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.

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 fairs 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 in the UK.

December 2008

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

Febuary 2009

SI-UK Global launches the world's first 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 on official university/college sites.

June 2009

SI-UK London opens an IELTS training centre to assist international students in the UK gain the required English level to enter university.

April 2010

  • Due to business expansion, 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 Global creates the first online library for students. The online library contains over a thousand samples of university application documents including personal statements, resumes, reference letters, UCAS applications forms, university application forms and much more.

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.

May 2012

Over 80 UK universities attend fourth London university fair making it the largest UK university fair worldwide.

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 school in Japan.

October 2012

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

March 2013

  • First SI-UK UK university fair held in Amsterdam.
  • Tokyo and Osaka university fairs attract a record 53 universities and colleges to Japan.

April 2013

First SI-UK university fair in Manchester.

October 2013

First university fair in Istanbul, Turkey.

November 2013

SI-UK office opens in Bangkok, Thailand.

Over 90 universities attend London university fair, making it the largest SI-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.
I was really impressed by the professional atmosphere. The knowledge of UK universities really helped me find my ideal destination.
Priya Singh
Civil Engineering at University of Manchester

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