University Guidance

We offer a unique opportunity to facilitate links between guidance/university counsellors and international university admissions professionals who help support students in the transition from school to university. We work together with our members to support the best possible outcome for students interested in international higher education opportunities.

Professional Development & Networking

University Counsellor Tour

Opportunities for your students

University Connection Registry

The CIS University Connection Registry is a free database resource where your students have the opportunity to connect with CIS member universities and colleges worldwide. Students can provide their information and contact details, as well as interests in study and financial aid need with over 625 CIS higher education institutions. These are fully accredited universities and colleges in 26 countries that are actively seeking students with an international outlook. 

CIS member colleges and universities recognize the unique intercultural competencies, skills and experiences of your students as well as the rigorous academic preparation and quality international education they have received. CIS member universities use the CIS University Connection Registry in their admissions outreach to connect with students all over the world who have expressed interest in studying a programme they offer or studying in their region. All participating universities/colleges sign a statement that they will use contact details only to send their own information/materials. Students from all schools are eligible to participate and there is no cost to the school or your students for using the CIS University Connection Registry.

To take advantage of this service:

  • Direct your students to the CIS University Connection Registry Form
  • Forward an email Template to students. Be sure to copy and paste the above link into the email.
  • Download a poster of the CIS University Connection registry (A4 and/or A3) poster to display.
  • Review the online student registration form. Students who will graduate and apply to university in the next 3 years are the appropriate audience.

Please encourage and assist students as they complete the online form by providing school information, address, CEEB code if applicable, etc. 

Should you have any questions about the CIS University Connection Registry, please feel free to email us at


Through professional development conferences, college & university tours and fairs, we enhance communication and provide networking opportunities for guidance counsellors and colleges and universities around the world.

Student Well-being Workshop | Bilbao

18–19 November 2019 
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Global Forum on International Admission & Guidance | Bilbao
20–21 November 2019

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Child Protection Deep Dive Workshop for Counsellors | The Hague

27–28 January 2020
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Child Protection Foundation Workshop | The Hague

29–30 January 2020
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Child Protection Deep Dive Workshop | The Hague

31 January – 1 February 2020
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Child Protection Foundation Workshop | Bogotá

22–23 February 2020
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Child Protection Deep Dive Workshop | Bogotá

24–25 February 2020
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Middle East Institute on International Admission & Guidance

13–14 March 2020
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Child Protection Foundation Workshop | Ho Chi Minh City

30 April – 1 May 2020
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Child Protection Deep Dive Workshop | Ho Chi Minh City

2–3 May 2020
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CIS member school

If you work at a CIS member school, log in to the CIS Community portal to access member-only resources and to register for events. If you need help logging in to the portal, contact us at

Non-member school

If your school is not a member of CIS, you can sign up for our mailing list to receive information about future events.

Facebook Groups

Join one (or more!) of the new CIS Regional Facebook Groups to stay connected with your admissions and counselling colleagues. Learn about regional trends and issues in international education, exchange ideas, and find community with a regionally-specific support network.