Macquarie University

A Place of Pioneering Minds

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Macquarie University (MQ) is an amazing place to Study Abroad.

Based on a large campus parkland in Sydney's suburbs, MQ is a relatively new yet comprehensive university renowned for its academic excellence and with a strong tradition of being bold and innovative.

With c.40k students MQ is a diverse student community with a very broad range of subject areas on offer. With one of Australia's largest student exchange programmes, MQ has vast experience in hosting international and study abroad students from all over the world, with their wide range of support services and top-quality facilities making them a very popular destination.

Located in the heart of Australia's largest high-tech precinct, but only 15km via a direct train line to Sydney - a vibrant and multicultural city consistently ranked as one of the best cities in the world to live.

MQ offers you the chance to live and learn in a dynamic and progressive institution, in one of the best cities in the world to be a student.

MQ information:

Who can participate?

All Reading disciplines that allow Study Abroad that are taught at MQ
Entry requirements:

Minimum 55% average

Semester dates:
  • Semester 1: February - June
  • Semester 2: July - November

Reading application deadlines:

01 January 2019 (further details to follow)

Cost of Living:  Please see MQ's Cost of Living webpage.
Additional Costs:

Dependent on duration of studies a visa might be required to study at MQ.

Will need to take out compulsory medical insurance through MQ Overseas Student Health Cover

NB - Eligible students might be able to recoup costs through Student Finance

Further Information:

Additional information:

  1. Students must be nominated by the Erasmus & Study Abroad Office before the MQ will accept any application.
  2. Students who request to study abroad for a year when there is a term / semester option available will receive a lower priority than students who choose the term / semester option.
  3. If there are more students who want to study at MQ than places available then all of the following will be considered in making decisions regarding the allocation of places:
      • Capacity constraints at partner institution
      • Academic performance
      • Personal Statement
      • Spread of subjects
      • Subject Study Abroad coordinator comments
      • Duration of Study Abroad placement
      • Previous engagement / contact with ESAO


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