Customized counseling: 25,000 universities, but only one you

Applying to university can be overwhelming. Your professional counselor works with you one-on-one from your first year—all so you can get into the right university program to meet your goals in life.

It's not just about getting into a great university. It's about getting into the right one

Dr. Mark Zumbuhl's rich academic journey began at the University of Cambridge, culminating in an MPhil and PhD from the University of Glasgow. Proficient in higher education, he held fellowships at the University of Manchester and Trinity College Dublin, focusing on admissions procedures and outreach initiatives. With global teaching experience, including in China, he joined EF Academy Oxford in 2014 as Director of University Guidance, helping hundreds of students in finding their ideal university.

"At the age of 14, 15, 16, it's very normal to be uncertain about your future direction so it’s all about showing them what’s out there—there are so many options. All the degree programs, universities and colleges around the world, it’s an amazing amount of choices, but also quite hard to navigate. That's why we provide an incredibly high level of personalized support, counseling and career advice.”

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With one-to-one advising, the focus is on you

Our approach to university guidance is a comprehensive and structured journey that commences at the outset of your academic adventure. The key to unlocking doors at top universities lies in choosing the right subjects and aligning them with your passions and aspirations. In conjunction with your Pathway Manager, our dedicated team ensures that your academic pathway is right for you.

A guided journey toward university

The university exploration process is meticulously crafted over 18 months. We guide you through every step, from researching a multitude of universities to visiting campuses in the UK that match your ambitions. Your counselor advises you on taking leadership roles, trying out new teams, finding a public forum to showcase your work, or taking summer internships that fit your journey.

Tell your story

Sometimes, your personal statement is the only impression that you will be able to make to universities. Your counselor will work closely with you to ensure that your college applications and personal statements truly showcase all that you have to offer. Some universities require either an aptitude test or an academic interview, which your counselor and teachers practice with you to ensure you're prepared.

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Campus Life

Our campus embraces the awe-inspiring atmosphere of England’s oldest university city. Dating back to the 12th century, the University of Oxford has produced a host of notable alumni, including Oscar Wilde, Stephen Hawking, and Malala Youfsafzai.

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