About Study Options

  • Study Options is a free advice and application service for students

    Study Options is a free advice and application service for students

Who are we and what do we do?

We’re the people who handle applications to Australian and New Zealand colleges, and we’re here to make the whole process as stress-free as possible for you

Study Options is a free, expert, independent service for anyone looking to study in Australia or New Zealand. We are the official UK and Irish representative of Australian and New Zealand colleges, and are here to make sure that the process of applying to study Down Under is as easy and stress-free as possible for you. Hundreds of students apply to study in Australia and New Zealand through Study Options every year.

You can find out more about what Study Options does in the accordion below and also on the Study Options website.

So, how can we help?

Information and advice

Making sure you know what courses are available and which might suit you best is a key part of what we do. Regardless of what stage you’re at – whether you know nothing at all about studying in Australia or New Zealand, or have already done lots of research on your own – we’re here to help. First, we have course lists for lots of subject areas. Each lists all the courses available in a particular area – business, for example, or beauty therapy – and gives the key details for each. These include what you’ll study, what each course will qualify you to do, what it costs, when it starts, and so on. Once you’ve got the list, let us know if you’d like help deciding – we offer free advice to help you choose which college and course is right for you. Representatives from Australian and New Zealand colleges visit Study Options regularly, so you can also come in and speak to them about your options, or have a chat over the phone to get some advice.

Sorting out the paperwork

Once you’ve decided what to apply for, we’ll send you the application form, and a list of what else you need to send in. This is likely to include some or all of the following: a copy of your passport or birth certificate, a CV, and copies of your school exam results as well as any professional qualifications you hold.

Making an application

Once you are ready, send your application to our office in London. We then check it to make sure that everything is complete and correct before sending it off to the college for assessment. We’ll make certified copies of any original qualifications you have included, and return the originals by free recorded delivery.

Getting an answer

We submit your applications electronically, so applying via Study Options is actually quicker than any other way. As we are the official UK and Irish representative for Australian and New Zealand colleges, applications sent by our office are given priority, and you will get an answer more quickly than if you apply directly.

The practicalities

Study Options is your point of contact for the whole application process. You don’t need to worry about calling Australia or New Zealand to find out what’s going on – you can just call us in London and we’ll sort out whatever it is for you. This is useful if you have an issue further along the process – for example, you need to change the start date of your course, or you’ve changed your mind about what you want to study. We will get in touch with the college for you to sort it out.

We guide you through each and every step of the process

From deciding where and what to apply for and making applications to accepting a place, couriering key documents to Australia or New Zealand, help with getting a student visa, sorting out accommodation and setting up a bank account in either country before you leave, we’re always here to help. If you have any questions, at any point, just call or email one of the team.

Why apply through Study Options?

1. We are a totally free service for students! We are funded by the New Zealand and Australian colleges we represent to help students on their behalf.

2. We’re knowledgeable, helpful, and easy to get hold of. We never use automated emails or call centres, so whenever you contact Study Options you’ll get a personal answer from one of the team.

3. We are an independent company. We don’t benefit from sending you to one college or city over another, so will always give you an honest, impartial opinion about any college, course or city you ask us about. We visit the colleges we work with regularly, so our information is always accurate and up-to-date.

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