SI-UK Company History

SI-UK Company History

Since being founded in 2006, SI-UK has helped thousands of
international students join UK universities.

Company History

April 2003

Predecessor company of SI-UK was established in Shinjuku, Tokyo and successfully placed thousands of students from Japan into UK universities and colleges.

October 2006

  • SI-UK International Co., Ltd. founded in Tokyo, Japan. Head office opened in Takadanobaba, Shinjuku ward.  SI-UK sets out a strategy for global expansion of services.
  • SI-UK Tokyo Language Centre opened offering a wide range of test preparation courses including IELTS, TOEFL, GMAT, LSAT and other university preparation classes.

October 2007

SI-UK Osaka office opened to provide application support to students in the west of Japan.

December 2007

SI-UK Osaka Language Centre opened offering full range of university preparation lessons including IELTS.

April 2008

SI-UK holds its first UK University Fairs in Tokyo and Osaka. Both attract hundreds of visitors seeking information about courses at UK universities.

August 2008

SI-UK London office opened in Russell Square, next to University of London Campus. SI-UK is the first London-based agency to recruit international students of all nationalities to the UK.

December 2008

SI-UK London creates the first multi-lingual website for international students seeking information on studying in the UK. Languages include English, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, and Spanish.

February 2009

SI-UK launches comprehensive online university course search function free of use to all, with over 30,000 university and college courses linking directly to university/college course pages.

June 2009

SI-UK London opens an IELTS preparation centre to help international students gain the required English score to enter university.

April 2010

  • SI-UK Tokyo opens second office.
  • Tokyo and Osaka university fairs now established as the largest UK-only education events in Japan.

May 2010

First SI-UK London university fair with over 80 UK universities attending, making it the largest UK university fair worldwide.

June 2010

SI-UK creates the first online library, containing over a thousand samples of university application documents including personal statements, resumes, reference letters, UCAS applications forms and university application forms, for students.

December 2010

SI-UK Shanghai office opened in the commercial centre of Shanghai.

January 2011

SI-UK Delhi office opened in CP on Barakhamba Road New Delhi.

May 2011

SI-UK Bangalore office opened.

April 2012

  • SI-UK Chennai office opened.
  • SI-UK Manchester office opened.
  • SI-UK London office relocated to current location on Regent Street due to business expansion.

July 2012

SI-UK Istanbul office opened.

August 2012

SI-UK Tokyo Language Training Centre moves into expanded, custom-built facilities. With 12 UK-native teachers, the Centre now offers more IELTS courses than any other language school in Japan.

October 2012

Tokyo and Osaka university fairs attract a record 53 universities to Japan.

March 2013

First SI-UK UK University Fair held in Amsterdam.

April 2013

First SI-UK UK University Fair in Manchester.

October 2013

First UK University Fair in Istanbul, Turkey.

November 2013

  • SI-UK office opens in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Over 90 universities attend London UK University Fair, making it the largest SI-UK UK University Fair to date.

December 2013

SI-UK opens in China.

February 2014

SI-UK opens its first office in Lagos, Nigeria.

May 2014

A second Turkish office opens in capital city Ankara.

July 2014

Tokyo office relocates to the prestigious Shibuya district in Japan.

September 2014

A second Nigerian office is opened in Abuja.

October 2014

  • SI-UK launches its new state-of-the-art website in the UK.
  • First UK University Fairs held in Abuja and Lagos.

November 2014

  • New SI-UK website is launched in India and Thailand.
  • First UK University Fair in Delhi.

January 2015

SI-UK launches new UCAS Schools Service.

September 2015

SI-UK London builds two new IELTS classrooms at Regent Street office.

October 2015

Awarded a grant by the UK government as one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK.

November 2015

  • SI-UK Delhi hosts India’s largest UK University Fair, with 55 UK universities attending.
  • SI-UK's first national TV advert premieres on the Star Network, India.

November 2015

A record 100 UK universities attend the UK University Fair London.

SI-UK's service is fast, reliable and efficient. My consultant improved my chances of getting into a top university.
Carla Termini
International Business Economics at City University

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