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Counselors, get trained on Direct Apply

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Direct Apply is the world’s first technology portal for unified global college application submissions and management. Empower your students with the ability to seamlessly submit applications to thousands of programs globally with a single application form, and discover how you can conveniently manage them in a singular, accessible space today.

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The Pulse of Evolution:
Pioneering the Education Ecosystem of Tomorrow

Cialfo Platform

Explore Cialfo's transformative journey from its genesis to an edtech trailblazer. Come along as we continue to pioneer the education ecosystem of tomorrow and redefine the learning experience.

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Cialfo International High School Tours

Exclusive updates from UCAS on the 2024 UK application reforms
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University recruitment teams, power your application season with Cialfo! Register now for our 3 upcoming tours to India, China and Southeast Asia in 2024, and get direct access to our high school network of students, counselors and parents.

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Pay Your Tuition Fees on Cialfo

Exclusive updates from UCAS on the 2024 UK application reforms

Unlock a world of possibilities in the palm of your hand. We're thrilled to unveil our game-changing collaboration with Flywire. Now, you can pay your tuition fees through Cialfo, tapping into a network that spans 240 countries, 140 currencies, and 5,000 institutions.

Experience the future of education transactions — powered by Flywire, trusted by thousands of universities worldwide. Your ambition. Our solution.

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The Great Discovery Series

A program aimed at providing students from 2000+ schools worldwide with the opportunity to get a taste of what it truly means to study popular majors in their right-fit universities.

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Study in Australia with Cialfo

Exclusive updates from UCAS on the 2024 UK application reforms
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It's a land where world-renowned universities beckon, diverse cultures unite, and innovation is celebrated. A powerhouse of academia, Australia invites you to explore its vibrant cities and top-tier universities. Find out why the Australian educational system might be the perfect fit for you, and how Cialfo can help you find your right-fit university!

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Light Your Path: Study in India with Cialfo

Exclusive updates from UCAS on the 2024 UK application reforms
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Discover academic excellence with top universities in India, known for cutting-edge innovation and diverse cultures. Benefit from a mix of traditional wisdom and modern technology, all in a dynamic educational environment.

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Post-application Support Solutions

Exclusive updates from UCAS on the 2024 UK application reforms
Cialfo Platform

Say hello to our exclusive suite of solutions tailored to redefine and revitalize our students' post-application experience:

  • Visa application

  • Tuition fee payment

  • Urgent application support

  • Accommodation booking

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We are Cialfo

We are a student-first career exploration and college application network founded by former international students and college counselors. Powered by a comprehensive platform, we help students, counselors, parents, and university recruiters take the best next steps toward finding their right-fit by utilizing the power of community and technology.

Our mission is to make education accessible to students everywhere.

The one-stop platform for college applications and guidance

Students and their families depend on Cialfo to:

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Get reliable, objective information and guidance about study destinations, courses, and colleges and universities globally using a single platform.

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Discover their right-fit places of study for higher education based on their individual preferences, career aspirations and financial considerations.

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Collaborate closely with their high school counselors or Cialfo’s Student Education Advisors to plan their college path and discover scholarship opportunities.

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Counselors and school leaders at the world’s best schools trust Cialfo to:

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Simplify college research and application processes for their students.

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Improve engagement with students and guardians, power their counseling strategy using data-backed insights and improve student outcomes.

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Save time spent in doing adminstrative work with streamlined workflows for managing student applications and documents.

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Leading higher education institutions globally work with Cialfo to:

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Refine their international strategy with powerful, trusted, real-time insights and support from Cialfolks with years of admissions experience.

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Build strong, long-term relationships with right-fit students, their counselors and families in the right place at the right time.

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Form a more diverse and inclusive class.

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Connecting our student, high school and university communities across the world

What our partners think of us

Arianto Trisnadi

College Counselor, Beacon Academy, Jakarta

"Cialfo has provided us with a user-friendly tool that fits the needs of today's modern students. The platform is intuitive and provides a lot of options that can be adjusted to the needs of not only students, but also counselors and schools. Moreover, Cialfo offers step-by-step assistance that makes everything a lot easier."

Dr. Daniel Saud

Director of International Programs, Admissions, Recruitment & Marketing, Washington State University

"We are excited to partner with Cialfo in increasing higher education access to students across the globe. Since 1890 Washington State has been committed to advancing, extending and applying knowledge through global engagement. Our partnership with Cialfo allows us to deliver on that mission to the 1600+ schools where students use Cialfo to apply to colleges and universities. Our partnership with Cialfo allows us to share the Coug spirit with 100+ countries and inspire future Cougs."

Jesse Reuter

Counselor, Loyola High School, Los Angeles

"In searching for a new college counseling platform, our team identified two must haves - excellent customer service, and the ability to send documents to all colleges. Cialfo has exceeded those expectations and has been a breath of fresh air."

Francis Miller

Director of College Counseling, Xian Tie Yi High School, China

"Cialfo's customer support, professional development, and dedication to non-stop product improvement have not only made my work easier, but also have made it easier for our whole counseling team to elevate our counseling program. This is especially visible in the application results at our school."

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Connecting high schools and higher education institutions  worldwide

Tsinghua University High school
Yk Pao school
Xi'an Tieyi High school
UWC Thailand
UWC China
Trinity School US
Trinity School
Taipei American school
Singapore American School
Shenzhen school
Shanghai Qibao Dwight
Branksome Hall School
Shiv Nadar School
Reedley International School
Raffles Institution
Ningbo Foreign Language School
Mayo College
Malvern Preparatory School
Mahatma Gandhi International School
John Burroughs School
The International School of Kuala Lumpur
Hill School
Hiranandani Foundation School
Glendale Education
Episcopal Academy
Christopher Columbus High School
Chirec International School Hyderabad
Castilleja School
British Vietnamese International School Hanoi
Canadian International School
Brooklyn Friends School
Bangalore International School
American School Of The Hague
Aditya Birla World Academy
DSB International
Don Bosco International
Ryan Schools
Cathedral & John Connon
Oakridge Schools
Washington State University
University of Leeds
University of Sheffield
University of Guelph
Shiv Nadar University
Lancaster University
Florida International University
Coventry University
BML Munjal University
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
BITS Pilani Dubai
University of Sydney
EU Business School
George Mason University
Monash University
Queen Mary University
Ryerson University
Simon Fraser University
University College Dublin
University of Alabama
University of Auckland
University of Queensland
University of Utah
University of Western Australia
Baylor University
Australian National University
Amity University
Leiden University
University of Exeter
O.P. Jindal Global University
University of Melbourne
University of British Columbia
University of Bath
Plaksha University
University of York
University of Surrey
Imperial College London
Loughborough University
Arts University Bournemouth
OCAD University
IE University
University of Dundee
Trinity College Dublin

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