Why study here

Why study here

Awaken the explorer within

Macquarie University has always challenged conventions.

From our beginnings, we’ve broken through the traditional boundaries of academia, on a mission to shift thinking into new realms of possibility. We were the first uni in Sydney to open our doors to non-traditional students – and we embraced their points of view.

What that means for you is that at every point along your journey with us, you’ll be encouraged to experiment and question the norm. And when you’re given the freedom to be bold and unconstrained, extraordinary new ideas take shape.

Macquarie is a hub where people from all backgrounds become the best version of themselves. A training ground for new generations, we’ll empower you to defy convention, to break down divisions, to grow into a well-rounded world citizen and community leader.

If that sounds like the place for you, then welcome. We can’t wait to see how far you’ll go.

Some fast facts about us

Top 2Top 2% world university ranking.

150 150 partner universities for student exchange across more than 40 countries.

300 plus 100+ companies on campus or in the adjacent high-tech precinct, providing access to internship and job opportunities.

35 industry partners35 active industry partnerships.

9400 pace15,000 students in PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) since its inception.

77 UG Degrees77 undergraduate degrees available.

Billion$1 billion invested in infrastructure and facilities.

Current students39,000+ current students.

Group societies140+ student groups and societies.

CBD15km distance to Sydney CBD.

Top 2Top 2% world university ranking.

150 150 partner universities for student exchange across more than 40 countries.

300 plus100+ companies on campus or in the adjacent high-tech precinct, providing access to internship and job opportunities.

35 industry partners35 active industry partnerships.

9400 pace15,000 students in PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) since its inception.

77 UG Degrees77 undergraduate degrees available.

Billion$1 billion invested in infrastructure and facilities.

Current students39,000+ current students.

Group societies140+ student groups and societies.

CBD15km distance to Sydney CBD.

What’s unique about Macquarie?

Study Abroad program

The best way to truly immerse yourself in global issues is to experience them first-hand. Our student exchange program is one of the best in Australia, allowing you to study abroad for two weeks, a whole session or even a year. The cost of international exchange has also never been more affordable with our Mobility Scholarship Scheme.

PACE (Professional and Community Engagement)

Macquarie’s PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program is a unique opportunity to gain practical real-world experience within your chosen degree. Through strategic placement with one of our many local and international partner organisations, you can learn invaluable work and life skills that set you apart from other graduates.

Global Leadership Program (GLP)

Stand up for global issues and stand out from the pack with Macquarie’s Global Leadership Program, an extracurricular program to be taken alongside any course at Macquarie. Past GLP students have attended global peace workshops in Turkey, visited the United Nations Human Rights Council, trekked across India and volunteered in Africa.

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