We know there’s a lot of information on this page, but don’t worry—your OzTREKK admissions officers will be right there with you.
Here’s what you’ll find on this page:
- Determining Your Eligibility
- Starting Your Application
- How to Submit Documents
- What OzTREKK Does with Your Application
- Finding Your “Best Fit”
If you have questions or concerns at any stage in the process, we are just a call or an email away!
Determining Your Eligibility
Eligibility is based on several factors and differs between programs. To get started, please have a look at the following topics:
To Determine Your Eligibility
- Review the Admissions Requirements for each program.
- Use our Compare Programs tool.
- Check out the GPA Conversions page.
- Book a chat with us!
Check out our helpful FAQs for more insight on eligibility.
2. Apply Online
Start Your Application
Fill out the OzTREKK application.
Don’t worry! This application only comes to us. Think of it as your starting point: It’s nothing more than you telling us which programs you’re interested in so we can ensure you don’t miss a deadline.
What to expect on the application
The basics! Your full name, address, program of interest, etc., plus your education history—so have start and graduation dates handy. If you can’t remember your exact start or grad date, estimate.
Once you’ve pressed “Submit,” your OzTREKK admissions officer will contact you to outline your next steps, and will list which documents you’ll need to send to our office. Again, we aim to make sure you never miss a deadline!
If you’d like to make changes to your application or to your program selection, don’t stress. We can adjust anything as we go!
3. Submit Documents
Submit Your Documents to OzTREKK
You’ve pressed “Submit” on your OzTREKK application and you’re ready for the next step.
No guessing required. Your dedicated admissions team will send you a handy checklist outlining all the required documentation for each university.
Where do I send my documents?
All application documents, aside from your official transcripts*, should be emailed to your admissions officers as PDFs: email@example.com
*Transcripts in their original, sealed envelopes must be mailed to the OzTREKK office or emailed directly from your school to our office: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I know OzTREKK received my documents?
As soon as we receive your transcripts (whether by email or by post), and the other required documents, we will let you know—every time. Just keep an eye on your inbox!
When do I send my documents?
The earlier the better! We’ll need all documents sent to us before the application deadlines; the earlier we have them, the more guidance we can provide. You can also send them along gradually, as you get them. We’ll take care of keeping you organized.
- Even if you apply to multiple universities, you only need to send one copy of your documents.
- All our university partners accept OzTREKK-certified transcripts. Once they have our stamp of approval (yes, a literal stamp), they’re good to go!
- Most universities waive their application fees for OzTREKK students.
- You will be kept up to date with your application status: outstanding documents, which applications have been submitted, upcoming deadlines, etc.
4. OzTREKK Submits Application
OzTREKK Submits Your Complete Application(s)
Once all your documents are in, OzTREKK will submit your application to the university! We’ll send you a confirmation email and provide an outcome date estimate.
This is the waiting period. It can be stressful, but now that your application is under assessment, we will share everything you need to know in this “layover” phase! This will include
- resources for confident decision-making if you receive an offer (or multiple offers!);
- financing information (including contacts); and
- community connections (OzTREKK events and more!).
Finding Your Best Fit
Play around with our compare programs feature to determine which program might be the best fit for you.
For first-person accounts of what studying in Australia is really like, have a look at what our OzTREKK Ambassadors have to say!
Remember, we’re here for you throughout the entire process, so always feel free to ask us questions. You deserve the right to feel comfortable and confident with your decision, and we’ll do whatever we can to support you.
Have a look through our public health FAQs. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, please contact us. We’re here to help!
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!
How does OzTREKK know if my application will be competitive?
The majority of Canadians applying to full-degree programs in Australia (i.e., not study abroad courses, which usually only last a semester or two) apply through OzTREKK. They’re studying medicine, dentistry, law, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, etc.
Since they’re using OzTREKK’s services, this gives us a good idea of the starting point of a competitive application each year, allowing our admissions officers to help you determine which universities/programs are most likely to present you with a letter of offer!
You can get started on determining your chances by reviewing the admissions requirements on each program page. Then, visit our GPA Conversions and Eligibility pages for details and suggestions to help you get into the program of your dreams. Of course, OzTREKK is always here to help if you have questions.
What is a 5.0 GPA in Australia?
Unlike in Canada, GPAs in Australia are simple. They are standardized, so they mean the same thing to everyone.
In Australia, a 5.0 / 7.0 would roughly translate to a 2.7 / 4.0 or approximately 70% – 72%, but keep in mind all universities assess slightly differently.
Learn more on our GPA Conversions page where we list the most common Canadian GPA scales to their corresponding Australian GPA grade.
Which prerequisites do I need?
Prerequisite courses vary by university and by program. We’ve listed university- and program-specific requirements on each program’s page under “Admissions Requirements.”
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.
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Alternatively, your high school, college and/or university can email them to email@example.com.
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 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.
What is public health?
Public health is the science of protecting the safety and improving the health of communities through education, policy making, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health practitioners work to enhance and protect the health of populations by identifying their health problems and needs and implementing programs and services to address these needs.
Are there any specialization areas in public health degrees?
Yes, most public health degrees offer concentration in a specific area. Some examples include
- Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs;
- Health Promotion and Disease Prevention;
- Epidemiology & Biostatistics;
- Gender and Women’s Health;
Please contact OzTREKK for details and to discuss your options.
Are there public health degrees that focus on rural, remote and Indigenous communities?
Yes, the Master of Public Health at James Cook University (JCU) specializes in public health problems in tropical Australia and its near neighbours.
The Anton Breinl Centre at JCU was one of a select group of academic institutions funded by the Commonwealth Government to assist in training public health professionals. Special attention is given to the needs of high-risk community groups, including refugee and migrant populations, and Indigenous Australians. Specific elements within the programs are tailored to workforce needs, including refugee health, disaster health management, travel medicine, tropical marine and diving medicine, infection control, communicable disease control, aeromedical retrieval and more recently, health promotion.
Are there any online degrees for public health?
Yes, several universities offer online options for public health degrees:
- University of Sydney
- Griffith University
- James Cook University
Contact OzTREKK to discuss your options. Let’s chat!
Can I practice in Canada after I graduate?
You bet! Canada does not have an accreditation process in place for public health degrees; therefore, there is no need to apply to an accrediting body in Canada or to complete any further schooling in order to have your credentials recognized.
Are there any fast-track public health degrees?
Yes, several universities offer public health degrees from 1 – 1.5 years, depending on your previous studies. Please contact OzTREKK for more information.
What can I do with a public health degree?
Graduates may move into careers in a range of areas within the health sector. These may include professional practice, research, public health management, management positions within health care facilities, international positions with aid organizations or within developing countries.
Graduates of MPH programs are usually employed within the governmental public health system at the local/regional, provincial/territorial, national or international level. They may also be employed by the non-governmental sector. Learn more about public health careers.
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