SI-UK is the leading provider of free, independent advice and support to international students applying to study in the UK. Since 2006, SI-UK has built a reputation as an industry leader, and each year SI-UK assists hundreds of thousands of international students to join UK universities.
In 2021, our global offices sent over 130,000 applications to UK universities from 45,000 students in over 90 different countries, with a 98% success rate of students receiving their first choice offer.
Learn more about SI-UK's history below and, if you would like to begin your UK university application, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK Nigeria today.
Predecessor company of SI-UK was established in Shinjuku, Tokyo and successfully placed thousands of students from Japan into UK universities and colleges.
SI-UK Osaka office opened to provide application support to students in the west of Japan.
SI-UK Osaka Language Centre opened offering a full range of university preparation lessons including IELTS.
SI-UK holds its first UK University Fairs in Tokyo and Osaka. Both attract hundreds of visitors seeking information about courses at UK universities.
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.
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.
SI-UK launches a 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.
SI-UK London opens an IELTS preparation centre to help international students gain the required English score to enter university.
First SI-UK London university fair with over 80 UK universities attending, making it the largest UK university fair worldwide.
SI-UK creates the first online library, containing over a thousand samples of university application documents including personal statements, resumes, reference letters, UCAS and university application forms, for students.
SI-UK Hong Kong office opened in the commercial centre of the city.
SI-UK Delhi office opens.
SI-UK Bangalore office opened.
SI-UK Istanbul office opened.
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.
Tokyo and Osaka university fairs attract a record 53 universities to Japan.
First SI-UK UK University Fair held in Amsterdam.
First SI-UK UK University Fair in Manchester.
First UK University Fair in Istanbul, Turkey.
SI-UK opens in China.
SI-UK opens its first office in Lagos, Nigeria.
A second Turkish office opens in capital city Ankara.
Tokyo office relocates to the prestigious Shibuya district in Japan.
A second Nigerian office is opened in Abuja.
SI-UK London builds two new IELTS classrooms at Regent Street office.
Awarded a grant by the UK government as one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK.
UCAS Schools Service launches providing expert services to top boarding schools and A-level colleges in the UK and globally.
New Spanish and Vietnamese websites launched.
SI-UK relaunches brand with new logo.
New office opened in Tehran, Iran.
New SI-UK office opens in Nicosia, Cyprus.
SI-UK Kenya opens second office in Mombasa.
SI-UK India opens 9th and 10th new offices in Lucknow and Hyderabad.
New SI-UK office opens in Sri Lanka.
SI-UK Vietnam reopens offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
SI-UK Pakistan opens fifth office in Faisalabad.
SI-UK India opens additional offices in Chennai and Delhi, and new offices in Kolkata, Kochin, Chandigarh.
My counsellor contacted me every day throughout the application process and helped me receive an unconditional offer. I am so grateful to SI-UK and will never forget them. I will study very hard as I feel this is the best reward I can give the whole team.
Sade Onyeje Social Work at Birmingham City University