• StEPS2Uni

    College applications can be stressful & daunting. Not anymore...

  • StEPS2Success

    Choosing and pursuing a career isn’t an easy decision and we understand...

    About StEPS

    Empowering Academic and Professional Success with StEPS

    Welcome to StEPS, your trusted educational consultant, career coach, and study abroad counselor. We are committed to providing independent advice and guidance counseling to students and professionals, as well as dedicated counseling for applicants to our partner universities.

    We empower you to achieve academic and professional success.

    With over 25 years of expertise, our internationally qualified educational counselors support you every step of the way.

    Our Services

    StEPS2Uni - Students


    Discover Your Path to Higher Education with StEPS2Uni! Our innovative packages and individual consultations for partner and non partner university admissions are designed to guide and empower aspiring students on their journey to university success.

    Whether you’re a high school student exploring your options, or a mature learner seeking new opportunities, StEPS2Uni provides the essential tools and resources to unlock your full potential.


    Our solution centric approach to career development is designed to empower individuals to step into success with confidence.

    With dynamic coaching focusing on your individual skills and expertise, we offer a transformative professional development experience like no other. Whether you’re a fresh graduate seeking your first job or an experienced professional looking to grow or transition in your career, StEPS2Success supports you through bespoke coaching to enhance your professional profile and achieve your goals.


    Our University Partners

    Our Free & Premium Services

    What People Say

    Samra Shaikh
    Samra Shaikh
    31 January 2024
    I introduced Saima to my friend and her daughter as a student counsellor. Her daughter was deciding on her A Levels subjects and future career path and was very confused. Saima had a detailed discussion with them and guided her daughter to take ‘the most perfect choice of subjects for her personality’ and for which she is eternally grateful. While her daughter knew of her interest in Art, she herself had not realised her interest in History. They have gone on to take Saima’s 2 year guidance program. Her general feedback so far is: Saima is very professional yet very approachable and accommodating. For students who are not on the top curve, she is very much needed with her encouraging attitude. Being on the panel of some of the top universities in the UK, she feels her daughter is in safe hands. Thank you Saima!
    Sami Fraihat
    Sami Fraihat
    17 January 2024
    I met Saima on a career development meeting, and I value the insights she provided to improve my LinkedIn profile.
    Aadil Rajah
    Aadil Rajah
    23 November 2023
    Very professional, knowledgeable and the guidance i got was definitely somthing I couldnt have done on my own! The CV looks awsome! People out there lookin for a job & need a clean CV to suit yr needs, get in touch with them! Peace
    Saba Javaid
    Saba Javaid
    8 November 2023
    I am thrilled to share my experience with STEPSEdu. Their support and guidance throughout the university admission and scholarship application process have been nothing short of exceptional. From the very beginning, the team Mam Saima and Rida displayed an in-depth understanding of the educational landscape. What truely sets them apart is their commitment to personalized service. They took the time to understand my unique goals and aspirations, tailoring their advice and recommendations accordingly. This level of attention made me feel like a valued individual, not just another client.Working on SOP’s to scholarship essays STEPS streamlined the process, ensuring that everything was submitted accurately and on time despite the fact that I was being late and lazy.They always welcomed me happily.Their expertise in identifying and assisting with scholarship applications was remarkable.Due to their support and efforts I was able to avail offers from the universities. I can’t express my gratitude enough for the remarkable service I received. If you’re considering educational consultancy services, I wholeheartedly recommend STEPSEdu. They have not only helped me achieve my academic goals but have also made the entire journey smooth and stress-free. Thank you, STEPSEdu especially Mam Saima and Mam Rida
    Mahid Masud
    Mahid Masud
    9 October 2023
    Words cannot do justice in explaining my experience with Steps Team during the application process for my university. Be it Ma’am Ayesha, Ma’am Rida or Ma’am Saima, I had this amazing support from choosing the university, right course, enhancing my SOP skills till the Visa process. The most considered value for me was that the team and specially Ma’am Saima would be available for the guidance directly and even beyond their working hours which is commendable work ethic that I might have seen somewhere else. Hope I can give them back one day for all they have done for all of us!
    Hamza Ali
    Hamza Ali
    9 October 2023
    Attended her Personal Statement and Reference Writing Session: it was really insightful and amazing. Questions were welcomed, there were examples too. It was a really great session. Thank you Madam Saima.
    Maliha Lodhi
    Maliha Lodhi
    3 October 2023
    I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to Miss Rida and Miss Saima for their exceptional support during my master’s visa application. They were incredibly cooperative. Miss Rida’s guidance went beyond being just a counselor; it felt like having a big sister by my side. Her guidance made the process really smooth. Miss Saima’s expertise and prompt responses made the application process seamless. Both of them were amazing, and I can’t thank them enough. I highly recommend their services. Miss Rida and Miss Saima, you are simply amazing!”
    Shagul Sajjad
    Shagul Sajjad
    29 September 2023
    Ms Rida guided me through out the journey of my application. It was a stressful time but her prompt responses and great advice made it one hundred times easier. Thankyou Soo much for all the effort you put in!!

    Educational Consultants

    Do you have a dream to study overseas? There’s nowhere else to look! StEPSEDU is a one-stop educational consultant for your overseas education dreams. As the best educational consultant with over 25 years of experience in overseas education, we are the trusted partner for top UK universities and provide valuable support, trusted resources, and expert suggestions.

    Our team is dedicated to providing customized support and helping you discover the world of study abroad options. Trust us to make your overseas education dreams come true.

    Career Coaching

    At StEPSEDU, we go beyond traditional education consulting. As experts in both university admissions and study abroad programs, with a strong educational background in English Language Teaching from the UK and extensive career development, training, coaching and mentoring experience, our experts offer specialized career coaching for professionals. Whether you’re a student exploring future opportunities or a seasoned professional seeking guidance, our dedicated team is committed to enhancing your success.
    • Ignite your passion: Our Expert coaching helps you find your dream job.
    • Master the market: We are experts in improving your resumes & Linkedin profiles. Whether you are a fresh graduate seeking your first job, or a senior professional who hasn’t updated the CV for some time, or someone looking to pivot into a different professional area, our bespoke placement and outplacement coaching will not only help you develop an ATS compliant CV but also guide you in towards your goals.
    • Return ship Coaching: If you are seeking to re-enter the workplace after a career gap due to personal reasons, you can book a private one to one session with our How Women Rise coach and mentor.
    • Chart your course: Discover your ideal study abroad program.
    • Showcase your strengths: Draft winning university essays and Personal Statements.
    • Craft winning applications: Secure scholarships and university admissions.
    • Embrace new horizons: Seamless visa and pre-departure support for a smooth transition.


    Trust us to be your reliable partner as we guide you towards achieving your academic and career goals.



    • CEO & Co-Founder

      Saima Asghar Riaz

      Saima is a TESOL qualified Warwick Alumna, with over two decades of experience in student counseling, teaching, teacher training, and English language assessment. She has been representing her alma mater for international student admissions since 1998, and has successfully supported hundreds of students with their university, scholarship and job applications globally. As a certified DiSC and ‘How Women Rise’ coach, she supports professionals in bringing about workplace improvements through behavioral change.

      Saima Asghar Riaz
    • COO & Co-Founder

      Zeeshan Riaz

      Zeeshan Riaz is an internationally experienced consultant with over 25 years of proven track record with comprehensive experience of advising corporate, higher education, consulting and training institutions.
      Zeeshan Riaz

      Why Choose Us

      Overseas Educational Consultants in Dubai

      We help students attain their dream of studying abroad by providing them with tailored solutions to their unique cases. StEPSEDU consultancy specializes in overseas education services.
      • We help you find the perfect key to unlock your dream universities.
      • We’re the experts on Application Form Filling, providing guidance and support every step of the way, so you can summit their applications with confidence.
      • We’re the cupid of campus choices, connecting you with the perfect institutions that match your interests, dreams, and aspirations thus . helping students achieve their career goals.
      • We map out your strengths, passions, and goals, equipping you with the tools to conquer any professional journey.
      • We’re the magical sprinklers, nurturing and watering the seeds of your skills, so they blossom into vibrant talents that impress the world.
      • We light the way with valuable interview tips and help you craft a CV and Personal Statement that shines brighter than a thousand stars.


      Mehak Amir

      Mehak Amir

      Senior Consultant

      Hello, I’m Mehek Amir, a Warwick Graduate. I have 7-8 years of experience in the education sector, I have worked with prestigious institutions such as LUMS. I have helped local and international students in completing their personal statements, guiding them through assignments and thesis.

      My journey in education has equipped me with a deep understanding of the challenges students face when seeking international opportunities. I believe that studying abroad not only broadens horizons but also opens doors to endless possibilities.

      As an experienced professional, I am well-versed in the intricacies of the application process, visa requirements, and the various educational systems around the world. I am committed to guiding students through every step of their journey, providing them with the knowledge and support they need to make informed decisions.

      Shayan Fareed

      Shayan Fareed

      Undergraduate Ambassador

      Shayan Fareed is an Undergraduate Ambassador for StEPS who recently graduated from Warwick Business School with a BSC in Management. Prior to that, he completed his A Levels at the prestigious Aitchison College. During his time at the University of Warwick, Shayan cherished the vibrant campus life and considered it his home for the past three years, leaving behind fond memories as he moves on to new endeavors.

      Faiza Omar

      Faiza Omer

      Communication Coordinator

      Faiza Omer has a Masters in Finance from Punjab University. She is a highly experienced Communication Coordinator with excellent leadership and project management skills. She is skilled in crafting engaging content for various platforms and managing internal and external communications. Faiza has received several certificates and awards, demonstrating her proficiency in teamwork, customer service, and administrative expertise. As Communication Coordinator at StEPS, she successfully leads and manages multiple client projects. Prior to this, she worked at DNATA Emirates Group, providing passenger services and coordinating flight operations.

      Rida Fatima

      Rida Fatima

      Manager Student Support
      Rida, a graduate in Marketing from Hailey College of Commerce, University of Punjab, serves as an international higher education professional and ‘Manager Student Support’ at StEPS, with over 5+ years of dedicated experience in assisting students to achieve their study abroad aspirations. Certified by the British Council, she provides comprehensive guidance throughout the UK university application process, assesses documents, and addresses accommodation and visa inquiries. Drawing upon her background as a former Campus Relationship Manager, Rida possesses refined skills in establishing strong industry relationships. Committed to empowering students to make informed decisions, she ensures a successful and enriching study abroad experience.
      Wasim Hashmi Syed

      Wasim Hashmi Syed

      Senior Advisor

      Mr Wasim Hashmi Syed, Senior Advisor, Professional Development and Transnational Education.Mr Wasim Hashmi Syed has over twenty years of visionary experience in initiating and leading educational initiatives with tangible outcomes, creating international linkages, and providing development opportunities for Pakistani youth under the country’s vision 2025. He has been involved in various government and foreign-funded projects, including monitoring research and development projects in IT and engineering.

      As an Advisor and Consultant at the Higher Education Commission (HEC), he managed programs aimed at increasing the number of PhD faculty, providing scholarships for students, and fostering collaboration with foreign universities. Additionally, he oversaw the monitoring of research and development projects and played a key role in policy development for higher education institutions. He established collaboration with  more than 30 international foreign universities and organizations. He played a significant role in launching and overseeing scholarship programs and initiatives related to information and communication technology.

      He also served as an Advisor International Linkages at Pak-Austria Fachhochschule Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology Haripur, he had engaged in obtaining charter for Institute from HEC and PEC.

      In his role as General Manager Monitoring/Projects at the National ICT R&D Funds (IGNITE), he monitored numerous technical projects funded by academia and local industry.

      Mr. Hashmi obtained his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from University of Engineering Technology Lahore. He also holds MS in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, from the University of Louisville Kentucky USA, and a Ph.D. (in progress) in Transport Engineering University of Hasselt Belgium.

      Zeeshan Riaz

      Zeeshan Riaz

      Zeeshan Riaz is an internationally experienced consultant with over 25 years of proven track record with comprehensive experience of advising corporate, higher education, consulting and training institutions.

      Zeeshan leads the business development, international brand building and student recruitment initiative in the region for StEPS partner institutes.

      Zeeshan has extensive experience in corporate strategy and development in Europe, Middle East and Asia, working in a range of industries with extensive involvement in Green-Field and Public & Private partnership development projects.

      Which provides a unique platform with in-depth knowledge of the global job market to advice on career growth and educational pathways for professionals and students.

      After primary education from Smedstad School in Oslo, Norway, he pursued higher education from Norway, Pakistan and UK in Computer Science with Business Management followed by MBA specialising in marketing.

      He is a UK certified Clinical Therapist and British Council certified Trainer of Trainers (TOT).

      Saima Asghar Riaz

      Saima is a TESOL qualified Warwick Alumna, with over two decades of experience in student counseling, teaching, teacher training, and English language assessment. She has been representing her alma mater for international student admissions since 1998, and has successfully supported hundreds of students with their university, scholarship and job applications globally. As a certified DiSC and ‘How Women Rise’ coach, she supports professionals in bringing about workplace improvements through behavioral change.

      Saima is a British Council trained and certified IELTS professional and has taught English at The University of Warwick, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Kinnaird College for Women, and the Virtual University of Pakistan. She has trained educational professionals at Kinnaird College, Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) and the Ali Institute of Education, and has been a consultant trainer for the Punjab Judicial Academy for development of soft skills of district judiciary and judicial staff of the Lahore High Court.

      With extensive experience in education management and administration, Saima has been the Founding Director for the Directorate of Faculty Development & Internationalisation (DFDI) at LCWU, and successfully launched a Faculty Development Centre as well as Pakistan’s first university-level mandatory Citizenship programme in collaboration with the British Council. She was thus responsible for supporting the enhancement of teaching and research capability of Asia’s largest women’s university, creating linkages with local and international partners, enabling students in social entrepreneurship projects, and raising the university profile on an international academic platform.

      She is a Mentor Coordinator for BNI Konnectors and a member of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital Lahore.