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OzTREKK Scholarships

Welcome to the OzTREKK Scholarships page! We haven't yet settled the timeline for the 2018 scholarships. See below for an example of last year's schedule. Stay tuned!

OzTREKK Community Leaders Scholarship

We know that the "OzTREKK student" is not a "regular student." OzTREKK students are intelligent, tenacious, and courageous. They tend to think outside the box, and ask What if?

Studying abroad is huge financial investment, and the whole OzTREKK team would like to show our support by offering a $10,000 scholarship to a student who embodies the OzTREKK vision: passion for their chosen career and the courage to go after it! We applaud students who refuse to give up on their dreams!

The OzTREKK Community Leaders Scholarships were created to assist students who have demonstrated leadership, compassion, and innovation in their communities. We feel it is important to support Canada's future professionals! Regardless of your program of interest, all OzTREKK applicants are welcome to apply.

Who may apply for an OzTREKK Community Leaders Scholarship?

All OzTREKK students are eligible to apply, regardless of their program of interest. If you have applied to an Australian university via OzTREKK, you are eligible to apply for an OzTREKK Community Leaders Scholarship.

How is the winner selected?

The OzTREKK Scholarship Committee will select one (1) winner from eligible applicants. Selection will be based upon the student's contribution to his/her community. Think you've got what it takes? Here's the breakdown:

Please note scholarship winner must

OzTREKK reserves the right to make its own judgment about what constitutes the most deserving application.

What is the timeline for the OzTREKK Community Leaders Scholarship?

Applications open: July 25, 2017
Applications close: November 8, 2017*
2018 Winner announced: December 2017

*Please note late applications will not be considered.

When and how will the winner receive the scholarship?

Scholarship winners will be notified via email in December 2017. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.

Funds in Australian dollars will be deposited directly to the student's Australian university tuition account.

Please note the timing of the payments of funds is at the sole discretion of OzTREKK and will occur after the winning student's census date. Scholarships will not be paid in time to meet the deposit or first semester payment deadlines.

How do you apply for an OzTREKK Community Leaders Scholarship?


Applicants must submit a video explaining why they should be considered. We encourage you to be creative and tell us about yourself! Videos must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo (or any other platform that can be accessed by OzTREKK via a link). It must not require log-in or a password.

The video must be no more than 2 minutes in length.


Applicants may also submit a max. 1-page personal statement that explains your community leadership; however, this is not manadatory.

Applicants must submit video link (and letter, if desired) to scholarship@oztrekk.com by 5 p.m. EST, Wednesday, November 8, 2017.


Q. How will I know OzTREKK received my scholarship application?
A. You will receive an email only if we cannot access your video.

Q. If I don't go to an Australian university (defer/withdraw/change my mind), may I reapply for a scholarship?
A. The 2018 OzTREKK Community Leaders Scholarship program is intended for students who are commencing studies in 2018. You must still be enrolled at the university when the scholarship payment is made to you. The payment will be made no more than 90 days after your program's census date. If you withdraw or defer your commencement, you will no longer be eligible for the scholarship, but you are welcome to reapply the following year.

Q. May I apply to more than one Australian university and still be eligible to apply for an OzTREKK scholarship?
A. You may apply to any one (or more) of the universities which OzTREKK represents:

Bond University
Charles Sturt University
Griffith University
James Cook University
Macquarie University
Monash University
University of Melbourne
University of Newcastle
University of Queensland
University of Sydney

University of Western Australia

Q. Are there any other scholarships available to study in Australia?
A. Yes, all the Australian universities offer scholarships to international students; however, the scholarships through Australian universities are limited and are quite competitive. Once you have applied via OzTREKK, you will receive resources which will provide you with more information about scholarships offered through Australian universities.

Q. Is the OzTREKK Community Leaders Scholarship available to online or distance programs offered at Australian universities?
A. No. In order to receive the OzTREKK Scholarship you must apply to and accept a full-time program offered on campus at one of the above Australian universities.

Q. May I apply to any program of study to qualify for an scholarship?
A. Yes, OzTREKK Community Leaders Scholarship are available at all OzTREKK universities and across all programs. They are for OzTREKK students interested in professional programs such as dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, medicine, law, veterinary science; in any graduate program such as a master's or PhD; or in any undergraduate degrees.

Q. Is the OzTREKK Community Leaders Scholarship available only for Canadian students?
A. No. The scholarship is open to all OzTREKK students, regardless of their country of origin. OzTREKK supports both Canadian and American students or students who have studied in Canada or the United States. If you have any questions, please inquire via info@oztrekk.com.

If you have any further questions regarding OzTREKK Community Leaders Scholarship, please feel free to contact our office: 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada) or scholarship@oztrekk.com .

Please read the legal terms regarding the OzTREKK Scholarship.

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