University Access Centers

UACs provide partner universities with strategic footholds in key international student markets.

In our contemporary, retail-style environments, students and education counselors can access some of the world’s top higher education institutions and progress applications. UACs are our partners’ own international offices staffed by their own specialist representatives, raising their global profiles where it matters most.

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Modern, multifunctional area in INTO University Access Center in Suzhou, China, filled with chairs and round tables, long desk for consultations with educational advisers, and a large monitor for presentations.
Educational advisor assists prospective international student with university search and application process at INTO University Access Center in Suzhou, China.

Recruiting students where they live, whenever they need us

UACs are located in major international hub cities, surrounded by global corporations and education institutions.

Impressive exteriors display partner university brands while highly contemporary interiors promote leading higher education institutions, through dynamic video displays and digital self-access facilities. Wherever possible our teams include university alumni for authentic advice to support study exploration. These unique physical marketplaces create traffic, increase enrollments and reduce acquisition costs.

The UAC model transforms overseas staffing — removing red tape, lowering cost and reducing environmental impact while providing direct access to our agent and corporate networks. The result is a steady stream of qualified applications. 

“I really love the friendly environment and modern facilities at UAC Ho Chi Minh. It’s an amazing place for students to study using modern equipment, soundproof classrooms, as well as participate in group meetings, clubs, free IELTS mock tests, and other classes.” – Khanh Pham, UAC International Officer of Oregon State University

International marketing without limits

UAC teams and their local networks provide real-time market intelligence to support our partners’ marketing campaigns. And with our students’ end goals in mind, our teams’ connections extend to local businesses and government administrations that can support students’ career development through placements during or after graduation. Together with our partner universities, we continually explore ideas that will improve our offer to students – our collective imagination is unlimited.

Educational advisor gives presentation on Oregon State Univesrtiy to group of prospective international students and parents seated on colorful chairs at round tables in INTO University Access Center in Suzhou, China.
Rows of booths with rolling chairs, laptops, and headphones where students take Computer-Delivered International English Language Testing System (IELTS CDI) and other exams, administered in partnership with British Council at INTO University Access Center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Partnership with the British Council

Since November 2020, we have partnered with the British Council to administer the Computer-Delivered International English Language Testing System (IELTS CDI) exam and other exam standards. The partnership provides a strong brand association for us and our partners, while populating our centers with students planning to study abroad.

Growing Network of UACs

UAC Suzhou

In 2018, we built our first UAC in Suzhou, China – a new city with its own higher education town with 30 universities and HE institutions, surrounded by multiple Fortune 500 companies.

INTO Regional Office Hong Kong

In 2019, we developed our regional office to administer and host UAC- style IELTS CDI testing in downtown Kowloon City. Our Hong Kong center offers IELTS-takers the chance to learn more about studying overseas with INTO and our partners.

UAC Ho Chi Minh City

The second UAC, in the heart of Vietnam’s vibrant cultural, business and educational international hub city, opened in early 2020. UAC HCMC is a busy and popular center with an events schedule that brings together prospective students, local higher education institutes, local high schools, agents within our partner university environment. 

UACs are under development in Bangkok, Bogota, Hanoi, Jakarta and New Delhi, due to open in late 2021 and early 2022. By the end of 2023, our UAC network will extend to a further 15 or more key international education markets. 

Prospective international students and education advisers work independently on laptops at long desk with yellow-seated chairs at INTO University Access Center in Suzhou, China.

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