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 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, 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 the University of Westminster (2010), Cranfield University (2011), the University of Birmingham (2015) and the University of York (2015), giving students multiple university options for their degree.
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.
A new partnership is formed with the Consortium of North American Universities (CNAU), offering Chinese students a home-country pathway to a US degree. In 2013, we expand the programme to Nigeria.
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: Franklin Point and The Globe, 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.
Kaplan International College Lagos opens in Nigeria, welcoming its first students to US degree preparation programmes.
2014
A new Petroleum Engineering pathway from Nottingham Trent International College in the UK offers students a route to the University of Aberdeen and the University of Salford.
We build our new residence, Global Point in Nottingham, which includes an integrated learning support hub. Global Point is now offered to all of our students studying in Nottingham.
2015

Our 10th Birthday!

We launch a new partnership with the University of York, with the integrated International Pathway College which opened in 2016.
We create new local degree preparation opportunities for international students by launching the Global Foundation in Nigeria. The course has since become available in South Africa, and offers routes to UK and Australian universities.
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.
2016
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.
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!