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  • Founded in 1964, Macquarie University is a public research University, located in the centre of Australia’s technology sector, Macquarie Park.
  • Macquarie is ranked among the top 10 Universities in the country by US News Best Global Universities Ranking 2019.
  • 11 subjects offered at Macquarie are ranked within the world’s top 100 in the QS World University Rankings 2018.
  • The University has a strong focus on innovation, research and exploration.
  • The University’s diverse program offering, through its five faculties, the Macquarie University Hospital and the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, attracts over 40,000 students from over 100 countries across the globe each year.
  • Macquarie is home to Australia’s first and only private University hospital, a state of the art-library, a railway station, and a high-tech sports and aquatics centre.
  • The Univesity is within walking distance to major shopping districts, and comprises of a bookshop, bar and range of cafes within the University campus. Macquarie’s sports and Aquatic Centres Health Club, Martial Arts area, offer some of the best facilities in the country.
  • The campus is located in close proximity to over 300 leading corporations, providing students with immense opportunities to form valuable industry and network connections that will help them advance their future career options.
  • At present, Macquarie park is the 4th largest cbd in Australia, following Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and is home to over 45,000 jobs which is expected to continue growing in the coming years.

Macquarie University Faculties

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Macquarie Business School
  • Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering

Why study at Macquarie?

  • Macquarie has a 5-star QS World University ranking in Teaching, Research, Facilities, Employability, Innovation, Inclusiveness, Internationalisation, and Specialist Criteria, placing it amongst the top 1% of Universities in the world.
  • Macquarie is placed #9 best University in Australia by the 2018 US News Best Global Universities Ranking.
  • QILT (The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching) has ranked Macquarie as the #1 University for employability in 2017.
  • Macquarie’s PACE program offers over 30,000 work placements and community experiences for students through diverse industry partnerships.
  • Macquarie’s employability program PACE was rated the country’s best employability program by the AFR Higher Education Awards 2017.
  • Macquarie is ranked within the top 100 Universities in the world, by the QS World University Rankings (by subject) in Accounting and Finance, Communication, Culture and Media, Earth and Marine Sciences, Education, English Language and Literature, Geography, Law, Linguistics, and Psychology.
  • All research conducted at Macquarie has been ranked as “world Standard” level or above, and more than 100 Macquarie University researchers are ranked within the world’s top 100 researchers.
  • Macquarie is home to outstanding world-class facilities including the country’s only private hospital, located on the University campus. The University is also the global headquarters of Cochlear, A state of the art Sports and Aquatics Centre, a Library featuring a robotic book storage and revival system, an on-campus railway station, and an Australian Hearing Hub.
  • The Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2016 places Macquarie in the top 50 most International Universities in the world.
  • Macquarie has over 150 partner universities in over 40 countries, offering several study-abroad and student exchange programs for its students.

Campus Locations

The Macquarie University is located in the middle of Australia’s technology precinct, Macquarie park, located only 15kms from the Sydney CBD, offering state of the art facilities for all students and staff alike.

The campus additionally houses a private hospital, a railway station, state of the art sports and aquatic facility, bar, bookshop, high-tech library, cafes, counselling services, medical clinic, pharmacy, and childcare services.

MacQuarie City Campus

The Macquarie city campus is a new purpose-built education facility, offering premier postgraduate courses for students.

The campus is designed around innovative teaching and learning practices, with access to excellent networking opportunities with industry profressionals and other like-minded peers.

The following postgraduate programs are currently offered at Macquarie’s City Campus:

  • Master of Accounting (CPA Program)
  • Master of Banking and Finance
  • Master of Commerce (Finance)
  • Macquarie Applied Finance Centre (MAFC)

Popular courses at Macquarie

  • Health & Medicine.
  • Social studies.
  • Science.
  • Business.
  • Humanities.
  • Creative arts.
  • Education.
  • Computer science

Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • Macquarie University India Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded to all students from India, completing a Bachelor or Master by coursework degree at Macquarie. The total value of the scholarship:

    • $10,000 per year (For the duration of your program) for bachelor’s degrees
    • $5,000 per year (for the duration of your program) for master’s degrees.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Citizen of India
    • Meet all academic and English language requirements for pursuing a bachelor or postgraduate course at Macquarie University
    • Receive an offer for full-time study at Macquarie University
    • Accept admission offer and have paid commencement fees
  • ASEAN Partner Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students from nominated partner universities and is valued at $15,000 a year.

    Eligibility criteria:

    • Citizen of any country except Australia or New Zealand.
    • Must have transferred from one of the following Macquarie partner universities; HELP University, Malaysia, Bangkok University, Thailand, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology (HCMUT)
    • Must meet all academic and English language requirements for the course
    • Received a full- time offer of study from the University to pursue an undergraduate course. The program should be longer than one session in duration.
    • A GPA of 5.0 out of 7.0
    • Must remain enrolled in the course you applied for. If you withdraw before completing of the course, you would not be applicable for the scholarship fee.
    • You cannot be a current student at Macquarie University International college
    • You cannot be a study abroad or exchange student at Macquarie.
  • Sponsored Student Grant

    The University sponsorship grant is awarded for International students, on a fully funded external scholarship by the Asian Scholarship bodies.
    The scholarship value is a one-off cash payment of up to $5,000.

    Eligibility criteria:

    • All applicants need to meet the academic and English language requirements of the course
    • Have a full-time offer of study from the University
    • Minimum GPA of 5.0 out of 7.0 for postgraduate students, and an ATAR of 90/100 for undergraduate students.
    • The program applied for should be longer than one session.
    • Must stay enrolled in the program to be eligible. If you withdraw from the course prior to completion, then the scholarship offer would be withdrawn.
    • Demonstrate evidence of financial guarantee
  • Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded for International students that demonstrate high academic excellence. The scholarship value is $10,000

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Citizen of any country EXCEPT Australia or New Zealand
    • Meet all academic and English language requirements of the course
    • Must have a GPA of 5.0 out of 7.0 for postgraduate students, and an ATAR of 85/100 or higher for undergraduate students.
    • The program should be longer than one session in duration
    • Must remain enrolled in the course, on full-time basis. If you withdraw from the course before it is completed, then your scholarship offer would be withdrawn.

Clubs and Societies

The best way to meet like-minded peers and develop your social and professional network is by joining a club or society on campus. Macquarie University has over 140 different clubs to choose from, including social networking clubs, sports clubs, drama, performing arts, political clubs, culture clubs, and so much more. You could even find your own club with the help of the Student HQ at Macquarie.

Popular sports clubs at Macquarie include: Water polo, volleyball, frisbee, table tennis, swimming, squash, soccer, rugby, rowing, skiing, hockey, fencing, dance, cricket, cheerleading, and AFL. The University also provides learning courses in Fencing, Squash and Volleyball.

Student Services

  • The Macquarie Career and Employment Service supports your career development and employability prospects in Australia and overseas.
  • CareerWise – is the University’s I-Learn Module, that will help students with career related questions and like writing a resume, cover letter, getting interview tips, and finding suitable part-time work.
  • CareerHub – The University’s online job board, appointment booking system and events management tool.
  • The International student employability guide – another great resource for International students to kick-start their careers
  • Join the New Conversation Groups Program – designed to help international students to improve their employability skills, and English language skills.
  • Join a Career-focused development program on campus like; Univative, Interchange, Global Leadership Program, and Careers, Volunteers and Ambassador programs.
  • Develop your academic skills through a Learning skills workshop – to develop your academic writing skills, and Studywise – an iLearn module to help students with academic study and writing

Accomodation – On Campus

  • Dayman Apartments

    The Dayman Apartments are self-catered apartments, offering studio living or single share apartments in a 5-bedroom apartment. The Dayaman Apartment complex is located only 15-minute walking distance from the Macquarie campus.

    All rooms are furnished, include coin-operated laundry services, close to public transport, secure building access, two common areas with entertainment facilities, and outdoor courtyard.

    All studio apartments include:

    • Single bed
    • Ensuite bathroom
    • Kitchenette with basic utensils
    • Wardrobes
    • Study table and desk chair
    • Ceiling dan
    • Heating

    All single rooms in the shared apartments include:

    • Single bed
    • Study desk and chair
    • Wardrobe
    • Ceiling fan
    • Shared kitchen with stove top, oven and 2 fridges, cupboards and a microwave, kettle, toaster and basic utensils
    • Shared bathrooms – 2
    • Shared living area with a flat screen tv
    • Dining room

    Twin share rooms include:

    • A loft bed
    • Wardrobe and shelves
    • Two study desks and chairs
    • Ceiling fan
    • Heating
    • Shared ensuites bathroom
    • Shared kitchen
    • Dining table with two chairs

* Access to two common rooms with entertainment facilities.

  • Dunmore Lang College

    The Dunmore Lang College is situated next to the Macquarie University Shopping Centre and Train Station. All accommodation is fully catered, with all 3 meals provided, including takeaway and late meal options. All room are full-furnished are situated on a three -storey block. Residents also have access to:

    • Free unlimited WIFI
    • Full-equipped common room with a pool table, table tennis, Foxtel, projector and playstation
    • Library
    • Chiropractic teaching room
    • Computer lab
    • Resident tutors
    • Cleaning services
    • Access t Macquarie Sports and Aquatic centre

    The rooms types include:

    Single Ensuite with the following amenities:

    • King size bed
    • Study corner
    • Wardrobe
    • Ensuites bathroom

    Single room with shared ensuites:

    • King size bed
    • Study corner
    • Wardrobe
    • Shared ensuites bathroom
  • Herring Road Apartments

    The Herring Road apartments are located next to the Macquarie Shopping Centre and University train station. The room types include single rooms in 4-bedroom and 6-bedroom apartments, and twin share rooms.

    Every apartment includes a kitchen, dining area, living room, laundry facilities, Free WIFI, and a shared bathroom.

    Single room amenities:

    • Single bed
    • Desk and chair
    • Wardrobe
    • Heater
    • Shared dining and living room, laundry and shared bathroom.

    Twin share bedroom amenities:

    • Two single beds
    • Two desks and chairs
    • Wardrobe
    • Heater

    Shared Apartment amenities:

    • Private bedroom
    • Shared bathroom (six-bedroom apartment has 2 toilets)
    • Living area with tv
    • Dining Area
    • Shared kitchen
    • Internal laundry facilities
  • IGLU apartments

    The Iglu apartments offer both shared apartments and private studio apartments, and all apartments have ensuite bathrooms and are fully furnished. Iglu apartments are located only a 13-minute train ride to the Macquarie University campus, in Chatswood.

    The apartments are fully air conditioned, have free WIFI, and onsite academic support.

    Studio apartment amenities

    • Double bed
    • Study desk and chair
    • Wardrobe and shelves
    • Air conditioning
    • Private ensuite bathroom
    • Kitchen and dining area

    Shared apartments amenities
    Residents have the option of choosing from 4,5 or 6-bedroom shared apartments. All individual rooms have:

    • King size single bed
    • Ensuite bathroom
    • Wardrobe
    • Study desk and chair
    • Air conditioning
    • Shared living area
    • Dining area
    • Shared kitchen
  • Macquarie University Village

    The Macquarie University village is situated next to the University campus and offers residents the choice of two- or five-bedroom townhouse style apartments, inclusive of ensuite bathrooms.
    All apartments are furnished and have coin operated laundry, a student lounge, large outdoor balcony, and a volleyball court.
    The 5-bedroom apartments include the following amenities in each of its rooms:

    • Single bed
    • Study desk and chair
    • Wardrobe and shelving
    • Ensuite bathroom
    • Shared living area
    • Dining area
    • Shared kitchen

    The Twin share bedrooms include the following:

      • Two single beds
      • Study desk and chair
      • Wardrobe and shelving
      • Ensuite bathroom
      • Shared living area
      • Dining area
      • Shared kitchen

    The 1-2-bedroom apartments include the following:

      • Double bed
      • Wardrobe and shelving
      • Study desk and chair
      • Ensuite bathroom
      • Kitchen
      • Living area
      • Dining area

    Morling Residential College

    The Morling Residential College is a 100-bed student accommodation provider, in Macquarie Park and located only a 5-minute walk from the University. All rooms are fully air conditioned, include ensuites kitchens, weekly cleaning and free WIFI and is fully catered with three meals from Monday-Friday.

    The Studio rooms include the following amenities:

    • Single bed
    • Wardrobe
    • Desk, chair and bookcase
    • Air conditioning
    • Ensuite
    • Kitchenette
    • Weekly room clean
  • Robert Menzies College

    The Robert Menzies College has 300 fully furnished rooms, across a six, three-storey residential block. It is located on the Macquarie University campus, right next to the Macquarie train station.

    All apartments include Free unlimited WIFI, recreation facilities, laundry, dining room, courtyard, library, chapel and bbq facilities, 24-hour security, and all utility bills included in the rent. Residents can choose from fully catered dining options, to semi-catered or self-catered. All Single rooms include a bed, desk, chair, storage cupboard, bookshelves, internet and phone.

    Ensuite rooms include:

    • king single bed
    • wardrobe
    • study nook
    • shared kitchen
    • ensuite bathroom

    Private studios include:

    • king single bed
    • wardrobe
    • study nook
    • shared kitchen