Accepting your offer

Accepting your offer

If you have received an offer for a higher degree research program at Macquarie University – Congratulations!

For more information on accepting your offer, see below.

BPhil - domestic (Australian/New Zealand citizen or permanent resident)

If you are a domestic candidate who has received a Bachelor of Philosophy offer from Macquarie University you will need to download and read/complete the following:

  • Acceptance pack This will need to be completed and returned to hdr.admissions@mq.edu.au by the deadline in your offer letter.
  • Research enrolment form This will need to be completed and returned to hdr.admissions@mq.edu.au at least two weeks before the start of session.
  • Electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF)  – this is a government form that is completed in eStudent. Please note this must be completed in order for enrolment to proceed. Information on completing the form is available here.
  • The Living Allowance claim form (only applicable to eligible, full time candidates). You must read the 2019 i/RTP MRES & i/MQRES MRES Scholarship Conditions of Award before completing your Living Allowance claim form. Once completed it should be emailed to hdrschol@mq.edu.au.
  • The Unit Select form (USF) When selecting units of study, you will be required to consult with, and arrange a signature of approval from your departmental MRes Advisor. Upon the Advisor’s signature, the form can be submitted to your Faculty HDR Administration office, who will arrange the Faculty Associate Dean or delegate’s signature. The completed form will then be forwarded to the HDR Office or alternatively you may have to return the signed form to the HDRO yourself. You should aim to have the USF with your faculty 2-4 weeks before the start of session to ensure prompt enrolment into your units.

We would also encourage you to browse sample study programs, coursework timetablesfee information, and information relating to Commonwealth Supported Places  prior to the commencement start date.

Once the HDRO receives the completed forms, you will be enrolled into the approved units. The HDRO will email you with confirmation of your enrolment.

Session 1 2019 classes start on Monday 25 February 2019, and Session 2 2019 classes commence Monday 29 July 2019.

Master of Research Year 1 - international

If you are an international candidate who has received a Master of Research Year 1 offer, you will need to download and read/complete the following:

Further instructions on completing the forms:

  • Acceptance Pack - Please read and complete the pack that is relevant to your commencement session. This will need to be completed and returned to hdr.admissions@mq.edu.au by the deadline in your offer letter.
  • MRES Fee and Refund Guide – you must read the information in this guide to ensure you understand both your obligations, and the universities in regards to tuition fees.

Once you have sent us your Acceptance Pack (including OSHC payment and Commencement Fee), HDRO will issue you with a CoE that will enable you to apply for your Student Visa (subclass 500).

As enrolment takes place after you arrive at Macquarie University we would encourage you to arrive to the HDRO at least 2 weeks before the start of session so that you can get your units organised and be settled in Sydney before enrolment.

Session 1 2019 classes start on Monday 25 February 2019, and Session 2 2019 classes commence Monday 29 July 2019.

Master of Research Year 2 - domestic (Australian/New Zealand citizen or permanent resident)

If you are a domestic candidate who has received a Master of Research Yr 2 offer, you will need to download and read/complete the following:

Candidates must submit completed forms to the HDRO. You will be enrolled with a commencement date of January 1st (session 1) or July 1st (session 2). The HDRO will commence enrolment as of these dates, and you will receive a confirmation email once this has been finalised.

Master of Research Year 2 - international

If you are an International candidate who has received a Master of Research Yr 2 offer, you will need to download and read/complete the following:

Further instructions on completing the forms:

  • Acceptance Pack - Please read and complete the pack that is relevant to your commencement session. This will need to be completed and returned to hdr.admissions@mq.edu.au by the deadline in your offer letter.
  • 2019 i/RTP MRES & i/MQRES MRES Scholarship Conditions of Award – if you are in receipt of a Macquarie University or Commonwealth funded scholarship you must read the conditional of award before accepting your offer.
  • MRES Fee and Refund Guide – you must read the information in this guide to ensure you understand both your obligations and the universities, regarding tuition fees.

Once you have sent us your Acceptance Pack (including OSHC payment and Commencement Fee), HDRO will issue you with a CoE that will enable you to apply for your Student Visa (subclass 500).

As enrolment takes place after you arrive at Macquarie University we would encourage you to arrive in Sydney at least 1-2 weeks before the start of session so that you can get settled before enrolment. Please come to the HDRO reception for enrolment (note we will be closed January 1st).

For Mres Yr 2 candidates, Session 1 commences on January 1st and Session 2 commences on July 1st.

MPhil or PhD - domestic (Australian/New Zealand citizen or permanent resident)

If you are a domestic candidate who has received a MPhil or PhD offer, you will need to download and read/complete the following:

Once the HDRO receives the completed forms, you will be enrolled on your nominated start date.

Once your enrolment is processed, the HDRO will email you with confirmation of your enrolment.

MPhil or PhD – international

If you are an international candidate who has received a MPhil or PhD offer, you will need to download and read/complete the following:

Further instructions on completing the forms:

  • Acceptance Pack - Please read and complete the pack that is relevant to your commencement session. This will need to be completed and returned to hdr.admissions@mq.edu.au by the deadline in your offer letter.
  • RTP/iRTP and MQRES/iMQRES 2019 Conditions of Award – if you are in receipt of a Macquarie University or Commonwealth funded scholarship you must read the conditions of award before accepting your offer.
  • HDR Fee and Refund Guide – you must read the information in this guide to ensure you understand both your obligations and the universities, regarding tuition fees.

Once you have sent us your Acceptance Pack (including OSHC payment and Commencement Fee), HDRO will issue you with a CoE that will enable you to apply for your Student Visa (subclass 500).

As enrolment takes place after you arrive at Macquarie University we would encourage you to arrive in Sydney at least 1-2 weeks before the start of session so that you can get settled before enrolment.

Please come to the HDRO reception for enrolment.

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