Macquarie University

    Macquarie University
    World Rank: 201-250th by Times Higher Education
    Established on: 1964

    Macquarie University is a public research university in the Sydney neighbourhood of Macquarie Park created in 1964, making it the third university in Sydney. There are five faculties on the university's main campus in suburban Sydney: the Macquarie University Hospital and the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

    Macquarie University is considered in the top 1% of universities worldwide, and its alums are among the most sought-after professionals worldwide. Three disciplines are listed among the top 50 worldwide, while seven are ranked among the top 100, demonstrating the university's culture of creativity and discovery. 

    Many of the world's leading institutions, as well as multinational corporations including AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Optus, Hyundai, and Sony, choose to collaborate with Macquarie. Such collaborations demonstrate the university's position as a world-class producer of research, as well as learning and teaching advances.

    Why choose Macquarie University?

    • Increase your employability.

    The university guarantees you are equipped for today's and tomorrow's dynamic workplaces. It's just one of the numerous reasons Macquarie University is ranked ninth in Australia for total graduate employability. They provide you with the skills, relationships, and experiences that will place you in the job of your dreams. For starters, many of their degrees are co-designed with the industry. This means they are formed by current market trends and changed to respond to real-time industry demands. After completing your coursework, you will have the knowledge and abilities needed to address your chosen career's present and future difficulties.

    • A campus designed to foster collaboration,

    Macquarie is situated in the centre of Australia's most fabulous high-tech area, only 15 kilometres from Sydney's CBD. While studying in such a place, you may network with prospective employers from some of the country's largest firms. Macquarie University Hospital, a multi-award-winning incubator for aspiring entrepreneurs, a cybersecurity hub, cutting-edge research, computer, technology, and clinical labs, and a world-class sport and aquatic facility are all located on campus.

    • Scholarships

    Macquarie University provides massive amounts of money in scholarships each year. Most of its scholarships are provided based on monetary needs or other hardships, with a particular emphasis on social inclusiveness. Other scholarships honour leadership, volunteerism, or athletic achievements. They also provide scholarships to help high-achieving students improve their academic experience by supporting personal and professional growth.

    University Rankings

    Macquarie University is one of Sydney, Australia's leading public institutions.
    The QS World University Rankings 2023 rated the university at 195th.

    University Highlights

    University Type


    Established Year


    Number of Courses

    492 undergraduate & 213 postgraduate programs

    International Students

    More than 10000

    Tuition Fees

    $32000 - $40000


    Feb, July & November

    Main Intakes

    The main intakes are February, July and November.


    • Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship (VCIS): It is given to international students to acknowledge academic success offered to excellent students planning to Pursue a Bachelor's or Master's course program at Macquarie University. This award grants up to AUD 10,000 in tuition assistance.
    • Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship – FIRST: It is a very competitive scholarship offered to one outstanding FIRST® Robotics participant that covers half of the tuition for the winning candidate pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
    • Macquarie University UAC International Scholarship: It is given to all qualified students who apply for a bachelor's degree at Macquarie University through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). The award is a one-off payment of AUD 10,000 applied to your tuition.
    • Global MBA Alumni Scholarship: Macquarie University acknowledges a student's success in obtaining a bachelor's or master's degree. This scholarship enables qualifying Macquarie University graduates to pursue a Global MBA with a 10% tuition reduction.
    • Macquarie University Alumni Scholarship: Macquarie University acknowledges a student's success in obtaining an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. This scholarship gives qualifying Macquarie University graduates a 10% tuition reduction toward a master's degree in any discipline.

    Application Process

    Applicants can apply for admission to the college in two ways: online through the college website or by an education agent.

    Documents required for Admission

    1. Academic Documents
    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th-grade

             For Masters, include the following:

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor Degree of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor Degree in 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor Degree of 12th-grade
    1. IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores
    2. Passport
    3. Work Experience (if any)
    4. Statement of Purpose (SOP)
    5. Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
    6. College Recommendation (if a current student)

    Language Requirements





    MBA, Law and healthcare




    Education &Teaching




    All other courses





    What are the fees to study at the university?

    The fee at the institute is $30000 - $40000 for most programs however, medicine and dental health can cost up to $72000 per year.

    Where is the university located?

    The university is located in the Sydney neighbourhood of Macquarie Park.

    Can I work as a student in Australia?

    Yes, you can work for 40 hours per fortnight during course sessions and unlimited when out of the course session. This is to make sure that you are focused on your studies.

    Do I have to meet language requirements?

    Yes, the applicant must satisfy the language criteria mentioned above in the language requirements section. 

    What are the key dates?

    The main intakes at the institute are February, July and November.


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