Baltic Council for International Education (BCIE) has been a leading education abroad company in the Baltic States ever since its foundation in 2004, with offices in Riga, Ventspils (Latvia), Tallinn (Estonia), Vilnius (Lithuania) and Warsaw (Poland).
In BCIE our top priority is the student; their dreams, aspirations and expectations we work hard to meet. Programmes we offer cover all aspects of the education-abroad industry, including language camps and courses, private and state secondary education, as well as college and university degrees from all around the world. Whatever your choice is, we're there for you to help you walk through the entire application process.
Our counselling services include:
- Choosing the right country, university and programme of studies;
- Nailing down all the crucial administrative aspects of the application;
- Feedback-based work on the Personal statement, CV, portfolio, references and more;
- Student loan and scholarship application;
- Pre-departure seminars based around the topics of flight bookings, packing, health insurance and other aspects of going away to study.
The main distinctive features of our work are high reliability, responsibility and focus on the student. All our managers and counsellors hold university degrees from all around the world and apart from first-hand knowledge, hold an extensive experience in applying and studying abroad. Our counsellors visit our new and established partners annually, as well as participate in agent conferences and fam-trips organised by schools and universities.
Hundreds of young people get our professional counselling and assistance in the application process to universities in the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, Canada, the USA, Australia and other countries. Among our applicants you can find a number of those who got accepted to top universities, such as Oxford or Cambridge.
Twice a year; in October and March, BCIE organizes the biggest in the Eastern Europe education abroad fairs called Days of International Education. The event is held in all four Baltic cities – Kaunas, Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn, as well as four Polish locations – Warsaw, Lodz, Krakow, Wroclaw and one city from Czech Republic – Prague. Days of International Education is a well-known brand event that attracts more than 20,000 unique visitors interested in studying abroad and is a great opportunity for both; students and educationa; organizations, to get to know one another. Moreover, once a year in December the Exclusive Secondary Focus Fair takes place. This event is aimed specifically at promotion of education in boarding schools and international colleges in different countries.
Too early to plan secondary or higher education? We are also the only company in the Baltics that sends junior groups to language schools abroad on a weekly basis during summer! Great Britain, Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, USA, Canada, Switzerland and more. Our partners and us believe there is way more to language camps than sitting in a classroom all day cramming new vocabulary – check our website!
BCIE is also the only authorised examination centre in Latvia for such international exams and tests as IELTS, Cambridge English (Young Learner’s, KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC, ILEC, TKT), ACCA, Aptis, Open University and University of London External Exams. We're also the official UCAS information centre, offering university placement services in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Besides, BCIE administers entrance tests for private schools and colleges abroad (BUSSATS, UKiset) as well as provides the detailed information about the preparation courses, exams, deadlines and fees.
As a team of open-minded, professional and success-oriented individuals, we believe that good quality education as a basis of future accomplishments is never out of reach. Our mission is to encourage young people to chase their dreams and prosper. It is only by mutually applying the principles of hard work and dedication that we make it happen and the inspiring results is what keeps us going.