How We Help

Going to university in Australia or New Zealand is a deeply enriching experience, but figuring out how to set up everything on your own can be difficult and overwhelming.


That’s where OzTREKK comes in! When you’re first considering studying in Australia, you may have questions about the universities, their programs, and how to apply.

When you contact OzTREKK for info about a program area, an admissions officer will send you a program-specific online OzTREKK Admissions Guide. You will also get one-on-one guidance from OzTREKK to help you decide which university and degree works best for you.

Ask questions about your program of interest

Start your application

Submit your transcripts and other documents to complete your app

OzTREKK submits your application(s)

You get an offer and meet the conditions

You pay a deposit & buy OSHC

You get a Confirmation of Enrollment (CoE)

You enter the predeparture phase

You get an Australian student visa

You book your flight to Australia

OzTREKK 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!

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.

Meet the OzTREKK Ambassadors!

Application Process

When you apply through OzTREKK, a dedicated admissions officer will be assigned to your file and will walk you through each step. OzTREKK will

  • provide you with one streamlined, easy-to-follow application for all our university partners;
  • provide you with all applicable supplementary university application forms;
  • let you know which documents are required to complete your application;
  • organize and submit your application(s) to the universities on your behalf (no need to mail your documents to Australia!);
  • inform you of the outcome of your application.

Should you receive an offer, your admissions officer will also guide you through the acceptance and predeparture processes. Whenever you have questions or concerns, we are just an email or phone call away!

Understanding Licensing

Sure, the applying part might be pretty straight forward, but what about the coming home to practice part? Are there any steps you need to take when you return to Canada with your degree?

Usually, yes! Depending on your program, it could be as simple as filing paperwork or as complicated as taking additional studies and exams. But we won’t leave you stranded. We’ll walk you through the process before you make your decision to study in Australia to make sure it’s right for you. 

Sounds a bit stressful? Don’t worry. We’re here to help you understand the licensing process specific to your degree and to your province. Whenever you have a question, just email your OzTREKK admissions officer—that’s why we’re here!

Predeparture Process

Once you have received an offer from an Australian or New Zealand university, you officially enter the “Predeparture” stage!

Now comes the really exciting part: your admissions officer will take you through everything from student visas, financing, health insurance, accommodation and more through a series of videos, emails, webinars, and blogs to keep you on track during the weeks leading up to your arrival in Australia.

All OzTREKK students receive exclusive access to the OzTREKK Boarding Pass, which outlines detailed predeparture info, access to our predeparture webinars, and much more!  See below for an example of the topics we cover. Don’t worry—all OzTREKK students will receive our Boarding Pass link!



When you apply through OzTREKK, we will provide you with the estimated tuition fees and administrative costs for your program. Additionally, you’ll receive information about costs associated with the student visa application, health coverage, and living in Australia, and about working in Australia.

Learn more about financing your studies.


To study in Australia, you must obtain a student visa from the Australian Government. When you apply through OzTREKK, we’ll provide you with the overview of the student visa application process—including taking family—and panel doctor information for health examinations (if applicable).

Learn more about student visas.


As an international student, it is a condition of your visa that you purchase and maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of your stay in Australia.

Find out more about health insurance.


From short-term to on-campus to private rental market, you’ll get all the accommodation info you’re looking for on the OzTREKK Boarding Pass. We even list where other OzTREKK students have chosen to live!

Get the basics about accommodation!


Our goal for you is to attend your first preference program at the Australian university of your choice. Of course, it is not always that easy as each university has their own eligibility requirements for each program.

We’ve compiled students’ most frequently asked questions regarding eligibility, including some of the most common hurdles students face when applying to an Australian university.

Read more about your options when you don’t meet the admissions requirements.

Have a question?

See below for some commonly asked questions. Still need answers? Send a request for information or contact an OzTREKK admissions officer today.

Are there any fast-track public health degrees?

Yes, the University of Newcastle’s Master of Public Health program is only 1 year.

Several other universities offer public health degrees from 1 – 1.5 years, depending on your previous studies. Please contact OzTREKK for more information.

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
  • University of Newcastle

Contact OzTREKK to discuss your options. Let’s chat!

Are there any scholarships available to international law students?

Scholarship options in Australia are usually limited for international students as they tend to be reserved for students undertaking postgraduate research degrees and not professional degrees; however, OzTREKK can advise students on 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!