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We're ApplyBoard

We empower people around the world to study abroad and access the best education.

Our Story

ApplyBoard simplifies the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions on one platform. Founded in 2015 by brothers Martin, Meti, and Massi Basiri, we’ve built partnerships with over 1,200 primary, secondary, and post-secondary educational institutions, and work with 4,000+ recruitment partners, to drive diversity on campuses across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

To date, ApplyBoard has become the world’s largest online platform for international student recruitment, assisting more than 120,000 students with their educational journey. In 2019, ApplyBoard was named the fastest-growing technology company in Canada by Deloitte, ranking #1 on the Technology Fast 50™ list.

Our team has grown rapidly in the past 5 years, and we now have 500+ employees. The ApplyBoard headquarters is located in downtown Kitchener, ON, with staff members in more than 20 other countries including India, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, and the United States.

What We Do

Students

Using the ApplyBoard Platform, students discover programs and apply to study at institutions that best meet their background and interests. Our team of experts provide students with support every step of the way including reviewing their applications, ensuring all documents are submitted, communicating with the institutions, assisting with the visa process, and starting their journey abroad!

Schools

By working with ApplyBoard, educational institutions gain access to ApplyBoard's managed network of 4,000 recruitment partners around the world. ApplyBoard actively recruits students from 110+ countries to bring culture and diversity to campuses. ApplyBoard reviews all applications before submission, ensuring that students are qualified and that applications adhere to the school's guidelines. 

Recruitment Partners

ApplyBoard works with 4,000+ recruitment partners to make education accessible to students. Through the ApplyBoard Platform, recruitment partners can manage their student applications and information while staying up-to-date on application statuses. ApplyBoard submits the student's application to the school and provides commissions once the student is enrolled.

What We Do

Our Values

At ApplyBoard, we commit to:

Helping Students Achieve Success

Caring About Each Other

Caring About
Each Other

Delivering an A+ Customer Experience

Taking Ownership

Taking
Ownership

Innovating and Improving

Innovating and Improving

Making Work Fun

Making Work
Fun

Fast Facts

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Employees Globally

Employees Worldwide

Our team of 500+ employees (and growing!) is as diverse as the students that we support

Our History

April 2015

ApplyBoard Founded

April 2015

July 2015

Moved into Velocity Garage

July 2015

June 2016

Moved into Duke St. Office

June 2016
May 2018

December 2018

20,000 Students Helped

December 2018

January 2019

Moved into 50,000 Sq. Ft. Frederick St. Office

January 2019
May 2019

December 2019

Reached 330 Full-Time Employees

December 2019

December 2019

70,000 Students Helped

December 2019

December 2019

Forbes Names Meti and Massi Basiri to 30 Under 30

December 2019

March 2020

Opened office in India

March 2020

March 2020

Reached 400 Full-Time Employees

March 2020

April 2020

100,000 Students Helped

April 2020

May 2020

Celebrated 5-Year Anniversary

May 2020
May 2020

July 2020

Reached 500 Full-Time Employees

July 2020

Careers

We’re growing at light speed! Join our awesome team and help us educate the world.