Just one week to go until the first Open Days in 2015!

It's just one week to go until the first of our March Open Days takes place in Birmingham.  Whether you have already registered or are still thinking about coming along, this article contains some important information about what to expect...

The Study Options Open Days are an excellent opportunity to meet with many Australian and New Zealand universities in one place.  

  • 13th March, 1pm - 5pm at Birmingham Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB
  • 14th March 1.30pm - 6pm at Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, Chelsea, SW3 5EE

There will be 15 universities at each of the events: Australian Catholic University, University of Newcastle, University of Sydney, UNSW Australia, Bond University, Griffith University, James Cook University, University of Queensland, University of Tasmania, Monash University, University of Melbourne, Curtin University, University of Western Australia, Lincoln University and University of Canterbury.

You can turn up at any time during the afternoon and stay for as long as you need. Our university representatives will try and speak to as many students individually as possible at the Open Days, so please be aware that you may have to wait for other students to finish before you have a chance to speak to them.  Members of the Study Options team will be available throughout the day to answer your questions, and there will be an applications desk for anyone who wants to apply on the day as well as a student visa help desk.

Try to plan your Open Day in advance by finding out which universities are going to be the most useful for you to speak to.  Contact Study Options now on 020 7353 7200 to request a list of the courses available in your chosen subject, and browse the university profiles to see which you will be most interested in.  If you want to find out more about studying particular subjects Down Under, or about the wide variety of programmes on offer, take a look through the sections: What can I study?, Featured Courses, and our recent subject focuses on: Physiotherapy, Medicine and Engineering.

Making an Application on the Day

All the universities at our Open Days have agreed to waive their usual application fees for applications made in person at the event. Applications taken now will be for July 2015 start (Semester 2) and February or July 2016 (Semester 1 or 2).

To make an application, you will need to bring a few key documents.  Doing so will enable Study Options to certify your documents at the event and your application will be processed quicker.

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.

We look forward to seeing you at the Open Days

If you have registered in advance then we look forward to seeing you at the event, however we will also be registering people on the door if you wish to bring along your friends.  Website registration will remain open until the day before each event, and can be found on the Study Options Open Days website.


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