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Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Students rank JCU Pharmacy best in Australia

Did you know pharmacy students have ranked James Cook University’s (JCU) Bachelor of Pharmacy the best in Australia? JCU, which achieved a nearly 93% satisfaction rating for its overall education experience, is one of four universities to achieve a five-star rating (top 20% of universities) for overall excellence in the latest Good Universities Guide.

JCU Pharmacy

Learn more about studying at JCU Pharmacy

In second place was Curtin University (88.5%), followed by University of Queensland (87.4%) and University of Newcastle.

Here are 10 other key results (Australia):

  • JCU also topped the field for learner engagement, teaching quality and student support.
  • Newcastle achieved 100% student satisfaction for learning resources.
  • Griffith University is tops for skills development. Newcastle, New England and Tasmania were the other universities in the top four in this category
  • Charles Sturt University, the University of Tasmania and the Queensland University of Technology boast a 100% graduate employment rate. The median national (Australia) employment rate for pharmacists 95.6%.
  • Pharmacy graduates have better full-time employment prospects than most university graduates. Across all universities and study disciplines, the median employment rate is 70.6%.
  • The median starting salary of $43,800 AUD for pharmacy undergraduates is below the median $58,000 for all university graduates.
  • Undergraduates from two universities earned more than the median salary­­: the University of Tasmania ($50,900 AUD) and the University of Sydney ($45,300 AUD).
  • The median starting salary for postgraduate pharmacists is $62,600 AUD.
  • There are 7,049 undergraduate pharmacy students, 2,131 postgraduate students and 1,603 international students (that’s you!).

JCU Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Location: Townsville, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by the university to submit their applications before the end of September for the February intake.

Entry Requirements

Applicants to the program are required to have completed their high school diploma. Applicants should have completed Grade 12 English, Chemistry, and Math to meet program prerequisites.

If you have commenced or completed a university degree or any post-secondary studies, your most recent studies will be assessed in terms of your grades. If you have not completed the necessary prerequisite subjects in your post-secondary studies, your high school transcripts will then be assessed for prerequisite subjects.

Apply to JCU Pharmacy School!

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Do you have questions about JCU Pharmacy School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Charlynn Lecompte at charlynn@oztrekk.com.

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Get ready for your OzTREKK Predeparture Meet & Greet!

Get ready for your OzTREKK Predeparture Meet & Greet!

Getting ready to study in Australia? We got your back.

When we talk about predeparture preparation, we’re talking about the whole kit and caboodle: understanding your offer letter, learning about OSHC, student visas, money, accommodation options, travel… and more!

We also know that you are about to fly around the globe to the other side of the planet, and while this is an exciting time in your life, it’s also a bit stressful.

OzTREKK Predeparture Meet & Greets

Don’t miss the OzTREKK Predeparture Meet & Greets!

Cue OzTREKK.

To help alleviate as much stress as we can, last year we decided to “upgrade” our predeparture services by making our in-person events as rewarding as possible!

So what does this mean for you?

In a few short weeks, you will be an international student in Australia. An OzTREKK Predeparture Meet & Greet will guide you through the final steps as you prepare to live and study in Australia. It is also a great opportunity to meet other students who will be at your university and in your program (aka future roommates)! Whether you have already accepted your offer, will be doing so in the next couple of weeks, or are yet to meet the conditions of your offer, you are invited to attend.

OzTREKK in-person Predeparture Meet & Greets

Toronto: Saturday, November 3
Calgary: Saturday, November 11
Vancouver: Saturday, November 13

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Don’t forget: You can get useful predeparture tips on the OzTREKK Boarding Pass!  If you have not yet received your invitation to attend an upcoming Meet & Greet, please contact your OzTREKK admissions officer or call 1-866-698-7355. See you soon!

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Deakin University continues to rise in global subject rankings

Deakin University’s success in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject, released recently, showcases the university’s continuing rise across a broad range of study areas.

Photo by Dan Murphy - www.mandurphy.net

Find out how you can study at Deakin University!

QS ranks the world’s top universities in 48 individual subject areas which are calculated based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

This year, Deakin improved its rankings position in 14 subject areas compared to last year, reflecting the university’s continuing rise in the rankings and global reputation.

Most exciting is the shift for the Deakin law program, which has moved into the Top 100 worldwide. Deakin’s well-regarded nursing programs are ranked at #24 in the world, and other top performers include education and sports-related subjects, both ranked at #30. Deakin now has 25 subjects in the top 1% globally by QS.

Deakin’s success in these rankings reflects the university’s commitment to academic excellence, conducting world-class research and helping students graduate not just job-ready but with a competitive edge.

The university is proud to see so many of its subjects continuing to rise in the rankings and gain greater recognition. Deakin prides itself on being innovative and visionary while also consistently providing its students with practical experience and a curriculum informed by the best in industry.

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Think you might be interested to learn more about Deakin University? Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

International student satisfaction high at Griffith University

Griffith University has again achieved excellent overall student satisfaction scores of above 90% in both the International Student Barometer (ISB) and the English Language Barometer (ELB) 2018 surveys.

Both of the surveys look at the student experience across all areas of the international student experience, from pre-arrival (including satisfaction with agents), through to the student experience on campus and in the classroom, as well as overall satisfaction.

International student satisfaction high at Griffith University

Learn more about studying at Griffith University

Griffith University’s Internationalisation Strategy sets an objective of being in the top 10 for key dimensions underpinning the international student experience, as measured by the ISB, and Professor Sarah Todd is delighted that this objective is being met.

“We will continue to work with everyone involved in the support of international students to ensure these results are reinforced and are always looking for ways to further improve and enhance the support and services we provide all international students,” Vice President (Global), Professor Sarah Todd, said.

Professor Todd also noted the contribution made by their agent network (Helloooo, OzTREKK!) in ensuring that positive experience starts right from students’ first inquiries into studying at Griffith.

The ISB showed Griffith ranked particularly highly on both the arrival experience and the student experience dimensions, with 94% of students either very satisfied or satisfied with their arrival and 90% of students happy with their life at Griffith to date, compared with global averages of 89% and 87% respectively.

Griffith Mates

Students’ satisfaction with their welcome, opportunities to make friends from other countries, and the social activities available when they first arrived, was particularly high. The Griffith Mates, a group of volunteer senior students committed to supporting international students with their transition to life in Australia and studying at Griffith, provide a friendly welcome to thousands of students each year right from when they land at Brisbane airport, and this is an area we are committed to continuing to enhance given its critical importance in ensuring a positive experience overall.

The ELB showed Griffith English Language Institute (GELI) students’ overall satisfaction with living at 94.7%, which compares favourably with a global overall rating of 90.3%. Student satisfaction relating to studying and living at both our Brisbane-based and Gold Coast campus English Language Institutes was positive, with students rating highly the campus environment and GELI facilities.​

Griffith University Study Areas

Griffith is a comprehensive university, offering more than 200 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees across all disciplines.

Griffith University has a long history of providing innovative degrees that meet the ever-changing needs of students, industry and the community. Popular schools among Canadian students include

What would you like to study at Griffith University? Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 to find out how you can study in Australia!

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Upcoming Sydney Law School seminars across Canada next week

Are you interested in studying law but unsure about your options?

Then please join OzTREKK and the University of Sydney Law School Dean of Law Professor Joellen Riley at one of the upcoming Sydney Law School seminars—across Canada Oct. 15 – 22!

Upcoming Sydney Law School seminars

Register for an upcoming Sydney Law School seminar

You can study law at one of the top universities in the world. During these seminars, you will have the opportunity to meet and chat with the Dean of Sydney Law School! Find out more about the Sydney Juris Doctor program, admissions requirements, program structure, and how you can practice in Canada. Refreshments will be served.

Sydney Law School Seminars

York University
October 15, 2018
2:30 p.m.
McLaughlin College (Career Centre Meeting Room), Room 205

University of Toronto
October 16, 2018
6:30 p.m.
Trinity College, Junior Common Room

University of Waterloo
October 17, 2018
4 p.m.
JR Coutts Engineering Lecture Hall (RCH) Room 307

Carleton University
October 18, 2018
6 p.m.
Residence Commons 2nd level, Room CO 274

Simon Fraser University
October 22, 2018
Time & Location TBA

University of British Columbia
October 22, 2018
5 p.m.
The Nest, Room 2314

About the University of Sydney Law School Juris Doctor

The Sydney Law School is Australia’s first. The Sydney JD comprises the core legal subjects required throughout the world for professional accreditation coupled with the study of a wide range of elective subjects which allows advanced learning in both specialized fields and law in general. Teaching and learning methodology includes a wide range of formats to allow individual choice, a deep understanding of the law, independent research and the development of the skills and ethics inherent in modern professional practice.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: March
Application deadline: Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

Ready to do this? Apply now to Sydney Law School!

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Need more details about these upcoming Sydney Law School seminars? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Molly Mahon at molly@oztrekk.com!

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

How to Get from Eh to Oz: Student Visa Tips

How to Get from Eh to Oz: Student Visa Tips

Okay, folks! It’s time to talk about getting your Australian student visa!

Keep in mind that OzTREKK is not an official immigration agent of Australia, and so while we are happy to provide you with information and guidance about requirements in general, you will need to contact the Global Service Centre in Australia directly with any specific visa-related questions. Of course you’re welcome to run things by us first, but you will usually need to confirm details with the visa office.

Onward! Here are some important tips for you to consider before, during, and after you complete the application.

Australian Student Visa Application Tips

How to Get from Eh to Oz: Getting your student visa

Valid Passport
Have a valid Canadian passport before you apply for your visa. If you renew your passport after applying for your visa, your passport number will not match your visa details. It is best to apply for your student visa with the passport you will use to enter Australia.

Health Check
At the end of your online visa application session, you will be notified if you are required to have a health check. You are encouraged to complete your online visa application before you book a medical appointment with a panel doctor. If you are required to do a medical exam/health check, it must be done by one of the doctors in Canada who have been approved by the Australian High Commission. These doctors are referred to as “panel doctors.”

Learn more about arranging your health examination. (https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Heal/meeting-the-health-requirement/arranging-a-health-examination)

Learn more about approved Australian visa panel doctors across Canada. (https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/contact/offices-locations/canada)

Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE)
This section simply asks you to indicate that you are entering Australia for genuine reasons and provides you with a section to write a statement and upload documents. As a student, you will want to cover things such as your choice of course, your choice of education provider, your choice to study in Australia, what benefit you believe your study will have for your future career plans and what ties you have to your home country. As well, you could include a copy of your offer letter or anything else you think might support your being a genuine student.

Financial Capacity Requirements
You need to have enough money that is genuinely available to you to pay for your course fees and travel and living costs for you and your accompanying family members (if applicable) while you are in Australia. You might need to provide evidence of your financial capacity with your visa application. If you need to provide evidence of financial capacity, you will be able to demonstrate this by providing one of the following:

  • Evidence of funds to cover travel to Australia and 12 months’ living, course and (for school-aged dependents) schooling costs for the student and accompanying family members
  • Evidence that you meet the annual income requirement
  • A letter of support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or Department of Defence.

Response Times Vary
Application response times can vary. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and actual processing times vary due to individual circumstances including

  • whether you have lodged a complete application, including all necessary supporting documents;
  • how promptly you respond to any requests for additional information;
  • how long it takes to perform required checks on the supporting information provided; and
  • how long it takes to receive additional information from external agencies, particularly in relation to health, character, and national security requirements.

Declare All Family Members
Declare all family members on your application, even if they do not plan to travel with you to Australia. If you do not do this, your family members will not be eligible to join you in Australia on your student visa. If you did not declare a family member and they need to join you in Australia at a later date, you will need to apply for a new student visa including them and explain why they were not included on your application. An exception to this is if they became your family members after your student visa was granted and before a subsequent application is made.

OSHC Policy Number
Ensure you have OSHC policy number. If you purchased this through the university, your CoE should have this. If it’s not there, let your OzTREKK admissions officer know right away. If you have purchased your OSHC independently, the policy number will not be on the CoE, but you will want to have that available to you for the visa application. If you have a partner and/or a child coming with you, they need to be on your visa and your OSHC plan.

ImmiAccount
You can log in to your ImmiAccount (https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa/immi) at any time to check the status of your visa application. Your student visa grant notification will be emailed you by the Australian government. It’s a good idea to save this email and print out a copy of the email and take it with you in your carry-on luggage to Australia.

Need more student visa tips? Check out Tips to prepare your Australian student visa application!

Coming up next on your predeparture journey… accommodation!  And don’t forget: if you need help at any time, please feel free to contact us at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free at 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

University of Newcastle Law School graduate practicing in Ontario

Can you really study law at an Australian law school and come back to Canada to practice?

It’s a common question we receive, and for good reason. Who wants to invest time and money on a degree you can’t use at home?

Well, the good news is yes, you can! Every year OzTREKK sends dozens of Canadians to Australia to study Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Laws degrees, and every year, graduates come back to Canada and are successful at finding employment.

After graduating from the University of Newcastle in 2013, international alumna and law graduate Kaitlin Jagersky believes studying the Juris Doctor/Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice has made all the difference in gaining employment as a family law lawyer in one of Canada’s leading law firms in Ontario, Canada.

Study at Newcastle Law School

University of Newcastle Law School graduate practicing in Ontario

Learn how you can study at the University of Newcastle Law School

When you study law at the University of Newcastle, you’ll have access to the state-of-the-art facilities, as Newcastle Law School is now housed at the NeW Space 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.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD) & Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Location: Newcastle
Duration: 3 years
Semester intakes: February and July each year
Next available semester intake: February 2019
Application deadline: There is no official application deadline. Candidates are encouraged to apply at least three months prior to the program’s start date.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Law School!

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Do you have any questions about studying at the University of Newcastle Law School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Molly Mahon at molly@oztrekk.com for more information.

Friday, September 14th, 2018

OzTREKK introduces new Australian university partnerships!

To best support OzTREKK’s mission to always put “Student First,” we are pleased to bring the best of Australia’s higher education sector to North American students. We are proud to offer our students as many study options as possible, and we now have two more Australian universities offering popular programs like medicine and physiotherapy!

OzTREKK introduces new partnerships

Meet Deakin and Flinders at the Study in Australia Fairs!

So, without further ado, we would like to formally announce our new partnerships with Deakin University and Flinders University.

Deakin University

Located on the outskirts of multicultural Melbourne, Deakin University aims to be Australia’s most progressive university—relevant, innovative and responsive in all its activities. Established in 1974, Deakin is also considered one of Australia’s fastest-growing research universities, and is rated #31 in the QS Top 50 Universities Under 50!

This young university is known for its exceptional student experience with the highest level of overall student satisfaction among universities in the state of Victoria for eight years in a row according to the Australian Graduate Survey (2010–15) and the Graduate Outcomes Survey, QILT (2016–17).

Interested in your study options at Deakin University? This uni offers world-class courses delivered from 14 schools, across four faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts and Education
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Health
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment.

OzTREKK students will be happy to learn that Deakin offers a cutting-edge Doctor of Medicine program!

Flinders University

Established in 1966, Flinders University’s main campus is settled in Adelaide, South Australia. In fact, Flinders is OzTREKK’s first Australian university partner located in the state of South Australia! Flinders’ international student services is ranked Australia’s best. They are dedicated to supporting you throughout your studies and beyond.

Flinders’ six colleges (faculties) encapsulate the university’s wide range of teaching and research expertise:

  • College of Business, Government and Law
  • College of Education, Psychology and Social Work
  • College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • College of Medicine and Public Health
  • College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • College of Science and Engineering

At Flinders, OzTREKK students will have the option to study in-demand programs like medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and audiology!

Meet Representatives from Deakin and Flinders at our Study in Australia Fairs!

You can meet representatives from Deakin, Flinders, and most of our other Australian universities during our Study in Australia Fairs starting Monday, Sept. 17 at York University. Staff will be available to speak to you about your program of interest, the university, your accommodation options, and so much more!

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Find out more about our Australian university partnerships. See you at the fairs!

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Have you applied for your Griffith Medical School scholarship?

Have you received an offer to Griffith Medical School? Then you are invited to apply for a Griffith Pro Vice Chancellor (Health) Doctor of Medicine Scholarship!

Have you applied for your Griffith Medical School scholarship?

Have you applied for your Griffith Medical School scholarship?

This scholarship is for high-achieving students applying for the Doctor of Medicine program at Griffith University. This award is valued at $10,000 in total (two payments of $5,000 in the first year of the program).

Applications close Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 (for January commencement). Winners will be notified by Dec. 14, 2018.

Can I apply?

  • Have applied and be eligible for admission, or be in receipt of a conditional or unconditional offer from the university, for entry into the Doctor of Medicine by the scholarship closing date.
  • Have satisfied all appropriate entry requirements for the proposed degree program, including results of previous study and English language proficiency as per Griffith University’s entry requirements.
  • Be commencing and enrolling as a new a full-time student in the Doctor of Medicine degree at Griffith University.

What do I include in my application?

  • A completed scholarship application form by the published closing date.
  • A certified/attested true copy of academic transcripts and supporting documentation demonstrating strong academic merit.
  • Assessment of a personal statement addressing the three items listed below for applicants to outline their merit for the scholarship:
    – Demonstrate (and provide examples of) your knowledge of the profession of medicine and the broader role of medicine in the health care system.
    – Demonstrate (and provide examples of) your leadership and teamwork skills. Please also indicate your career plans for the future.
    – Outline any challenges you have faced in your education and in what way you have sought to overcome these challenges.

That’s it! Are you ready to apply for this Griffith scholarship?

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Would you like more information about this scholarship and about studying at Griffith Medical School? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Kaylee Templeton at kaylee@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Make your career dreams reality! Learn how at an OzTREKK Study in Australia Fair

What’s your dream career? If you’ve applied to Canadian universities for your graduate degree, you know entry can be competitive and places can be limited.

Find out more about our study in Australia fairs

Find out how you can make your career dreams a reality!

You have options. You can study medicine, dentistrylaw and physiotherapy in incredible locations like Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney. OzTREKK’s Australian university partners are world-ranking and hold places specifically for international students.

You can start your career. Find out how you can study in Australia—and then take your degree home to practice in Canada. We know the ins and outs of international study and the process of returning to Canada with your degree!

OzTREKK Study in Australia Fairs

In just a few weeks, we will be hosting our yearly Fall Study in Australia Fairs. Come chat with OzTREKK and our Australian universities!

If you haven’t considered studying in Australia, let us show you why you should. Studying abroad is a big step, and many students can feel overwhelmed with their options. Discover the educational opportunities available in Australia and find out how to make it all work for you!

York University
Venue: University Centre, Food Court
Date: Monday, September 17, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University of Toronto
Venue: Hart House, Music Room (2nd floor)
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Queen’s University
Venue: Athletics & Rec Centre, Food Court
Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University of Guelph
Venue: University Centre, Courtyard
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

McMaster University
Venue: MUSC, Marketplace
Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Toronto Extravaganza!
Along with our Study in Australia Fair, we’ll be hosting breakout info sessions: Med Licensing, Financing, Parents’ Network, and an FAQ with law alumni!
Venue: Hilton Toronto, 145 Richmond Street West, Toronto
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

University of Calgary
Venue: MacEwan Centre, Food Court
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University of Alberta
Venue: Students’ Union Building, Food Court
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University of British Columbia
Venue: AMS Nest, Lower Level
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Simon Fraser University
Venue: North Quad, near Renaissance Coffee
Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Staff will be available to speak to you about your program of interest, the university, your accommodation options, and so much more!

BTW, OzTREKK is old hat at this: we’ve helped send thousands of Canadian students to Australia for professional degrees. We are funded by our Australian universities, and our services are free. We assist you at every stage—from application to arrival—so nothing is forgotten.

Everyone is welcome to attend! Find out how you can make your career dreams a reality.

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If you have any questions about these upcoming OzTREKK Study in Australia Fairs, please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.