Specialist help for your university applications

who we are

Behind Expat Student

Photographie de Louise co-fondatrice de Expat Student

Louise Thomson Fernet


Louise Thomson Fernet first created Expat Student to help high school students access higher education at prestigious UK universities and in doing so, join one of the best university systems in the world.

On the strength of this experience and in response to a growing demand, Expat Student  has since extended its range of services and also offers support for students wishing to apply to courses in renowned universities across Europe and Canada. We also assist students who wish to extend their studies with a Master’s degree abroad. 

It is with enthusiasm, determination and methodology that we guide each student to access the university that is the best suited to their personal goals.

what we do

Your pathway to success

Having accompanied her own  children in their international university applications, Louise understands that the different steps to a successful application can be complex and difficult for students (and parents) who are not in that educational system or who are not supported by a great school counselor.

Thanks to Expat Student’s international experience, our support has a holistic approach based on an evaluation of the student’s academic needs. Our detailed knowledge of the universities, courses, campuses and application processes in the UK, Europe and Canada is key to your child’s successful application.

Why choose us

6 reasons to choose Expat Student


The application process has no secret for us

We know the ropes-every aspect of the application, every deadline.


We’ve been working extensively with the universities

We know what they expect and we will guide you to maximise your chances of getting into the program of your choice.


We are international

No matter where you’re from and what your high school diploma is, we know how to show your best assets and put your core strengths forward.


We are independent

We work with universities, not for them. Our entire attention is dedicated to you and your goals.


We have excellent relations with admissions services

It’s always a plus to know your admissions officer on a first name basis!


We care

Every student benefits from personalised guidance and support, every step of the way.

Of our students received conditional offers
0 %
UCAS offers, on average
0 /5
Average duration of our assistance
0 year

We have helped them to join a wide variety of bachelors programmes including:

  • Business
  • Medicine
  • International Relations and Politics
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • International Management
  • Engineering
  • History
  • Biological Sciences
  • English Literature
  • Environmental
  • Zoology
  • Philosophy

Our UK results

Our students received offers from universities such as:

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Expat Student in a nutshell

In this highlight, Louise talks about her mission with Expat Student, helping young people (and their parents) succeed in their international orientation.

  • Supporting the school search
  • Providing the right tools and processes to successfully complete applications
  • Freeing up time for students to focus on their studies and exams
  • Maximising their chances of success


On the road to success
after trusting Expat Student

Where to meet us

University fairs

Expat Student participates regularly at Higher Education Fairs in Paris. Over the last couple of years, we have had stands at

  • Salon de l’Etudiant – the 3 day long Higher Education Fair in France with over 244 stands and 31,600 visitors, this is by far the largest university fair in France
  • Salon de l’Etudiant, Partir à l’Etranger – a specialist university fair for students wishing to study abroad. Over 11,000 students visit this fair every year.
  • Salon Studyrama Salon des Formations Internationales – a higher education fair for international study, attended by almost 9,000 students
  • Salon des Masters du Monde – a postgraduate fair organised by the newspaper ‘Le Monde’

In-School Presentations

Expats Student offers in-school presentations and workshops for students and parents where we explain the international Higher Education options and discuss their relevance.

We also provide advice to school staff who are unfamiliar with the different application systems (UCAS for the UK, Studielink for the Netherlands …).

Ask your Head Teacher to call us to organise a meeting.

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