our growth in key recruitment markets and is now clearly an essential part of our IDP partnership and our overall strategy. As a global recruitment partner, the membership has increased our awareness across a range of key international markets whilst also delivering demonstrable return on investment.”

CP-Integrated student recruitment- Joe Rossiter

Joe Rossiter

Associate Director, International Recruitment & Partnerships Leeds Beckett University

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