THE partners with ApplyBoard

The partnership will support prospective international students in their search for the best education worldwide.
October 6, 2020


London (UK)/Kitchener (Canada), 6 October 2020

Times Higher Education (THE), the trusted global data partner for higher education and ApplyBoard, the online platform that empowers students around the world to access the best education, have today announced a partnership to support prospective international students.

Over the past few months, THE has brought together a number of selected partners from around the world to support those looking to study abroad across their journey into undergraduate and postgraduate education. The aim is to assist the millions of students visiting THE’s website every year with key decision making across the exploration, application, and onboarding phases and ultimately placing them with the best university for their needs in a number of destination countries. At the same time, THE’s venture will support the global higher education industry as it seeks to continue to attract the best international students against the challenging backdrop of COVID-19.

ApplyBoard was founded in 2015 and has seen exponential growth, becoming the world’s largest online international student recruitment platform and achieving a US$1.4B valuation in just five years. Having assisted more than 120,000 students to date and built partnerships with over 1,200 educational institutions and 4,000 recruitment partners, ApplyBoard is expertly placed to simplify the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process.

Working with THE, students visiting THE’s website looking to study in Canada and other countries across the world will be able to opt-in to receive assistance from ApplyBoard via referral.

Paul Howarth, CEO at THE, commented:

“ApplyBoard is one of the biggest names in global edtech and we’re delighted to be able to partner with them to further our goal of helping students find the right course and university for their international study ambitions.

“In the near future, THE will be revealing a new end-to-end platform for those looking to study abroad. With high-quality partners like ApplyBoard, we’re bringing together the best in the world to help students make one of the most important decisions of their lives – who to trust with their education. Our plan is to be there for them every step of the way.”

Meti Basiri, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at ApplyBoard, said:

“We’re delighted to be partnering with THE. ApplyBoard was created to make life easier for international students, simplifying their journey into higher education. In THE, we find a partner who shares that vision wholeheartedly, a partner that is also one of the most influential brands in global HE with a unique, rich dataset that’s trusted by millions of international students every year. Together we can support more undergraduates and postgraduates than ever, taking the pain out of everything from finding the right university and course to obtaining visas. We look forward to working alongside THE as they grow in this space, at a more important time than ever for global higher education.”

Rt. Hon. Jo Johnson, Chairman, International at ApplyBoard commented:

“Bringing together THE and ApplyBoard in this unique partnership will help more students benefit from life-changing opportunities to undertake international study. While COVID-19 has created significant uncertainty for students, young people engaging with THE’s world-famous data, rankings and editorial content still want to find the best institution for their studies, wherever that might be in the world. Together, by creating a seamless end to end digital journey that lowers barriers to participation in higher education, THE and ApplyBoard can ensure we’re doing our very best to help as many of these students as possible at this challenging time.”