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 1,500+ primary, secondary, and post-secondary educational institutions, and work with 6,500+ recruitment partners to drive diversity on campuses across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Ireland.

ApplyBoard has grown to become the world’s largest online platform for international student recruitment, assisting more than 800,000 students with their educational journeys. In 2022, ApplyBoard was named one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Canada by Deloitte, ranking #30 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and #170 on the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list. This marked the fourth consecutive year that ApplyBoard was recognized by Deloitte as one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies.

Our team has grown quickly over the past eight years, and we now have 1,200+ team members across the globe. The ApplyBoard headquarters is located in downtown Kitchener, ON, with representatives in more than 30 other countries including India, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States.

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, and guiding them as they start their journey abroad!

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ApplyBoard works with 6,500+ recruitment partners to make education accessible to students. Through the ApplyBoard platform, recruitment partners can manage student applications and information while staying up-to-date on application statuses. ApplyBoard submits the student’s application to the institution and provides commissions once the student is enrolled.

By working with ApplyBoard, educational institutions gain access to ApplyBoard’s managed network of 6,500+ recruitment partners around the world. ApplyBoard actively recruits students from 150+ 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 institution’s guidelines.

How We Help

At ApplyBoard, We’re Committed to Our Values

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Helping Students Achieve Success

Caring About Each Other

Delivering A+ Customer Experience

Taking Ownership

Innovating and Improving

Making Work Fun

Fast Facts

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Students Assisted


Partner Schools


Recruitment Partners

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Team Members Globally

Team Members Worldwide

Our 1,200+ team members (and growing)
are as diverse as the students that we support!




South Asia


South and East Asia, Africa and Latin America

March 2023

Full ApplyBoard Integration with TrainHub

June 2023

ApplyBoard’s First International Alumni of Impact Awards

July 2023

ApplyBoard India Offices Awarded “Great Place to Work” Certification

October 2023

 ApplyBoard Partners with British Council IELTS

November 2023

Ranked on Deloitte’s Fast 50 and Fast 500 for 4th consecutive year

January 2022

Launch of ApplySolutions

February 2022

1,500+ team members

March 2022

Acquisition of TrainHub

April 2022

Awarded Governor General’s Innovation Award

May 2022

350,000 Students Helped

June 2022

Return of Top Recruiters Workshop in South Asia

July 2022

Honoured with EY Entrepreneur of the Year

October 2022

Named one of LinkedIn’s Top Startups in Canada

November 2022

Ranked on Deloitte’s Fast 50 and Fast 500 for 4th consecutive year

January 2021

Launched Down Under in Australia

February 2021

Partnered with 7,500 Recruitment Partners

March 2021

Launched STEM for Change Scholarship Program for Women Studying STEM

April 2021

Launched ABCC – Canada Course to Enable recruitment partners to Succeed

May 2021

200,000 Students Helped

June 2021

$375 Million Series D Funding

June 2021

1,000 Team Members

October 2021

Ranked #8 on LinkedIn Top Startups

November 2021

ApplyBoard Ranks #7 on the 2021 Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ Program

February 2020

Rt. Hon. Jo Johnson Appointed Chairman of Advisory Board

March 2020

Opened Office in India

March 2020

400 Team Members

April 2020

100,000 Students Helped

May 2020

$100 Million Series C Funding

October 2020

Ranked #3 on LinkedIn Top Startups

November 2020

Ranked #2 Fastest Growing Tech Company in Canada, #14 in North America, by Deloitte

January 2019

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

May 2019

$55 Million Series B Funding

November 2019

Named Canada’s Fastest Growing Tech Company by Deloitte

December 2019

330 Team Members

December 2019

70,000 Students Helped

December 2019

Meti and Massi Basiri Included in Forbes’ 30 Under 30

May 2018

$17 Million Series A Funding

December 2018

20,000 Students Helped

June 2016

75 Team Members

April 2015

ApplyBoard Founded

Get Started with ApplyBoard


Are you a student looking to study abroad in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, or Ireland? Register to let our team of experts guide you through your journey.

Partner Institutions

Become an ApplyBoard partner institution to diversify your campus by attracting qualified students from around the world. Complete this form and our Partner Relations team will be in touch.

Recruitment Partners

Do you recruit prospective students who want to study in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, or Ireland? Register to become an ApplyBoard recruitment partner.