Student Recruitment Events

Connect and engage with motivated students from around the world to strengthen your student pipeline.

Connecting with talented students

QS student recruitment events give you the chance to engage with motivated prospective applicants from around the world.

Events for every objective

Our range of student recruitment events covers all parts of the recruitment cycle, from first enquiry to selection for admission.

International scope

By hosting recruitment events in every region, we’re able to connect students and universities across borders.

Diverse pool of students

Whether in business, management, engineering or social sciences, QS student recruitment events provide the opportunity to recruit across programmes.


Students and institutions can join our events both in-person and online.

Our student recruitment events

Meet candidates from around the world at a QS Discover or QS Connect event, where you can build and strengthen your student pipeline through in-person or online connections and networking.

A prospective student at a student recruitment event.
QS Discover

Our Discover fairs attract vast numbers of high-intent students and are ideal for generating applications, building your pipeline and increasing brand visibility.

Network with motivated master’s and MBA prospects from around the world and generate high-quality leads.

Learn more about QS Discover

QS Connect

Our Connect events are primed for meaningful interaction — match your institution with high-quality prospective students who have been specifically selected to meet your institution’s requirements.

We’ll introduce you to prime master’s and MBA candidates to help you choose the right students for your institution.

Learn more about QS Connect

Explore our events schedule

QS student recruitment event FAQs


What is the difference between QS Connect and QS Discover?

QS Discover events are free recruitment fairs where candidates can speak to representatives from institutions, ask questions and gather information about your courses and campuses. At QS Discover, there are opportunities to take part in panel discussions or presentations to promote your brand to students.  

QS Connect events consists of 5x 25 minute sessions in which QS experts book meetings with prospective candidates that meet your predetermined criteria. 

How does QS attract so many prospective students to their events?

QS has a large, multinational marketing team that uses a mix of digital, physical and social media marketing, and has relationships with hundreds of media partners to ensure the best quality candidates attend our events. 

How do I know where the event will be held in the cities? 

Logistics such as location, transport options and hotel recommendations are available on QS Outreach. 

What is included when I attend an event? 

Join a QS event and you’ll benefit from:

  • Expert support from our experienced customer success team plus on-the-day event support
  • Media assets to promote your event presence on your social and marketing channels
  • Opportunities to take part in a panel or share your institution’s unique perspective and USPs 
  • Access to the registration list before the start of the event 
  • Access to the full registration list post-event 
  • Access to an app to scan, rate and export your hot leads from the event 
  • Social events, tours and group activities (varies by region) 
What support is offered from QS? 

QS has a wealth of data and insights to prepare you to get the best ROI from our events.  

Each client has a dedicated Customer Success Manager to answer any questions you may have. 

At QS fairs, each client gets access to a lead capture app to easily keep track of all your prospective student interactions.

Each client gets access to QS Outreach, an event management platform which provides all the logistical information you will need at the touch of a button.  

QS Outreach also gives you up-to-date candidate registration data, access to review your QS Connect meetings and lead downloads.

I don't represent a business school, is QS right for me? 

QS events attract a broad audience of candidates looking for courses in Business, STEM, FAME and others. Your QS Account Manager can tell you which locations will help you to meet your recruitment goals. 

I represent a business school, which QS events are right for me?

Business and management represent the most popular choices among our prospective students. View our schedule for where we are holding specialist QS Discover and QS Connect events for MBA candidates specifically.

Not sure which event is
right for your institution?

Speak to one of our expert advisors and they’ll support you to select the right events to support your institution’s goals.

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Find the perfect event for you

Whether your focus is on lead generation, brand awareness, or strengthening your student pipeline, our student recruitment events offer huge benefits and strong ROI.

of event attendees intend to apply to a university six months after meeting at a QS event
of students say that a QS event put them in contact with a school they’d never heard of before
of students say that QS events have helped them make a study decision

Book in a chat with our expert events team to discuss your goals, budget and challenges, and they’ll recommend the perfect event for you.

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Success stories

We always feel like there’s a lot of work that goes on in the background at QS events. This is especially true for QS Connect when the QS team checks a candidate’s qualifications and experience before matching them with a university.

Ana Salomon, Student Recruitment Manager, University Canada West
Ana Solomon, Student Recruitment Manager, University Canada West
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