Sport scholarships

Sport scholarships

Sport Scholars 2018

2020 Sports Scholarship and Elite Athlete Performers Scheme

Applications for Sport Scholarships and EAAP (additional points due to adjustment factors) are now open.

We support elite athletes either entering or continuing a course at Macquarie University. The program is focused on assisting athletes in their desire to combine high performance sport involvement with a tertiary education.

Macquarie University is a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) network, which means that our sport scholars have access to a high level of support to assist in achieving sporting and academic success during their time at university.

In 2019, Macquarie University offered elite athlete support to 230 students either entering or continuing a course at the University. A total 195 National and State level athletes were awarded Macquarie University 'Elite' or 'Emerging' Sport Scholarships.

Our Macquarie University Sport Scholarships exhibit a diverse range of sports, including Sailing, Equestrian, Martial Arts, Wakeboarding and Floorball, as well as a number of full time professional sports.

We understand the challenges students face in pursuing both academic and sporting goals simultaneously, and the Sport Scholarship program provides students with the tools and support services to balance success in both areas.

Interested in elite student athlete support?

If you are an elite student athlete on campus however currently not a member of our Sport Scholar/ Elite Student athlete program please email

LGBTQI participation in Sport

In 2019 Macquarie University Sport became a key partner of the Pride in Sport program committing to further develop and enhance LGBTIQ participation across all Campus Life Sport and Recreation departments. See the media release here

Macquarie University Sport is committed to creating a positive and inclusive environment for students, staff and community members with diverse sexualities and genders. We aim to foster safe sporting environments for all of our participants including staff, officials, volunteers, athletes, club members, spectators and their families.

Macquarie University sport have a zero tolerance approach to any form of bullying/harassment/vilification of people with diverse sexuality and/or gender. Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia and Interphobia is not accepted within our sport programs and activities.

There are university support services and teams in place for any person who has been the target of homophobic, transphobic, biphobic or interphobic bullying and harassment, and/or and vilification while participating in sport and recreation activities with Macquarie University Sport. We also have LGBTQI Ally’s amongst our staff team who can be contacted for support and guidance.

Contacts and Support services

Sport Ally team contact details

Campus Wellbeing

Student Diversity and Inclusion

Resources and Guides for Sport Inclusion

Sport Australia website

Guidelines for the Inclusion of transgender and gender diverse people in Sport

ACON website 

Language Guide: Transgender and gender diverse inclusion

Macquarie University Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

Further information

Macquarie University Sport is currently developing an LGBTQI Inclusion policy that will be released in 2020, for any further information please contact:

Content owner: Campus Sport Last updated: 06 Feb 2020 3:03pm

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