University & Career Counselling

Tailored, quality guidance for
Choosing your university

Every year, thousands of GEMS students are empowered by our experienced university guidance counsellors to make pivotal decisions about their future, enabling them to go on to study at over 1,000 universities and post-secondary institutions across the world.

Track Your Progress and
Compare Universities

Supported by Unifrog’s rich, impartial content, GEMS students can search for and compare universities around the world, and then track their progress and applications on one, single platform

Contact your school counsellor for log in details:

Exploring Your
University Pathway

In supporting students with some of the biggest decisions they will make about their futures, GEMS for Life allows us to provide students and their families with

  • A complete 360-degree career counselling service
  • Exclusive university workshops, study fairs and webinars
  • Institutional partnerships to provide dedicated scholarships for GEMS students
  • Access to the best technology to research, track and monitor university choices
  • Opportunities to gain university credits while still at school

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.

Professor Ammar Kaka, Provost & Vice Principal

Heriot-Watt University Dubai

"Choosing a HE programme and career today is not always easy, given the wide array of choices available. Initiatives such as GEMS for Life are extremely beneficial and help students make carefully planned choices with regards to their future. Over 250 GEMS students enrolled at our Dubai campus in September 2021 alone, and I am very pleased that our engagement with GEMS schools has resulted in us being able to offer unique opportunities and enhanced experiences for students that will prepare for them for the future."

Ammar Kaka

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