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You don’t have to put your dreams on hold. You can begin your studies now, and plan for your future. We are continuing to welcome students this year and beyond to ensure that everyone can fulfil their long-term academic ambitions.

Apply, study, live with Confidence

From the moment you start on your path to studying abroad with us, you’ll have the options and support you need to apply with confidence, study with confidence, and live with confidence.

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Blended and digital learning with Kaplan

Our UK colleges and US university partners are ready to welcome you in person for a blended learning experience that will help to ensure your safety and wellbeing through measures such as lower density classrooms and some online study.

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Digital learning is an essential part of how we are currently teaching. It forms part of our blended learning delivery for students who can travel to their study destination, and it’s how we provide remote learning for students who need to start, or even complete, their studies from their home country. It enables to keep teaching during national lockdowns or when there are travel restrictions.

So don’t worry if you can’t travel yet. Our flexible learning solutions are available if you need to start your studies online, and you can join your course in person when it’s possible to do so.

Students applying to US universities

We will work closely with you to address any issues you may have with travel, visas, and admission tests, and we’ll take you through all your options to make sure your study plans are right for you.

Our US university partners have safe and flexible on-campus study options and also the choice of remote enrollment if you can’t make it to the USA.

USA learning options

  • Receive a high level of support

    Kaplan and university admission teams will stay in close contact with you during the application and admission process to help create the study plan that will best enable you to fulfill your US education dream!

    We partner with US universities who design innovative solutions for challenges in all areas of life, so you can rest assured that they have flexible admission criteria, deferral policies and teaching delivery methods in place.

  • Feel safe with on-campus hybrid learning

    Our US university partners are offering classes to on-campus students through a “hybrid” mode*. Hybrid learning uses a mix of traditional in-person classes and online methods.

    This flexible way of learning will help universities provide an enriching study experience, while also reducing classroom density to allow social distancing. Each university will be following the latest health and safety guidance, with regular cleaning, compulsory face coverings and comprehensive testing. You can rest assured knowing your wellness and education are in good hands!

    All of our US university partners have also implemented thorough social distancing and hygiene measures in their residence halls and housing options to keep residents safe. You can learn more on our live with confidence page.

    * Campus opening plans reflect current public health guidance and may change. Simmons University will only offer online courses because it did not open its campus in Spring 2021; it will be opening its campus for in-person learning in Fall 2021. As of August 19, new F-1 visa students are permitted to take in-person or hybrid courses while in the USA. This is subject to continued approval by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).

  • Benefit from remote enrollment options

    If you’re unable to travel to the USA, you don’t need to put your study plans on hold. You can enroll in a program remotely, and join on-campus study when it’s possible to do so.

    Digital learning is a great opportunity to continue without a study gap, so you can feel confident moving forward with your US university application.

    When starting your program online, you can study in your country without a US visa and come to campus later when you have your visa in hand. There are remote enrollment options through:

ASU Saudi student Aziz

Aziz from Saudi Arabia

Applied through Kaplan to Arizona State University and following his path to a master's in Engineering

With Kaplan, nothing is impossible. They stayed in touch with me for the whole journey, from submitting a complete application to enrolling at the university. They helped me a lot along the way and they are still helping me to this day.


Students applying to UK universities

We’re committed to helping students around the world continue to gain access to the fantastic education the UK has to offer. Our flexible intakes and application policy, as well as flexible study options, are all in place to help you plan your future.

Digital learning will be in place at our UK colleges while there is a national lockdown; once restrictions are lifted, in-person teaching will be available again with blended learning. Whenever you’re ready to start your course, we’ll have a study option for you.

  • 1. Start your pathway course in the UK with blended learning

    You’ll  be able to start or join your UK pathways programme with in-person teaching in the UK once national lockdown restrictions have been eased. This will be through blended learning, which offers a mixture of online and face-to-face teaching in small groups. This is all designed to make sure our colleges and partner university study centres are as safe environments as possible.

    While national lockdown restrictions are in place, you can start your course online instead.

  • 2. Start your pathway course online from your home country

    You can start your pathway course digitally from your home country, with our comprehensive digital learning solutions. You can then join us in person once it’s possible for you to travel or your situation allows. This option is especially useful while national lockdown restrictions mean that we can’t deliver courses in person.

    If you can’t make it to the UK, don’t worry. In most cases, it’s possible to finish your entire pathway course online if that better suits your situation (subject to continued approval by UK Visas and Immigration).

  • Book accommodation when you're ready

    Whether you’re starting your pathway course here in the UK, or from your home country, when the time comes for you to find accommodation we’ll help you find the perfect home away from home.

    It’s important that you only book accommodation when you know what your plans are, and know you’re able to travel to the UK. Remember, we’ll be supporting and advising you at every step, and we’ll make sure you find accommodation that suits your needs.

    In many cases, we’ll take you through the booking process for our accommodation options at the time that’s right for you. In exceptional cases where this isn’t possible, we’ll refer you to our trusted third-party accommodation providers, with which we have worked for many years, and whose options and service levels meet our high standards.

    To find out more, take a look at our dedicated accommodation FAQs page.

Students applying to Australian universities

If you are applying to one of our Australian university partners, you can find links to further information here.

Get in touch or apply

If you’d like to speak to someone about your study options, you can contact us and we’ll be happy to answer your questions, and help you follow your path to university. Or, you can apply to study in the USA or UK today.