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 1,500+ primary, secondary, and post-secondary educational institutions, and work with 10,000+ recruitment partners to drive diversity on campuses across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
ApplyBoard has grown to become the world’s largest online platform for international student recruitment, assisting more than 300,000 students with their educational journeys. In 2019, ApplyBoard was named the fastest-growing technology company in Canada by Deloitte, ranking #1 on the Technology Fast 50™ list. In 2021, ApplyBoard ranked #8 on Linkedin’s Top Startups List in Canada.
To date, ApplyBoard has raised a total of C$600M in funding. During our last raise, ApplyBoard was valued at C$4B, making us one of the few unicorn companies in Canada.
Our team has grown rapidly in the past six years, and we now have 1,500+ team members across the globe. The ApplyBoard headquarters is located in downtown Kitchener, ON, with representatives in more than 25 other countries including India, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States.
What We Do
Using the ApplyBoard Platform, students discover programs and apply to study at the educational 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 helping them start their journey abroad!
ApplyBoard works with 10,000+ 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.
By working with ApplyBoard, educational institutions gain access to ApplyBoard’s managed network of 10,000+ recruitment partners around the world. ApplyBoard actively recruits students from 125+ 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.
At ApplyBoard We’re Committed to Our Values
Helping Students Achieve Success
Caring About Each Other
Delivering A+ Customer Experience
Innovating and Improving
Making Work Fun
Team Members Globally
Team Members Globally
are as diverse as the students that we support
South and East Asia, Africa and Latin America
Launched Down Under in Australia
Partnered with 7,500 Recruitment Partners
Launched STEM for Change Scholarship Program for Women Studying STEM
Launched ABCC – Canada Course to Enable recruitment partners to Succeed
200,000 Students Helped
$375 Million Series D Funding
1,000 Team Members
Ranked #8 on LinkedIn Top Startups
ApplyBoard Ranks #7 on the 2021 Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ Program
Rt. Hon. Jo Johnson Appointed Chairman of Advisory Board
Opened Office in India
400 Team Members
100,000 Students Helped
$100 Million Series C Funding
Ranked #3 on LinkedIn Top Startups
Ranked #2 Fastest Growing Tech Company in Canada, #14 in North America, by Deloitte
Moved into 50,000 Sq. Ft. Frederick St. Office
$55 Million Series B Funding
Named Canada’s Fastest Growing Tech Company by Deloitte
330 Team Members
70,000 Students Helped
Meti and Massi Basiri Included in Forbes’ 30 Under 30
$17 Million Series A Funding
20,000 Students Helped
75 Team Members