Part 2: Setting up your profile

The Profile Builder is one of the first activities to complete on your new account and will help you find your best-fit university matches.

There are 4 sections to the Profile Builder you will need to complete:

  • Basic info
  • Education
  • Subject interests
  • Personal preferences

Each section will show you how many questions you need to answer in that section.

Step 1: To begin, click on Profile Builder from the left-side menu.

You will see the 4 sections in blue.

Step 2: Click on Basic info and answer the first set of questions, including your gender, date of birth, and the country you are living in, using the next button to navigate forward. The last section here will ask you which countries are you considering studying in. The list of countries are those where we can show you university matches:


For any countries you are interested in which are not listed, use the search bar at the bottom of the list to add them. 

NOTE: We can’t recommend universities from any countries you search for, but you can still shortlist universities based there, write essays for those universities, and plan your application on BridgeU.


Step 3: In Education click on the + New Grade option and then select which grading system you use at your school from the list provided.


Select the type of exams you are working towards (e.g A-levels for UK system) and select the target grades you hope to achieve. If you have taken ‘mock’ exams or your teacher has given you a predicted grade you can use these. 

If you select the US as part of the Basic Information section of the Profile Builder, you’ll be asked to input your SAT/ACT scores too.


Step 4: In Subject interests either use the search button at the top of the page to search for a specific course area or use the subject interest cards to select subjects that you are interested in studying at university.  You can add very broad subject areas like ‘Business’ or click ‘see subfields’ to see more specific options you could study under the same broad area.

Use the +Add button to select subjects that interest you. If you add a subject and then change your mind you can remove it by clicking the small grey circle next to the name of the subject


You will also be asked if you only want to consider degrees in the specific subjects you have chosen or if you would be interested in exploring degrees that are related but slightly outside of these interest areas. For example, showing you degrees for ‘Criminology’ if you select ‘Law’.


Step 5: In Personal preferences, you will be asked a range of questions to understand the type of learning environment you would like to study in. Some examples of these questions are what your preferred budget is, if you prefer exams or coursework, and how big you would like your class sizes to be.


If you have selected either the US or Canada as potential destinations you will also be asked which specific parts of these countries you’d like to study in.



Once you have answered all the questions in each of the 4 sections of the Profile Builder the sections will appear in green and you are ready to see your university matches.

If you have any questions or general feedback - we’d love to hear from you! Simply reach out to our Support team via Live Chat or by emailing us on: and we’ll gladly assist you further


Now move on to Part 3: Getting your university matches




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