How to Apply

Download the university application forms you need below. These forms are for students applying to undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees and postgraduate degrees by coursework. Please do NOT use these forms to apply for research programmes (MPhil or PhD). To request application forms for research programmes, contact Study Options.

Please print the forms you require and read the checklist on page 1 carefully before starting. You can apply to a maximum of five universities, though each university allows you to apply to at least two programmes. You should enter these in order of preference.

Send your applications to Study Options by email to

Attach the completed forms and supporting documents to your email as PDFs and send them to us. If the files are too big, use a file sharing service such as Google Drive or 

Once we have your application(s) we may ask you to send in original copies of documents for checking and certification, but we’ll let you know whether that is necessary.

Study Options is authorised to certify documents on behalf of universities in Australia and New Zealand.

Your application will be checked to ensure it is complete and correct before being submitted for assessment. 

Remember that Study Options is a free advice and application service. Please note that making an application to a university in Australia or New Zealand through Study Options does not place you under any obligation, financial or otherwise, to accept any offers that you may be given.


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When to apply

Application deadlines vary from course to course, so please check any specific deadlines that apply carefully with Study Options. Courses that have a limited number of places available each year are likely to have earlier deadlines.

The academic year in Australia and New Zealand starts in February (not September!) Semester 1 runs from February to June, semester 2 from July to November. Almost all courses can be started in the first semester; many can also be started in the second.

Assessments usually take three to six weeks if you are applying for a bachelors degree or a taught postgraduate course (though both can take longer). Research applications definitely take longer, as do applications for courses that have strict quotas on places available (including medicine, dentistry and clinical psychology).

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