Entry requirements

Entry requirements

There is more to Macquarie than meets the eye. And that goes for our entry requirements too. Sure, there's the standard UAC preference and offer process, but that's just one way get onto campus and into a course.

Whether you're an undergraduate or postgraduate student, applying from within Australia or from overseas, we've got an entry pathway to meet your specific requirements.

Domestic future students

Domestic undergraduate students

At Macquarie we know you're more than just your ATAR, so that's why the standard UAC preference and offer process is just one of the ways you can get into Macquarie.

Find out more about how UAC preferences work

Discover other entry pathways into Macquarie.

Domestic postgraduate students

If you're looking to further your studies with a masters in either groundbreaking coursework or research, Macquarie is the thriving hub of discovery you've been looking for.

To be eligible for a masters (coursework) program you must hold a bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution – find out more about entry requirements on our Postgraduate coursework application process page.

To apply for a masters (research) or PhD program you should be able to show research experience in your previous studies – find out more about entry requirements for research and PhD programs.

Domestic pathway programs

At Macquarie we do all we can to ensure you get to study the course you want. That's why our pathway programs that offer alternative entry into a bachelor degree – find out more about entry requirements for pathway programs.

International future students

International postgraduate

Our pioneering teaching and research efforts are aligned with challenges of global significance. And that's why students from all around the world undertake their masters or PhD with us.

To be eligible for a masters (coursework) program you must hold a bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution – find out more about international student entry requirements for our postgraduate coursework programs.

To apply for a masters (research) or PhD program you should be able to show research experience in your previous studies – find out more about our entry criteria for research degrees.

See indicative GPA conversions by country.

International undergraduate

Uniquely located in the heart of Australia's largest high-tech precinct, Macquarie's park-like campus brings together 40,000 students, many of them from all corners of the world.

To be eligible to apply for an undergraduate program, you must have one of the following:

  • A recognised secondary (high school) qualification
  • A recognised university foundation course
  • A recognised two- or three-year diploma
  • At least one year of a university degree from a recognised institution

Find out if your qualification is recognised.

Find out what marks or grade you need.

International pathway programs

Ready to join us at Macquarie University International College? We look forward to welcoming you.

The program you are accepted into will depend on the grades you have achieved in your high school qualification. Find out about the academic entry requirements in our guide.


English language requirements

To successfully apply to Macquarie there are standard English requirements and special English requirements.

Standard English requirements (equal to IELTS 6.5) can be proved with any of the following:

  • a qualification from an approved country. Find out more.
  • an approved qualification. Find out more.
  • completion of an approved language test. Find out more.
  • study at an approved English language centre. Find out more.

Special English requirements (greater than IELTS 6.5) are needed for some Macquarie programs. These programs are detailed in our English language requirements guide.

In order to be accepted into Macquarie University International College you will need also need to meet specific English language requirements.

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