If you are interested in studying at university in Australia and are currently based in the UK, do not miss this opportunity to meet university representatives face-to-face.  The Study Options Open Days are the only events in the UK where a large number of Australian university representatives are gathered together under one roof to answer your questions about their universities - and it's completely free to attend.  You can ask about the programmes on offer, student life, acccommodation, scholarships and indeed anything else you would like to know about studying at university in Australia.

The Study Options Open Days are back in 2015 with a new look - this year, two Open Days will be held in March, and three in November.  Attending the Open Days is an opportunity not to be missed - these are the only events in the UK where you can meet and talk to a large number of Australian and New Zealand universities face-to-face, and under one roof. You can find out more about the courses available, the universities themselves, their accommodation options, campus lifestyles and facilities, and more.

Details of the first set of Open Days in March are now available:

If you are hoping to start a course at an Australian university in semester 1 (February) 2015 and need funding, please make sure you start researching scholarships as soon as possible. Some schemes will ask you to already have an offer of place from your Australian university before you can apply, so it’s important to check all the criteria and deadlines that apply sooner rather than later.

There are two general scholarships that students applying to study in Australia can go for, though these awards are often restricted to postgraduate applicants. 

The next opportunity to start studying at an Australian university is semester 2, which at most institutions will commence around the 21st of July.

If you want to apply to start an undergraduate or postgraduate course in July this year, you’ll need to ensure that you’ve made your application by the end of April in most cases, though please check any specific application deadlines carefully.