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Cohort Go and GSP partner to offer health cover to agents

November 12, 2020

Media article published by Matthew Knott, News Editor Study Travel Network on November 11th, 2020.

International education edtech and payment company Cohort Go and Global Study Partners (GSP), a platform for student recruitment, have announced a partnership which they said would help agents to purchase Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for students more easily.

The two organisations said that the integration saves agents “significant time in manual data entry and eliminates costly human error” by allowing them to purchase OSHC for their students directly from the Global Study Partners portal.

By utilising Cohort Go ’s OHSC API integration, education agents will be able to purchase cover during the application cycle without leaving the Global Study Partners portal.

Global Study Partners (GSP) operates a student recruitment platform that provides agents with access to more than 500 partner higher education institutions allowing them to submit applications through the system.

Cohort Go and Global Study Partners have announced a partnership.

Cohort Go, headquartered in Australia, provides international money transfer services for international students, and also offers the option of comparing health cover on multiple comparison sites, as well as “workflow solutions” for education and accommodation providers.

Mark Fletcher, CEO of Cohort Go, said the partnership was a great example of how the organisation can align with other international education service providers to provide more efficient services for education agents and students.

“It is encouraging to see other cutting-edge services, such as the Global Study Partners innovative student recruitment platform, that help link agents to education providers. With this integration with Cohort Go, it is now easier for education agents and students to organise and apply for their international education, freeing up much-needed time and resources for agencies to focus on their students’ experiences.”

Elaine Starkey, Global Study Partners CEO, said, “Global Study Partners enables recruitment partners globally to not only search, compare and apply for universities and schools globally, but also to provide end-to-end seamless integration and process efficiency for all student placements and student services.”

She continued, “Students deserve choice, and partnering with an insurance aggregation platform like Cohort Go is the first step in providing great choice for our students when choosing their OSHC. GSP is thrilled with this partnership and we continue to develop the integration of the entire ecosystem of student services ranging from accommodation banking, internships, jobs, etc., to deliver an optimum international student experience.”