Daniel Bjarne, the Co-founder and CEO of SchoolApply, believes that a prospective student can make the best choice by just using the internet. Speaking to TechCity, Bjarne affirmed that the Internet has made the world so much more connected, and there’s more opportunities than ever for international study.
“It’s much easier for schools all over the world to market their programs, and it’s much easier for students to find and connect with universities through websites, forums, and social channels. One thing that isn’t easy, though, is visiting each prospective school to speak to admissions officers, tour the campus, and experience the culture on site,” he told TechCity.
Using SchoolApply’s platform as example, Bjarne said students can quickly and easily browse through thousands of schools and programs to find a great fit.
“Thanks to technology and the internet SchoolApply can give prospective students access to all relevant programs abroad at their fingertips. Smart searching and filtering enables students to quickly learn what programs and schools best fit them. During the admission phase SchoolApply representatives consult students over phone or skype one-to-one.”
SchoolApply officially began operations in February 2016 and so far, the platform, according to the co-founder, has helped and placed ‘multiple Nigerian students’.
“Our strategy is to continue to improve the SchoolApply platform to support our mission to help students from anywhere in the world connect with educational programs and schools that best match their needs and potential. As SchoolApply expands, localization will play a key role and Nigeria is one of the countries we will prioritize,” Bjarne told TechCity.