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.

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.
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.
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.
Kaplan International College (KIC) London opens in the UK, with progression to City, University of London.
KIC London has since partnered with the University of Westminster (2010), Cranfield University (2011), the University of Birmingham (2015) and Aston University (2016), giving students multiple university options for their degree.
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.
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.
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: Franklin Point and The Globe, supporting our long-term recruitment to the University of Glasgow.
A new International College opens on the Lansdowne campus of Bournemouth University in the UK.
Building work begins on the new Global Point residence for Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham Trent International College students.
Global Point opens in Nottingham, offering high-quality accommodation in the city centre. Since 2017, Global Point has also been available to students at the University of Nottingham International College.
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, by building Lansdowne Point. 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.
We enter into partnership with the University of Nottingham, with a new International College on the University’s campus opening in 2017.
The University of York International Pathway College welcomes its first students on campus.
We rebrand as Kaplan International Pathways, and launch our brand new website – the one you’re using right now!
The Kaplan Admissions team is nominated for a prestigious THELMAs student admissions award – something usually reserved solely for universities.
We begin a new pathways partnership with The University of Tulsa, a fantastic US university in Oklahoma.
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.
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.
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 our future unfolds, we remain just as passionate as we’ve always been about transforming yours!