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Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Monash JD Experience: Find out what it’s like to study law

You are interested in a career in law, but you’re not sure where to start. Monash Law School has a solution for that! Here is your opportunity to get a taste of what it’s like to study the Monash JD!

Monash Law has launched an exciting new online experience which gives prospective students all over the world a taste of studying the Monash JD. Available on the online training platform InsideSherpa, Learn What Law is Like has various modules that correspond with some of the areas of study in the Monash JD program including diverse areas such as corporations law, criminal law and human rights law.

Monash JD

Considering law school? Try out Monash’s JD Experience!

In keeping with Monash Law’s focus on expanding the legal education of students beyond the classroom and into the real world, this experience requires you to complete interactive tasks you could work on as a lawyer!

Monash JD Experience

Monash Law School is offering the Monash JD Experience to anyone interested in learning more about their Juris Doctor program. You can build the fundamental skills and knowledge to enrich your law career with a Monash University Juris Doctor (JD).

How does this help your career? This virtual experience enables you to pick up crucial skills and knowledge that all law firms look for. By taking on the practical work here, it sets you apart from other students as it shows you have genuine experience in the industry, as well as demonstrating a commitment to improve your skills. It takes approximately 5–6 hours to complete this program.

Human Rights in Business

  1. Banks, Money Laundering and Drug Cartels – Learn the consequences of businesses supporting criminal activity
  2. Google and your right to be forgotten – Learn how regulators asked Google to protect our personal freedoms
  3. Big tobacco cover-ups – Learn how the destruction of evidence can violate human rights

Corporate & Commercial

  1. Starting a company – Learn the legal foundations of starting a company
  2. Director liability – Learn about circumstances when a director may be personally liable for a company loan
  3. Director resignation – Learn about what happens to a company when a director resigns

Criminal Law

  1. What types of sentences are there? – Learn about the kinds of sentences available to courts
  2. Purpose of sentencing – Learn about the purpose behind sentencing offenders
  3. Aggravating and mitigating factors in sentencing – Learn about the other factors that impact a sentencing decision
  4. The ‘art’ of sentencing – Learn how every case is different and how sentencing is ‘an art and not a science’
  5. Judge’s verdict – See how your sentence compares with the judge’s

Find out more about the Monash JD Experience!

About the  Monash JD Program

Monash Law School offers high-quality teaching by leading academics and practitioners who are experts in the teaching of law and legal practice. Additionally, the JD program offers an interactive learning environment, small class sizes and innovative teaching.

The Monash JD program is unique as it allows students to undertake up to six elective units from the extensive Monash Law master’s program once the compulsory units have been completed. This allows students to tailor their degree and choose units that complement their interests and professional aspirations while ensuring graduates are well-rounded professionals with the core skills required to follow a wide range of legal and professional career paths.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intakes: January, May, August
Duration: 3 years (accelerated option 2.5 years)
Application deadline: Applications are generally assessed on a rolling admissions basis. The sooner you apply the better.

Apply now to Monash Law School!


Would you like more information about studying the Monash JD? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Molly Mahon at molly@oztrekk.com to see if Monash Law School is a right fit for you!

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Don’t miss our upcoming events and webinars

Happy Spring, OzTREKKers! We’ve got some exciting happenings during the next few weeks. Here’s a list of our upcoming info sessions, webinars, and where we’ll be just popping in to say hi!

Study Medicine in Australia Webinar

Meet current University of Queensland medical student Nic Sieban, who’s ready to answer your questions about studying medicine in Australia!

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
  • 7:30 p.m. EDT / 5:30 p.m. (MDT) / 4:30 p.m. (PDT)
  • Register

OzTREKK & Pre-dentistry Alumni Presentation (details TBC)

OzTREKK at the Carleton University Law School Fair

Interested in studying law? Come learn about your options.

  • Friday, March 29, 2019
  • 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • University Centre Atrium

OzTREKK Studying Dentistry in Australia Info Session

Did you know Canada and Australia have a reciprocal agreement? Study there. Practice here.

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
  • 7:30 p.m. EDT / 5:30 p.m. MDT / 4:30 p.m. PDT
  • Wilfrid Laurier University, N1002 (Science Building)
  • Register

OzTREKK at York University

Do you have questions about furthering your education?

  • Thursday, April 4, 2019
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Central Square, West Bear Pit – come say hi!

OzTREKK at University of Toronto Scarborough

Drop by our booth outside the library and get your questions answered.

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Outside the library

UQ Physiotherapy Meet & Greet

This is your ultimate networking opportunity. Join OzTREKK and the head of UQ Physiotherapy, Dr Trevor Russell.

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • 5 p.m.
  • Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur, Toronto
  • Register


Whenever you’re curious about where we’ll be or what we’re up to, check out our Events page! Find out how you can further your education through study in Australia!

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

OzTREKK Ambassadors: Predeparture tips for future students!

Meet Kim, our OzTREKK ambassador who has just embarked on her journey as a University of Sydney Master of Occupational Therapy student!

University of Sydney occupational therapy student

Just enjoying the view in Hong Kong!

Here, Kim shares some awesome “getting ready to go” predeparture tips, so file these away for later. 🙂

Double check your flight details in advance—specifically, baggage allowance, to avoid being slapped with a $700 + bill at the airport.

Double check your baggage allowances for all of your flights, especially if you have a layover and the tickets were bought separately. Yes, this sounds like common sense, but I did not pay attention to it as my flights were changed several times. As a result, I had a bigger allowance on my first flight compared to my second flight with Qantas (only allows 30 kg max) and was almost stuck with paying over $700 for an extra 15 kg from Hong Kong to Sydney. To put this into perspective, this costs about the same price or more than a round-trip from Hong Kong to Sydney.

University of Sydney occupational therapy

Getting settled in

What to watch out for if you are under the age of 25 trying to rent a car.

Car rental is extremely helpful if you are just arriving and will be getting around a lot for house inspections or just settling into a place and need to buy and move a lot of things. However, many of my friends managed to get through the entire move-in process relying on public transportation.

If you plan to rent a car in Australia, make sure you are comfortable with driving on the left side of the road before you do it! If you are under the age of 25, make sure you correctly enter your personal details and that the quoted price was for under age of 25 drivers. I had an incident at the airport where they told me I didn’t include my age. I double-checked my itinerary and I did input my age, but I must’ve missed it in one of the options and therefore, it didn’t account for my age. Anyhow, the original quoted price of $260 for 10 days became nearly $600 for 10 days. That was a massive difference!

Finding accommodation is stressful, but trust the process and be patient.

University of Sydney Master of Occupational Therapy

With my new roommates!

Don’t stress too much early on because there’s only so much you can do while being overseas. However, when you are getting close to your departure date (about a month), it would be a good idea to start looking and having discussions with people to get a better idea of what to expect and what you are looking for. If possible, a week or two before your arrival, try to line up some inspections so that you will be able to start looking at places shortly after you arrive.

Finding accommodation is definitely stressful but my advice would be to be patient and trust the process. As stressful as it may be, don’t rush into anything because I nearly rushed into signing a lease for a house that had some issues with pest control. I nearly ignored/missed it because I was feeling such a rush to settle into a home. It took a long time to finally find something and an even longer time to settle in. Eventually, my roommates and I are all settled in and I honestly don’t think we could’ve found a place more suitable for our needs!

OzTREKK’s Facebook page was a game changer for me.

Make good use of the OzTREKK Facebook page! Prior to my departure, I posted in the OzTREKK Facebook page and through that, I got people to message me about their interest in living together. This is where I found my roommate who introduced me to her other friends and now I live with three other Canadians that I love so much. This is all thanks to a quick post on the Facebook page. Through that page I also met other people going to Australia from Vancouver (my home), other people from Canada going into my program, and just Canadian students in general who are on the same boat with making a big move to Australia! Make good use of the page and meet lots of people prior to moving because it will provide you such a good support network for when you first get to Australia!

Follow me on Instagram! @kberli

Learn more about the University of Sydney occupational therapy program

Program: Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
Location: Lidcombe, (suburb of Sydney), New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline:October 30, 2019. Offers are made throughout the year based on academic merit and subject to availability in the program. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible as this program can fill quickly.

Apply to Sydney Occupational Therapy School!


Do you have any questions for Kim? Need more predeparture tips? Wondering about studying occupational therapy at the University of Sydney? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Occupational Therapy Schools Admissions Officer at rehabsci@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.


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

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Upcoming Macquarie University physiotherapy webinar

Each year, Macquarie University’s Doctor of Physiotherapy program receives glowing praise from students in our OzTREKK Student Survey.

Macquarie University Doctor of Physiotherapy

Macquarie’s Angela Stark with second-year DPT student (and Canadian!) Hiba Madhi

One of the most commonly loved parts of the program is the support it offers students and the cohesiveness of the faculty and student body. Someone critical to the development of the program and that culture is Macquarie Physiotherapy Clinical Education and Student Support Manager Angela Stark.

Ang, along with Hiba Madhi, a second-year student from Burlington, will be hosting a webinar for everyone considering studying physiotherapy. Discover more about

  • Macquarie University
  • Doctor of Physiotherapy
  • North Ryde, Sydney
  • Returning to Canada to practice (and the success of Macquarie students!)

Hiba will talk about her experience living in Sydney and what it’s really like to study physio at Macquarie. Both Ang and Hiba will be available for any questions you might have.

Macquarie Physiotherapy Webinar

Tuesday, March 5 
7 p.m. EST
Registration: anymeeting.com/PIID=ED58DB80814F3D

OzTREKK Student Reviews About the Macquarie DPT

“Program is great but difficult (fast pace). Very nice teaching staff for the most part. The university itself is situated a little far from the city which is sometimes inconvenient; however, everyone really cares about the students here which is really comforting. Also, MD and DPT students have many lectures together and clinical hours together which is really interesting and fun!” Eric A

“I am 4 weeks into my program. All the lectures and tutorials are very organized, and delivered with a purpose (developing our clinical reasoning, evidenced-based practice, and patient-centered care).” Fred W

“I like the small cohort; I feel like you get to know your classmates a lot more closely. I also like the enthusiasm of the instructors. They are enthusiastic and passionate about the content and deliver it in an interesting way.” William B


Do you have any questions about the upcoming Macquarie Doctor of Physiotherapy webinar? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Lindsay Rewi at lindsay.rewi@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Introducing OzTREKK’s ambassadors!

If you’re considering studying outside of Canada, you know you have a lot to think about: Which university and program should you choose? Where should you live? Where are the best places to eat? What do you do in your spare time? Can you take your degree home to practice? The questions are innumerable!

Meet the OzTREKK Student Ambassadors!

Well, we’re here to help. In order to give you a real, first-person perspective, we decided to feature OzTREKK Student Ambassadors. No one knows what it’s like to live and study in Australia better than our students, so we have asked five  OzTREKK students to document their day-to-day life in Australia, their universities and programs, and much more.

What do OzTREKK Ambassadors do?

  • Explore Australia, their university, and their program
  • Tell an authentic story: not only what studying in Australia is like, but also living, social adventures, and travels
  • Raise awareness: you have study options

What is their mission?

  • To share their story in their own unique voice
  • To show the real side of studying abroad (the good, the bad, the ugly)
  • An opportunity for them to document their year

Meet the OzTREKK Ambassadors

Emma Blackwood | Macquarie University Doctor of Medicine

My master degree in public health gave me the opportunity to volunteer abroad in Namibia facilitating health workshops with children. This experience sparked a passion for global health! The unique global focus of the Macquarie MD is what made me choose the program.

Cameron Bowers | Griffith University Doctor of Medicine

Deciding to apply to medical school in Australia felt right for me. I’ve always loved travel and I am deeply passionate about global healthcare. The lessons I learned going to university outside of my home country were far more diverse than I could have ever hoped. I know the same will be true for my education and life in Australia. Griffith University’s Doctor of Medicine program values align with mine and I am confident that they will both support and shape me into the best doctor I can become.

Anthony Caiazzo | University of Queensland Master of Physiotherapy Studies

I chose the UQ physiotherapy program because I love being physically active and also helping other people.  Physiotherapy itself combines those two things and it makes my work fulfilling when you see a patient progress to being able to go about living their lives with full mobility and pain free!  I chose this university because I think the professors and program itself aligns with how I want to model my practice after.

Kimberly Li | University of Sydney Master of Occupational Therapy

I chose OT because I am passionate about helping individuals gain function in day to day tasks and promoting participation in meaningful activities. In my final year of my undergrad, UBC was ranked 4th for sports-related subjects and USyd was ranked 1st  in the QS World University Rankings.

Josh Walt | University of Melbourne Doctor of Medicine

I chose my program because the medical program at the University of Melbourne is a world renowned institution keeping my options as an international student open, whether it be remaining in Australia, or returning to North America to complete my residency.

Coming up…

Now that we’ve introduced our ambassadors, stay tuned on the OzTREKK Blog for their stories, and on Instagram and Facebook! Visit the OzTREKK Ambassadors page to follow them on their journey!


Please let us know if you have any questions! Contact us at ambassadors@oztrekk.com or call 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!


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.


Friday, January 25th, 2019

Further your education — find out how at a Study in Australia Fair next week!

Have you been thinking about studying medicine in Australia? Are you curious about dentistryphysiotherapy, or law? What about entry requirements and the accreditation process for your program of interest? Come visit us next week to find out everything you need to know about studying in Australia.

OzTREKK Study in Australia Fairs begin next week!

See you at the OzTREKK Study in Australia Fairs!

Chat with Australian university representatives at our Winter Study in Australia Fairs! Find out how you can further your education at a world-class Australian university—and then take your degree home to practice in Canada.

Study in Australia – Practice in Canada!

Hilton Toronto
Location: Carmichael Room
Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Don’t miss these Breakout Info Sessions in the Varley Room!

  • Medical Licensing @ 10:30 a.m.
  • Medicine Alumni Q&A Panel @ 11:30 a.m.
  • CIBC – Financing Your Studies @ 12:30 p.m.
  • Law Alumni Q&A Panel @ 1:30 p.m.

Western University
Location: UCC Atrium
Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

University of Guelph
Location: Uni Centre, Courtyard
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wilfrid Laurier University
Location: Campus Centre, Concourse
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University of Calgary
Location: MacEwan Centre, Food Court
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University of Alberta
Location: Students’ Union Building, Food Court
Date: Friday, February 1, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Vancouver Sheraton Wall Centre
Location: Galiano Room
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Don’t miss these Breakout Info Sessions in the Granville Room!

  • Medicine Info Session @ 11 a.m.
  • CIBC – Financing Your Studies @ 12 p.m.
  • Rehab Sciences Alumni Q&A Panel @ 1 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.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Rehab sciences applications are now open!

Are you interested in studying physiotherapy? Occupational therapy? Chiropractic?

Rehab sciences applications are now open!

Learn how to apply!

You’ve come to the right place, because physio, OT, and chiro apps are open! And if you’re wondering why we continue to urge our students to apply early…. the answer is simple: some universities begin assessing applications early in the year, and those programs tend to fill before the deadline. Plus, some programs are starting in May/July or September/November 2019, and those deadlines are quickly approaching!

When you apply through OzTREKK, we will add you to our Rehab Sciences group so you will always be kept up to date regarding application deadlines, admissions requirements, program-specific webinars, OzTREKK and university in-person events, and much more!

How it works

We are here to support you throughout your entire journey—from application to arrival—for free. Extra bonus? Most of our Australian university partners waive their application fee for OzTREKK students.

And because we love to make our students smile, this year we’re giving away a GoPro HERO7 & Adventure Kit. Your name will be entered into the draw if you apply before February 15.

What does it take to get in?

Are your grades competitive? Do you have the right prerequisites? Register now for our upcoming webinar on Thursday, January 24 at 3 p.m. EST to learn more about what it takes to get in to each program.

Have any questions? Let us know! Email OzTREKK’s Rehabilitation Sciences Admissions Officer Lindsay Rewi at lindsay.rewi@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

What’s it really like to be an international student studying Sydney dentistry?

We know student reviews are important to help you decide if a program or university is right for you. Reviews are also a great source of info to find out what it’s really like as an international student studying in Australia.

Former OzTREKK student Yasmin has been recently featured in a University of Sydney video, where she shares her thoughts about being an international student studying the Doctor of Dental Medicine in Australia.

Sydney dentistry student
Former OzTREKK student Yasmin Samiee

“I chose to study at the University of Sydney because the university and its dental school are ranked among the top fifty in the world for academic excellence. I was also drawn to the calibre of research and educational opportunities, which involves placements and service in under-served communities around Australia.

“I am grateful that we have been able to apply theoretical knowledge into practice so early in the course. By our third week of classes, we had already begun practicing dentistry on plastic models in our simulation clinic. Not only have we greatly improved our manual dexterity, we have become proficient and confident as clinicians. There is a strong sense of responsibility and ownership that accompanies this level of autonomy.” 

Find out what Yasmin has to say about adjusting to the Australian way of life in the video below:


Doctor of Dental Medicine at Sydney Dentistry School

The Sydney Dentistry’s four-year, full-time, graduate-entry Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) course offers you the opportunity to develop skills through practice-based learning and will expose you to new dental technologies and research. The DMD will educate you to draw on evidence to treat patients effectively and respond to the changing oral health needs of the community.

Program: Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales 
Semester intake: February each year
Duration: 4 years

Apply to the University of Sydney Dental School!


Would you like to learn more about
Sydney Dentistry? Please contact OzTREKK’s Dentistry Admissions Officer Alexa Graham at alexa@oztrekk.com. We’re here to help!