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Our Story

Our Story
Who We Are

An international team of educators and UK university specialists, ideally placed to provide application support at every step of the journey.

World Leading
Highly Experienced

We have supported students from around the world in their successful applications to many of the UK’s top universities

UCAS Certified
UCAS Certified & Trusted

As an authorised UCAS centre, we receive annual Adviser training and are able to provide help with every aspect of a student’s UCAS submission

Global profiles
Global profiles

A significant percentage of overseas students at Oxford & Cambridge facilitate their global profiles.

International competition
International competition

11% and 19% of overseas applicants to Oxford & Cambridge were made offers, far below the UK average.

From a one-off meeting to answer a few lingering queries through to full guidance through your applications, our team are ever-present, and always happy to answer questions from prospective applicants and their families.

Our History

EIB Consulting are a team of educational consultants with over a decade of Oxbridge and UCAS application experience, with particular focus on supporting international and their families apply to study at UK universities from their homes around the world. As a team, we ourselves undertook the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme before our university studies, which fostered in each of us a determinedly global outlook. From our bases in Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the UK, we chose to come to, or stay in, the UK for our university studies, at institutions including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London, and King’s College London.

International Approach & Ethos

We understand the difficulties of navigating the UCAS application system, and pride ourselves on providing clear advice, tailored to each and every student, no matter their starting level of UCAS understanding or knowledge. As a registered UCAS centre, we can provide help at every step of the journey, including the final UCAS form submission.

We are happy to provide guidance on all aspects of the application, including:

  • Personal statement research & formulation
  • Course & university selection
  • Interview preparation
  • Pre-16 course selection
  • Formulating career ideas and ambitions
  • Assessment test support
  • Work experience arrangements
  • Recognition of your international qualification by UK universities
  • Oxford, Cambridge, Medicine, and Dentistry applications
  • English language requirements and foundation years
  • UCAS form reference & other UCAS submission logistics

We have, individually and as a team of Consultants, supported over 200 students with their UCAS applications, and supported more than 75 applications to Oxford and Cambridge, both in-person and from a distance, providing support for over a decade, and so hope to have encountered almost all queries, but are always excited to be asked new questions we have not come across before.

Tim Hoffmann

Tim Hoffmann

MEng (Hons), Oxford University

Tim, MEng (Oxford), is the Founder and Director of EIB Consulting & Elite IB. With over a decade’s worth of experience providing support to students applying to a variety of UK universities, including but not limited to Oxford and Cambridge, across a range of Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering courses, there is little Tim does not know when it comes to making your applications in these areas.

Additionally, having led talks and seminars globally regarding the UCAS process, and having applied from outside of the UK himself (IB graduate, AIS (Antwerp), 2005), Tim is acutely aware of the particular challenges faced by international applicants throughout their UCAS applications, as well as the qualities which make them of interest to many of the UK’s top universities.

Bella Southworth Simons

Bella Southworth Simons

MA English 1850-Present, King’s College London

Bella graduated from the IB in 2011, going on to study at King’s College London for both her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. As Head of Consulting, she provides UCAS support to students applying for a wide range of Arts & Humanities subjects, with particular focus on London universities, and personal statement guidance across a full spectrum of subjects.

Regularly delivering talks for students and their parents on UCAS applications, Bella ensures EIB Consulting remains up-to-speed on all UCAS updates and developments, and is well placed to answer most logistical questions regarding applications, no matter how obscure.

Dr Wei Hao Yuen

Dr Wei Hao Yuen

MChem DPhil Oxon, Oxford University

Dr Yuen is a graduate of the University of Oxford, as well as the Director of Elite IB Singapore. Dr Yuen received his DPhil in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry and MChem from Worcester College, and has supported numerous students in their applications to Oxford, Cambridge, and other top UK universities for a multitude of STEM subjects.

An enormously experienced Consultant, Wei Hao is expertly placed to provide Oxbridge support to those applying from overseas, as well as interview guidance for those applying for Chemistry, Natural Sciences, or related subject areas.

Abby Hayes

Abby Hayes

MSc Natural Sciences Cantab, Cambridge University

Abby graduated from Christ’s College, Cambridge, with a BA Natural Sciences and MSc in the History and Philosophy of Science, where she focused particularly in the philosophy of the cognitive sciences. Abby has provided university application support to students through all aspects of their UCAS and Oxbridge applications, including leading Oxbridge interview workshops and seminars.

She is adept at assessing students' needs and attainment, and has an excellent understanding of each aspect of the application process for Natural Sciences, both as a former applicant, and now as an experienced mentor, and provides clear, concise support to those looking to gain entrance to universities throughout the UK to read a range of subjects.

Dr Wei Hao Yuen

Sam Romeo

MA Medieval History & History of Art, University College London

Sam completed his MA Medieval History & History of Art at University College London, having attended King’s College London for his BA History, where he was co-chair of the History Society and recipient of the Worshipful Company of Bowyers Prize. He provides support for students looking to read History, History of Art, Classics, and related courses at UK universities.

Sam’s own experiences studying interdisciplinarily between History, History of Art, and Classical Language departments is highly advantageous to supporting students eager to demonstrate their breadth of knowledge while making applications to humanities programmes at UK universities.

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“What I achieved wouldn’t have been possible without you...it has been a fascinating learning process”

Natural Sciences applicant to

University of Cambridge

“You did a wonderful job; Tamara has already received offers from four universities!”

Mother of student who received all five offers to read Pure Mathematics

“I just wanted to tell you how grateful I am for all your help these past few months. I can’t believe how far we’ve come… You’ve made this process that I was dreading the most exciting experience imaginable. You’re amazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

Madina, Law applicant

Internationally Based

With offices in London, Geneva, and Singapore, and an established presence in the Netherlands, we're strategically placed to offer international support.

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From guiding students in their college selection to preparing them for interview, we have a proven history of successfully aiding students to demonstrate their drive, their ambition, and their talent in their Oxford & Cambridge applications. Honest and personal support, to suit applicants in any and every circumstance.

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