FAQ | Study Options Open Days


What universities can I meet at the Open Days?

The selection of universities at the Open Days changes each season depending on the availability of the university representatives. You can find out who will be attending the next Open Days on the Universities information page.  If the university that you are interested in, is not attending this time, please contact a Study Options student advisor as we host many other smaller information sessions throughout the year.

Can you help me to decide which universities to speak to?

Yes. When you register for the Open Days, please let us know what subject area you are interested in studying and one of our student advisors will email you within the next few days with a copy of a course list. The course list contains links and lots of information about the courses available at each of the universities. You can also use our website to read more about each university, hopefully this will help you to narrow down your choices.

The Open Days are a rare opportunity to meet Australian and New Zealand university representatives all in one place, but with many different universities attending, you will find it difficult to remember all the crucial information. It's much more productive to approach 2 or 3 universities with a list of specific things you would want to know. If you are struggling to decide on your course options, or have some general questions, feel free to give us a call or reply to our student advisor's email for more detailed advice.  This bit of research in advance means that when you get to the Open Days you will be able to concentrate your time on the universities that you are most interested in, rather than running around trying to talk to all of them!!

When should I arrive at the Open Day?

There are no scheduled appointments at the Open Days, you can turn up at any time during the afternoon, however please be aware that you may have to wait for other students to finish talking to a representative before you get your chance, so make sure you give yourself enough time at the event.

I've got an Australian or New Zealand passport, can I visit the Open Days?

If you have an Australian or New Zealand passport, then you will need to apply to Australian and New Zealand universities as a domestic student - regardless of whether or not you have British school qualifications. The Open Days are primarily designed for international students. You are welcome to come along, but it is unlikely that our university representatives will be able to help you with information about the application process for domestic students.  Please read this page on the Study Options website for more information before registering.

Who are Study Options?

Study Options is the official application support service for students wanting to enrol at Australian and New Zealand universities. We are a free service for you, because we are funded directly by Australian and New Zealand universities to help you make your applications. We hold Australian and New Zealand University Open Days twice a year in March and November, there are also other information events held at other times of year, you can find out more about these events on our website.

Why apply through Study Options?

We are a free, independent, expert service for students. Study Options is the official representative of Australian and New Zealand universities in the UK, and aims to ensure that the application process is as straightforward and stress-free as possible for you.  We will manage your application(s) to Australian and New Zealand universities, certify your academic documents, guide you through the offer and acceptance processes, as well as advising on your student visa application, accommodation options and much more.

How do I make an application at the Open Days?

The best way to make a university application is to download the appropriate forms from our website here, and bring your completed application along to the Open Days along with your academic documents and ID.  We will be able to certify all your paperwork at the event and submit the application to your chosen university as soon as our admissions team are back in the office.

 You will need to bring the originals AND photocopies of your passport, academic certificates and transcript.

Please bring the original AND 1 x photocopy of each of the following documents:

- Your passport (very important!)

If you are applying for an undergraduate course, you will also need:

Your A-level certificates (or equivalent qualification), or evidence of predicted grades if you are currently studying and so do not have the results yet.

Your GCSE certificates.

If you are applying for an postgraduate course, you will also need:

Your degree certificate (for any undergraduate or postgraduate study already completed) and academic transcripts.  An academic transcript is an official list, issued by the university, of the subjects you've studied and the grade/mark obtained for each.

If you are a current UK undergraduate student and wish to transfer to an Australian or New Zealand university, please ensure you bring your academic transcript to date.

Do my parents/friends need to register for the Open Days?

Yes. Please ask anyone who is planning to accompany you at the Open Day to register themselves separately as we need to provide our venues with a complete list of everyone attending. Please note that if you do not register, we cannot guarantee that you will be allowed entry to the venue.

Why do I need to bring photo ID to the London Open Day?

You will be entering Australian territory when you visit Australia House! Please ensure that you bring an official form of photo ID along with your registration email, as there will be security check on the door.

What scholarships are there?

Scholarship opportunities offered by our universities change updated all the time, you can find links to all the most up-to-date databases on the Scholarships and Funding page of our website.

My question isn't answered here...

Contact a Study Options student advisor either by email or give us a call - we'll be happy to help.

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