Studyportals B. V. is an Eindhoven-based company involved in providing an online education choice platform, listing more than 134,000 undergraduate, distance learning, preparation course programmes worldwide, along with other international education resources. They have a scholarship listing portal, called Scholarshipportal, enabling students to search for scholarship options from institutions and organizations around the world; the company started out as Mastersportal at the end of 2007, has since expanded to Bachelorsportal, Mastersportal, PhDportal, Distancelearningportal, Shortcoursesportal, Preparationcourseportal. Besides more than 2,400 participating universities, Studyportals is cooperating with and supported by the European Commission and other national higher education institutes such as DAAD, Nuffic and the British Council. Studyportals has been part of several EU-funded projects in the field of higher education and publishes reports about developments on the European higher education sector.
According to their website, Studyportals has more than 29 million visitors per year. Mastersportal started in 2007 as a spin-off from the international student organisation ESTIEM, their members identified a massive information gap, wherein students struggled to find English-taught Master's degree options in Europe. This informational gap, pronounced following the Bologna Process - a process that resulted in a unification of higher education throughout Europe. In 2009 Studyportals B. V. was founded, undergoing several processes of professionalization. In the same year, they won the Dutch New Venture award and managed to secure start-up venture capital. Over the years, Studyportals continued to adjusted its marketing model. In 2011, Studyportals changed its university advertising model, one based upon a results-based system. By 2013, Studyportals defined its mission and core values, enabling them to hire colleagues and brand the company according to specific principles and ideals. In the years that followed, the company's platform continued to increase its popularity, becoming the European market leader for English-taught Masters's programmes in 2009.
As of October 2017, the company had over 180 employees, with offices in Bucharest, Melbourne, Manchester and while maintaining headquarters in Eindhoven. Studyportals is the owner of the following websites: Bachelorsportal: Information about Bachelor's programmes worldwide Mastersportal: Information about Master's programmes worldwide PhDportal: Information about Ph. D. opportunities worldwide PreparationCoursesportal: Information about university preparation courses worldwide DistanceLearningportal: Information about open and distance learning worldwide ShortCoursesportal: Information about short courses worldwide Scholarshipportal: Information about scholarships worldwide AdmissionTestportal: Information about IELTS test dates and fees ScholarshipsPro: Information about All programmes worldwide ScholarshipsTree: Information about All program 2021 worldwide In 2015 Studyportals, in cooperation with the ISIC Association and British Council launched The Global Study Awards. The award was introduced in order to support students who are interested in studying abroad and exploring new countries.
Every year, applications for The Global Study Awards undergo 4 rounds of selection before two recipients are chosen at the final rounds. Eligible participants have the chance receive an award up to £10,000 that can be applied towards tuition fees, paid directly to the Higher Education Institution. According to the ISIC Association, British Council, Studyportals, they select candidates based on their "potential to contribute to society through their studies," their "commitment to developing their career", their "sincere interest in increasing intercultural understanding and exchange". In 2016, Studyportals created the League of Students; this project is designed in order to create a community of international student ambassadors. These ambassadors are students who are enrolled at one of the top 500 universities in Europe, allowing them to represent Studyportals at their respective universities. Participating ambassadors write blogs, create videos, give tours of their universities, assist fellow students through Skype, promote studying abroad through social media.
Each activity that an ambassador performs comes with a set of points she can receive. After a certain number of points, students are given a symbolic laurel along with a gift; some students are eligible for taking a Studyportals Road Trip. In 2017, the League of Student Ambassadors held their first road trip, in which four ambassadors traveled to 5 cities around Europe as a reward for collecting points. In 2015, Studyportals formed a data-driven consultancy team within the company; the Analytics & Consulting Team, offers comprehensive, data-driven research to universities worldwide. In 2009 Studyportals won the New Venture award as most promising innovative and social start-up in the Netherlands. In 2013 CEO and co-founder Edwin van Rest received the EAIE Rising Star Award for his notable contribution to international education. In 2014 Studyportals won the FD Gazellen Award for best International growth achievement in the Netherlands; the company was honored as one of the fasted growing technology companies within the BENELUX during the Deloitte Fast50 Awards, having occupied p
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