Study Abroad and Exchange

Study Abroad and Exchange

If you are joining the University as a Study Abroad or Exchange student in Session 2, you're in the right place! 

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If you need help with any part of your enrolment due to disability, complete the registration form and contact Health and Wellbeing. Assistance is available to help complete the on-campus process and for support throughout your studies.

Let's get started! Follow Steps 1 - 4 to complete your enrolment.

Step 1

Your Study Abroad and Exchange enrolment checklist

Follow this checklist to complete your enrolment for Session 2.
Enrolment is now open.

TO DO:

Retrieve your Student ID and read up on choosing your units in Step 2.

Familiarise yourself with University language and what you need to know in Step 3.

Log into eStudent in Step 4. There you can:

1. Update and check your personal details

2. Enrol into units.

3. Register in classes, and make your timetable

4. Go to iLearn in the What's Next tab

5. Pay your fees (if applicable)

Activate your OneID. Your OneID allows access to iLearn, email and Ask.MQ using the same password. Your OneID is your 8-digit Student ID and password of choice.

You can find how to do this in the 'What's Next' tab on eStudent.

Log into your student email via gmail.com. You should have received your email address when you activated your OneID. To log in, use your email address and OneID password.

Log into iLearn, and access your Faculty support information, as well as learning materials for your units.

Once you have enrolled into your units, you can get your campus card in one of two ways:

1. Online via CaptureMe, which enables you to take and submit your own photo for your Macquarie University campus card.

You can log into CaptureMe using your OneID.

You will be notified when your pre-ordered card is ready for pick up from Student Connect. Remember to bring official photo ID with you, such as a valid driver's license, passport, or proof of age card.

2. In person at Student Connect. Remember to bring official photo ID with you, such as a valid driver's license, passport or proof of age card.

You can find more information about getting your campus card here.        

Have a question? 

Need more information? Search our knowledge base.

Step 2

Find your student ID
Received a letter of offer from Macquarie? 

Your 8-digit student ID is at the top of your offer letter. You'll need this to enrol.

Choosing your units for your Exchange program 

If you are an Exchange student, you can enrol into units in the pre-approval list stated on your offer letter. 

If you want to enrol into any unit outside of this list, you will need to apply for a waiver.

Refer to these documents on how to apply for a waiver, and pre-approved units.

Step 3

Get to know the language

You will find the following terms useful to navigate your way through the enrolment process.

Program

As a Study Abroad or Exchange student, you will be admitted into one of the following four programs:

  • Study Abroad Undergraduate Program
  • Study Abroad Postgraduate Program
  • Exchange Undergraduate Program
  • Exchange Postgraduate Program

This will appear in your eStudent account. You will enrol into your units under these programs.

Handbook

The Handbook is an important tool that sets out all the units available for study, and their prerequisites.

Faculty

The University is divided into five key subject areas called faculties. Every degree falls under one of the five faculties. To see what faculty in which a degree falls, visit the Handbook.

  • Faculty of Human Sciences (FOHS)
  • Faculty of Business and Economics (FOBE) 
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering (FOSE) 
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FOMHS) 
  • Faculty of Arts (FOA)
Credit
point

Each unit is worth a specified number of credit points. This indicates the amount of work required in the unit. Each credit point reflects 3 hours of work – so a 3 credit point unit would require 9 hours of work (in class and at home) each week.

Unit

A unit is a subject studied within a program. 

The letters represent the subject area of the unit, which can be found in the Handbook.

The first number represents the Year level and level of understanding required for this unit.

For example, AHIS118 Latin A, is a 100 level unit for Ancient Languages. This requires basic to no previous studies in Latin, prior to attempting the unit.

Upon the successful completion of this unit, you will have the knowledge to attempt higher level units, for example, AHIS219 Latin B.

Prerequisite Units or a requirement that must be met for you to enrol in a unit.
Special Approval (Waiver)

If there is a unit you would like to take, for which you meet the prerequisites but do not yet have approval from Macquarie, you can request to take this unit via filling out a waiver.

You can submit a waiver request via ask.mq.edu.au.

More information about submitting a waiver can be found in the Enrolment guide for Study Abroad and Exchange students, found on Step 1.

Session

The academic year is divided into sessions.

Session 1: First half of the year (February to June) 

Session 2: Second half of the year (August to December)

Session 3: Optional session run over the Summer (December to February)

Study mode

All Study Abroad and Exchange students must be enrolled in a full-time study load (minimum 9 credit points for undergraduate students, and 12 credit points for postgraduate students per session).

Attendance mode

You can study units on or off campus.  Refer to the Handbook for a description of the attendance modes for units.

REMEMBER: External (online) units can only make up 25% or less of your total credit point enrolment.


 
Have a question? 

Need more information? Search our knowledge base.

Step 4

Ready to enrol?

Log into eStudent to enrol into your units.

First time logging in? The password is your date of birth (ddmmyyyy).

Remember! All Study Abroad and Exchange students must be enrolled in a full-time study load.
External (online) units can only make up 25% or less of your total credit point enrolment.

If you do need help navigating eStudent, you can check out the eStudent tutorial series.

 

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