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Established in 1964, Macquarie University began as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from traditions: to be distinctive, progressive, and to be transformational. Today our pioneering history continues to be a source of inspiration as we celebrate our place among the best and brightest minds.
Recognised internationally, Macquarie University is consistently ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world* and within the top 10 in Australia*.
Our research is leading the way in ground-breaking discoveries. Our academics are at the forefront of innovation and, as accomplished researchers, we are embracing the opportunity to tackle the big issues of our time.
Why study here?
Being a Macquarie student will be one of the best times of your life because you’ll have so many opportunities to discover your potential. As well as starting to carve out a fabulous career for yourself, you’ll have opportunities to travel the globe with our support, undertake an internship with a leading organisation and awaken your adventurous side.
Whether you’re an audacious high-school leaver, a non school applicant, a highly skilled postgraduate or an ambitious international student, we look forward to welcoming you to Macquarie University.
Some still see university and the eventual job you get as two separate entities. We don’t. At Macquarie we work with both Australian and international students to ensure your studies lead you to a satisfying and prosperous career, one that allows you to dream big and make a difference in this world.
Uni is about so much more than getting a degree and a great job at the end – but let’s be honest, carving out that dream career is definitely one of the major reasons people come to uni. At Macquarie, we ensure your studies lead you to a satisfying and prosperous career – one that allows you to dream big and make a difference in this world.
Many of the best universities across the US, UK, Europe and Asia choose to partner with us, as do global organisations such as Microsoft, Optus, Google, and Johnson & Johnson. Such partnerships are testament to our reputation as a university that produces research, and learning and teaching innovations that are world class.
It is because of our reputation that we rank among the top 1% of universities in the world and the reason why we hold a 5-star QS rating recognising that our graduates are among the most sought-after professionals in the world.
Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct. Our park-like campus spans 126 hectares, with open spaces and state-of-the-art facilities that allow you to think, grow, achieve and affect change.
Just 15km from Sydney’s city centre, our campus is the perfect place to study in one of the world’s greatest cities.
Each year Macquarie University awards around $2.5 million in scholarships, most of which are given on the basis of financial need or other hardship. Others recognise factors such as leadership or voluntary experiences, or sporting achievement.
There’s a wide range of scholarships for students from all backgrounds, so be sure to check out what’s on offer.
Exchange and overseas opportunities
As a Macquarie student, your opportunities to learn about the big issues – the ones that are important not just in Australia but across the globe – are limitless.
Our Student Exchange program is one of the best – with more than 150 partner universities in more than 40 countries you’ll be spoiled for choice. As well as being heaps of fun, by participating in exchange you’ll increase the value of your degree – employers look favourably on overseas experiences as it shows you have initiative, can adapt to change and have well-developed intercultural skills.
Living in Sydney
Sydney is a destination like no other. From the iconic Sydney Harbour and more than 100 beaches, to picturesque mountains and arts and cultural festivals, Sydney has something for everyone.
Ranked as the 4th best student city in the world – and home to the regional headquarters of around 500 multinational companies – Sydney is the ultimate place to live and study.