OUR
HISTORY

The Value of History

2008

As an alumni student from a UK University, André Rosendo founded OK Estudante with a small office in Seixal, Portugal.

2011

Creation of Vermilion Group (VG) to support the brand with the B2B activities.

2014

VG founded Ucademics, an 100% online agency that won the Big App award by Facebook, competing with over 400 projects from 27 countries.

2015

Lisbon and Porto office inauguration. The OK Estudante team grew from 3 to 20 members.

2016

OK Estudante opened the brand’s first two franchises in Portugal. Expansion to Spain started with OK Estudiante.

2017

Reached 5.000 students enrolled and opened 3 more franchises in Portugal.

Award Outstanding Partner UK Award, Navitas – OK Estudante

Award Outstanding Partner Worldwide Award, Navitas – OK Estudante

2018

Opened one more franchise in the most educational city in Portugal: Coimbra. 

Most Student-Focused Representative Award (Europe), University of Hertfordshire – OK Estudante

Representative of the year Award (Europe), University of Hertfordshire – OK Estudante

2019

Opened another OK Estudante franchise in Évora (Portugal) and the first franchise in Sevilla (Spain), coming to a total of 9 offices in Portugal and 2 in Spain. Launch of OK Student brand and office in Nottingham, UK. Acquisition of Klensein agency, expanding our services in Spain and Latin America.

Award Best Educational Offer to the UK, Premios Comunidad de Madrid – OK Estudiante

2021

12.000 students enrolled in UK Universities. OK Estudante is rebranded as OK Student. OK Estudiante and Klensein merged into Klensein powered by OK Estudiante. Reached 100+ partner Universities.

Award Agent Award for Europe, Navitas – Vermilion Group

Award Outstanding Global Agency, Navitas – Vermilion Group

2022

Vermilion Group started to partner with Universities in new countries to offer even more possibilities to our students.