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Friday, March 2nd, 2018

OzTREKK presents the University of Sydney Health Sciences seminars

Are you interested in a career in physiotherapyoccupational therapyspeech pathologynursing, or another health sciences field?

Sydney Dental School

Don’t forget to RSVP for the Sydney Health Sciences seminars!

Then you are invited to discover why the University of Sydney is a world leader in health sciences education and research! Join OzTREKK and the University of Sydney for these information sessions—and bring your questions!

University of Sydney Health Sciences Seminars

Attend an upcoming University of Sydney Health Sciences information session (March 5 – 7) to find out what world-renowned health sciences teaching looks like.

University of Alberta
March 5, 2018 @ 5 p.m.
ED 106 – Education Centre

UBC – Okanagan
March 6, 2018 @ 5 p.m.
Arts 110

Simon Fraser University
March 7, 2018 @ 12 p.m.
South Sciences Bld – 7109
Meet USyd Physio grad who is now practicing in Canada!

UBC – Vancouver
March 7, 2018 @ 5 p.m.
Memorial Gym – 208
Meet USyd Physio grad who is now practicing in Canada!

Know before you go! Have a look at the health sciences degrees offered at the University of Sydney:


Do you have any questions about the upcoming seminars? Let us know! info@oztrekk.com or 1-866-698-7355. We look forward to meeting you!

Monday, February 26th, 2018

University of Sydney Medicine and Dentistry Info Sessions

Have you ever considered studying medicine or dentistry at the University of Sydney in Australia? How can studying in Australia advance your career?

University of Sydney Medicine and Dentistry Info Sessions

See you at the Sydney Med & Dent info sessions!

Join OzTREKK and the University of Sydney for the upcoming Sydney Medicine & Dentistry Seminars!

Find out why the University of Sydney is one of the top universities in the world! Enjoy refreshments, speak with Sydney Uni deans of Medicine and Dentistry and alumni, and learn more about what happens after graduation and the accreditation process so you can practice in Canada!

Get your questions answered!

Sydney Medicine & Dentistry Seminars

University of Toronto
Date: February 26, 2018
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Bahen Centre, BA 1200

University of Ottawa
Date: February 27, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Desmarais Building, Room 1120

University of Alberta
Date: February 28, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: ECHA 2-140

University of British Columbia
Date: March 1, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Instructional Resource Centre, Woodward 3

Don’t forget to RSVP!


Learn more about studying medicine or dentistry at Sydney Uni! Please let us know if you have questions about these information sessions! Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Are you Remarkable? Apply for a Griffith University scholarship!

Who says there aren’t any scholarships available for international students studying abroad? One of the biggest supporters of international students is Griffith University, with several scholarships available, one of them being the Griffith Remarkable Scholarship.

Are you Remarkable? Apply for a Griffith scholarship!

Find out how you can study at Griffith University

This scholarship covers 50% of tuition fees for the duration of the undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree program, and is for outstanding students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework studies at Griffith University.

Application closing dates

  • Trimester 2, 2018 – Applications close May 17, 2018 (for July 9 commencement). Outcome notified by June 1.
  • Trimester 3, 2018 – Applications close September 6, 2018 (for October 29 commencement). Outcome notified by September 21.

Can I apply?

  • Applicants must be a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
  • Have a minimum GPA or equivalent in previous studies for undergraduate degree applicants. Postgraduate coursework applicants must have a minimum GPA in undergraduate studies of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or 5.5 on a 7.0 scale.
  • Have applied and be eligible for admission, or be in receipt of a conditional or unconditional offer from the university, for entry into an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree 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 (not existing) and enrolling as a full-time student in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree Trimester 2 or 3 2018 at Griffith University.

What do I include in my application?

Applicants must provide and will be assessed by a panel on

  • a completed scholarship application form by the published closing dates;
  • academic merit in prior studies. Applicants must provide a certified/attested true copy of supporting documentation demonstrating strong academic merit; and
  • assessment of a Personal Statement that addresses why the applicant has applied for the scholarship, the selected program of study at Griffith University, and other information they feel strengthens their application for the scholarship.

Study at Griffith University

Are you interested in beginning your studies this summer or fall? Learn more about these Griffith programs that have Trimester 2 and 3 intakes:


Would you like more information about Griffith University scholarships? Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com and find out how you can study in Australia!

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Australian medical school applications are now open

Are you thinking of applying to medical schools in Australia? Now is the time to begin the application process!

Australian medical school applications are now open

Apply to an Australian medical school

OzTREKK is the most trusted source of information for international students looking at studying medicine in Australia. We are the experts in admissions requirements and application procedures to Australian Medical Schools, and we guide you through the differences between undergraduate streams and graduate streams, and the considerations for practicing medicine following graduation.

What’s the Difference Between Undergraduate- and Graduate-entry Medical Programs?

Undergraduate Entry
Rather than having to earn a bachelor degree first, undergraduate-entry medical programs allow students to enter directly from high school. This means students can graduate from medical school in only 5–6 years.

JCU medical school offers a six-year undergraduate-entry program that specializes in rural, remote and indigenous medicine and is located in north Queensland, Australia.

The Monash University Medical School five-year undergraduate-entry medical program provides a great pathway for students who are looking to gain entry into medical school directly from high school.

Graduate Entry
Some Australian med schools offer a graduate-entry medical program where you first have to complete an undergraduate degree, such as a Bachelor of Science, in order to apply to a four-year medical program.

The following Australian medical schools offer a medical program at a graduate-entry level, which are similar to those medical programs offered in Canada and the United States:

Medical Licensing & Accreditation

According to CaRMS, Australian medical graduates have the best match rates returning to Canada than any other region in the world. Each year, OzTREKK hosts annual Canadian Medical Licensing webinars, which are exclusive to students who submit their Australian medical school application via OzTREKK. These webinars provide the latest information regarding the accreditation and medical licensing process in Canada, as well as internships in Australia.

Apply to an Australian medical school!


For more information about how to apply to an Australian medical school, medical school entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, and scholarships, please contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Kaylee Templeton at kaylee@oztrekk.com.

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Do you need to write the LSAT?

If you’re considering the Juris Doctor program at Melbourne Law School, or the JD at UWA Law School, you must sit the LSAT, as it is part of the assessment criteria for admission.

Do you need to write the LSAT?

Getting ready to write the LSAT?

The test consists of five 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions. Four of the five sections contribute to the test taker’s score. These sections include one Reading Comprehension section, one Analytical Reasoning section, and two Logical Reasoning sections. The unscored section, commonly referred to as the variable section, typically is used to pretest new test questions or new test forms. Identification of the unscored section is not available until you receive your score report.

The LSAT has three types of questions:

  1. Reading comprehension
  2. Analytical reasoning
  3. Logical reasoning

Preparing for the test

In order to perform to your true ability, you are encouraged to take the time needed to prepare for the LSAT. The LSAC website includes information on LSAT Preparation Materials, providing links to sample questions with explanations and a couple of sample LSAT tests. You are also encouraged to download the sample LSAT test online and sit it under exam conditions to decide for yourself if further preparation is needed.

LSAT test date and registration deadline

LSAT Registration: May 1, 2018
LSAT Sitting: June, 11, 2018
Score Release by Email: July 6, 2018

Please note additional dates may be added. Further information is available from the LSAT websiteLSAT scores are valid for five years and the LSAT can be sat three times in two years.


Would you like more information about studying law at an Australian university? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Molly Mahon at molly@oztrekk.com or call toll free at 1-866-698-7355.

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Happy New Year wishes, everyone!

All of us at OzTREKK would like to wish you a Happy New Year, and all the best for 2018! 🙂

Happy New Year wishes, everyone!

Best wishes for the new year, everyone!

The office is currently closed, but will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

Are you getting ready to study in Australia for the semester 1, 2018 intake? Don’t forget: we will be at your Australian university to meet you for the OzTREKK Orientations!

If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to seriously consider how you can accomplish your ultimate career goals by studying in Australia, then know you are not alone and that you have a ton of options!

Contact OzTREKK for more information about how your current degree can work with your future goals. Sometimes the first step toward your dream career is talking to someone who can show you your options! OzTREKK Admissions Officers fit the bill!

Have a Bachelor of Science? You have a plethora of options just waiting for you.

Finishing high school this year? Australian universities offer professional degrees in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, law, and veterinary science—so you can apply straight from high school!

Email us at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355 to find out how you can study in Australia!


Happy New Year from all of us at OzTREKK!

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Wanna play korfball and netball in Australia?

Making the move to study in Australia is an exciting event and can be quite overwhelming at times. Though you’ll likely be meeting several new friends within your program, another great way to meet people and keep fit is through sport!

Korfball and netball in Australia

Thinking of joining a sports team?

Australia is home to some really great athletic options that haven’t shared the same popularity in Canada. Korfball is a fast-paced and dynamic game that is the only truly co-gendered team sport in the world. It originated in the Netherlands in 1902 and made its way to Australia in 1978. It shares similarities with sports like basketball, handball, and netball (another great sport that is a bit more unknown in Canada)!

The origins of the game come from a school teacher who wanted to encourage playing together on equal terms for both boys and girls, focusing on teamwork and cooperation. A team is made up of eight players, half male and half female. Players are only able to defend individuals of the same gender; this allows for the game to be fast paced and not strength dominated. Though the rules of the game are difficult to explain, once you start playing, it all makes sense! I’d encourage you to sign up for a taster session to give it a try!

Alternatively, for the female crowd, check out netball. Netball emerged from early versions of basketball and was a female-only game, but now there are also men’s-only leagues available. This sport is made up of teams of seven. The sport became an International Olympic Committee recognised sport in 1995, but has yet to be played in the Olympics.

For both sports, the objective is to outscore the opposition.

Many universities offer social sports leagues, which are the perfect opportunity to try out something new, or to get back into a sport you haven’t played in a while. I can say firsthand that the friends I’ve made through sports teams are still individuals that I’m in touch with today! Even if you’re not interested in playing, I’d suggest looking into catching a game!

For further information, check out the links below. Social netball leagues are offered at most universities and korfball leagues are available in major cities.

Korfball Australia: https://korfball.org.au/

Netball Australia: http://netball.com.au/

University of Sydney Netball (Social League): https://www.susf.com.au/shop/item/social-netball-competition

University of Melbourne Netball: http://www.sport.unimelb.edu.au/Netball

University of Queensland Social Outdoor Netball: https://uqsport.com.au/content/social-outdoor-netball

James Cook University Netball (Social): https://www.jcusa.edu.au/tsv-sport/social-sport/

Griffith University Netball Club: https://www.griffith.edu.au/sport/play-sport/sport-clubs/netball-club

University of Western Australia Netball (Social Clubs also available): http://www.sport.uwa.edu.au/competitive-sport/clubs/netball

Monash University Netball: https://www.monash.edu/sport/social-sport/rules/netball

Introduction to netball video: http://netball.com.au/our-game/what-is-netball/

Introduction to Korfball video: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3512691.htm


Find out more about how you can study in Australia!

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Study occupational therapy at Bond University

Occupational therapy can be very rewarding for both client and therapist. Occupational therapists are highly trained health-care professionals, and they define an occupation as much more than a chosen career. Occupation refers to everything that people do during the course of everyday life, including feeding and dressing themselves.

Occupational Therapy at Bond University

Bond University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program is now 1 year old! Here are some of the special highlights that have occurred over the past 12 months.

Study occupational therapy at Bond University

Find out how you can study occupational therapy at Bond University

With two intakes, the first in September 2016 and the second in May 2017, the OT students came from an equal split of domestic and international origins with an eclectic suite of backgrounds. OzTREKK is pleased to say that we’ve sent six students to the Bond occupational therapy program since its debut in September 2016, with four more set to begin May 2018.

Bond was given provisional accreditation by the Occupational Therapy Council of Australia and graduates are eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Authority (AHPRA) and are also recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Bond occupational therapy students have had various out of classroom experiences presenting information sessions on topics such as safety and assistive devices to aged-care facilities where valuable knowledge has been gained from the real-life experiences of the people who attended.

Students have excelled with two exceptional students being honoured at the Faculty awards evening: Gurjeet Kaur, Executive Dean’s List for Academic Excellence; and Kim Schalaphoff, Vice-Chancellor’s List for Academic Excellence.

Along with developing and delivering a new curriculum, Bond University staff have also been busy publishing eight peer-reviewed publications within their specific areas of interest.

Happy birthday, Bond University occupational therapy!

Master of Occupational Therapy

The Master of Occupational Therapy at Bond University combines lectures, tutorials, workshops, case studies, fieldwork and simulation to embed the skills and knowledge needed to succeed as an occupational therapist. The program focuses on real-world learning with fieldwork opportunities in most courses to help students link theory to practice.

Program: Master of Occupational Therapy
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Next intake: May 2018
Duration: 2 calendar years (6 semesters)
Application deadline: No set deadline. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Entry requirements

The minimum academic entry requirement is an undergraduate degree in health sciences or other related degree with

  • one semester of anatomy,
  • one semester of physiology, and
  • two semesters of psychology or sociology or behavioural science.

Apply now to Bond Occupational Therapy School!


Do you have questions about the Bond occupational therapy program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Occupational Therapy Schools Admissions Officer Heather Brown at heather@oztrekk.com.

Monday, December 4th, 2017

OzTREKK student named Regional Student of the Year

JCU Medical School student (and former OzTREKKer!) Reuben George has been named Regional Student of the Year at the 2017 Study Queensland IET Excellence Awards! The IET Excellence Awards recognise international education industry leaders, community and business contributors and current and past international students for their achievements.

OzTREKK student named Regional Student of the Year

Regional Student of the Year Reuben George (Photo: JCU)

These high achievers were celebrated at an awards ceremony held Nov. 22, 2017.

The IET Excellence Awards are the only state-wide awards program specifically dedicated to recognising the Queensland international education and training sector and celebrate individual and team success.

Having recognised the importance of support for international students studying medicine, Reuben has worked tirelessly throughout his studies to ensure his fellow international students felt supported and welcomed.

From his own journey of moving to Australia, Reuben recognized that there were very limited supports for international students in the medical program. He decided it was his duty to help guide all future incoming international students.

Reuben has since created an international student manual, which the university provides to each incoming international student. He also lobbied to co-create a mentorship program funded by the JCU College of Medicine and student medical society. This program partners each international medical student with an upper-year international student to support them through their transition of moving to a new country and entering a highly demanding degree. The program involves having coffee catch-ups and weekly social media mental health check-ins, group activities, and peer tutoring for free.

Reuben ensures each student feels heard and he encourages all to be leaders. His passion for international students’ health and well-being is what spurred many of the upper-year students to become mentors themselves.

The current JCU med student’s experience landed him the role of Australian Medical Students Association’s International Chair in 2016, representing all international medical voices across the country.

Reuben does all of this work not for himself, but so that no student feels as isolated as he did in his first year. He wants to help give international students a hand up and achieves this through his many platforms, including his vlog, “Beyond the Stethoscope,” (below) where he captures his life as a medical student and the many challenges and triumphs that come with it.

Congratulations, Reuben, from all of us at OzTREKK!

About JCU Medicine

The 6-year, full-time MBBS degree is a comprehensive program with integrated instruction in biomedical sciences, professional practice and clinical medicine. Graduates will be uniquely qualified in the fields of rural, remote and Indigenous health, and tropical medicine.

Program: Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
Location: Townsville, Queensland
Next semester intake: February 2019
Duration: 6 years
Application deadline: TBA. Generally the end of August each year.

Apply to JCU Medical School!


Would you like more information about studying medicine at JCU Medical School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Kaylee Templeton at kaylee@oztrekk.com.

Friday, December 1st, 2017

When in Australia, don’t forget to explore!

Meet OzTREKK’s other Australian medical schools admissions officer—Amanda Rollich. Amanda has actually spent four and a half years living in Northern Beaches, Sydney, so she’s fully koalafied to give you some interesting travel ideas for when you’re Down Under! Take it away, Amanda!

Studying in Australia is a giant adventure and it’s important that, aside from your textbook adventure, you also prioritize fun away from #unilife!

When in Australia, don't forget to explore!

You must visit Uluru! (Ayers Rock)

We know that escaping the library and distancing your brain from the demands of say, a medical program, can seem difficult; however, it is vital for your wellness, stress level and overall happiness to do so. Students must remember to fill their “experience buckets” while in Australia!

You don’t have to go far and it need not be expensive!

Getting out on the weekend to explore a new suburb, or taking a short flight to a new location during breaks will certainly offer invaluable experiences you’ll be able to bring home, and maybe even into your classroom!

There are quite reasonably priced day tours that depart from most central business districts (CBD), or for the non-Oz folk “downtown!” For example, Melbourne students can hop on tour from the CBD to view the 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. As well, Sydneysiders should definitely head out to the Blue Mountains just a few hours west of the campus. Hit up a friend with a car and plan a Saturday away from the books! We know you’re on a budget, so pack a lunch and share the cost of gas. 🙂

Remember, you’ve travelled so far and don’t want to regret not meeting an Aussie bff, attempting to surf, seeing Steve Irwin’s legacy at the Australian Zoo or heading out on a couple of local bushwalks.

An idea may be to add a different experience goal to your calendar each month and tick them off! It could be as simple as “this month I must try a meat pie,” to visiting a new beach every few months. The ideas really are endless. Absorb it all and you’ll come home not only on your exciting new career path, but with heaps of memories that will make you smile for years to come.

Me snowboarding on Mount Perisher
Camping in Lorne, Victoria
Visit Upper Crust—yum!
See Byron Bay, New South Wales
Explore Kings Canyon, Northern Territory