The application information shown below is for domestic (local) applicants. If you are an international student please visit the Macquarie International website for information on how to apply.
Step 1: Research your course options
Find courses that interest you by searching our postgraduate courses.
Step 2: Check the entry requirements
The general entry requirements for any postgraduate course are:
- Completion of a recognised bachelor's degree
- Proof of English proficiency
In exceptional cases, you may be admitted to a specific course if the relevant Faculty approves the examination of other evidence of academic and/or professional attainments.
Step 3: Submit your application
Each course has a specific closing date and application procedure. This information can be found in either:
Check that the course is offered in the Session that you are applying for and the application method will be shown in the 'Apply to' column.
- UAC - visit the UAC website to make an application
- MQ - apply directly to Macquarie University by completing the direct application form
- AFC - please find application procedures at the Applied Finance Centre
- FBE - please find application procedures at the Faculty of Business and Economics
We make offers on postgraduate applications on a daily basis during the following admission periods:
- Session 1 admission: September - February
- Session 2 admission: April - July
Previous Macquarie postgraduate students
If you have previously undertaken postgraduate study at Macquarie, please select from the list below the situation that describes your circumstances:
If you have studied at Macquarie University before as a postgraduate student you are eligible to return via the direct re-admission application form if you:
- are a local applicant
- are returning to the same course
- have a recorded result in at least one unit of your program; and
- the qualification is incomplete
If you do not satisfy all of the requirements above you must apply as a new student. (See 'First time application to a course' above). International Students should contact Macquarie International.
If the course you were previously enrolled in has been discontinued, re-named or has changed study patterns or course code, then you'll need to apply as a new Macquarie student.
If you're articulating into a higher level of a course for the same area of study, for example, from a Postgraduate Certificate to a Postgraduate Diploma or from a Postgraduate Diploma to a Masters, you'll need to apply as a new student.
Student already in a double degree can automatically transfer into either of the component single degrees. Please complete the internal application form.
Credit for previous studies
If you wish to obtain credit for your previous studies, you'll need to supply certified copies of your official transcripts to either UAC or directly to Macquarie, depending on your course. Please visit the Credit for Previous Studies page for details on how to apply for credit.
Students currently enrolled at another Higher Education Provider who wish to undertake nominated units at Macquarie in the same session. Please visit the Cross Institutional Studies page for further details including how to apply.