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About us

Dr. Curt Schmitt has accompanied UNITARGET as an experienced college counsellor from the beginning and in January 2016 he became its director. He completed his Bachelor and Master in International Relations and History at the London School of Economics (LSE), before obtaining his PhD in History from the University of Cambridge. From 2003 to 2014 he held a number of positions at the Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz in Switzerland: head of boarding, teacher of history and politics, tutor in the International Baccalaureate diploma programme (IB), head of admissions and head of college counselling. Dr. Schmitt lives near Hamburg.

UNITARGET was founded in 2011 by Bruno Steinkraus and Daniel Lobron, who met while studying at Imperial College London. Their goal was to counsel and support students applying to British universities. Lobron continued his studies with a Master in Nanotechnology at the University of Cambridge before embarking on a career as a data analyst with Google in 2015. Steinkraus is currently pursuing a PhD in Molecular Biology at the University of Oxford. Thanks to their personal experience and excellent network they can look back at many successful applications. Steinkraus and Lobron keep close ties to UNITARGET.


  • Arnaud from Switzerland

    Two-time NCAA champion
    BSc Maths and Physics (2016), University of Colorado Boulder

    When I look back, I see the choices which led me to where I am now. And talking to Dr. Curt Schmitt, well, that definitely was the right choice...

  • Nicolas from Germany

    Founder of www.morninglory.com
    BA in Business Administration (2008), Universität St. Gallen
    MBA (2016), University of Chicago Booth School of Business

    I shall forever be grateful to Dr. Schmitt for helping me learn everything about business in two of the most rigorous and stimulating academic environments on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • Jacob from Germany

    BA Arts and Sciences (2019), University of Miami

    Thanks to its international experience and expertise UNITARGET helped me to find the perfect match. I am extremely happy with my decision and I could not feel better at any other university.

  • Elisaveta from Latvia

    BA in Communications (2015), New York University (NYU)

    Dr. Schmitt was very helpful in walking me through the application process, from the college essays to preparing for the standardized tests - and breaking down an otherwise intimidating process into clear, simple steps with precise deadlines.

  • Stephanie from France

    BA in Anthropology (2018), London School of Economics (LSE)

    I absolutely love my course and probably wouldn't have found it without Dr. Schmitt’s help – let alone get into LSE without his support.