International baccalaureate

International baccalaureate

Take your strength and make it stronger

Macquarie University knows that as an International Baccalaureate (IB) student, you are distinctive.

You have a 'switched on' approach to learning and you're actively engaged with the world around you. We're on the same wavelength here at Macquarie.
If you're looking to build on your success and take your intellectual curiosity to the next level, we're here to open your door to an exhilarating learning experience.

More than just a degree

At Macquarie you will be nurtured as a global leader of tomorrow through unique programs like PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), and the Global Leadership Program. You'll also have a passport to explore the world through our extensive student exchange opportunities.

If you're studying in Australia but have your eye on bigger things, you'll also be a perfect fit for our Global Leadership Entry Program, giving you access to exclusive on-campus learning activities while you're still in high school.

IB indicative entry score
Degree Range
B Actuarial Studies 38
B Ancient History 35
B Arts - Media 31
B Arts - Psychology 30
B Commerce 29
B Commerce with B Laws 38
B Commerce - Professional Accounting 28
B Engineering 29
B Environment 31
B Global Business with a major in Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting 31
B Human Sciences 29
B Information Technology 27
B International Studies 29
B Marketing and Media 37
B Medical Sciences 31
B Science 27
B Security Studies 27
B Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences 30
B Teaching (Early Childhood Education) 27

How to apply

Apply via UAC if you are:

  • undertaking the IB in Australia; or
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident undertaking the IB outside Australia

Apply directly to Macquarie International if you are:

  • not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident and you are undertaking the IB outside Australia

Boost your entry score with bonus points

IB students in Australia who excel in subjects relating to Macquarie's programs can receive Academic Advantage Bonus Points to increase their entry score. Read more about which NSW HSC subjects your IB subjects are comparable to on the UAC website.

Use our Bonus Points calculator to see how many points you could receive. The UAC website provides a guide to converting your IB results to the relevant NSW HSC band (see FAQ: How do results in my IB subjects compare to results in NSW HSC subjects?). This will help you calculate your potential bonus points.

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