Application Support

Choosing the
Right university - for you

Transitioning from school to university is an exciting time for students and parents. But it’s not without its stresses and challenges: How will my application stand out from the thousands of other applications? Have I ticked all the boxes and supplied all the necessary documents? What are the application deadlines and how do I know I haven’t missed them already? The list goes on…

Fortunately, our trained and knowledgeable counsellors and partners are here to support students at every step in the application process, no matter where they’re applying and hoping to study. Here’s how we can help:




Our students have access to destination experts who support their applications no matter where they are looking to study. Whether it’s submitting UCAS applications for the UK, completing a Common App for the US, or applying to a local UAE university, we can advise and provide support throughout the process. That includes advising on deadlines, personal statements and everything in between.


Assistance on

Visa Application

GEMS works with global leaders in international education to provide additional support with your transition to university, including advice on study choices, accommodation and study visas.


Proper preparation before heading off to study overseas makes the process smooth and seamless. We offer students the tools they need for the best possible study experience and we host pre-departure briefings to help you prepare for life in a new country.

Approved Counselling Service Partners

For more specialist Counselling services, please contact one of our approved partners below:

IDP Education

IDP Education is a world leader in international education services & a co-owner of IELTS. Established in 1969, IDP has a global network of over 120 offices...

Medical Doorway

Medical Doorway is the central application portal for a consortium of UK, Caribbean and European medical universities and faculties...

The Profs

The Profs prepare students to study at a UK university. Students have a better chance of securing a world-class university offer with guidance from the UK’s...

Arbor Strategy

Arbor Strategy Consulting is an independent university admissions counselling service provider, based in the UAE and serving clients globally since 2008

Unifyme Counseling

Independent counselling services to assist students and families and offers independent counselling services to assist students and families through individualized university counseling, psychological support and coaching.

QualityNZ Education Ltd

QualityNZ Education Ltd provides high quality educational pathways between New Zealand and the world.

UK Study Options

UK University Fee Status Support - We offer personalised, in-depth advice to improve your chances of achieving home fees at a
UK university.


Lifology is the Guiness World Record winning Career Planning program for school students. We are on the mission to lead young adults to a meaningful career where they enjoy happiness, financial security, fulfilment and purpose. We do this by helping them align Passion, Aptitude & Market Opportunities.

Futures Abroad DMCC

Futures Abroad is a leading Career counseling firm created by Ms. Vandana Mahajan, Former Director University of Toronto with the vision to provide career guidance and university placement advice. Working in Admissions and Recruitment in a world leading university inspired her to start Futures Abroad to help students understand the admissions process and expectations of the leading universities on one hand and prepare students to succeed in university on the other.

BMI/Times Higher Education

BMI/Times Higher Education collaborates with GEMS students by offering them valuable opportunities to access universities worldwide through our UAE Education Fairs. In addition, we provide comprehensive performance data through our prestigious THE World University Rankings.

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