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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

University of Melbourne Young Leaders Program webinar

How would you like to spend a week at Australia’s leading university and gain insights into future careers and areas of study?

University of Melbourne

Visit the University of Melbourne!

The University of Melbourne’s Young Leaders Program North America Scholarships give you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a week this July building your leadership skills and making friends with other high-achieving students from Australia and around the world.

The Young Leaders Program is a pre-college program for students aged 14 – 17 and be due to graduate from high school after 2019. You can choose any study area such as biomed, science and engineering, design, etc. and follow it for a week to discover what it’s really like! Applications close May 9, 2019. Apply now!

This will be an amazing opportunity for you to engage in interactive lectures and workshops, develop your leadership skills, and gain confidence. You’ll live on campus, have fun experiencing Melbourne, and make friends with student leaders from Australia and around the world!

To help answer any questions you may have about the program, the University of Melbourne is holding a webinar tonight!

Young Leaders Program Webinar

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 8 – 9 p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. Central / 6 p.m. Mountain / 5 p.m. Pacific)
Register for this webinar!

Can’t attend at the scheduled time? Be sure to register and Melbourne will send you the recording after the session has concluded.

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Discover more about studying at the University of Melbourne! Send us an email at info@oztrekk.com or call us toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355—we’re here to help!

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Get a University of Melbourne Young Leaders Program Scholarship!

Do you want to discover future career and study directions and experience life at Australia’s top-ranked university?

University of Melbourne

Discover the University of Melbourne!

The University of Melbourne is ranked #1 in Australia and #32 in the world. It’s situated in one of the most liveable cities in the world that has been voted #3 globally for best university cities for students.

Worldstrides is excited to announce a new program with the University of Melbourne. UniMelb’s Young Leaders Program North America Scholarships give you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a week this July building your leadership skills and making friends with other high-achieving students from Australia and around the world.

Many students describe the Young Leaders Program as transformative, inspiring and memorable. Here’s your chance to be a part of it!

Young Leaders Program North America Scholarships

What? Three scholarships are available, each valued at approximately AUD $1,990. These scholarships will cover tuition, room and board at the university’s residential Trinity College, plus airport transfers, local transport for excursions, and activity fees. Airfare and visas not included.

Who? The Young Leaders Program is a pre-college program for students aged 14 – 17 and be due to graduate from high school after 2019. You can choose any study area such as biomed, science and engineering, design, etc. and follow it for a week to discover what it’s really like!

When? Applications close May 9, 2019. Apply now! Students will be notified of the results of their applications after May 20, 2019.

Young Leaders Program Webinar

Join the University of Melbourne for a YLP webinar and get your questions answered!

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 8 – 9 p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. Central / 6 p.m. Mountain / 5 p.m. Pacific)
Register now!

Can’t attend at the scheduled time? Be sure to register and Melbourne will send you the recording after the session has concluded.

Spend a week this July at Australia’s leading university and gain insights into future careers and areas of study. You’ll engage in interactive lectures and workshops with leading academics and industry experts. Develop your leadership skills and gain confidence. You’ll live on campus, have fun experiencing Melbourne and make friends with student leaders from Australia and around the world!

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Do you have questions about studying at the University of Melbourne? Send us an email at info@oztrekk.com or call us toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Introducing OzTREKK’s newest partner, the University of Otago!

Introducing the University of Otago in beautiful and magical New Zealand! We are all are proud to announce our partnership with Otago as an incredible higher-education option for you!

Founded in 1869, the University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest university and is still leading the way when it comes to world-class teaching and student lifestyle. The campus is situated in the centre of Dunedin, a city offering the best of both worlds to students!

Great news for everyone interested in studying dentistry

That means you can now apply to the University of Otago’s 5-year, undergraduate Bachelor of Dental Surgery program! This is a very exciting option for our post-grad students as you may be eligible to complete this program in 4 years. This is the first time we’ve been able to offer an accelerated, 4-year option for our students with a degree and without a DAT.

Because of Otago’s Health Sciences First Year program, we do not recommend students coming directly from high school apply to this program.

In addition to being an excellent educational option (Otago is one of the highest ranked dental programs in the world), students commencing next year will also be treated brand new facilities! The 2020 intake marks the inaugural year of the $130-million, 214-chair, dentistry building (the newest in the southern hemisphere—and perhaps the world)!

What does it take to get in?

1. A bachelor’s degree
You must have a completed bachelor’s degree with a minimum cGPA of 5.0 out of 7.0 (roughly 2.7/4, or 70% or B-) with the equivalent of all courses as required for the University of Otago‘s Health Sciences Year 1:

  • Foundations of Biochemistry
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health
  • Human Body Systems I
  • Human Body Systems II
  • Biological Physics
  • Population Health

2. Complete the UCAT ANZ (University Clinical Aptitude Test)
Similar to other admissions tests, the UCAT ANZ is a 2-hour, computer-based test delivered in Pearson VUE test centres throughout Canada. Practice tests are available!

Verbal Reasoning – Ability to think logically about written information and arrive at a reasoned conclusion
Decision Making – Ability to apply logic to reach a decision or conclusion, evaluate arguments and analyze statistical information
Quantitative Reasoning – Ability to solve numerical problems
Abstract Reasoning – Ability to infer relationships from information by convergent and divergent thinking
Situational Judgement – Measures responses in situations and your grasp of medical ethics

Apply now to the University of Otago dentistry program!

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Please let us know if you have any questions about studying dentistry at the University of Otago! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Alexa Graham at alexa@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Australian medical school rankings 2019

When you consider studying at an Australian medical school, one of the first things that may pop into your mind is, Will the quality of education be the same?

study medicine at an Australian university

Learn more about Australian medical schools

The short answer is yes. Absolutely.

There are medical schools here in Canada, so why do so many Canadians consider studying in Australia? Because Australia and Canada share similar medical systems, similar medical education, and similar medical issues.

Australian medical schools offer high-quality education and clinical training in an amazing setting! Studying medicine in Australia is a great experience and really helps students appreciate the worldwide aspect of health, since many clinical placements are offered around the globe.

Another great reason to study in Australia is because of their incredible world rankings. Australian medical schools are world-ranking, with four of OzTREKK’s university partners in the top 50 in the world. These are not second-rate institutions, so don’t be worried that you will get a mediocre education.

The QS World University Rankings has recently released its 2019 rankings by subject, and here are the basics regarding how our Australian medical schools stacked up:

World Medical School Rankings 2019

Australian Medical Schools
Canadian Medical Schools
13th University of Toronto
19th McGill University
30th University of British Columbia
43rd McMaster University
(4 OzTREKK Australian medical schools in top 50)
(4 Canadian medical schools in top 50)
QS World University Rankings by Subject: Medicine, 2019

Learn more about Australian medical schools

Every year, we assist hundreds of Canadian students choose the right Australian medical school program. We understand admissions requirements and application procedures to Australian medical schools, and we can guide you through the differences between undergraduate streams and graduate-entry streams, and the considerations for practicing medicine following graduation.

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Would you like more information about studying medicine in Australia? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer at medicine@oztrekk.com!

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Bond University offering Master of Occupational Therapy scholarships

The Bond University Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine is recognised for the excellence of its education and research in the medical, health and sports sciences, and has become a popular choice among Canadian students.

Bond University Master of Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy at Bond University

That’s why we’re so pleased that the Master of Occupational Therapy program at Bond recently celebrated its second birthday…

…and that Bond has announced they are offering Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine Postgraduate Scholarships25% – 50% tuition reduction!

Are you eligible?

Are you eligible to apply? Let’s do a quick rundown! As a scholarship applicant, you must

  • have a minimum overall GPA of at least 3.0 /4.0 (or equivalent 6.0 / 7.0) or 75%;
  • be applying to study the Master of Occupational Therapy (or Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice, or Master of Health Innovations); and
  • meet the academic requirements and prerequisites of your chosen program.

Scholarship application deadlines

Easy, right? Next step is to fill out the Bond Scholarship Application Form! Scholarship application forms must be completed by the following dates:

  • Applications close on March 13 for students commencing in May 2019.
  • Applications close on May 23 for students commencing in September 2019.

Please note, for the scholarship to be awarded, you must have received an offer for one of the above eligible programs.

 

About the Bond Master of Occupational Therapy program

Program: Master of Occupational Therapy
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Trimester intakes: May and September
Next available intake: May 2019
Duration: 2 calendar years (6 semesters)
Application deadline: No set deadline. You’re 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!

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Do you have questions about the Master of Occupational Therapy program at Bond or about this scholarship? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Occupational Therapy Schools Admissions Officer Lindsay Rewi at lindsay.rewi@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Congratulations to our Griffith University scholarship winners!

OzTREKK Students with Griffith University Scholarships

One of the biggest supporters of international students is Griffith University, with several scholarships available! All of us at OzTREKK are proud to announce that a ton of OzTREKK students have won Griffith University scholarships!

Griffith University students

OzTREKK students headed to Griffith University – 2018 predep Meet & Greet

Physiotherapy

  • Nicholas K – Master of Physiotherapy – 25% tuition waived for duration of program

Speech Pathology

  • Sydney C – Master of Speech Pathology – 25% tuition waived for duration of program

Environmental Science

  • Ashley J – Bachelor of Environmental Science – 25% of tuition waived for duration of program
  • Jenna M – Bachelor of Environmental Science – 25% of tuition waived for duration of program

Law

  • Nathaniel T- Bachelor of Laws – 25% of tuition waived for duration of program
  • Tyler J – Bachelor of Laws – $5,000 (two payments of $2,500 over two trimesters in first year of program)

Medicine

  • Rogges A – Doctor of Medicine – $10,000 (two payments of $5,000 over two trimesters in first year of program)
  • Imran B – Doctor of Medicine – $10,000 (two payments of $5,000 over two trimesters in first year of program)
  • Melanie F – Doctor of Medicine – $10,000 (two payments of $5,000 over two trimesters in first year of program)
  • Charanpreet S – Doctor of Medicine – $10,000 (two payments of $5,000 over two trimesters in first year of program)
  • Priscilla M – Bachelor of Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine – $10,000 (two payments of $5,000 over two trimesters in first year of program)

Dentistry

  • Joshua C – Bachelor of Dental Health Science & Master of Dentistry – $5,000 (two payments of $2,500 over two trimesters in first year of program)
  • Ava B- Bachelor of Dental Health Science & Master of Dentistry – $5,000 (two payments of $2,500 over two trimesters in first year of program)
  • Jessica K- Bachelor of Dental Health Science & Master of Dentistry – $5,000 (two payments of $2,500 over two trimesters in first year of program)
  • Jeffrey S- Bachelor of Dental Health Science & Master of Dentistry – $5,000 (two payments of $2,500 over two trimesters in first year of program)

Congratulations to everyone and happy studying!

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What are you interested in studying at Griffith University in Australia? Griffith offers many different scholarships for international students. Discover more about how you can study in Australia. Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call us toll free at 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

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?

Sydney Medicine & Dentistry Seminars

Don’t forget to save your spot!

Join OzTREKK and the University of Sydney for the upcoming Sydney Medicine & Dentistry Seminars to discover more about your study options.

During these casual info sessions, you will have the opportunity to speak with the deans of Sydney Medicine and Sydney Dentistry, and will learn more about why the University of Sydney is one of the top universities in the world.

Enjoy refreshments, speak with University of Sydney medicine and dentistry alumni! Learn more about what happens after graduation and the accreditation process so you can practice in Canada!

You have questions—we aim to answer!

Sydney Medicine & Dentistry Seminars

University of Toronto
Date: February 4, 2019
Time: 5 p.m.
RSVP here!

Western University
Date: February 5, 2019
Time: 5 p.m.
RSVP here!

University of Alberta
Meet a Sydney medicine and a Sydney dentistry alum at this event!
Date: February 6, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m.
RSVP here!

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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.

 

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.

Friday, October 26th, 2018

International scholarships available at the University of Sydney

Searching for a scholarship to help fund your studies can be a real pain in the a$$. A lot of people wonder, “Why should I even bother?”

Sydney medicine students win University of Sydney Scholarship international scholarships

Learn more about Sydney Medical School

Did you read our story about the University of Sydney’s Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships awarded to three OzTREKK students? They are headed to Sydney Medical School and have been awarded $10,000 toward their first-year tuition fees.

That’s why!

The University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships are valued up to$40,000 AUD and are awarded to exceptional international students based on academic merit. To qualify, you must secure an unconditional offer of admission before the following date timelines:

Semester 1, 2019
• Round 1 –  October 5, 2018
• Round 2 – December 7,  2018
• Round 3 – January 18, 2019

Semester 2, 2019
• Round 1 – March 29, 2019
• Round 2 – April 26, 2019
• Round 3 –  June 14,  2019

Top-ranked applicants will be offered a tuition fee reduction of their first year fees by A$5,000, A$10,000, A$20,000 or $40,000.

Selection Criteria

Great news: You won’t need a separate application! All eligible applicants with an unconditional offer by a specified cut-off date will be considered for the scholarships!

  • Selection will be based strictly on academic merit as per the University of Sydney’s admission requirements.
  • Only applicants with unconditional offers of admission will be considered.
  • Only applicants who are not citizens of Australia and New Zealand nor a permanent resident of Australia will be considered.
  • Students who have already commenced or have transferred with credit exemptions and/or advanced standing, are not eligible.
  • Selection committee consists of two nominees of the Executive Director, Global Student Recruitment and Mobility and one nominee of the Deputy Registrar.

The University of Sydney reserves the right to make changes to this Scholarships Program without notice and at its discretion.

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Would you like more information about the University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships? Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free at 1-866-698-7355.

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.