Sofiri awarded Austrade grant to continue challenging international education student recruitment

The Austrade (an agency of Australian Government) has organized The 2018–19 Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme, which is a financial assistance program that attracted 4019 applications from Australian businesses, the highest number of applicants in nearly a decade. Sofiri is one of a growing number of startups that have applied for the Government’s Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) to continue marketing our innovative platform and its different uses.

The EMDG is a game-changer – it reimburses up to 50 per cent of eligible export promotion expenses and this has enabled us to continue our commitment to challenge traditional channels to recruit international students.

Sofiri exists to enable, through technology and expertise, aspiring students around the world to study overseas.

Our platform helps future international students connect with education experts that can be:

  1. Independently operating counsellors
  2. Agent counsellors (in key markets)
  3. Sofiri trained and supported current students

With Sofiri international students are qualified using bots via web, Android or Facebook Messenger. Based on the answers, the students are presented with choices or assigned an expert automatically, choices include personalised counsellors better suited for the student’s case. At the end of the day, the human-to-human connection will always remain an important function and what really makes a difference is the digital admissions process.

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission, or Austrade, is the Australian Government's trade, investment and education promotion agency

With the support from Austrade grant, Sofiri is expanding and it’s planning to license its technology to education providers or service providers to help them qualify prospective students via Instant Messaging and at the same time assist international students with applications.

Aspiring international students, begin your Sofiri journey, and start receiving advice on your study options today.

If you’re looking for information about studying a bachelor, master or doctorate overseas, please consider Sofiri. With Sofiri, you can get free advice on courses, help with your application and even assistance with the visa. You will get guidance throughout your trip and answers to your questions every step of the way.

And the best of all? Using Sofiri is completely free. If you accept an offer at a university, you will pay the same fees as if you were going directly to a university.

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