NORTH RYDE CAMPUS
CRICOS provider number 00002J
postal enquiries in person
Macquarie International Macquarie International
Macquarie University Building E3A, Level 1
NSW 2109 AUSTRALIA Macquarie University
North Ryde NSW
tel: +61 2 9850 7346
or Freecall: 1800 181 828 (within Australia)
fax: +61 2 9850 9198
email: enquire online – www.goto.mq/talktomq
CRICOS provider number 00002J
postal enquiries in person
Macquarie City Campus Macquarie City Campus
Level 2, 11 York Street Level 2, 11 York Street
Sydney NSW 2000 Sydney NSW
tel: +61 2 9964 6533
As a Macquarie University student you will join a diverse and welcoming
community of 35,000 students, with over 12,000 international students from over
120 countries. Ranked within the top 2 per cent of world universities, Macquarie is Read page 23 for general information about admission requirements.
renowned for excellence in interdisciplinary teaching and ﬁrst-class facilities.
Admission requirements are the minimum qualiﬁcations you need before
Set on 126 hectares of parkland in the heart of Sydney’s high-technology you can be selected for admission to a course of study.
business precinct, Macquarie’s main campus blends beautiful green space
As an international student attempting one of the following qualiﬁcations,
with state-of-the-art facilities including a brand new multimillion-dollar library
you will apply for admission through UAC and will generally be selected on the
and private teaching hospital. The only Australian university with its own train
basis of your performance in these studies (that is, your ATAR or equivalent):
station, Macquarie students enjoy a direct 30-minute train link to the city
centre and over 20 direct bus routes to the city and suburbs. ■ an Australian Year 12 qualiﬁcation (either offshore or in Australia)
■ an International Baccalaureate
■ a New Zealand National Certiﬁcate of Educational Achievement Level 3.
OPEN DAYS, EXHIBITIONS AND INTERVIEW SESSIONS
When assessing your application, Macquarie University may take any
or all of your qualiﬁcations or attempts at study into account. Visit
In Australia www.international.mq.edu.au/study/apply for more information.
Macquarie University Open Day is held each year on campus in September.
In 2012, it will be held on Saturday 8 September (10am–4pm). Limited ATAR
The University accepts the NSW Limited ATAR for admission purposes
Overseas – read section 6.8 in Part 1.
Macquarie University attends many exhibitions and interview sessions around
the world. For more information on when a Macquarie representative will be Additional selection criteria
visiting your city, visit www.international.mq.edu.au/calendar/ In addition to achieving the standard of performance required for admission,
For a list of ofﬁcial Macquarie University educational agents and for certain courses you must also satisfy any additional selection criteria. These
representatives, visit www.international.mq.edu.au/representatives criteria may include portfolio, interview, audition, questionnaire or test and are
taken into account either instead of, or in conjunction with, your ATAR or equivalent.
Details of additional selection criteria and how applicants can meet these
IMPORTANT DATES requirements are outlined in the course descriptions. For course descriptions,
The academic year at Macquarie University is divided into two main sessions: visit the international course search on UAC’s website at www.uac.edu.au/
■ Session 1 (between February and June)
■ Session 2 (between July and November). If you are undertaking your Year 12 studies offshore and are applying to a
course that has additional selection criteria that you will ﬁnd difﬁcult to meet,
Most courses offer both Session 1 and Session 2 commencement. A number call +61 2 9850 7346.
of units can be also studied during Session 3 – an optional study period
offered in the summer months from December to February. Offers made to applicants who have an ATAR
Refer to the ‘Table of courses’ section in Part 1 or visit our website at (or equivalent) below the cut-off
www.international.mq.edu.au to see when you can commence each course. Macquarie University has alternative pathways for admission, which may allow
Session 1, 2013 (February) for a select number of students with strong performance in Year 12 subjects
International Student Orientation Thurs 14 – Fri 22 February 2013 relevant to the course they are applying for, to receive an offer to a course
& Enrolment even though they have an ATAR or equivalent below the cut-off.
Semester starts Monday 25 February 2013 For further information on methods of selection call +61 2 9850 6320.
Session 2, 2013 (July) The Sydney Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT) (CRICOS Provider
International Student Orientation & Enrolment Thurs 18 – Fri 26 July 2013 Code 01576G), located at the North Ryde and Macquarie City campuses,
Semester starts Monday 29 July 2013 offers pathway diplomas to give students entry to the second year of
Macquarie’s Bachelor degrees:
Academic calendar tel: +61 2 9850 6222 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For important dates concerning teaching periods, study breaks and vacation fax: +61 2 9850 6223 website: www.sibt.nsw.edu.au
periods check the University Calendar at www.mq.edu.au/about/calendar.html
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outstanding students on the basis of academic merit. There are over 100 full
STUDENTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE and partial scholarships available each year for undergraduate and postgraduate
Before you are granted a student visa, the Australian Government must be students across all disciplines. For more information on the scholarships available
satisﬁed that you have appropriate accommodation, support and general and how to apply, visit www.international.mq.edu.au/scholarships
welfare arrangements in place for the period that you will be in Australia.
Macquarie University accepts responsibility for welfare arrangements for SPONSORED STUDENTS
international students who are under 18 years of age.
Read page 38 for general information about sponsored students.
For more information on what arrangements need to be in place, visit
www.international.mq.edu.au/applications/Studentsunder18 OVERSEAS STUDENT HEALTH COVER (OSHC)
Read page 39 for general information about OSHC.
AREAS OF STUDY All international students who want to study in Australia must pay health cover
Macquarie University offers a wide range of undergraduate courses and in advance for the entire length of their visa duration.
majors or specialisations in: Students are free to choose their own health-cover provider but Macquarie
■ Accounting ■ Finance University’s preferred provider is OSHC Worldcare, which has arranged a
■ Actuarial Studies ■ Games Design and Development special package and price for international students.
■ Advanced Science ■ Geography For more information on OSHC and Macquarie University visit
■ Ancient History ■ Geology www.international.mq.edu.au/studentservices/currentstudents/oshc
■ Anthropology ■ Health
■ Astronomy and Astrophysics ■ Human Resources HEALTH SERVICES ON CAMPUS
■ Biology ■ Information Technology
Macquarie University’s campus is well equipped with access to health
■ Brain, Behaviour and Evolution ■ International Business services, including:
■ Business Administration ■ International Studies
■ general medical practice ■ physiotherapist
■ Chemistry ■ Languages
■ chiropractor ■ counselling services.
■ Chiropractic Science ■ Law
■ Climate Science ■ Linguistics
■ Commerce ■ Marine Science
■ Communication ■ Marketing and Media WORKING WHILE STUDYING
■ Creative Arts ■ Mathematics
Read page 39 for general information about working while studying.
■ Criminology ■ Medical Sciences
For more information on working in Australia visit www.international.mq.edu.au/
■ Cultural Studies ■ Philosophy
■ Decision Studies ■ Physics
■ Demographics ■ Planning
■ Development Studies and ■ Politics and International PREPARING FOR STUDENT LIFE
Cultural Change Relations The Student Advocacy and Support team at Macquarie University offers a
■ Early Childhood ■ Psychology continuing support service to international students. They provide advice and
■ Economics ■ Public Sector Management information on matters ranging from immigration, visa and health insurance
■ Education and Teaching ■ Science procedures, administrative and fee advice, to welfare and social activities. For
■ Engineering ■ Social Science more information on preparing for your student life at Macquarie University
■ English ■ Speech and Hearing visit www.international.mq.edu.au/studentservices
■ Environment ■ Statistics.
ACCEPTANCE, ORIENTATION, ENROLMENT AND DEFERMENT
For course descriptions, visit the international course search on UAC’s website
at www.uac.edu.au/international/course-search/ Acceptance
For information on course structure, fees and entry requirements, visit Successful applicants will receive their offer by email. In order to secure your
www.international.mq.edu.au/study/undergraduate place in the course, you will need to accept the offer by the date outlined in
your offer letter.
TUITION FEES For more information on how to accept your offer, visit www.international.
mq.edu.au/study/apply/howtoacceptUAC and follow the instructions.
For information about tuition fees check the ‘Table of courses’ section in Part 1 or
visit the course search at www.international.mq.edu.au/study Orientation and enrolment
Fees are calculated on a per credit point basis, and are set annually. Orientation is essential for all new international students at Macquarie
University – it’s also a lot of fun! As well as receiving important information
Student Services and Amenities Fee about studying at Macquarie, you will meet Macquarie’s student advisers,
International students are not required to pay a Student Services and take part in social events, meet other students, receive academic advice
Amenities Fee at Macquarie University. about your course and enrol in your program.
Orientation and enrolment for session 1 starts on Thursday 14 February 2013.
Fees policy Orientation and enrolment for session 2 starts on Thursday 18 July 2013.
For more information on Macquarie’s fee policy, visit www.international.mq.edu.au/
It is compulsory for students to attend this whole week. For more
information visit www.international.mq.edu.au/studentservices/
Read page 38 for general information about living expenses. If you wish to defer your offer until the next session, you will need to submit
Students should consider annual living costs of approximately A$18,000 the ‘Deferral’ page from your offer pack and email it to the Admissions’
to A$21,000 (in addition to tuition fees). For more information visit contact person as listed on your offer letter.
www.international.mq.edu.au/macquarie/sydney/livingcosts Read page 18 for general information about acceptance, orientation,
enrolment and deferment, or visit www.international.mq.edu.au/orientation/
Read page 38 for general information about scholarships. STUDENT SUPPORT
As part of its commitment to internationalisation, Macquarie University has Macquarie University is committed to providing its students with an enjoyable,
one of the most generous range of scholarships and travel grants in the country. enriching experience, with support available whenever they need it. The
The Macquarie University International Scholarship (MUIS) is awarded to student services available at Macquarie include:
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■ student advisers Sports and recreation
■ airport reception Macquarie boasts some of the best university sporting facilities in the country
■ study skills service – they’re so good, professional sporting teams like the Sydney Swans, Sydney
■ careers service FC and Sydney Kings use them.
■ social events and excursions The modern sport and aquatic centre features indoor and outdoor pools, a
■ graduation and farewell functions. gym, basketball and squash courts and a martial arts area.
For more information visit www.international.mq.edu.au/studentservices For more information visit www.campuslife.mq.edu.au/sport
ACCOMMODATION Macquarie University is accessible by train, bus, bicycle and car. A rail station
Macquarie’s Accommodation Ofﬁce helps international students ﬁnd links the campus directly to Sydney’s Central Business District; more than
accommodation. Through the Accommodation Ofﬁce you can book a fully 20 bus routes service the campus; and there are 5,000 car parking spots
furnished room in one of several apartment blocks within walking distance of available. There are tree-lined paths across campus, making walking between
the University. If you prefer catered accommodation, rooms are also available classes and student accommodation pleasant and easy.
in two on-campus colleges (dormitories). We can also help you organise
temporary accommodation, so that you have somewhere to stay when you FAQs AND FURTHER INFORMATION
ﬁrst arrive if your long-term accommodation is not ready, or if you want to ﬁnd
accommodation after your arrive. For further information on admission to Macquarie University, accommodation
For more information visit www.accommodation.mq.edu.au options, transport services, working in Australia, orientation activities and
more, visit www.international.mq.edu.au
CAMPUS SERVICES AND FACILITIES
Macquarie’s campus has all the facilities you could need. These include:
■ a new state-of-the-art library, opened in 2011
■ a Sport and Aquatic Centre, including indoor and outdoor pools and gym
■ a recently refurbished Campus Hub, with a large variety of food outlets
and student amenities
■ a railway station right on campus, linking Macquarie with Sydney’s Central
■ The only private teaching hospital located on an Australian university
Macquarie University graduates are highly knowledgeable and skilled in their
ﬁeld of study. Our graduate starting salaries are ranked amongst Australia’s
highest for over a decade (Good Universities Guide, 1998–2011), The Career
Service equip students with the skills and experience they need for career
success. Visit www.careers.mq.edu.au
Food and shopping
The Macquarie campus is complete with numerous shops, food outlets, cafes,
banks and a bar. On top on this, the Macquarie Centre shopping complex
is located next door to the University, offering over 250 shops, a multiplex
cinema and ice-skating rink.
Macquarie University’s new library is like no other in the country. Designed for
sustainability, it has open spaces for learning, an on-site cafe and Australia’s
ﬁrst robotic document storage and retrieval system.
The library houses more than one million items, as well as online materials
and journal databases. Computer terminals (with printing facilities) and
wireless internet access is available across campus.
Life on campus
As a student at Macquarie University, you will become part of a vibrant and
diverse campus community. With students from over 120 nations on campus
you will have a truly international learning experience.
■ Health and wellbeing: Macquarie looks after it’s students with a 24 hour
security service, on-campus health and welfare services, disability support
unit, chaplaincy, prayer rooms and childcare facilities.
■ Events on campus: there is always something happening on Macquarie’s
campus – from live music shows and market days to career seminars,
public lectures and exhibitions.
■ Getting involved: one great way to get involved with campus life is to join
one of the many special interest or sporting clubs on campus – for more
information visit www.mq.edu.au/on_campus/get_involved/student_groups
■ Beyond the classroom: at Macquarie, you also have the opportunity to
learn outside the classroom, including the opportunity to study overseas
on exchange, engage with industry leaders as part of the Macquarie
Global Leadership Program, gain work experience in the internships
program, or expand your horizons by volunteering in Australia or abroad.
For more information visit www.international.mq.edu.au/enhance/
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