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As a leading IB school in India, DSB International School is focused on ensuring all our students move on to higher educational institutions where they will flourish. Our committed team of University Guidance Counsellors from the highly reputed Red Pen meets regularly with students from grade 8 upwards to help them prepare for this next step. Parents and students have free access to their support and guidance in choosing options at IGCSE and IBDP and in navigating the complex range of university courses on offer. During grade 11 and 12 students meet regularly with the counsellors to explore their options and understand the requirements of the courses they are interested in. They provide guidance every step of the way - navigating the processes of the different destinations and helping the students best present themselves. This will often involve many regular meetings, connection to university admissions staff, and lots of support in drafting personal statements and essays.

About The Red Pen

The Red Pen is Mumbai’s leading University Guidance Counselling Company and prepares students from across this great city for study all over the world. Our large team of counsellors of diverse backgrounds ensures that wherever a student wants to study, someone in the team will have relevant experience and expertise to support their application.

At the heart of The Red Pen is our commitment to finding the ‘best-fit’ institution for every applicant. We are committed to helping our applicants and their families by first understanding their cultural background, financial plans, long-term goals, interests, academic performance and professional expertise. At DSB, we have helped students progress to study in no less than ten different countries over the past four years.

Our dedicated consultants include graduates from some of the top 25 universities globally, including Oxbridge, the Ivy League and more.

Our country specialists have in-depth knowledge about leading universities, their ethos, application requirements and processes, in the US, UK, Canada, Europe, India, Singapore and more.

Our expert team of counsellors are affiliated with professional organisations such as IECA, IC3 and IACAC and are Certified College Consultants.

We have expertise in applications to a vast array of degree courses with former DSB students studying everything from jewellery Design to Mechanical Engineering, Medicine and Equine studies. If you wish to study the subject - we will have helped someone before you get onto a course somewhere.

Birgit Bery - Counsellor - birgitbery@dsbindia.com

Birgit experienced a baptism of fire starting her career as a guidance counsellor as the world closed down due to COVID. As the pandemic threw up unexpected IB results, unknown outcomes and confusion, she level headedly steered our families to some of the most successful placements we have ever had. Bringing strong research skills and the perspective of a mother whose own children are at this stage of life, Birgit takes the lead in guiding the students in really positive directions and finds just the right place for each and every student - whatever challenges they may face. Her practical no-nonsense attitude and commitment to ensuring the very best for every DSB student mean all are in excellent hands. You are encouraged to reach out to her whenever you want answers or to discuss the whole subject of universities. She has the extensive Red Pen team behind her, so if she doesn't know the exact answer - she knows someone who will.


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The journey to college is a process that starts in grade 8 and continues through your child's high school years. Guidance counsellors start interacting with students and their parents when they select their IGCSE subjects, keeping their strengths and interests in mind. The counsellors may provide guidance on, or encouragement to participate in extracurricular activities, helping students further develop a well-rounded profile so that they stand out in a competitive undergraduate landscape. As a school, we always believe that learning is dynamic and your pathway to university is not straight. The counsellors enable students to explore different options and encourage their participation in activities offered in the school, in India and even abroad that will help inform their choices. They regularly disseminate information on summer schools and other interesting programs that can help with this. As students progress through grade 10, they and their parents may meet several times with the guidance counsellors to help them choose their IB subjects. The guidance counsellors will cross-reference with their teachers to ensure that the advice they give is best suited to the individual student. During the 2 years of the IB Diploma Programme students are encouraged to talk about their goals and aspirations with the guidance counsellors. They will work tirelessly to support them through the research, and application process, and will provide the back up if there are any difficulties arising from their final results. At DSB the Red Pen Counsellors offer every student individualised support and guidance. There are no stock answers or standardised approaches - each student gets the help they need and is assured a placement at a university from which they will truly benefit. The proof is in the outcome. In a world where some 30% of students drop out of university only one or two have done so from all the DSB graduates.

Where DSB students have gained entry


Bishop's University

Carleton University

Huron University College

Lakehead University

Mount Alison University

Queen's University

Ryerson University

Simon Fraser University

Trent University

University of Alberta

University of British Columbia

University of Calgary

University of Guelph

University of Toronto

University of Waterloo

University of Western Ontario

University of Windsor

Wilfrid Laurier University

York University

Copenhagen Business School

VIA University College

HAMK Häme University of Applied Sciences, Valkeakoski

Paris American Academy

Sciences Po

Carl Benz School of Engineering

EBS University of Business and Law

EBS Business School

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Leuphana Universität

RWTH Aachen University

Technische Universität Hamburg (TUHH)

Technische Universität München

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Viadrina University

Ashoka University

Atlas Skill Tech University

Krea University

NMIMS University

Regenesys Institute of Management

Russell Square International College

S P Jain School of Global Management (India, Dubai, Australia)

Trinity College Dublin

Istituto Marangoni

Eindhoven University of Technology

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Leiden University

Tilburg University

The Hague University of Applied Sciences

University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

University of Groningen

University of Twente

Willem de Kooning Academie

BI Norwegian Business School

Monash South Africa (IIE MSA)

École hôtelière de Lausanne

Glion Institute of Higher Education: Hospitality Management School

Le Roches - Global Hospitality Education

University St. Gallen


Arts University Bournemouth

Bath Spa University

Bournemouth University

Brunel University London

Cardiff University

City University of London

Coventry University

Durham University

Heriot-Watt University

Istituto Marangoni, London

King's College London

Kingston University

Lancaster University

Leeds Beckett University

London School of Economics and Political Science

Loughborough University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Northumbria University

Norwich University of the Arts

Nottingham Trent University

Oxford Brookes University

Queen Mary University of London

Regent's University London

Royal Agricultural University

Royal Holloway University of London

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

Sheffield Hallam University

University of the Arts - Central St. Martin

University College London

University of Birmingham

University of Brighton

University of Bristol

University of Chester

University of Edinburgh

University of Essex

University of Exeter

University of Glasgow

University of Greenwich

University of Kent

University of Leeds

University of Manchester

University of Nottingham

University of Sheffield

University of Southampton

University of St. Andrews

University of Stirling

University of Surrey

University of Sussex

University of Warwick

University of Westminster

American University

Amherst College

Arizona State University

Babson College

Barnard College

Bates College

Bentley University

Berklee College of Music

Boston University

Brandeis University

Brown University

Bryant University

California College of the Arts

California Institute of the Arts

California Polytechnic State University

Chapman University

Claremont McKenna College

Colby College

Colgate University

Cornell University

Drexel University

Emerson College

Emory University

Franklin and Marshall College

George Washington University

Hamilton College

Haverford College

Indiana University Bloomington

John's Hopkins University

Lafayette College

Lehigh University

Loyola Marymount University

Maryland Institute College of the Arts

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Menlo College

Middlebury College

New York University

Northeastern University

Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Orange Coast College

Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)

Pitzer College

Pomona College

Pratt Institute

Purdue University

Ringling College of Art and Design

Rollins College

Santa Clara University

Sarah Lawrence College

Savannah College of Art and Design

School of Art Institute of Chicago

School of Visual Arts

Skidmore College

Swarthmore College

SUNY Binghamton University

Syracuse University

Temple University

The New School - Parsons

University of Arizona

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, San Diego

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Kansas

University of Maryland, College Park

University of Miami

University of the Pacific

University of South Carolina

University of Southern California

University of Texas at Austin

University of the Pacific

University of Virginia

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Vassar College

Washington and Lee University

Washington University (St. Louis)

Wesleyan University

Wheaton College, Massachusetts