Information for Agents
As a valued member of Macquarie University's representative network, we have prepared this section specifically for our representatives to find information that will assist with the recruitment process.
In this section you will find important information about the University, your responsibilities, training materials and reference information. We will be adding more resources and expanding the functionality of this site throughout the year.
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Facts at a glance
- Year established 1964
- Academic staff 1100
- Number of students 35,000
- International students 12,000
- Top ten in Australia1
- Top two percent worldwide1
- #16 in the world2 (universities under 50 year old)
A world-class reputation
As one of Australia's leading universities, Macquarie offers the chance for your child to gain a world-class degree that is highly-regarded by employers all over the world.
High graduate salaries
With the high quality of our degrees and programs to build career and leadership skills, it is no wonder that Macquarie graduates have enjoyed some of the highest starting salaries in Australia for over a decade (Good Universities Guide).
A campus envied by other universities
Located in the heart of Sydney's high-technology business district, Macquarie's modern campus blends 126 hectares of peaceful green parkland with the latest cutting-edge spaces for learning, research and recreation. With Australia's only on-campus train station, Macquarie students can get to the city by direct rail in just 30 minutes.
Macquarie University in Sydney provides a campus environment that is active, supportive, safe, and friendly. Many of the facilities you could need are on campus including:
- The Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre with two heated swimming pools, a gymnasium with machine and free weights and a cardio theatre;
- New State of the Art Library (opened in mid-2011) provides students with a 21st century learning environment complete with Australia's first automated book storage and retrieval system.
- New Macquarie University Hospital (opened in 2010 at a cost of AU$180 million)
- New Hearing Hub (due to be open in 2013 $AU130 million)
The Australian Hearing Hub will be a unique, world-class facility purpose-designed to facilitate collaborative research into hearing and related speech and language disorders. The Hearing Hub will provide additional teaching and learning scope for students in Hearing, Audiology and language sciences.
- Health services including doctors, chiropractic, physiotherapy, pharmacy and a free and confidential counselling service;
- A Prayer Room with facilities for both men and women and a non-denominational community church;
- Banking facilities including ATMs;
- Sports fields, including Australian football, cricket, rugby, soccer, hockey, touch football and Ultimate Frisbee fields and a Golf driving range;
- Lifestyle services including a travel agency, 2 bookshops, 2 hotels and more than 15 food outlets, offering diverse cuisine options with indoor and outdoor dining areas;
- Art gallery, sculpture park, museums and a theatre;
- On- and off-campus accommodation;
A safe and supported environment
Macquarie's Student Advocacy and Support team support international students throughout their time at Macquarie and host a dedicated orientation week to make the transition to Australian university life easier.
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All international students at Macquarie are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. There are three ways that you can fulfil the English requirements for admission to Macquarie University:
- Complete an approved language test
- Study English at an approved ELICOS college
- Be from a country of qualification
Macquarie University has a number of Pathway programs that can assist applicants attain the required entry requirements into a Macquarie University course. These include:
- Macquarie University English Language Centre (CME) - provides a range of academic and general English courses, including discipline specific Direct Entry English programs, to help prospective students develop the language and study skills they need to succeed in their University studies. These courses are recognised by Macquarie University as official English entry programs, so students who successfully complete one of these courses do not need to sit for the IELTS test.
- Sydney Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT) - students who need to complete foundation courses or preliminary programs prior to starting Macquarie University programs. SIBT is located on the Macquarie University campus.
- Macquarie University Foundation Program - this is a foundation program that will lead into an undergraduate program.
- Other Pathways - foundation programs provided by most Australian universities are accepted, as well as other foundation and preparation programs designed for entry to Australian universities, and approved Australian ELICOS college
It is VERY IMPORTANT that students commencing their studies MUST arrive in Australia early to prepare and plan for their university life and attend the COMPULSORY Enrolment and Orientation sessions. Please communicate to your students of the importance of coming on time for these sessions.
Reasons for coming early:
- Get assistance from the faculty counsellors to enrol in the correct subjects during enrolment period
- Get in early to choose the desired classes and times. Those who come first will get the best choices of classes and late comers will have the remaining, limited choices.
- Enjoy the special social activities organised for new international students during orientation period.
Details of the next Enrolment and Orientation is per below. More information can be accessed on http://www.international.mq.edu.au/studentservices/currentstudents/orientation/information
UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION PRESENTATIONS
All direct, UAC and agent Undergraduate applications attend an international orientation presentation on:
Date: Friday 15 February 2013
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm (Welcome Lunch 12.00pm - 1.30pm Atrium Patio)
POSTGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION PRESENTATIONS
All Postgraduate students - with the exception of the postgraduate programs listed below - attend the international orientation presentation on:
Date: Thursday 14 February 2013
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm (Welcome Lunch 12.00pm - 1.30pm Atrium Patio facing Macquarie
Macquarie University is a diverse community of over 32,000 students, including 8,900 international students. The role of Macquarie's Student Services team is to help you settle into and become part of this vibrant community. The information below will help you prepare for your experience of studying at university in Sydney.
- Living in Sydney
- Orientation and Enrolment
- Social Activities
- University Services
- Personal Safety
- Study Support
- Visa Information
More details can be accessed via: http://www.international.mq.edu.au/studentservices/futurestudents
Information for Parents
Download our latest guide for parents of students interested in studying at Macquarie University.
In 2012 the Australian government introduced new Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP), which generally makes visa application simpler for international students studying at Macquarie University.
Student Declaration required upon acceptance of the Offer Letter:
International students accepted for admission at Macquarie University are able to access Streamlined Student Visa Processing through the Australian Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). In order to obtain an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) to apply for a student visa you declare the following:
- I have accessed information regarding the costs related to studying at Macquarie University at: www.international.mq.edu.au;
- I have accessed information regarding the costs associated with living in Australia for me and any dependents accompanying me, published by the Australian Government at www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/en/Study-Costs;
- I have sufficient funds to finance my studies including tuition fees, ancillary costs and living expenses for me and any dependents accompanying me to Australia for the duration of my studies;
- Macquarie University will not pay my tuition fees and related study costs nor living expenses if I am unable to fund my stay in Australia;
- If I am unable to pay my tuition fees Macquarie University will cancel my enrolment and my eCoE and report this to DIAC, which may affect the status of my student visa;
- Any income I earn from employment while I am a student at Macquarie University (both during and outside of session) must not be my sole source of income to pay for my tuition fees; and
- My application for a student visa will be rejected by DIAC if it is found that documents supporting my application are fraudulent.
Visa Information for new students
Your type of visa may depend on what country you are coming from, what course you intend to study and how long you intend to stay in Australia.