Top 10 International Student Recruitment Agencies

The globally mobile population has been increasing by 8% every year with more and more students being comfortable with moving abroad to study. With this the number of applications that Universities in different countries have been rising drastically as well. It, therefore, becomes challenging for institutions to manage the number of applications and arrive at the most qualified and deserving candidates. Managing the admission process, helping them choose accommodation, ensuring student safety becomes a task along with providing quality education. This is where student recruitment agencies come in and manage the admission process for the universities. These agencies help with the application screening, helps students meet admission prerequisites, counsel them, and also help them arrive at the destination country.

Below is a list of 10 such student recruitment agencies that educators can benefit from.


Studyportals is a platform that values the importance of international education for the individual as well the society. This portal has helped over 360 million students make career choices from a selection of 200000 courses at 3750+ educational institutes in 110 countries. Studyportals provides options to students looking for Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s degrees and Ph.D. or doctorate studies. The platform has different portals for each of the categories mentioned above and also has one for Distance Learning. Studyportals also helps students look for scholarships on their scholarship portal. Universities can benefit from their services as students can visit their portals to visit each of these portals that were mentioned above. Studyportals also helps with pathway courses that help increase the chances of getting selected into particular universities.

Keystone Academic Solutions

Originally known as Masterstudies Marketing Group, Keystone Academic Solutions has been helping Universities and Schools recruit quality students from all over the globe. Universities can benefit from their targeted reach, student enquiry management system, customized upgrades, and quality upgrades. All of these together help educational institutes increase visibility on a global level, help convert student enquiries into enrollments and also specifically target students from different regions. These providers also have dedicated pages and services for undergraduate, postgraduate, online education programs to facilitate a streamlined process.


HigherEdMe calls its platform a matchmaking platform where educators find the right international student candidates. This platform is an automated self-service platform that offers different student recruitment services to educational institutions. Universities, Language Schools, Engineering Schools and Business Schools can benefit from their services by connecting with qualified prospects, increased visibility and identifying new sources of recruitment for students. HigherEdMe helps acquire new students through Facebook ads management, Google Ads Management, Chinese Ad Management, Agents, Media Kits, Webinar Tools, Alumni Mapping, and Chatbot Facilities.


Studyco provides student recruitment services to Universities located in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, Ireland, Canada, and Malaysia. Students can choose their destination of choice and the kind of course that they are looking for and benefit from the guidance of Studyco to learn more about Universities that match their choice, admission procedures, visa applications, and travel to the country. Studyco handholds students from the time they make a search until they arrive in the country. This leaves Universities focusing on their core activities while Studyco takes care of recruiting their students.

Bridge Education Group

Bridge Education Group provides international student recruitment facilities through a collaborative recruitment model. The services provided by them include Intensive English pathway Programs, Agency Network Management, International Student Recruitment, Digital Marketing Outreach and International Admissions Support. Bridge tries to connect students and teachers worldwide and also tries to create a network with recruiters and teachers. Some services that Bridge provides for student recruitment include admission counseling, English and other academic pathway programs to prepare students, International Student Scholarships amongst other services.

Only Student Recruitment

Only Student Recruitment markets themselves as an agency that helps education institutes market them to national and international students and help them with recruitment through different campaigns. They make use of data-capture websites, search marketing, digital and traditional advertising, student fairs, PR, social media outreach in addition to making use of on-the-ground student recruiters to attract the right talent for institutions. This agency can help universities and colleges recruit students from Europe, Asia, America, Africa and Australia. Only Student Recruitment uses a plethora of digital marketing strategies and employs talent across the globe to help identify deserving candidates in terms of merit as well as financial support.

University Agent Network

This platform connects Educators, Education Consultants and students looking to pursue higher education thereby allowing them to focus on their core activities. More than 50 educators, 800 consultants, and 10000 students have benefitted from their services. UAN facilitates agent training, screening for admission prerequisites, provides a one-window communication, an automated application processing software and pre-screening applications only to forward the ones that match the quality that educators are looking for. UAN works with e-marketing solutions e-Scheduler to market educators to the students in different countries, train agents, gather students, and conduct webinars for them on various subjects as per the need. This agency brings qualified leads to universities through several online and offline strategies.

Bossa Cossa

Bossa Cossa is a Chinese student recruitment agency that helps educators recruit Chinese students to study in their universities abroad. The Bejing Overseas Study Association and China Alliance is a non-profit association formed in 2004 and comprises several education agencies, educators, and trainers. Based on the kind of Chinese students that the institution is looking for, their needs, and the information available about the institution, Bossa matches the correct talent for your university by providing a platform with services like consultations for agents, including foreign legal advisory, student psychological counseling services, overseas safety, and defense, foreign real estate investment, financial advisory services, asset allocation, overseas apartment finding, overseas career planning, and international student insurance.

Terra Dotta

Terra Dotta specializes in the automation of admission processes and secure data management that help educational institutions manage their application and student recruitment process. Terra Dotta provides “incoming” and “outgoing” services to its partners by helping attract students from overseas and also send students overseas. Some services that this agency provides include agreement management, traveler registry, traveler safety, international student and scholar services, etc. Terra Dotta not only helps universities attract students but also helps students have a safe experience by helping them manage associated risks while traveling and staying abroad.


VIEC helps educational institutions recruit students in Australia, the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, Dubai, Malaysia, and parts of Europe. This agency works in close association with the admissions department of various universities and helps them find the right talent, helps them address admission queries, and screen applications to streamline the admission process. For students, the agency helps them with counselors who help them with their queries about universities abroad, pick the appropriate university, and helps them with the admission and visa procedures. VIEC is present in Australia, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Philipines while helping students study in the destinations mentioned above. Institutions can benefit from VICE’s student recruitment, market intelligence, customized marketing, education fairs, and admission processing outsourcing.

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