Starting at Macquarie


We understand that starting at university can be daunting, whether you’re transitioning from high school, the workplace or family commitments – or moving internationally. 

To make your transition a little easier, we’ve developed a wide range of support services and mentoring programs that you can access throughout your time at Macquarie.

Macquarie University Orientation Week

Orientation Week – or ‘O Week’ for short – is when you’ll really discover the Macquarie campus.

O Week is held the week before classes start. You can meet fellow students; find out about student groups, support services and extracurricular programs; and pick up some freebies along the way.

Orientation Week

Student support

Uni is hugely exciting, but it can also be challenging, especially when you’re a new student. We understand these challenges, so we provide a comprehensive support system that you can access throughout your time on campus.

Macquarie offers a suite of services – including our high-tech library, counselling, disability support, medical and wellbeing services, MUSE (our exciting social learning space), diversity and inclusion support, accommodation, Macquarie University Mentors, learning skills and numeracy support, and our career and employment service – that you can take advantage of at any time during your studies.

Student support

Arriving international students

Before arriving in Australia, it is very important to make sure you're organised. To make things easier for you we can help you arrange accommodation, as well as provide advice about your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and your travel options. 

Also making things easier – Macquarie participates in the Australian Government’s streamlined student visa processing system, so you can expect faster processing times when applying for a visa.

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