SI-UK Company History

SI-UK Company History

Since its founding in 2006, SI-UK has helped thousands of
students from all over the world join UK universities.

SI-UK Company History

April 2003

Predecessor company of SI-UK was established in Shinjuku, Tokyo and successfully placed thousands of students from Japan into UK universities and colleges.

October 2006

  • SI-UK International Co., Ltd. founded in Tokyo, Japan. Head office opened in Takadanobaba, Shinjuku ward.  SI-UK sets out a strategy for global expansion of services.
  • SI-UK Tokyo Language Centre opened offering a wide range of test preparation courses including IELTS, TOEFL, GMAT, LSAT and other university preparation classes.

October 2007

SI-UK Osaka office opened to provide application support to students in the west of Japan.

December 2007

SI-UK Osaka Language Centre opened offering full range of university preparation lessons including IELTS.

April 2008

SI-UK holds its first UK University Fairs in Tokyo and Osaka. Both attract hundreds of visitors seeking information about courses at UK universities.

August 2008

SI-UK London office opened in Russell Square, next to University of London Campus. SI-UK is the first London-based agency to recruit international students of all nationalities to the UK.

December 2008

SI-UK London creates the first multi-lingual website for international students seeking information on studying in the UK. Languages include English, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, and Spanish.

February 2009

SI-UK launches comprehensive online university course search function free of use to all, with over 30,000 university and college courses linking directly to university/college course pages.

June 2009

SI-UK London opens an IELTS preparation centre to help international students gain the required English score to enter university.

April 2010

  • SI-UK Tokyo opens second office.
  • Tokyo and Osaka university fairs now established as the largest UK-only education events in Japan.

May 2010

First SI-UK London university fair with over 80 UK universities attending, making it the largest UK university fair worldwide.

June 2010

SI-UK creates the first online library, containing over a thousand samples of university application documents including personal statements, resumes, reference letters, UCAS applications forms and university application forms, for students.

December 2010

SI-UK Shanghai office opened in the commercial centre of Shanghai.

January 2011

SI-UK Delhi office opened in CP on Barakhamba Road New Delhi.

May 2011

SI-UK Bangalore office opened.

April 2012

  • SI-UK Chennai office opened.
  • SI-UK Manchester office opened.
  • SI-UK London office relocated to current location on Regent Street due to business expansion.

July 2012

SI-UK Istanbul office opened.

August 2012

SI-UK Tokyo Language Training Centre moves into expanded, custom-built facilities. With 12 UK-native teachers, the Centre now offers more IELTS courses than any other language school in Japan.

October 2012

Tokyo and Osaka university fairs attract a record 53 universities to Japan.

March 2013

First SI-UK UK University Fair held in Amsterdam.

April 2013

First SI-UK UK University Fair in Manchester.

October 2013

First UK University Fair in Istanbul, Turkey.

November 2013

  • SI-UK office opens in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Over 90 universities attend London UK University Fair, making it the largest SI-UK UK University Fair to date.

December 2013

SI-UK opens in China.

February 2014

SI-UK opens its first office in Lagos, Nigeria.

May 2014

A second Turkish office opens in capital city Ankara.

July 2014

Tokyo office relocates to the prestigious Shibuya district in Japan.

September 2014

A second Nigerian office is opened in Abuja.

October 2014

  • SI-UK launches its new state-of-the-art website in the UK.
  • First UK University Fairs held in Abuja and Lagos.

November 2014

  • New SI-UK website is launched in India and Thailand.
  • First UK University Fair in Delhi.

September 2015

SI-UK London builds two new IELTS classrooms at Regent Street office.

October 2015

Awarded a grant by the UK government as one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK.

November 2015

  • SI-UK Delhi hosts India’s largest UK University Fair, with 55 UK universities attending.
  • SI-UK's first national TV advert premieres on the Star Network, India.

November 2015

A record 100 UK universities attend the UK University Fair London.

December 2015

UCAS Schools Service launches providing expert services to top boarding schools and A-level colleges in the UK and globally.

August 2016

New Spanish and Vietnamese websites launched.

September 2016

SI-UK relaunches brand with new logo.

October 2016

New office opened in Tehran, Iran.

February 2017

New office opened in Doha, Qatar.

March 2017

New office opened in Toronto, Canada.

October 2017

New office opened in Nicosia, Cyprus.

SI-UK's service is fast, reliable and efficient. My consultant improved my chances of getting into a top university.
Carla Termini
International Business Economics at City University

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