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Who we are

Hotcourses India [an IDP company] is the No.1 overseas education consultants in the market today, helping students get their coveted international degree. We are a brand valued by universities across the globe. Hotcourses enjoy a very strong presence in the education industry with close to 20 years of experience. Our primary role is to connect students with universities and colleges around the world. To achieve this, we have the expertise of study-abroad counsellors and the strength of a large database of courses and institutions. Lakhs of students rely on our extensive database to learn about universities and courses and make life-changing study decisions.  Students make use of the Course Matcher - our search and matching tool – to narrow down the large list of universities based on their qualifications and other criteria that matter to them. Our ultimate search feature lets them compare and shortlist universities based on their preferences. If at any point they would like to download the prospectus of any university available on our site, it could be done free of cost. We collate study abroad news from around the world and make it accessible to students through our International Student News page. All these along with the wide variety of articles on topics related to studying abroad will help students make informed decisions.

Our services are not limited to this website.

We have dedicated counsellors who provide comprehensive guidance on all aspects of the study-abroad process including how to find a university, complete an application, get SOPs and LORs in order, clear IELTS or finally pack the bags. They also double as visa advisor to help students with their visa application and interview. Our experts arrange the opportunity for students to attend webinars with university representatives. Following up with the universities about the status of the applications is just another part of their job. Apart from this, we have the IDP Live app that delivers real-time updates about your application without connecting to our counsellors. If you are looking for a reliable study overseas education consultancy, then your search ends here.

If you are looking for a reliable study overseas education consultancy, then your search ends here.

Hotcourses India is managed by IDP Connect - an establishment that comprises employees in India, Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, who have a key aim of helping people explore various education opportunities across the world. Learn more about IDP Connect Groups here.

The Team


Madhan Kumar
Senior Product Manager

Madhan looks after the product strategy ensuring our products delight users and meet their needs.


Ed Kelly
Head of Client Partnerships (International)

Ed helps our university partners grow and diversify student recruitment objectives through marketing, recruitment and data solutions.

Laura Holmes
Head of Client Partnerships (United States)

Laura manages the site’s operations, clients and partners in the United States.

Christine Wach
Director of Client Partnerships (Canada)

Christine takes care of the site’s strategic partnerships and clients in Canada.


Begum Pekmezci
Digital Marketing Director

Begum manages marketing, performance, and content across the Hotcourses affiliates in Asia & Europe

Harini Venkataramanan
Marketing Manager

Harini takes care of the marketing strategies for Hotcourses India.


Roshna Mohan
Content Writer

Roshna manages, writes and edits content for Hotcourses India.

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One of the best

Hotcourses was selected as one of the top 100 'The Sunday Times Best Companies To Work For' in 2012. The list was compiled from the views of over 246,000 employees from 828 different companies on everything from how well they got on with their managers to how far their company went towards supporting the environment. We’re really proud to be involved in such a prestigious competition and hope to keep up the great work for a long time to come.

ABCE accredited abc

ABCE accredited

The traffic for Hotcourses websites is audited and independently verified by the UK's internet traffic standards body, the ABCe.

ABCe aids the buying and selling of advertising through independent certification to industry-agreed standards and metrics. To find out more about these industry standards visit their web site, www.abc.org.uk

Our data sources

The Hotcourses International websites list course data from a wide range of accredited institutions based in 48 countries worldwide. Our listings only contain courses that are accredited by a recognised awarding body and offer English as the main medium of instruction.

The IDP Connect provides a data collection service for its partners which allows us to gather the most up-to-date information available at the time, while also providing institutions access to a content management tool should they wish to manage their own course listings on our sites. In the UK, the IDP Connect has a partnership with UCAS for undergraduate courses. UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admission Service, is the official admissions service for students applying for UK undergraduate programmes.

One of the best

GeoIP data license

This website determines the location of our users using GeoLite2 data created by Maxmind, available from http://www.maxmind.com

The GeoLite2 databases are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Contact us

  • Speak to us

    We are always looking for ways to improve our websites. If you have any comments (good or bad) please let us know at: internationalenquiries@idp.com. We can also answer any questions or queries you have. We'll do our best to respond as soon as quickly as possible.

  • Update information

    If you are an education provider and something about you on our site is incorrect, you can log in to My IDP Connect and amend your profile information. If you need further advice, please contact our International Providers department at internationalproviders@idp.com.

  • Report a problem

    If something doesn’t seem to be working quite correctly on the site, please let Madhan know so he can investigate. Contact Madhan at: madhan.kumar@idp.com

  • Collaborate with us

    If you would like to write for us or collaborate on content such as articles or videos, reach out to Roshna. You can contact her at: roshna.mohan@idp.com

  • Partner with us

    If you would like to get in touch regarding partnerships, Harini will be happy to discuss ideas further. Contact her at: harini.v@idp.com

Get in touch with us for free guidance on studying abroad
Our study abroad experts are ready to answer all your queries related to overseas education. Please write to us at va-counselors@idp.com or call us at 1800 103 2581.
Face to face counseling
For face to face counseling, walk-in to our IDP offices. We have 38 offices in India.
Advertise with us
We offer a wide variety of advertising options such as banner ads; school, college, departmental or university profiles; content and branding partnerships; and email and social media marketing. If you want to reach out to our hundreds of thousands of international student users, Ed, Rebecca and Laura can take you through the various advertising options available.
Social media channels
You can also find us across our social media channels, listed in the footer of the site. Follow us to keep updated or send us a message. We love to hear from you!

Our offices

  • UK office

    IDP Connect
    First Floor, Bedford House, Fulham Green,
    69-79 Fulham High Street,
    London SW6 3JW

  • USA office

    1617 JFK Blvd
    20th floor, Suite 2043
    Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA

  • Canada office

    2345 Yonge St.
    Suite 900,
    Toronto, ON M4P 2E5, Canada

  • India office

    IDP Education India Services LLP
    5th Floor, Block 1B, 1/124, DLF Assets Pvt Ltd,
    DLF Infocity Developers,
    Shivaji Gardens,
    Mount Poonamalle Road,
    Chennai – 600 089

  • Australia office

    IDP Connect
    Level 1, 170 Queen Street,
    Melbourne, VIC 3000

  • India office - Online counseling

    IDP Education India Pvt Ltd,
    Global Gateway Towers,
    Tower-B, 5th - 7th Floor, Sector 26, M.G. Road,
    Sikanderpur Ghosi,
    Gurgaon – 122002, Haryana.
    Phone: +91-0124-4886900
    Toll free: 1800 103 2581
    Opening hours: 9.30 AM to 6.00 PM
    (Monday - Saturday)