Application process

Application process

The information on this page is for domestic (local), postgraduate coursework, Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Bachelor of Education (Secondary) applicants, excluding applicants for courses administered by Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), the Macquarie Applied Finance Centre (MAFC) and the Australian School of Advanced Medicine (ASAM)

If you are an international student please visit the Macquarie International website for information on how to apply.

Application methods

Please click on the relevant application type for information on how to apply.

New Applicants

Step 1: Research your course options

Find courses that interest you by searching our postgraduate courses. Check that the course is offered in your preferred Session and attendence mode. 

Step 2: Check the entry requirements

The general entry requirements for any postgraduate course are:

  1. Completion of a recognised bachelor's degree
  2. Proof of English proficiency

 In exceptional cases, in lieu of these requirements, other academic or professional attainments may be considered for admission purposes. For more information and other specific course entry requirements, please visit our Eligibility page, and our Courses page 

Step 3: Complete supplementary admissions forms

Some course applications require supplementary admission form/s.  Please check the list below:

Step 4: Submit your application

Depending on which course you are interested in, you must apply either:

  1. directly to Macquarie University; OR
  2. via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Check the application method specified for your course on the 'Apply' tab of the course listing. Follow the relevant links there to lodge your application and upload required supporting documentation, including any supplementary admissions forms (step 3 above).

Previous or current Macquarie students wishing to articulate to a higher course

For students who are already in a lower award and wish to apply for the higher level of the exact same course you are currently enrolled in or have completed, you can apply via eStudent. Select the 'My Applications' tab in eStudent and search for 'Articulation' in the Course Search section to apply.

You can only articulate to a higher level of the same course, you cannot articulate into a lower level of any course (ie from a Postgraduate Certificate to a Postgraduate Diploma or from a Postgraduate Diploma to a Masters).

If you require assistance with logging into eStudent please contact the IT help desk.

Previous Macquarie students seeking to return to an incomplete program of study

The appropriate procedure to resume your studies will depend on your circumstances and when you anticipate resuming. You need to have a recorded result in at least one unit of your incomplete qualification. This does not include Incomplete or Withdrawal unit status.

Absence within 24 consecutive months

Students seeking to return to an incomplete program of study at Macquarie University within 24 consecutive months may re-enrol directly via eStudent. Visit discontinuing study for more information.

Absence greater than 24 consecutive months

Domestic students with a course status of ‘Not Continued’ and are seeking to return to their incomplete program of study at Macquarie University must reapply as a new applicant either through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly to Macquarie. Please see the course finder for the prescribed method of your degree. 

Applications for admission are assessed on a competitive basis. Successful applicants will be admitted to the current version of an approved program of study in the session to which they return.

International full-fee paying students.

If you are a full-fee paying international student, you must contact the International Office for advice on returning to your course.

T: +61 2 9850 6320 E: iso@mq.edu.au

Cross-institutional study

Please visit our cross-institutional study webpage for up to date information on this.

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you wish to obtain credit for your previous studies, please visit the Recognition of prior learning page for details on how to apply for credit.

Application enquiries

In person:

Student Connect
Building C7A, Level 2 MUSE
Macquarie University NSW 2109

Business hours:
Weekdays  8.30am - 5.30pm

By phone:  +61 (2) 9850 6410

Online:  ask.mq.edu.au

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