University Placement Service

A degree from a reputable university or college is a great way to launch your international career.
Kaplan - University Placement Service

What is University Placement Service?

Our University Placement Service (UPS) allows you to benefit from our extensive network of partner universities and colleges. Combined with our wealth of experience, we help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate courses in the USA, UK, Canada and Ireland.


10000+ Student Helped
10,000+ students helped
International Connections
78 student countries
College & University Partners
College & university partners
80 years of excellence in education
25+ years experience

Why take UPS?

Many of the world’s most prestigious universities are in English-speaking countries across the world. A degree from one of these institutions demonstrate your ability to thrive in a new environment and will open doors to a promising career at home and abroad.

We’ll help you find the perfect undergraduate, graduate, or vocational program, and guide you through the application process.

You will benefit from our extensive network of more than 250+ college and university partners.

How to prepare for University or College?

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What do you want to study

Selecting a program and institution takes time and consideration. If you have an idea of what you want to study, you should to think about the type of ‘credential’ you want to achieve. Whether you want to graduate with a diploma or a bachelor’s degree, we can help you progress to your instituion and program of choice.

Also think about the different types of education: in general college education is more applied and prepares you for a specific career, whereas university degrees are more academically focused.

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What is your English level?

Part of University Placement Service is a free pre-test to determine your level of English. Based on this assessment, Kaplan International estimates the time you need to improve your English to the required level for admission into university or college.

In the US and Canada, almost every partner accepts the Kaplan International grading levels for admission onto their programs. For the UK and Ireland, we can help prepare you to achieve the relevant exam grades required for university admission.

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What English course do you need?

Our schools offer a variety of programs to help improve your English skills. No matter what the entry requirements for your university or college, our courses will support you in achieving your goal.

  • English proficiency courses: Effective and flexible programs that address your specific language needs.
  • Exam preparation: including IELTS, Cambridge and TOEFL. Intensive programs that focus on skills and strategies required for studying in a university.
  • English for academic purposes: Includes essential skills such as essay writing, critical thinking, and reading comprehension.

The Application Process

Students can apply before or after their English course start date. If you know before arriving at Kaplan that you want to apply for UPS, we'll start helping you right away. If you decide to use UPS once you arrive, you'll sit down for an information session with an advisor who will take you through all the steps.


Send your program preferences and take the free English pre-test


Kaplan International sends you recommendations based on your English level, existing academic qualifications, future objectives and preferred study location


Choose a partner university or college and enrol for English study at Kaplan International


Kaplan International assists in your application for university or college and pre-screens your application


Receive joint letters of acceptance for Kaplan International and the partner university or college (conditional)  long

UPS Helps You Get Into A Great University Or College

Application Guidance
Application guidance

We provide full assistance and advice to aid accurate completion of any application forms (including visa assistance) and guide you through the required steps.

Guaranteed admission

If you meet all academic requirements, we will secure you a placement with one of our university partners with a Conditional Letter of Acceptance.

(* Certain programs and partners may be excluded)

Entrance Exam Assistance
Entrance exam assistance

We assist with booking in the required university exams to ensure you are ready and prepared for university life abroad.

English Pre-Arrival Test
English pre-arrival test

To ensure you meet the required level of spoken and written English, we provide a free pre-arrival test to check your standard. We can then recommend appropriate English language courses to take so you meet the language requirements to study at an English university.

Organised university visits

Once you are enrolled at a KIE school, we can arrange and organise all university campus tours and visits, and answer any questions you have about studying at university abroad.

English Support and Guidance
English support and guidance

We provide you with a dedicated counsellor whilst studying English at Kaplan Languages to ensure you have continuous support towards successful university enrolment.

Download our brochures

United States

Download our UPS brochure for studying in the USA


Download our UPS brochure for studying in Canada

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UK & Ireland

Download our UPS brochure for studying in the UK and Ireland

What Universities Can I Study At?

USA: University and Colleges


Troy University


Northern Arizona University


University of Arkansas – Fort Smith


Antioch University, Bakersfield College, Berkeley City College, Butte College, California International Business School, California State University, Bakersfield, California State University-Chico, California State University-Northridge, California State University-San Bernadino, California State University-Stanislaus, Cañada College, Chicago School of Professional Psychology – Los Angeles, Citrus College, College of Alameda, College of Marin, College of San Mateo, College of The Desert, De Anza College, Devry University (Multiple Locations Across North America), El Camino Community College, Foothill College, Fullerton College, Golden West College, Humboldt State University, Irvine Valley College, Laney College, Los Angeles Film School, Menlo College, Miracosta College, National Polytechnic College, Orange Coast College, Palomar College, Pasadena City College, Rio Hondo College, Saddleback College, San Jose Evergreen Community, College District, San Francisco State University, Santa Barbara Community College, Santa Monica College, Shepherd University, Sierra College, Skyline College, University of California-Berkeley Extension, University of California-Irvine Extension, University of California-Los Angeles Extension, University of California-Riverside Extension, University of California-Santa Cruz ExtensionUniversity of The Pacific – School of Business, West Hills College, West Los Angeles College, Whittier College, William Jessup University, Woodbury University


Johnson & Wales University–Colorado, Rocky Mountain College of Art And Design


Quinnipiac University


Chicago School of Professional Psychology–Washington Dc, Devry University–Washington Dc


Devry University–Florida, Full Sail University, Hillsborough Community College, Johnson & Wales University – Florida, Lynn University, Stetson University


Art Institute of Atlanta, Bauder College


College of Idaho


Chicago School of Professional Psychology – Chicago, Depaul University, Devry University – Chicago, Eastern Illinois University, Illinois Institute of Technology


Indiana Institute of Technology


Mcneese State University


Bay State College, Boston Architectural College (Bac), Bunker Hill Community College, Dean College, Fisher College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy And Health Sciences, Merrimack College


Saginaw Community College


Concordia College


Fontbonne University


University of Montana


University of Nebraska – Omaha


Southern New Hampshire University


Rider University, St. Peter’s University


New Mexico State University – Las Cruces


Berkeley College, Devry University – New York, Digital Film Academy, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, International Culinary Center, Lim College, Long Island University – Hudson, Manhattanville College, Mercy College, Metropolitan College of New York, Monroe College, New York Film Academy, New York Institute of Technology, Pace University – Global Pathways, Pacific College, SUNY Alfred State, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Plattsburgh, Utica College, Vaughn College of Aeronautics And Technology


Tiffin University, University of Findlay, Virginia Marti College of Art And Design


Chemeketa Community College, Mt. Hood Community College


Art Institute – Philadelphia, Moravian College, St. Francis University, St. Joseph University, Widener University


Johnson & Wales University – Rhode Island


South Dakota State University


Tennessee Tech University, Austin Peay State University


Devry University – Texas, Sam Houston State University, Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, University of Dallas – Graduate, School of Management


Ferrum College, Old Dominion University


City University of Seattle, Clark College, Edmonds Community College, Green River Community College, Highline College, Pacific Lutheran University, Pierce College, Seattle Central College, South Puget Sound Community College, Spokane Falls Community College, Tacoma Community College, Yakima Valley Community College

UK: University and Colleges

Aberdeen University of Bangor University, Anglia Ruskin University, Art University Bournemouth, Aston University, Birmingham University of, Bournemouth University, Bradford the University of, Bristol University of, Buckingham University of, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Central Lancashire University of, City University of London, Coventry University, Coventry University London Campus, De Montfort University, Derby University of, Dundee University of, East London University of, Essex University of, Glasgow Caledonian University, Gloucestershire University of, Heriot Watt University, Hertfordshire University of, Huddersfield University of, IUBH Germany, Kaplan Open Learning, Kaplan Higher Education Academy Singapore, Keele University of, Kingston University, Lancaster University, Leeds Beckett University, Lincoln University of, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool University of, London Metropolitan University, London South Bank University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Northumbria University of, Nottingham Trent University, Portsmouth University of, Regent's University London, Roehampton University of, Salford the University of, Sheffield Hallam University, Southampton Solent University, South Wales University of, Strathclyde University of, Sunderland University of, Sussex University of, Swansea University of, Teesside University West of Scotland University of, University of York, West London University of, West of England Bristol University of, Westminster University of, Winchester University of, York St John University



Canada: University and Colleges

Academy of Learning Career College, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Brock University, Camosun College, Capilano University, Centennial College, Collège Avalon, Conestoga College, Douglas College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Georgian College, Humber Institute of Technology, International Institute of Travel & Business, Lakehead University, LaSalle College, Mount Allison University, Royal Roads University, Sheridan Institute of Technology, Sprott Shaw College, Thompson Rivers University, University Canada West, University of Regina, Vancouver Film School and Wilfried Laurier University.