Mother and son Why choose Macquarie

Macquarie University is a world-class academic institution with a pioneering sense of personal and professional development. We are the only Australian university to offer real-world experiences that are fully integrated into the curriculum.

Our unique learning programs, such as the Global Leadership Program, Student Exchange, Merit Scholars and PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), are designed to enhance the educational experience by providing students with greater opportunities for employment, while simultaneously broadening their understanding of the world and their place within it.

Positioned among the top 2 per cent of universities worldwide and with the highest QS World University Ranking (5 stars), Macquarie University is a training ground for new generations. We encourage our students to defy conventions, to break down dividing lines and to grow into well-rounded world citizens.

The whole you

At Macquarie, we focus on the individual and recognise that each student is more than the sum of their ATAR. We offer a range of entry pathways designed to help students excel including our Bonus Points schemes, our Global Leadership Entry Program (GLEP) and our Next Step Entry Program.

Support and mentoring

Mother and daughter

Through Campus Wellbeing, students will find medical, financial, spiritual, legal and welfare advice. There are also a number of other support options for students to call on including Mentors@Macquarie, one of Australia’s longest-running peer support programs designed to support new Macquarie students in their transition to university life.

Safety and security

As an Australian Security Industry award winner, Macquarie prides itself on the continuing safety and wellbeing of our students. To reinforce this we offer a range of services including a round-the-clock security presence, a 24-hour helpline and an after-hours security escort service to accompany students across campus at night.


Getting to Macquarie has never been easier. We’re the only university in Australia with its own train station and it’s just 30 minutes from the Sydney CBD, with services running both ways every 15 minutes during the day. You can also drive, ride a bike or catch a bus. We have over 4000 parking spaces on campus and free, secure Bike Hub storage lockers and racks.


Our scholarship programs are among the best in the country, recognising academic excellence, community engagement and sporting achievement, as well as financial need and other hardships. With a strong emphasis on social inclusion and equity, we seek to provide the opportunity for all students to gain a first-class education.

Fees and costs

The typical costs of university include course fees, transport, textbooks and general living expenses.

Australian citizens are eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place, which means that the government will pay a portion of the course fees and students are charged a student contribution.

Fee help is available through HECS-HELP and will allow students to defer their student contribution to the Australian Taxation Office to pay back once they are earning over a certain amount of income. The income threshold amount changes every year. You can find more information on the Study Assist website.

Financial advice is offered through Campus Wellbeing.


Undergraduate course booklets 2017

These booklets cover the major degree programs offered by Macquarie University.

Within each booklet is a wealth of information on the subject area, the degrees available, the options for study, any accreditation requirements, related subject areas, recommended prior knowledge and career options.

What's uni really like?

This guide for students in Year 10 and 11 outlines the unique opportunities available at Macquarie University, as well as course options, uni lingo and what life as a student is like. 

What's uni really like? Year 10 guide [PDF 0.5MB]

Undergraduate courses 2017

Undergraduate courses guide 

This guide contains specific degree information for 2017, including ATAR cut-off, duration of course, UAC code and what you will study, as well as some career options. It also contains information on entry schemes, bonus points, scholarships, upcoming events and more.

Undergraduate courses guide [PDF 12MB]

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