Study Abroad and Exchange

Study in Australia at Macquarie for either one or two sessions as an independent Study Abroad student or as part of an official Exchange Program.

How to Apply for Study Abroad

1. Direct Entry

You can apply directly to Macquarie University via post. Please complete the:

You must include:

    1. a one-page Statement of Purpose (why you want to study abroad),
    2. full official transcripts of results achieved to date, with an explanation of grades in English
    3. evidence of English-language proficiency (if applicable)
    4. a copy of your passport

Post to:

Macquarie Abroad
Macquarie International
Building E3A, Level 1
Macquarie University
NSW  2109
F: +61 2 9850 7733

2. Program Representatives

You can also apply to a program in your home country that sends students to Macquarie University. These representatives provide a range of services to students through all phases of the application process.



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How to Apply for Exchange

To be admitted as an exchange student to Macquarie University, students must meet the below requirements and additionally be nominated by an overseas partner university.

Apply for a visa

Once applications have been approved, students will be issued with an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment form (CoE). You'll need to take this and relevant documentation to their nearest Australian consulate or embassy and apply for a visa.

Academic Requirements

Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 out of 4 or equivalent to be eligible for the study abroad program. You must also have a a certain standard of English

Individual subjects/units/ courses will be approved in accordance with selection criteria and previous studies. Transcripts of previous results with an explanation of grades are therefore critical documents that must be included with the application.

Study Abroad Fees 2015

Please note the following Macquarie University Study Abroad tuition fees for the 2015 Academic Calendar are:

One session (semester) AUD$8,500
Two sessions (semesters) AUD$17,000


The fee quoted includes all tuition and compulsory administrative fees. The fee does not include accommodation, books and other costs.

The International Tuition Fee Refund Policy will apply to most refunds. If you are applying to Macquarie University through a program, please contact the program administrators for refund policy information.

Compulsory Health Insurance

You will be required to purchase Overseas Student Health Cover

Paying Fees

Study Abroad

Study Abroad students are required to pay their study abroad fees (which includes tuition) in advance. This, along with your health cover payment, is required before you are issued with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) that allows you to get your student visa.


Macquarie University, as the host university, will not charge tuition fees to Exchange students, however you will need to pay your usual tuition fees to your home institution. 

Accommodation, travel and airport pick up

For details on where you'll live, how to get to Sydney and what you'll need to organise, see our tips on Travel Planning and Arrival.

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Study Abroad & Exchange Application deadlines

Start Session 1 (February - June): 30th October each year
Start Session 2 (July - December): 15th April each year

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