Every year, we help hundreds of Canadian students choose the right Australian medical school program. Because we understand their admissions requirements and application procedures, we can guide you through the differences between undergraduate streams and graduate streams and outline what you need to know about practicing medicine following graduation.
Practicing in Canada
Graduate qualifications in law from Australian universities are recognized internationally. Canadian students who wish to practice as lawyers upon their return to Canada are required to apply to the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) for assessment as the first step in the accreditation process.
Learn more about the process of becoming a lawyer in Canada.
Related FAQsHave a question?
Can I apply if I’m only 17?
Yes, but you’ll require parental or guardian consent (signature). OzTREKK will provide the necessary documentation for this signature.
If you won’t be 18 when your program starts, you’ll be required to show that you’ll be living with an approved guardian until you turn 18. If you don’t have an approved guardian in Australia, you may need a family member to apply for a guardian visa to accompany you. This guardian visa should be obtained as part of the student visa application
Are there any scholarships for international students?
Scholarship options in Australia are usually limited for international students as they tend to be reserved for those undertaking postgraduate research degrees; however, we can advise you where to look and whether specific programs have a history of offering scholarships.
Occasionally, scholarships are granted to high achievers—those with very high marks. In previous years, we have seen $5000- to $10,000-scholarships given to OzTREKK students.
Check out OzTREKK’s Financing page to learn more about scholarships and paying for your degree.
What does “rolling admissions” mean?
Rolling admissions means the university assesses applications as they are received, or on a “first come, first served” basis. As soon as they’ve met the quota and the program is filled, they close the applications. So, for a program that has rolling admissions, the earlier you apply the better!
What are official transcripts, and how do I send them?
Currently, our Australian universities require original transcripts to assess your application—certified by OzTREKK, which means we have to put our stamp on paper. Literally.
Usually, students order transcripts from their high school, college and/or university and have them mailed to our office. Alternatively, you can pick up your transcripts and mail them to OzTREKK, as long as they remain in their original, sealed envelopes.
You will need to submit final transcripts (showing your degree/diploma is completed) from every institution you have attended. We only require one copy of each transcript, even if you apply to multiple universities or programs.
OzTREKK educational services
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Alternatively, your high school, college and/or university can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. Try sending your documents via FedEx and Purolator, especially when you need your documents to arrive at our office ASAP. If you use Canada Post’s courier Xpresspost, please don’t request a signature, as this can add unexpected delays!
As soon as your transcript arrives, we’ll let you know!
What are the average marks for entry?
Varies by university and program chosen. If you’re considering a graduate-entry law degree, the minimum cGPA is approximately 65% — 70%; competitive is 75% – 80% cGPA.
For Bachelor of Laws degrees, most eligible candidates have a high school diploma with an overall average of approximately 65% – 75%.
Can I stay in Australia to practice?
While graduates are eligible to continue the steps to practice in Australia, it is imperative to understand the visa process that is associated with continuing to live and work in Australia. Find out more about staying in Australia to practice law.
What if my transcripts / documents are not in English?
If your documents are not in English, you must provide full translation of each document, either prepared by your university or by a registered translator. You must not translate the documents yourself.
Please note OzTREKK must receive the official translation directly from the university or translator in order to certify the document. Please read How Do I Send My Transcripts for more information.
Are there any scholarships available to law students?
Scholarship options in Australia are usually limited for international students as they tend to be reserved for those undertaking postgraduate research degrees; however, we can advise you where to look for scholarships and whether specific programs have a history of offering scholarships.
In 2018, OzTREKK law students received more than AUD $80,000 in scholarships!
Is the LSAT required for Australian university law programs?
Of the OzTREKK-represented law degrees, only Monash University Law School will accept the LSAT, but it is not required. Depending on your GPA, submitting a strong LSAT can make your application more competitive.
Undergraduate Bachelor of Laws programs do not require the LSAT.
How will the law schools calculate my average? From my last two years, or from all years?
All OzTREKK-represented law programs will base your law application academic assessment on your cumulative average.
If you’re considering undergraduate-entry law degrees straight from high school, they will consider your top 5 – 6 courses from your Grade 12 results, depending on your province.
Check university-specific law program pages for details.