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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!


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.

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Create an online postcard and win a year of study in Australia!

Win your Future Unlimited. Create an online postcard and win a year of study in Australia!

Just imagine what your future could hold after studying in Australia. It’s unlimited, isn’t it? So take the first step. Create an online postcard now and you could win life-changing prizes. Seven finalists will be flown to Australia for a study tour. And one finalist will win the major prize—a year of study in Australia, including flights, tuition, accommodation, and much more.

Study in Australia

Create a postcard!

It’s easy to enter. All you need to do is create an online postcard explaining how an Australian education could help you achieve your future ambitions. Read on to find out all you need to know about entering the competition.

Getting started

To create your postcard, and be in the running to Win your Future Unlimited, there are just four steps you need to complete:

  1. Upload a photo of yourself (or use one of theirs!).
  2. Choose from a selection of illustrations to personalize your image.
  3. Tell us in 50 words or less (in English) how an Australian education will help you achieve your future ambitions.
  4. Enter your contact details and answer a few questions.

It’s that simple! But before you get started there is other information you should read, such as eligibility requirements, tips on creating a winning entry, the judging process and more. Read on to make sure you know all the details before you start work on your postcard (and don’t forget to also read the full terms and conditions of the competition.)

What you will need to be eligible to win

  1. Be a prospective international student.
    Australian citizens or permanent residents are excluded, as are international students who either are presently or have previously studied in Australia.
  2. Hold a current passport and be able to meet the legislative requirements of a visitor visa and student visa to Australia.
  3. Be able to travel to Australia for a study tour in December 2013 and study in Australia in 2014.
  4. Aged between at least 18 years as of 5 December 2013 and no more than 30 years of age by 5 December 2014.
  5. Meet the English language and/or academic requirements for a student visa and for your preferred course of study.

Tips for creating a winning entry

The judges will be looking for entries that best display the following:

    1. Genuineness of the sentiments expressed.
    2. Creativity of the words and pictures used.
    3. A compelling reason for why studying in Australia is essential to your future.

Here are some tips to help you become one of the weekly finalists.

1. Be clear

Australia has world-class facilities and educators at many different education and training institutions across the country. So, before you write your entry, research Study in Australia to make sure you know what you want to study and why.

2. Be creative

You have the opportunity to be creative with your photograph and the way you use the available illustrations. So make the most of this opportunity and create an entry that will really stand out from the crowd. Remember, the competition is about your future career and ambitions, not about holidaying in Australia.

3. Be genuine

The competition judges are looking for finalists who are genuine about their desire to study in Australia. So when it comes to writing your postcard, the best way to impress the judges is to be sincere.

4. Be compelling

To standout you need to provide a compelling reason as to why studying in Australia is essential to your future. For example, what is it about Australia that will help you achieve your future unlimited? You might want to reference people, projects, inventions, industries or companies that help illustrate this.

Things to avoid in your entry

You must make sure your entry does not conflict with any of the following. If it does it will not be accepted.

  • It must be in English.
  • Does not breach any intellectual property, privacy, publicity or other right.
  • Must not be defamatory, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about other people or companies.
  • Does not contain any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, email addresses or street addresses.
  • Must not be obscene, pornographic, profane, sexually inappropriate, violent, abusive, harassing, threatening, objectionable or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group.
  • Must not promote illegal drugs, tobacco or firearms/weapons.
  • Must not promote any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous.
  • Must not promote any particular political agenda or message.
  • Must not promote hunting or gambling, or cruelty to animals or humans.
  • Must not promote the irresponsible use of alcohol.
  • Must not contain explicit company or product branding (including URLs or phone numbers), even with permission.

Entry periods

The competition runs for seven weeks from 1 October – 18 November. The entry periods are

  • Week 1: 9am AEST Tuesday 1 October – midnight AEDT Monday 7 October 2013
  • Week 2: 12.01am AEDT Tuesday 8 October – midnight AEDT Monday 14 October 2013
  • Week 3: 12.01am AEDT Tuesday 15 October – midnight AEDT Monday 21 October 2013
  • Week 4: 12.01am AEDT Tuesday 22 October – midnight AEDT Monday 28 October 2013
  • Week 5: 12.01am AEDT Tuesday 29 October – midnight AEDT Monday 4 November 2013
  • Week 6: 12.01am AEDT Tuesday 5 November – midnight AEDT Monday 11 November 2013
  • Week 7: 12.01am AEDT Tuesday 12 November – midnight AEDT Monday 18 November 2013

Judging panels

There are two judging panels—one for selecting the weekly finalists and one for selecting the major prize winner. Weekly finalists will be chosen by a judging panel of high-achieving alumni of Australian education institutions, from a mix of both Australian and international backgrounds. The major prize winner will be chosen by a judging panel that includes a member of the weekly finalists judging panel, an Australian Trade Commission executive and at least one member of the academic or business community with an outstanding global reputation.

Major prize judging process

The seven weekly finalists will travel to Australia in December 2013 to take part in a study tour. As part of the study tour the finalists will make a presentation to, and be interviewed by, the Major Prize Judging Panel. This will demonstrate their public speaking and personal presentation skills as well as their English language proficiency. The other factors that will be taken into consideration are the original postcard entry, the finalists motivation for studying in Australia, their conduct during the study tour, the support and observations of referees, the capacity to meet the entry requirements of participating sponsor institutions (academic and English proficiency) and the overall merits of each candidate.

Find out more by visiting Future Unlimited.


If you have any questions about this contest, please contact OzTREKK! Find out how OzTREKK helps you to study in Australia! Email info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355. Learn more about Australian universities!


Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Melbourne Veterinary School celebrates animals with art

A new exhibition at the University of Melbourne is exploring the heartfelt and complex relationship with have with animals.

The exhibition entitled The Artful World of Animals, celebrates the 50 years of teaching at Australia’s oldest veterinary school. The exhibition, which includes an art competition, features photos artworks of dogs, donkeys, tigers, and wild birds and more.

University of Melbourne Veterinary School

Melbourne Zoo

The idea for an art competition came from Professor Bruce Parry from the University of Melbourne Veterinary School who was inspired by the late Professor Douglas Charles Blood who took magnificent photographs of wild birds species.

“The late Professor Douglas Charles Blood was the founding dean of the modern incarnation of vet school fifty years ago.  He was a professor of agricultural animal medicine. He was not only a dedicated scientist; he was also an exceptional artist,” the Melbourne Veterinary School professor said. He added that together with art curator Purnima Ruanglertbutr, they put out a call to the larger veterinary industry to see if other vet scientists were also artists. The brief was to look at the importance of animals to human culture.

“The diversity of work and the collective artistic creativity of the participants have exceeded our expectations”

The exhibition features 35 artists most from the vet industry and some local professional artists. The artworks include printmaking, video, textiles and installation art as well as a section dedicated to the late Professor Douglas Charles Blood’s magnificent images.

The exhibition The Artful World of Animals coincides with the university’s Festival of Ideas and runs from September 27  to October 7 at the University of Melbourne.

The competition and exhibition is supported by the University of Melbourne Veterinary School, the Veterinary Society and Royal Canin Manufacturers.  The winning artists in each media category will receive a small cash prize.

Joseph Globally the president Melbourne University Veterinary Society said, “As veterinarians and animals scientists we are charged with being the protectors and custodians the animal species cohabiting our planet, caring for their health welfare and well-being. This exhibition identifies our sensitivity towards the animal species and how we interpret our relationship with them.”

Unique Features of the Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

  • The only DVM program offered in Australia.
  • The program is highly focused to produce graduates that can succeed in clinical practice, government and industry in Australia and internationally.
  • Students work closely with teachers in practical classes and small clinical groups.
  • Students complete work experience placements with veterinarians appointed as academic associates in zoos, laboratories, and rural and urban practices, providing a broad range of clinical experience.
  • Hands-on animal experience from first year.
  • A busy veterinary teaching clinic and hospital with an emergency and critical care unit.
  • A new equine diagnostic centre.
  • A close association with the veterinary profession, all animal industries, several animal welfare and wildlife refuge centres, and an on-farm consultancy service;
  • Elective clinical rotations may be undertaken within Australia and overseas.

Apply to the University of Melbourne Veterinary School!


Do you have questions about University of Melbourne Veterinary School and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call 1 866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Friday, September 27th, 2013

OzTREKK & Australian Universities’ Get-together in Toronto

Calling all OzTREKK Aussie uni graduates! OzTREKK is pleased to announce that we will be hosting another OzTREKK and Australian Universities’ Get-together in Toronto this October. If you are interested in studying in Australia and have always wondered what it would be like, you are encouraged and welcome to attend. Join a community that has a passion about studying in Australia!


The 2012 OzTREKK & Australian Universities’ Get-together

Speak with university staff and Canadian graduates who completed their studies from

This social event is a happy gathering of Australian university representatives, graduates, and prospective students come together to discuss Australian universities and their programs, and Aussie adventures!

Event Details

Event: OzTREKK & Australian Universities’ Get-together in Toronto
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013
Time: 6  – 9 p.m.
Venue: Marriott Eaton Centre, 525 Bay St., Toronto
Map: http://tiny.cc/marriotteatoncentre

RSVP for this fun event: Click here to RSVP to this event
Deadline to RSVP: Monday, Sept. 30, 2013

Attire: Smart – casual

Why join us for this free event? This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with others who have studied in Australia, or are planning to study in Australia!

  • Connect with others going to Oz
  • Make friends before you go overseas
  • Get face time with uni staff
  • Chat with your future mates studying at your uni
  • Get the 411 from graduates who’ve been there
  • Listen to others’ experiences
  • Get advice on what to do next
  • Learn tips about moving to Oz
  • Share stories
  • Meet a potential, future roommate
  • Ask Matt your questions in person
  • Raise a glass with your future classmates!

We hope to see you there!


If you have questions about this event, please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355. Find out more about Australian universities and about how you can study in Australia!


Friday, September 20th, 2013

University of Queensland’s Learning Innovation Building officially opens

The University of Queensland‘s new $18 million hub of technology-enhanced learning and education innovation has been officially opened in Brisbane.

University of Queensland

Learn more about the University of Queensland

The Learning Innovation Building, predominately funded by a $13 million grant from the Australian Government, was opened by the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research and Minister for Higher Education, Senator Kim Carr.

The building is a four-storey high educational facility providing accommodation for three University of Queensland departments. The spaces provided include experimental seminar/teaching spaces, office/administration spaces, meeting/boardrooms, media editing suites and staff support facilities. A studio or atelier space termed the ‘Innovation Laboratory’ forms the focus for various department specific activities. A three-storey high void space will link the horizontal floor plates vertically, improve the internal environment and contribute to the efficiency of the building.

UQ President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj said the new building was catering for new and emerging developments in technology-enhanced learning.

“Within this building are facilities and experimental spaces that encourage collaborations that will advance student outcomes—outcomes that will ultimately benefit national productivity by fostering knowledgeable and skilled employees,” Professor Høj said.

The Learning Innovation Building houses centres and institutes including the Teaching Educational Development Institute (TEDI), the Centre for Innovation in Professional Learning (CIPL), the Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (CEIT) and the Office of Undergraduate Education.

The Learning Innovation Building is the nerve centre for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

UQ is part of a prestigious MOOCs consortium, edX, founded by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and joined by high-calibre institutions around the world.”

The UQ professor said the Learning Innovation Building was designed by accomplished University of Queensland architecture alumnus, Richard Kirk, and was in keeping with the university’s goal of sustainability.

The building includes photovoltaic panels providing approximately 25 per cent of the building’s peak demand, high-efficiency lighting and automated blinds and louvre windows adjusting to sunlight, wind, temperature and humidity.

“It is a fitting home for technology-assisted learning that has the potential to invigorate collaborative problem-solving among people from diverse disciplines and industries.”

About the University of Queensland

Ranked among the top 100 universities in the world* the University of Queensland is one of Australia’s most highly ranked and awarded learning and research institutions. With a student population of more than 46,800 students, one in every four students is an international student. This multicultural student population will allow you to gain exposure to a range of cultures and networks.

Studies in four key disciplines at the University of Queensland rank in the international top 10 in the latest QS World University Subject Rankings.

Psychology, education, agriculture and forestry, and environmental sciences were UQ‘s highest-rated areas and among the highest in the world.

Additionally, QS reports in its 2013 assessment that UQ has nine further subject areas in the world’s top 30, including English language and literature, computer science and information systems, chemical engineering, civil and structural engineering, biological sciences, sociology, pharmacy and pharmacology, accounting and finance, and communication and media studies.

In the world’s top 50, UQ subject areas include linguistics, modern languages, medicine, geography, materials science, mathematics, economics and econometrics, law, politics and international studies, and statistics and operational research.

*QS World University Rankings 2012

Find out more about studying at the University of Queensland. Contact OzTREKK for more information. Email info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355.

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Eureka! OzTREKK’s Australian universities take home awards

On Sept. 4, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes were announced at a gala dinner in Canberra in front of 700 science, government, cultural and media leaders. The Eureka Prizes are known as the “Oscars of Australian Science” and the awards dinner is the largest national celebration of Australian science.

Science programs at Australian universities

Study science at an Australian university

Established in 1990 and presented annually by the Australian Museum, the Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of research and innovation, leadership and commercialization, school science and science journalism and communication.

OzTREKK’s Australian universities proved their strength and walked away with awards:

A James Cook University medical entomologist is part of a team that has won an Australian Museum Eureka Prize for his work into dengue fever. The Eliminate Dengue project, led by Scott O’Neill from Monash University, won the Research in Infectious Diseases Award. Professor Scott Ritchie, based at JCU in Cairns, was the principal investigator in the winning team.

Professor Frank Caruso of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Melbourne received the Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science for his work developing nano-materials for medicine. Professor Caruso leads a team of researchers examining the use of nano-materials for drug delivery, as well as better bio-imaging.

The University of Melbourne together with Monash University won this year’s University of New South Wales Eureka Prize for Scientific Research for an accidental discovery that revealed the purpose of “mystery” immune cells in the gut. The study shows how our immune system interacts with the complex bacteria ecology in our gut, and opens new paths for drug discovery.

Monash University Dean of Science, Professor Scott O’Neill, leads the Eliminate Dengue research program, which won the Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research.

Professor Rick Shine, from the University of Sydney School of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science, won the Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers, presented at the Eureka Prizes awards ceremony. The award is even more special, as it makes Professor Shine the first Australian scientist to win a Eureka Prize in three different categories, having won the 2006 Eureka Prize for Biodiversity Research and the 2011 Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research.

The University of Queensland’s Dr Kerrie Wilson won the Macquarie University Eureka Prize for Outstanding Young Researcher for her work developing ways to maximize conservation outcomes through smarter, more targeted spending.


Would you like to learn more about science programs at Australian universities? Contact OzTREKK for more information about how you can study in Australia.

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Sydney’s hilarious Faculty of Arts video

“Couldn’t get into anything else.”

“No specific career path.”

“Takes basket-weaving and dance to boost their grades.”

“Probably won’t finish.”

All of these statements are about the average arts student. Unfair? You bet! In an increasingly competitive global student market, it can be difficult for universities to cut through the crowds and stand out, especially when the degree you are promoting is prone to being negatively stereotyped.

In a bid to draw attention to one of the University of Sydney‘s flagship degrees, the Sydney Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has released a bold new video that makes fun of these stereotypes in order to dispel them—and ultimately tells the real story of studying in the humanities and social sciences at one of Australia’s leading Group of Eight universities.

The new video, created in the style of a “What People Think I Do” internet meme, uses humour to address parent and student fears and assumptions about studying an arts degree. The misconceptions addressed include arts students as slackers, self-righteous protesters and pretentious hipsters. The video, Sydney’s What Arts Students Really Do also includes references to quinoa, non-conformist visual essays and the inventive use of an Xbox 360 controller.

But it’s not all tongue-in-cheek. The concluding segment of the meme, “What We Actually Do,” presents a realistic picture of what studying arts at the University of Sydney is really like, with perspectives from the dean of Sydney Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Professor Duncan Ivison, prominent academics, students, alumni and employers who value the characteristics that an arts degree instills in its graduates.

University of Sydney Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

With 23 single and combined undergraduate arts degrees and more than 45 majors to choose from (including 15 languages), and 34 postgraduate coursework programs spanning traditional and emerging disciplines, as well as the countless array of research opportunities—the University of Sydney offers the most comprehensive range of humanities and social sciences programs in Australia.

Master of International Studies

The Master of International Studies equips you with key analytical and critical skills for understanding world politics. The degree offers a wide variety of units of study that bring you an in-depth understanding of the forces and institutions that shape the relations between states and the governance of societies across the globe. Undertaking a Master of International Studies at the University of Sydney will give you access to world class experts in broad politics and international relations field.

Professional Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of International Studies will draw on their analytical skills of current, critical global issues to pursue careers in the Australian diplomatic corps, international organizations, media, consulting firms and the public service.

Admission Requirements

  • a bachelor’s degree with a credit (65%) average from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification;
  • completion of the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in International Studies with a minimum credit (65%) average, or an equivalent qualification.

Master of Applied Linguistics

The Master of Applied Linguistics trains you to apply your knowledge of language in a diverse range of contexts, including translation, journalism and media, language policy and planning, website design and socio-educational development work.  This degree is also suitable for people involved in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), second language teaching (SLT), and the teaching of modern languages.

Professional Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Applied Linguistics may pursue careers or further study in translation, journalism and media, language policy and planning, website design and socio-educational development work. The course may also be undertaken by people involved in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), second language teaching (SLT) and the teaching of modern languages.

Admission Requirements

  • completion of the requirements for the embedded Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics with a minimum credit (65%) average or an equivalent qualification;
  • or a bachelor’s degree with a minimum credit (65%) average, from the University of Sydney, including a major in a relevant subject area, or an equivalent qualification; or
  • a bachelor’s degree with a minimum credit (65%) average, from the University of Sydney in any subject area, or an equivalent qualification; and either a relevant professional qualification; or recent, relevant, professional experience.

Apply now to the University of Sydney!


Arts and Humanities postgraduate programs at Australian universities cover a wide range of studies. Universities in Australia offer courses that are innovative and responsive to the workplace. Canadian students have numerous options for studying postgraduate Arts and Humanities in Australia.

Contact OzTREKK for further information about the arts degrees offered at the University of Sydney, and about studying in Australia.