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Smarter University Applications

Improve your students' university applications with big data and powerful management tools.

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Combine your intelligence with ours

BridgeU brings the power of big data to your university preparation process.

  • Our system processes over a million data points every day to ensure up-to-the-minute accuracy and relevance.
  • Our matching algorithms weigh academic, professional and social preferences to recommend best-fit universities and courses for students from over 100,000 options.
  • Our application strategy tools help students to synthesize their experiences and achievements into a high quality personal statements and essays, with interactive examples to inspire them.

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Improve results

We capture your school’s admissions data alongside global admissions trends to display the information you need to improve results for your school.

  • Increase acceptance to top ranked universities worldwide (e.g.: Russell Group, Ivy League).
  • Easily prepare for school inspections (e.g.: OFSTED/ ISI) by showing that university support is data-driven and has measurable impact.
  • Gain clear insight into admissions trends and view year-on-year school performance.

Reduce admin and improve efficiency

Our streamlined task management reduces admin by ~40%, enabling university advisors to re-focus their efforts on what matters most.

  • Never miss a deadline or replicate a task with our dynamic, individualized check-lists.
  • Set your students tasks for which they will receive intelligent, automated reminders
  • Quickly and easily identify struggling students with our powerful dashboards which provide a visual overview of students’ preparatory efforts and progress to date

iPhone screenshot showing 'Tasks:- Complete reference, Fulfil supplementary documentation and Send supplementary documents'
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Manage everything in one place

Our cloud-based platform supports each step of the university preparation journey, simplifying and smoothing the process for both students and advisors.

  • Reduce the number of systems you use by having a one-stop-shop for the entire university preparation process.
  • Collaborate in real time with students on projects related to the admissions process.
  • Equip students with a comprehensive suite of tools that support university and course discovery & matching, research, essay and statement writing, reference requests, and application strategy building.

Engage students with modern, app-style tools

Our team understands how students use technology, and has designed a platform to ensure maximum engagement.

  • Increase student engagement with the admissions process with gamified, social-media inspired preparation tools.
  • Harness the power of parent support through our intuitive and beautiful parent reporting features.
  • With the platform optimized for any device, including mobile phones and tablets, our schools see increased student usage outside of classroom hours.
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International scope

BridgeU supports students applying to

  • US

  • UK

  • Canada

  • Netherlands

  • Hong Kong

Coming soon

  • Australia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Poland
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain

What our schools say

The direction BridgeU is taking is fantastic. I love your attention to the needs of international schools.

Heather Pineda

Director of University and Careers Counselling | Dulwich School

BridgeU engages prospective students in a way that empowers them to actively take ownership of their future; it is the perfect complement to the guidance officer.

John Milne

Headmaster | Clifton College

It’s a brilliant way for students to do initial research for universities. It's easy for students to use as well as being visually appealing.

Christopher Short

Headmaster | British International School Hanoi

BridgeU is a breakthrough program. Without in any way oversimplifying matters, it takes away the anxiety and makes the process understandable and enjoyable.

Malcolm McKenzie

Principal | Keystone Academy, Beijing

In the press


Data and analytics tools

Visualise actionable trends from your school’s admissions data and compare your performance to other schools around the world.

Custom reports

Create and send beautiful progress reports to faculty members and parents.

Document management

Easily consolidate and access documentation about each individual student, building an e-portfolio of admissions materials. Coming soon.

Transcript sending

For US applications, you can easily send and store transcripts, letters of reference and reports.

University matching

Discover best-fit institutions for each student with our intelligent processing of thousands of course and college options.

Advisor dashboard

Assign tasks, set deadlines and track students' progress.

Student-centered design

Keep your students engaged and on track throughout their university preparation efforts, with social-media inspired tools that appeal to students.

University research

Guide students to strong university shortlists with our collaborative scrapbooking tool.


Collaborate with your student to write impressive personal statements and essays. Access interactive past essays that were successful in Ivy League and Russell Group applications.

Our awards

Edtech Europe
EdTech 20
Winner 2015
EdTech All Star 2015
Education Investor Awards 2015 Finalist
Education Investor
Awards Finals 2015