Recently Internet portal Westudy.in has been launched. It allows A-level students from all over the world to assist applicants in entering the best foreign and Russian Universitied. Investor of the project became the company Novstream Internet Advisors, the head of which is founder of HeadHunter Mikhail Frolkin; investments in this Startup were $300K.
The portal allows users to choose appropriate by duration, cost and specialization variant of study course in 300 Universities from USA to Australia. Assistance in entrance the University is rendered experts from Westudy.in – A-level students from these Universities. On the basis of their experience they give excellent consultations to applicants, where they say how to get educational grant, prepare documents, or write a cover letter, and they also support in entering the University.
“Portal possesses high business potential, because offers unique for Russian market service – knowledge and experience of successful students. Most of the applicants, who are seriously interested in entering the University, will choose their private communication with experts, who will tell about all details and hidden rocks of the process. By the end of this year the team of Westudy.in, as expected, will consult from 7 to 10 thousands users”, - comments Mikhail Frolkin.
Westudy.in offers users 5 service packages with various paid services – from hourly consultation to full support with educational scholarships and grants selection, and documents editing. The cost of service packages vary from 1,5 to 30 thousands rubles. Data base of the portal on Universities all over the world is free. Here one can find information about how to apply documents on education on 850 programs in 300 Universities, comprising global top-300 and Russian top-50. Besides, the portal issues interviews with students and graduates of prestige Univarsities, their advices, investigations and articles on the topic of high education.
Mentors of the project are: director general of innovation center “New media technologies” RIA Novosti Vasily Gatov, director general PRUFFI Alena Vladimirskaya, chief of media services of Yandex Dmitry Stepanov. The founder of educational portal Aleksandra Olenina since 2007 invests opportunities of foreign education by herself: she received grants, went to training, and learned free in Foreign Universities.
“I have understood that my experience is on demand – many people had a dream to study abroad, but no one knew how to implement it. My friends and I have established a group in social network Vkontakte, where we gave educational consulting. This group became very popular and gathered almost 40 thousand participants, - says founder and director general of Westudy.in Aleksandra Olenina. – Once we realized that we grew up and are able to make a serious project. This way appeared an idea to establish Internet-service, where A-level students, who have previously entered Universities and received grants, will help applicants”.