Your dream university journey starts here

What we do

As a network of alumni from prestigious universities around the world, our team is dedicated to smoothing the application process for ambitious students that walk in our shoes.

How application-ready are you?
Are you ready to see your knowledge and skills when it comes to your university application? Take our comprehensive quiz and find out what your strategy needs and how prepared you are to apply to a top university. Start your journey by understanding what you should do next!

What Makes Us Different


Personalised 1-2-1 training

No two students are the same. We listen to your interests, your dreams, and tailor the application strategy around you.


A Thriving Community

We build long-term relationships with our students. The result? An amazing network of like-minded alumni who all help each other out.


We’re Only Here For You

We have no ties to universities. No conflicting interests. Everything we do is to make sure you succeed in your academic career.

Our Mentors


Yale University & NYU

Cezar is an artist and programmer born in Romania and working in Brooklyn. His software-based practice uses vi...


University of Oxford

Magi’s main scientific interests are within the area of Mathematics, Statistics and their application. After a...


Harvard University

David was born and raised in Georgia where he currently lives. He is a sophomore at Harvard University and pla...


Stanford University

Baihan studies at Stanford and has yet to declare a major. He graduated from the Loomis Chaffee School, a boar...


University of Oxford

Ioana is currently studying Biochemistry at the University of Oxford. She has earned a scholarship to study he...


University of Amsterdam

Jannah graduated from the International School of Choueifat - Egypt and is currently studying Economics and Bu...


University of Amsterdam

Oana is currently studying Political Science at the University of Amsterdam while being a debate mentor for hi...


Harvard University

After being admitted to Cambridge, Imperial, UCL, Durham in the UK and Harvard, UPenn (University Scholar), Ri...


University of Oxford

Sonia is currently doing her second year of Law at University of Cambridge. In the meantime, she also works fo...



Yvonne graduated in Politics and East European Studies with First Class Honours from UCL. Recently, she was ac...



My name is Adina and I am currently studying Law at UCL. The study of Natural Sciences in an elite high school...


University of Amsterdam

Selin is a third-year student studying Psychology at the University of Amsterdam. She is following the ‘Develo...

Our Students

Tana Cuturela

University of Pennsylvania

Applying to the best colleges in the US is a long and demanding process. On top of your regular extracurricula...

Teodor Grosu

Princeton University

My experience with Upgrade has been a very enjoyable one and I owe most of that to my mentor. She's an incredi...

Tudor Serban

University of Cambridge

When I first thought about studying Medicine in the UK, the process seemed really difficult and it almost sc...

Alexandru Badea

University of Cambridge

During high school, I was more concerned with Olympiad results than multidisciplinary development, so when I s...

Alexandru Ciocîrlan

London School of Economics

Upgrade Education advised me which path to choose. I worked with Upgrade mentors weekly since September 2018, ...

Ana Stratan

Columbia University

Upgrade is a community of passionate people, truly eager to help, who enjoy the successes of their students an...

Anne Grete Aljas

NYU Shanghai

I truly believe that if I wouldn’t have collaborated with Upgrade, I wouldn’t have gotten into my dream univer...

Andrei Marginean

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

I can still recall the overwhelming feeling of breathless panic when I first decided to sit down and write my ...

Cristina Arama


My first interaction with Upgrade Education came shortly after I had finished 10th grade when I signed up for ...

David Turturean

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

My journey with Upgrade Education began after a call and a one-on-one free session, where we established what ...

Erik Birinyi

London School of Economics

At Upgrade Education you get a sense of belonging. I faced several challenges on the way but I was offered all...

Flaviana Craznic


Upgrade Education put me into contact with my mentor, without whom I would not have been able to get this far....