The Kaplan International Pathways story started in 2005, when we partnered with Nottingham Trent University in the UK, opening Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC) on the University’s main campus.

Today, we have more than 40 university partners across the UK, Ireland, North America and Australia, plus over 20 learning centres worldwide. This gives students a world of choice for their university study options.

Our success story is underpinned by our overall mission – to connect students, agents, sponsors and partner universities by matching life-changing international education opportunities with individual needs and aspirations. Browse our timeline to discover more.

2005
Our first International College opens on the campus of Nottingham Trent University in the UK.
Nottingham Trent International College welcomes its first ever cohort of international students in September 2005.
2006
Our first Higher Education Academy opens in Singapore, offering fully accredited degrees from British, Irish and Australian universities.
Today, we operate 4 such academies across Singapore and Hong Kong SAR, in partnership with 14 universities worldwide.
2007
2 new International Colleges open at UK Russell Group Institutions: the University of Glasgow and the University of Liverpool.
We begin our first on-campus pathways in North America – in partnership with Northeastern University in Boston. The model is one of the first of its kind in the USA.
Bradford College opens in partnership with the University of Adelaide – our first collaboration with an Australian university. Bradford College became the University of Adelaide College in 2016.
2008
Kaplan International College (KIC) London opens in the UK, with progression to City, University of London.
KIC London has since partnered with:

2009
We enter into partnership with Murdoch University in Perth – through the acquisition of the on-campus Murdoch Institute of Technology, consolidating our presence in Australia.
2011
A new partnership is launched with the University of Brighton (UK), and the University of Brighton International College opens on the University’s Moulsecoomb campus in September 2011.
We also partner with Pace University in New York, USA, offering on-campus degree preparation and direct entry for international students.
2012
Our 6th UK International College launches on the main campus of the University of the West of England, Bristol.
We build 2 state-of-the-art student residences in Glasgow in Scotland supporting our long-term recruitment to the University of Glasgow.
2013
A new International College opens on the Lansdowne campus of Bournemouth University in the UK.
Building work begins on the new residence for Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham Trent International College students.
2014
Our new residence opens in Nottingham, offering high-quality accommodation in the city centre. Since 2017, this accommodation has also been available to students at the University of Nottingham International College.
2015
Our 10th Birthday!
We launch a new partnership with the University of York, with the on-campus International Pathway College which opened in 2016.
We create our first integrated living and learning environment in Bournemouth. This is now the site of both our college and our student residences.
We win an Education Investor award recognising our commitment to expanding our offerings to students worldwide.
2016
We enter into partnership with the University of Nottingham, with a new International College on the University’s campus opening in 2017.
We rebrand as Kaplan International Pathways, and launch our brand new website – the one you’re using right now!
2017
We begin a new pathways partnership with The University of Tulsa, a fantastic US university in Oklahoma.
The University of Liverpool International College and Glasgow International College celebrate their 10-year anniversaries. That’s a decade of educating students from around the world!
A brand new partnership is launched with the University of Essex, with an on-campus International College opening in 2018.
2018
We launch a new partnership with Arizona State University, a leading US public university, based in Phoenix.
We celebrate 80 years since Kaplan, our parent company, was first founded by Stanley Kaplan. Sadly, he died in 2009, but his passion for fair education, available to everyone no matter who they are, lives on.
2019
We welcome a new UK partner, the prestigious University of Bristol! Students can study at KIC London or on the University’s campus before they start a degree.
Our hard-working marketing team wins a number of industry awards, including an EVCOM award for best in-house film, and a London Design Award.
As the year ends, we open a fantastic new student residence in Brighton.
2020
Our 15th Birthday!
We start off the year with the opening of another exciting student residence, this time in Liverpool, and unveil its new state-of-the-art college building at the same time.
We launch two new partnerships: Simmons University in Boston, which offers a women-centred undergraduate education, and Queen Mary University of London, a leading Russell Group member.
The coronavirus pandemic means teaching at our UK colleges and at our partner universities moves online. We introduce digital learning and blended learning to help students continue their educational journey.
The future
We have achieved so much since 2005, but we don’t want to stop there.
We look forward to creating new opportunities for students, agents, sponsors and university partners, while continuing our industry-leading level of service and commitment.
As we head into the future, we’re still just as passionate about helping students follow their path to a fantastic education.