The foray into Australia has had a “foundation for a while”, and has already admitted “quality students into the country pre-pandemic”.
“There is a growing positive student sentiment towards the country”
“Our students are excited about the kind of opportunities Australia brings with it,” said CEO and founder Akshay Chaturvedi.
“There is a growing positive student sentiment towards the country in the last four months, and we believe the future is only brighter from here,” he continued.
The global study abroad platform will have its Australian headquarters in Sydney, after opening the London office in 2021 and the Lagos office at the beginning of this year.
“We will also be looking at strong due diligence with the universities we will be starting to work with, in the interest of our [already established] student communities in India and Nigeria,” Chaturvedi explained.
“Factors like student visa sponsorships, track record of graduate employment, the right curricular accreditations and more are important,” he added.
“Leading the efforts” in the new Australian operation in Australia is Jack Whaley, who was previously working at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst and CQ University in Rockhampton.
The company’s current COO, Digvijay Gagneja, will “oversee the region” alongside Whaley as well as continuing to “lead university relationships for the company”.
“Between Jack, Digvijay and the rest of the team, we will be spending a lot of time on the ground over the coming months,” Chaturvedi declared.
“[We will be] showcasing our rich suite of products to universities, which objectively focuses on matching the right students to the right programs, creating a win-win across all stakeholders.”
The company added it has an audience of over 75 million students every year, and takes on over 100,000 counselling sessions each month.