Why should you consider studying in Australia?

22 January 2020

Are you considering studying in Australia?

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Australia and Canada have a lot in common

So, you’re exploring university options and realize you might like to study internationally. Of course, there are many things to consider, but ultimately choosing to study in Australia is likely the best choice. Obviously, we are a little biased, but hear us out.

School rankings

When you study in Australia, you are studying among some of the most prestigious universities in the world. Although you may not have heard of all the universities OzTREKK represents, they are not unknown in the QS World University Rankings‘ top 50!

To give you more context, the University of Toronto is ranked #29 and McGill University is #35. Comparably, the University of Melbourne is ranked at #38 and the University of Sydney is #42! Some Australian universities are higher in the rankings in the program specific rankings.

Most livable cities

Out of OzTREKK’s 14 universities, 3 are listed as in the top 10 most livable cities in the world. Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide are all on the top 10 most livable cities in the world! Should you attend one of our universities located there, you will be living in cities that have the best access to health care, education, and an amazing culture and environment. Australia is something to get excited about!

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OzTREKK Ambassador Kim Li (Sydney OT) enjoying the beach!

Similar culture

Something that surprises our students when they go to Australia is just how similar Australia is to Canada. Of course, the obvious similarities like language, the political/law system, the health system make you feel like you are in Canada. On top of that, the cities are quite comparable to Canadian cities as well!

Very nice weather all year round

Every year we ask OzTREKK students who are studying at Australian universities to give us some feedback about what they like and dislike about Australia. Every year we get a whack of responses about how great the weather is. Heading to the beach instead of shovel yourself out in the winter is a great reason to consider studying in Australia!

The currency $$

When you are sending money overseas, you’ll need to take into consideration how the Canadian dollar converts over to that country. For the Australian dollar, its usually quite similar to the Canadian dollar, in fact, for the past while, the Canadian dollar has been stronger. This means our Canadian students have been paying less for their tuition because they were saving around 10 cents on the dollar! Obviously, the dollar can fluctuate and its always good to check rates regularly when you’re sending money over.

Large Canadian cohort

As the countries are quite similar, many Canadians choose to study in Australia. Many of the universities that OzTREKK represents, such as UQ and Sydney, have quite a large Canadian cohort. Its always good to know you are not alone when moving across the world. This is extra beneficial if students are planning to become accredited in Canada after their studies; this gives them plenty of other students to plan and study with for Canadian exams! Also, as the cohorts are so large, universities can focus on helping Canadian students return to Canada (e.g., the UQ MD program and Bond Law).

Using your degree Canada

We ensure that students can come back to Canada to practice in their field. 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!


Do you have questions about studying in Australia? Let us know! Email us at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.