About Study Options

Study Options is the official Application Support Service for UK-based students wanting to apply to university in Australia and New Zealand.

We are a free, independent, expert service for students. We offer advice and counselling to help you choose the right course, at the right university, and are then responsible for guiding you through the entire application process, from making an application to accepting an offer of place. We also provide free assistance with practicalities including student accommodation and student visas.

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. Study Options is the only organisation in the UK that focuses exclusively on Australian and New Zealand education. Hundreds of UK students apply to study in Australia and New Zealand through Study Options every year. To get started, see our Study in Australia or Study in New Zealand pages.

How we can help

We provide information and advice on universities and courses to help you decide where to apply. You can:

We put you in touch with the universities directly. You can:

We help with all the paperwork, including:

We provide help and guidance at each step of the process

What People Say

  • Jack Jarvis

    Graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Sport...

    Jack Jarvis (left hand side)

    I had a gap year out in Christchurch, New Zealand and fell in love with the country, the people and the Kiwi way of life, so looked into options to go to University out there. A friend of mine...

  • Lauren Smith

    Lauren in studying Graphic Design at RMIT...

    My experience with study options was really straight forward, they went above and beyond in helping me with my application for RMIT University. I was living in Belgium at the time and needed...

  • Chris Bacon

    Chris is at the University of Canterbury, New...

    Chris Bacon

    “I was always keen to pursue a PhD abroad, having spent a majority of my life in one country. Then the opportunity from Study Options came up in which they offered me full support around the process...

  • Catxere Casacio

    Catxere is a PhD student at the School of...

    Catxere Casacio

    “I was living in a tiny Spanish island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean when I started my Ph.D. application at UQ. The whole process – bureaucratic and demanding – took a year. At one stage it was...

  • Jeremy Eames

    Jeremy started the Master of International...

    Jeremy Eames and friend Emma enjoy the surf

    “After completing my degree in 2013, I moved to London where I worked in advertising. The first six months were fun, but soon the novelty of living in such a large, cold, expensive city wore off - as...

  • Leo Hutchings

    Leo is at the University of Melbourne studying...

    “I had always dreamt of going to Australia to travel. Never did I think that I would also be studying a Master of Laws at one of the most prestigious universities in the world; the University of...

  • Maksim Valetov

    Maksim is studying a Bachelor of Commerce at the...

    Maksim Valetov

    "Having studied in the UK in the international boarding school for four years I received offers from universities in London but decided to choose Australia. There are several factors that contributed...

  • Elizabeth Brown

    Elizabeth started her Bachelor of Business...

    "I initially decided to study abroad after my dad’s work for transferred him to Australia.  I visited him the summer before I was due to start university and attended the university open day...

  • Adriano Hoelzle de Moraes

    Adriano is studying a Master of Commerce at the...

    Adriano Hoelzle de Moraes

    "I am just about to finish my first semester as a Postgraduate Finance student at USyd, and I can tell you one thing for sure, the experience has been priceless! "After finishing my...

  • Natasha Mason

    Natasha started her psychology degree at the...

    Natasha Mason

    “My decision to move to Perth and go to UWA for my degree has been one of the best decisions I ever made. I decided to do it because I wanted a change from living in the UK, somewhere with a...

  • Helen Slater

    Studying a Bachelor of Arts at the University of...

    Helen Slater

    “When I was taking my AS levels and starting to think seriously about university life, I couldn’t shake the fantasy of studying abroad. I had spent my whole life in a small Sussex town, and the idea...

  • Tom

    Tom is about to begin his PhD in Australia

    Study options were incredibly helpful in applying for my visa to undertake a PhD in Australia, I couldn't have done it without them. My case was particularly challenging as I was applying from...

  • Alex Millar

    Alex studied a Master of Teaching at Monash...

    From the first to the last, the service I received from Study Options has been absolutely phenomenal. What started out as a tentative email enquiry along with a phone call has lead to me and my wife...

  • Kate Ash

    Kate is mother to two of our students

    Josh & Jen Ash in Sydney

    Study Options have helped both junior Ashs to places at universities in Australia and New Zealand. Josh went to study Commerce at St Andrew’s College, Sydney University in 2014 and Jen started this...

  • John Sturt-Addicott

    John is studying an MBA at Macquarie Graduate...

    John Sturt-Addicott

    “I first thought about doing an MBA when my wife and I decided we’d look at our options for living abroad. She was then offered an incredible opportunity to work in Sydney and I started looking at...

  • Kecheng Zhang

    Kecheng is studying Master of Geographic...

    My name is Kecheng Zhang. I studied MSc Development Finance at the University of Manchester from 2014 to 2015. I determined to go to Australia to study further at the University of Queensland.I first...

  • Jiayu Jin

    Jiayu will start a Bachelor of Commerce at the...

    “I applied for a bachelor degree of commerce at the University of Sydney on 7th January 2016 and received the unconditional offer within three working days. I must say this would not happen without...

  • Lydia Gonzales

    Lydia is studying a Bachelor of Science at the...

    Lydia and friends at a college rowing regatta

    My name is Lydia Gonzales, aged 19. I am from East London. I am currently studying an undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne. I live in a College which is a couple minutes' walk from the...

  • Haji Devakumaran

    Studied at the University of Sydney

    Haji and friends

    When I decided to do my Masters, the question was not the field, but more along the lines of where. Out of the various options around the world and after researching into the country, the weather,...

  • Anita Shah

    Studied a Masters of Public Health at the...

    Anita Shah (bottom right)

    My name is Anita and I am from London. I am currently living in Melbourne, Australia while studying towards my Masters of Public Health (MPH) at the University of Melbourne. I have to say that I am...

  • Bobby Brown

    Bobby began studying a Bachelor of Exercise and...

    Bobby Brown studies Exercise & Sport science at the University of Queensland

    "My name is Bobby and I am from Welling, which is just on the border between London and Kent. I currently live in a suburb of Brisbane about 15 minutes from the CBD. I study exercise and sport...

  • Elena Balcaite

    Elena Balcaite began a PhD in Arts and Humanities...

    Elena exploring Sydney during a weekend trip.

    "Having done an MSc by Research at the University of Gloucestershire, I knew I wanted to pursue my research further and embark on a PhD. I also wanted a change of scenery, and Australia was always on...

  • Melissa Morshead

    Melissa is studying the Bachelor of Education (...

    Melissa Morshead pictured second from the left.

    “My name is Melissa and I am from Jersey in the Channel Islands. I am at Cromwell College, so I live on campus which makes everything much easier. I am studying Primary Education and chose to study...

  • Ttobie Arowobusoye

    Ttobie is studying the Master of Sustainability...

    Ttobie Arowobusoye in Bondi Park

    “I have just finished my first semester of a Masters at the University of Sydney and so far so good!“I chose Sydney as I had visited it a number of times and really liked how different it was from my...

  • Rajeev Nagpal

    Rajeev began the Master of Health and...

    “Coming to study at Flinders has indeed been one of the best decisions I have taken. The university campus is very beautiful, with a view of the ocean. The facilities at the university, in particular...

  • Josh Ash

    Josh is studying the Bachelor of Commerce at the...

    Josh Ash.

    "My decision to study abroad in Australia was a pretty last minute affair, and genuinely would not have been possible without direction and input from Study Options. I always wanted to travel in...

  • Vicky Guilfoyle

    Vicky started a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning...

    Vicky Guilfoyle outside the education faculty at the University of Canterbury

    “I am a mature student from Southampton. I’d done a year of a primary teaching degree in the UK but decided to transfer to UC as my partner has a job in New Zealand and is based in Christchurch. I...

  • Wenshan Wu

    Wenshan is studying Juris Doctor at the...

    Wenshan Wu is studying at the University of Sydney

    “I am from China. I did my Bachelors degree in Law in China and then an LLM in Law and Globalisation in the University of Bristol in the UK. I’m now doing the Juris Doctor [professional law...

  • Ben Cartwright

    Ben started the Master of Integrated Water...

    Ben Cartwright is studying at the University of Queensland.  Pictured here outside the Sydney Opera House

    “I am studying the Master of Integrated Water Management at UQ in Brisbane. I had not been to Australia before but the course really appealed to me and it seemed like a great opportunity to see the...

  • Rajdeep Buttar

    Rajdeep is studying medicine at James Cook...

    Rajdeep Buttar is studying at James Cook University in Queensland

    “My name is Rajdeep. I am from South Wales and I am currently studying medicine at JCU. I’m studying in Australia because it ticked all the right boxes for me. The weather, lifestyle, course and the...

  • Olivia Pitt

    Olivia is studying Master of Arts in...

    Olivia Pitt is studying at the University of Sydney, pictured here at Taronga Zoo

    “Hi all, I am about to finish my first of three semesters at the University of Sydney.  Being out here as a postgraduate is a greatly different experience to making this change as an...

  • Nicola Kitson

    Studying a Bachelor of Economics at University of...

    "I'm still waiting for it to sink in - the reality of living and studying in Brisbane, Australia. Everything has run so smoothly that it all seems a little too natural to be here... a whole 16,532km...

  • Laura McKoy

    Laura is studying the Master of Laws at the...

    “I am a bit of a worrier, so when I hit upon the notion that I wanted to study in Australia my excitement was tempered with concerns. Thankfully, with some planning and lot of support from Study...

  • Ciara Dunlea

    Ciara is studying Master of Applied Commerce at...

    “I did my undergraduate degrees at UCD, which is just ten minutes from my house in Dublin, so for my postgraduate course I looked into studying abroad. My biggest priorities when choosing a...

  • Sally Freedman

    Graduated from Griffith University with a Master...

    “I first travelled to Australia in 2001 as a backpacker. It didn’t take me long to fall in love with the country and I knew one day I would return. Having used my working holiday visa the first...

  • Kejal Patel

    Kejal is currently studying Master of Psychology...

    Studying abroad can be a daunting process, especially when gathering information on what best meets your needs and what you need to prepare for. That’s where Study Options comes in. Sarah and Stefan...

  • Sam Addis

    Sam started a biomedical science degree at...

    Sam Addis and team

    “Hi, I’m Sam and I’ve just finished my first semester at the University of Adelaide. Deciding to study abroad was tough – leaving friends and family in the UK – but I definitely feel I’ve made the...

  • Jai Chandran

    Jai Chandran is studying Bachelor of Arts at the...

    Jai Chandran

    “I’ve been here for 18 months now, and while I still can’t tell you precisely what made me want to study out here, what I can say is that I don’t regret it at all. Moving to Sydney was the best...

  • Theo Tsiolas

    Theo graduated from the University of Auckland...

    “When I first started looking at studying in New Zealand I thought about just doing a year at Auckland. It is part of the global group Universitas 21, so has strong links with some UK universities,...

  • Charlotte Gerling

    Charlotte is studying a double degree, Bachelor...

    Charlotte Gerling and friends on the Routeburn track, South Island

    “After not really knowing what I wanted to do after school, coming to New Zealand was the best thing I could have made. It gave me several months between school and university to travel and work, and...

  • Jess Drost

    Jess is studying social work at Massey University...

    Jess Drost and flatmates

    "I'm originally from Stoke–on-Trent in Staffordshire, but moved to Auckland in 2011 to begin a Bachelor of Social Work at Massey’s Auckland campus."I'm now living in a small town on the northern...

  • Melanie Harris

    Melanie just started a teacher training programme...

    "I’ve always enjoyed travelling and for some time have wanted to study abroad. I decided New Zealand was the ideal place. There is such a diversity of places to visit and it offers many outdoor...

  • Jamie Patel

    Jamie went to the University of New South Wales...

    “Imagine travelling to the other side of the world and living there. Add the excitement of university life and of experiencing a whole different lifestyle and it becomes a dream come true for many,...

  • Caroline Collom

    Caroline has gone to the University of Melbourne...

    “I decided to go to university in Australia because I wanted a challenge. I’d never thought of it as an option but when I heard about Study Options and how easy it was to apply to Australian...

  • Shanti Annamalai

    Shanti is studying Bachelor of Information...

    Shanti pictured on the far right.

    “Melbourne, come at me! I love it here. My name is Shanti, I’m 19 and half Irish, half Indian. I moved here because I wanted a new start and thought Melbourne the perfect place as there are so many...

  • Bo Hu

    Bo is studying a PhD in Education at the...

    Bo Hu

    “Hi! This is Bo. I am writing this sitting in the Giblin Eunson Library at the University of Melbourne after having an amazing cup of Australian coffee…“I chose to study in Australia because it gave...

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