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Friday, January 19th, 2018

OzTREKK Study in Australia Fairs begin next week!

It’s winter, and in Canada that means many students are back from holidays and in the midst of courses and university routine. Have you considered what you can do with your degree once you’ve graduated from university?

OzTREKK Study in Australia Fairs begin next week!

See you at the OzTREKK Study in Australia Fairs!

A lot!

Come chat with Australian university representatives at our Winter Study in Australia Fairs! Find out how you can study medicine, dentistry, law, physiotherapy, and much more in Australia—and then take your degree home to practice in Canada.

We’ll be holding the fairs at Canadian university campuses in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia starting Monday, January 22.

McMaster University
Location: MUSC Marketplace
Date: Monday, January 22, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

University of Guelph
Location: University Centre, Concourse
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Western University
Location: UCC Atrium
Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

University of Toronto
Location: Hart House, East Common Room
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

York University
Location: USC Food Court
Date: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University of Saskatchewan
Location: Arts Building, Arts Tunnel
Date: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University of Calgary
Location: MacEwan Centre, Food Court
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University of Alberta
Location: Student Union Building, Food Court
Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University of British Columbia
Location: AMS Nest, Lower Level
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Simon Fraser University
Location: Academic Quad, north end near Renaissance Coffee
Date: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Would you like more information about our upcoming Study in Australia Fairs? Please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll-free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

OzTREKK Orientation in Australia? Please RSVP!

It’s OzTREKK Orientation time!

We have organized a ton of OzTREKK Orientation for you and any family or friends travelling with you. Most are scheduled just prior to your Australian university orientation! Unfortunately, it’s difficult to be in more than one place at a time—I’ve tried; it didn’t work. But we do our very best to accommodate everyone!

OzTREKK Orientation in Australia? Please RSVP!

Have you RSVP’d to your 2018 OzTREKK Orientation?

How does OzTREKK Orientation work?

On the first day we’ll get together and have food. This is where you will have the opportunity to meet upper-year students, and then we’ll do a campus tour. There will be days (and, in some instances days and days and days) of OzTREKK Shuttle service where I’ll pick you up, take you for groceries or whatever item you’ve found on Gumtree, and drop you off.

Here are our tentative dates so far—stay tuned for additions and details!

  • Bond University – Jan. 13 – Dinner @ 6 p.m.
  • Griffith University – Jan. 14 – Dinner @ 6 p.m.
  • University of Melbourne – Jan. 16 – Breakfast @ 9 a.m.
  • University of Sydney – Jan. 19 – Breakfast @ 9 a.m.
  • University of Queensland – Jan. 24 – Breakfast @ 9 a.m.
  • James Cook University *Townsville – Feb. 6 – Breakfast
  • University of Queensland – Feb. 9 – Lunch @ 12:30 p.m.
  • Griffith University – Feb. 11 – Lunch @ 12:30 p.m.

Jaime’s Top 5 Orientation Tips

  1. Come! It’s a free meal and you will meet a bunch of people. We have focused on various meet-ups this year and they’ve been fairly regional. This will be the first time you see the whole class and you won’t regret it!
  2. Bring your Costco card. Yes, there are Costcos. Yes, your card works. No, I can’t lend you mine 🙂
  3. Hold your horses. If you need to get to IKEA, just hold tight and I will not only drive you to IKEA, but I’ll also pick you up with your Billy bookcase and any other Swedish-named furniture. We’ve wrangled king-sized beds in the van before. Easy-peasy.
  4. Bring your patience. There may be a lot of students, so everyone might not get into the shuttle on the first day, but we’ll coordinate it so you get all your stuff. I love logistics and I will do my best to make it work with your schedule!
  5. Bring the beats! Last year I heard “Play That Song” by Train approximately 36 times in one day.

Finally, I will give you my number, and if you ever text me, please tell me your first and last name and your program/uni. A “Hi, it’s John” is sometimes hard for me to decipher. 🙂

See you all soon!


Of course, be sure to RSVP! If you’ve misplaced the link to the OzTREKK Orientation RSVP, just send your admissions officer an email!


For further information regarding these upcoming OzTREKK Orientations in Australia, please visit your uni on the OzTREKK Boarding Pass site, or contact your OzTREKK Admissions Officer! Call 1-866-698-7355 or email jaime@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Upcoming Bond University Law Information Sessions

Have you ever wondered why so many Canadian students chose to study at Bond University Law School in Australia?

Come along to your nearest event to find out more about Bond’s renowned law program from Associate Dean Kathy Atkins, International Regional Manager Stuart Floyd and Bond alumni, and take the opportunity to discover more about life at Bond University.

Upcoming Bond University Law Information Sessions

Find out more about studying at Bond University Law School

Date: Sunday, November 26, 2017
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 King Street West, Toronto

Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire, 255 Barclay Parade Southwest, Calgary

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Location: The Westin Edmonton, 10135 100th Street, Edmonton

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, 1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Bond University Law School

Bond is Australia’s largest law school for Canadian Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Laws candidates. Bond has strong links with Canada and has been training Canadian lawyers for more than 20 years. There are currently more than 150 Canadian students studying law at Bond University and an active Canadian Law Students’ Association!

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intakes: January, May, September
Next available intake: January 2018
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: There is no official application deadline. You are encouraged to apply early, particularly if you are seeking entry into the September intake.

Entry Requirements for the Bond University Juris Doctor Program

  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline in order to apply to the program. Students who have not yet completed a bachelor degree may apply, as long as they will have graduated prior to commencing the program.
  • Two reference letters are required.
  • Applicants who have a cumulative average of 70% or above should apply to the program.

Apply now to Bond University Law School!


Would you like more information about these info sessions and about studying at Bond University Law School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Molly Mahon at molly@oztrekk.com.

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Thank you for attending the OzTREKK Pre-departure Meet & Greets!

At OzTREKK, we are proud to assist our students in any way we can—including holding in-person pre-departure get-togethers, which have now morphed into full-blown Meet & Greets!

Sydney Dental School

Of course we had pizza!

Our pre-dep prep aims to guide students through the final steps as they prepare to live and study in Australia.We planned them this way so everyone has the opportunity to meet other students who will also be travelling to Australia to study—and to meet future friends and roommates.

Because each year gets bigger and better, this year we hit Toronto and Vancouver and Calgary, and we are so pleased we had a chance to meet you!

This year was so amazing. Many of our OzTREKK students and some of their family members joined us for these important meet-ups, and, as always, it was just as fun for OzTREKK staff as it was for the students! What a great way to prepare for your trek to Australia and get the latest 4-1-1 on what to expect—and meet some students who will be studying with you!

So, we send out a big thank you to everyone who came out to participate, and especially to Cathy and Bob Belanger, who helped us organise the OzTREKK Parents’ Network—it is very appreciated! We hope you all enjoyed your time with us, and if you have any suggestions for future Meet & Greets, please send them our way!

Australian medicine degrees
Tim Tam slam!
Australian universities
Australian universities
Signing in
Australian medicine degrees
Toronto Meet & Greet
Australian universities
Getting ready for trivia time
Australian universities
Parents’ Network in action


Monash medicine
Simran is heading to Monash Med School!
University of Sydney Dental School
Future Sydney dental student, Konnar, and family
Griffith University dentistry
Griffith dent student Monica and her lovely mom
Griffith Dental School
Monica G, trivia winner
UQ Dental School
Carly R, trivia winner
UQ Medical School
Yasaman M, trivia winner


Would you like more information about how you can study in Australia? Are you getting ready to go and have questions? Contact us at info@oztrekk.com or call us toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

UQ Faculty of Medicine Information Session Nov. 14, 2017

Why is the University of Queensland the #1 choice for Canadian students studying medicine in Australia?

The Doctor of Medicine offered at the University of Queensland is a postgraduate medical program designed to produce highly skilled doctors capable of meeting future medical challenges in a wide variety of settings.

UQ Faculty of Medicine Information Session Nov. 14, 2017

RSVP for the upcoming UQ Faculty of Medicine info session!

If you’re considering studying medicine in Australia, you are welcome to join OzTREKK and members of the UQ Faculty of Medicine for the upcoming seminar at Western University.

This is your opportunity to meet Professor Robyn Ward AM, Executive Dean (Acting), Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Vice President (Research); Prof Stuart Carney, Deputy Executive Dean and Medical Dean, Faculty of Medicine; and Ms Cecile McGuire, Manager International, Faculty of Medicine.

Canadian students interested in studying medicine at UQ can learn more about this world-renowned medical program. Find out more about entry requirements, program structure, clinical placements, and about the accreditation process—how you can practice in Canada!

Location: Western University, McKellar Theatre
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time:  3 – 5 p.m.

Why study the UQ Doctor of Medicine?

The UQ Doctor of Medicine is a postgraduate medical program designed to produce highly skilled doctors capable of meeting future medical challenges in a wide variety of settings.

Years 1 and 2 combine biomedical sciences, public health, medical ethics and clinical skills training in a case-based learning context, focused around a series of patient-centred cases, each designed to highlight principles and issues in health and disease. Early patient contact, clinical reasoning and research training are embedded to develop advanced clinical skills and medical knowledge required for evidence-based clinical practice. In Years 3 and 4, clinical placements are organised around 10 core medical disciplines delivered across 11 clinical schools (hospitals).

Program: Doctor of Medicine
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Next available Intake: January 2019
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Applications are assessed on a rolling admissions (first come, first served) basis. It is recommended that applicants apply as early as possible to increase their chances of timely assessment. Applications generally open in early spring each year.


Would you like more information about this upcoming UQ Faculty of Medicine information session? Please Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Kaylee Templeton at kaylee@oztrekk.com or 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Don’t miss the upcoming pharmacy webinars

Are you interested in studying pharmacy?

One of the most common questions we receive is, “If I receive my Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Australia, am I still permitted to practice in Canada?”

Graduate qualifications in pharmacy from Australian universities are recognized internationally, but there is a process graduates must follow. We know you have a lot of questions about study pharmacy in Australia, the entry requirements, and the accreditation process, so we’ve organised two webinars to help you understand!

Returning to Canada with Pharmacy Gateway

Date: Monday, October 30, 2017
Time:  9 p.m. EDT (6 p.m. PST)
Register: heather@oztrekk.com

Don't miss the upcoming pharmacy webinars

Study pharmacy at UQ

To better explain the steps required, Manager of Gateway Operations (Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada) Theresa Schopf will be co-hosting a webinar with OzTREKK to answer all your questions about the credentialing process. Gateway was developed by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) in collaboration with the provincial and territorial Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities, and the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada. The Gateway provides the most up-to-date and accurate information about Canadian licensure.

NAPRA developed Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada to help pharmacists from other countries who want to become licensed in Canada.

UQ Bachelor of Pharmacy Program

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time:  8 p.m. EST (5 p.m. PST)
Register: heather@oztrekk.com

UQ Pharmacy Professor Greg Monteith will be hosting an online seminar for anyone interested in learning more about the Bachelor of Pharmacy program. This webinar will be designed to give students more detailed information about the school and its state-of-the-art facilities, pharmacy program placements, graduate outcomes, and credit transfers.


For more information about the upcoming pharmacy webinars, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Heather Brown at heather@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Getting ready to study in Australia: OzTREKK Pre-departure Meet & Greets

It’s that time of year again—so many of our students are getting ready to go to Australia! Whether you have already accepted your offer, will be doing so in the next few weeks, you are invited to attend an OzTREKK Pre-departure Meet & Greet!

OzTREKK Pre-depature Meet & Greets!

See you soon!

So, what happens during an OzTREKK Pre-Departure Meet & Greet?

This year, we’ll be holding our pre-dep events in Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary, and these are must-not-miss events! We are not kidding on this one: our students who turn up to learn about what they need to organize prior to leaving Canada and what to expect when they arrive in Australia are far more prepared! Bring your parents or BFF, and take advantage of the opportunity to meet your future uni mates!

While we will have a few short presentations, it won’t all be boring: we’ve got trivia and prizes, a photo booth, and a parent-networking section where parents can discuss their concerns and get their questions answered! Mostly, we just want all of you to have fun and to feel comfortable before heading off to study in Australia.

OzTREKK Pre-Departure Meet & Greets

Toronto: November 4, 2017 (5:30 – 8:30 p.m.)
Vancouver: November 12, 2017 (4 – 7 p.m.)
Calgary: November 13, 2017 (4 – 7 p.m.)

Watch a Live, Online OzTREKK Pre-departure Webinar

Not to worry: For OzTREKK students who are unable to attend an in-person pre-dep event, you can still join our online webinars and get the important info you need before you leave for Australia—because why would we leave you hanging? Even if you attended a meet and greet, you’re still welcome to join the webinars.

  • Pre-departure 101 – October 25
  • Financing Your Studies (with CIBC) – November 6
  • Transferring Money with Cohortpay – November 20
  • Accommodation – UQ, JCU, Griffith, Bond – November 9
  • Accommodation – Sydney, Melbourne, Macquarie – November 16
  • Accommodation – UWA, CSU, Newcastle, Monash – November 23

And when all else fails, you’ll be getting weekly pre-departure preparation emails from your admissions officer so you can stay on top of your to-do list.


You will be receiving our Meet & Greet details and webinar log-in info from your admissions officer—stay tuned!

Friday, October 13th, 2017

OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Seminars

Want to study law but unsure of your options? Do you have questions about admissions, program structures, accreditation, practicing in Canada? Join OzTREKK for the upcoming Australian Law Schools Seminars and get the answers to your questions. Everyone is welcome to attend. Seating is limited, so be sure to register.

OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Seminars

Don’t forget to register!

University of Toronto Mississauga
Date: October 16, 2017
Time: 3 – 5 p.m.
RSVP – See you soon!

Ryerson University
Date: October 17, 2017
Time: 12:30 – 2 p.m.
RSVP – See you soon!

The following Australian Law Schools offer either a graduate-entry LLB or JD:


For information about about law degrees offered in Australia, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com or call (toll free in Canada) at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Newcastle law students love their new digs at NeW Space

UON’s Faculty of Business and Law and staff moved into the University of Newcastle’s (UON) $95-million NeW Space facility city in July. So far, the NeW Space facility has received rave reviews from students and the community… and some comedic ones—just have a peek at that video!

Newcastle law students love their new digs at NewSpace

Find out more about Newcastle Law School

NeW Space delivers new academic and research programs in business, law and emerging fields including creative industries, innovation and entrepreneurship. The new campus will also play an important role in connecting the university with business, industry and community partners in Newcastle and the Hunter.

The new precinct is a significant revitalisation project for the City of Newcastle and hosts a range of university-supported activities including

  • business and law programs;
  • digital library services and information commons;
  • collaborative learning and research spaces;
  • facilities for engagement with industry, business and the community;
  • social learning spaces.

Newcastle Law School also moved to the university’s landmark education precinct. JD students are currently enjoying the highest quality social learning spaces, digital library services and information commons, collaborative learning and research spaces, and facilities for engagement with industry, business and the community.

Newcastle Law School Webinar

Think you may be interested in studying law at the University of Newcastle, but would like more particulars about the program and about how you can come back to Canada to practice? OzTREKK and a Newcastle Law School graduate (and former OzTREKK student!) David Lotimer will be hosting a webinar for anyone interested in studying law in Australia. Join us to learn more about studying law in Australia!

Guest: Meet law graduate David Lotimer
Date: October 12, 2017
Time: 7 p.m. (EDT); 4 p.m. (PDT)

Don’t forget to RSVP for this event.

Newcastle Law School Juris Doctor Program

The University of Newcastle is now offering two intakes per year for the Juris Doctor / Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice program.

Program: Juris Doctor / Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Location: Newcastle (Callaghan)
Duration: 3 years
Next intakes: Jan/Feb and June 2018
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged apply at least three months prior to the program’s start date.

Entry Requirements

Entry to the program is available to students that have successfully completed a 3-year bachelor degree in any discipline other than law, from a recognized institution; or other post-secondary qualification from a recognized institution assessed by the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to be equivalent. Applicants must also meet the English Language requirements of the university.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Law School!


Do you have any questions about studying at Newcastle Law School? Email OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Sydney Virtual Fair for international students

Don’t miss the University of Sydney’s virtual fair for international students! This is a great opportunity to chat online with friendly uni staff and have all your questions answered about studying at Australia’s first university.

Sydney Virtual Fair for International Students

Don’t miss Sydney’s Virtual Fair for international students

You can find out about admission requirements, watch video presentations from leading academics and current students, and learn about accommodation, student services and life in Sydney. If you’ve applied to the Sydney Sydney Juris Doctor, you can find out more about the program at 6 p.m. (EDT)!

The fair will run from 4 a.m. until 8 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, October 12. No matter where you are in Canada, you can chat with admissions and faculty staff about the university’s huge range of study opportunities and have all your questions answered.

  • Virtual Fair starts – Oct. 12 @ 4 a.m. 
  • Juris Doctor – Oct. 12 @ 6 p.m. (EDT)
  • Received an offer? Get questions answered – Oct. 12 @ 6:30 p.m. (EDT)

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Don’t forget to register!


Find out more about this upcoming University of Sydney virtual fair! Contact OzTREKK for more information.