IDP Education

IDP Education

IDP is a global leader in international education services. We help our customers study in English speaking countries. Our success comes from connecting students with the right course in the right institution and the right country. 

IDP has been operating for 50 years, creating a huge network of opportunity with offices in over 30 countries. In 2017, they acquired the Hotcourses Group, a leading course search database and student engagement company. The Hotcourses Group is now integrated into our client relations services under the new division, IDP Connect. IDP is also a proud co-owner of IELTS, the world’s most popular high-stakes English language test, and operator of nine English language teaching campuses across South East Asia.

Demonstration of capabilities

Use of data, evidence & thought leadership

  • IDP has been at the forefront of international student education and been instrumental in building the systems to enable this substantial industry.
  • Working with university and educator partners they have full-time researchers analysing data from their thousands of customers, and their partners, to improve design of their programs and services and identify gaps in their offering.
  • Their large technology teams is able to build and adapt their products quickly, most recently seen in the early Covid period, by pivoting to delivery of their in-person services to a pure online, or blended approach.

Multicultural and diverse local market ensures products are globally competitive

  • IDP’s workforce is incredibly diverse and given their scale and access to international students within Australia, they are able to test, develop and commercialise new products and services very effectively.


Warwick Freeland, CSO

Education sector
Higher Education


>1.5 M Learners

Export revenue
50% of total revenue

Export markets
Greater China, South Asia

Commenced exporting