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Macquarie offers an unforgettable, world-class study experience. Its ranking as one of the top ten most international universities in the world (Times Higher Education, 2014) and its parkland campus environment attracts over 11,000 international students, from Europe to South America. With a huge range of study options, from bachelors to PHD, and a variety of international scholarships available, Macquarie has something to cater for everyone.

Macquarie University are currently offering a partial fee waiver to European students. The AU$5,000 fee waiver will be available each year to full degree undergraduate and postgraduate students for the full term of their degree. No separate application is necessary, fee waivers will be awarded automatically to eligible passport holders.

Macquarie are also offering a new scholarship for high-achieving European students who have a grade point average of 75% or above. The VCIS-Europe scholarship is a one-off cash award of A$5,000, paid on the student’s arrival in Australia. Please note this award is for full-degree students only.

Students can claim both of the awards above if eligible.

The Macquarie difference

Ten of our subject disciplines were ranked in the world’s top 100 in the QS World University Rankings By Subject 2017, including linguistics (top 50); accounting and finance; communication and media; development studies; earth and marine science; education; and English language and literature. In 2017 our MBA was ranked in the top 50 in the world by The Economist magazine’s Which MBA? ranking.

Our campus

Macquarie lies 15km from Sydney Harbour and has a train station on campus that connects directly to the CBD. The campus sits on 126 hectares of parkland in the middle of Australia’s largest high-tech business precinct (home to over 300 companies, giving students access to job opportunities). Over AU$1 billion has been invested in University facilities in recent years. Our students enjoy world class facilities – a new library, a private hospital, first class sports fields, a gym and Olympic-sized swimming pool. After classes, relax in the Uni bar and on the outdoor terraces.


Macquarie provides safe, supportive accommodation for all students on and off campus. You can live in a new fully/self-catered residence, a single or a shared room and have access to a range of convenient facilities, all close to the campus.

Living in Sydney

Sydney offers a vibrant lifestyle and is currently ranked as one of the world’s ten most liveable cities by The Economist. The city has a relaxed attitude and hundreds of beaches that stretch along the city’s coastline. Try a surfing lesson at Bondi or Manly Beach or get involved with the city’s ongoing calendar of festivals, international sporting and cultural events.

Real-world learning

Employers worldwide appreciate Macquarie’s practical approach to learning, which gives students real-world skills for the workforce. Internships with Australian and international companies are encouraged, either through the course-related internships or via the Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) initiative, which encourages undergraduate students to undertake internships and cultural experiences locally and internationally. Students can also put their global skills into practice via the award-winning Global Leadership Programme (GLP) which allows them to study, volunteer and participate in activities in Australia and overseas. It’s all part of the Macquarie experience! CEOs surveyed in The New York Times in 2012 ranked Macquarie among the world’s top 100 universities for graduate recruitment. Our alumni network of over 150,000 graduates in 140 countries provides invaluable professional connections globally.

Research excellence

Macquarie has a reputation for research excellence and in 2015 was given the maximum rating of five in the Australian Government’s report, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). This report also rated 100% of Macquarie’s research activity at world standard or higher. Macquarie hosts four of Australia’s 13 Research Centres for Excellence, including the Centre for Excellence in Core to Crust Fluid Systems and the Centre for Excellence for Cognition and Disorders. We were the first Australian university to align with the Bologna Model, and research students can undertake research with other universities
via a Cotutelle partnership.

A supportive, multicultural community

Macquarie provides a welcoming home for 40,000 students from over 100 countries. Offering support from application to graduation, we help you transition from the UK to university life in Australia and to achieve your best.

What can i study?

Well known for its prestigious business programmes in finance, accounting and actuarial studies, Macquarie University is also a leader in many other academic fields including science, engineering and linguistics. Areas of study available are:

  • Business
  • Education and teaching
  • Engineering and IT
  • Environment
  • Health and medical sciences
  • Health professions
  • Law
  • Linguistics, speech and hearing
  • Graduate School of Management
  • Media and creative arts
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Security and intelligence
  • Society, languages and culture
  • Translating and interpreting
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