Study Abroad and Exchange

Study Abroad and Exchange

If you are joining the University as a Study Abroad or Exchange student in 2019 you're in the right place!

Accessibility services

If you need help with any part of your enrolment due to disability, complete the registration form and contact Student Wellbeing. Assistance is available to help complete the on-campus process and for support throughout your studies.

Let's get started! Refer to the checklist and then follow Steps 1 - 3 to complete your enrolment.



Your Study Abroad and Exchange Enrolment Checklist

Follow this checklist to complete your enrolment.
Enrolment is now open.


Enrol in units and select your timetable 

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Retrieve your Student ID and read up on choosing your units in Step 1.

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Log in to eStudent and do the following:
       1. Check and update your personal details.
       2. Enrol in units. 
       3. Register in classes and create your timetable when class registration opens in December 2018.

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View and pay your fees in the 'My Finances' tab in eStudent.

Getting ready for your first day

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Activate your OneID. Your OneID allows access to iLearn, email and Ask.MQ.
More information can be found in the What's next tab on eStudent.

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Log into your student email via You will receive your email address after activating your OneID.       Log in using your email address and OneID password.

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Log into iLearn and access your Faculty support information as well as your learning materials for
each of your units.

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Once you have enrolled into your units, you can get your campus card in one of two ways:

1. Online via CaptureMe, which enables you to take and submit your own photo for your Macquarie University campus card.

You can log into CaptureMe using your OneID.

2. In person at Student ConnectRemember to bring official photo ID with you, such as a valid
driver's license, passport or proof of age card.

You can find more information about getting your campus card here.

Have a question?

Need more information? Search our knowledge base.

Step 1

Find your student ID

Received a letter of offer from Macquarie?

Your 8-digit student ID is at the top of your offer letter. You'll need this to enrol.

Choosing your units for your Exchange program

If you are an Exchange student, you can enrol into units in the pre-approval list stated on your offer letter.

If you want to enrol into any unit outside of this list, you will need to apply for a waiver.

Refer to these documents on how to apply for a waiver, and pre-approved units.

Step 2

Get to know the language

You will find the following terms useful to navigate your way through the enrolment process.


As a Study Abroad or Exchange student, you will be admitted into one of the following four programs:

  • Study Abroad Undergraduate Program
  • Study Abroad Postgraduate Program
  • Exchange Undergraduate Program
  • Exchange Postgraduate Program

This will appear in your eStudent account. You will enrol into your units under these programs.


The Handbook is an important tool that sets out all the units available for study, and their prerequisites.


The University is divided into five key subject areas called faculties. Every degree falls under one of the five faculties. To see what faculty in which a degree falls, visit the Handbook.

  • Faculty of Human Sciences (FOHS)
  • Faculty of Business and Economics (FOBE)
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering (FOSE)
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FOMHS)
  • Faculty of Arts (FOA)

Each unit is worth a specified number of credit points. This indicates the amount of work required in the unit. Each credit point reflects 3 hours of work – so a 3 credit point unit would require 9 hours of work (in class and at home) each week.


A unit is a subject studied within a program.

The letters represent the subject area of the unit, which can be found in the Handbook.

The first number represents the Year level and level of understanding required for this unit.

For example, AHIS118 Latin A, is a 100 level unit for Ancient Languages. This requires basic to no previous studies in Latin, prior to attempting the unit.

Upon the successful completion of this unit, you will have the knowledge to attempt higher level units, for example, AHIS219 Latin B.

Prerequisite Units or a requirement that must be met for you to enrol in a unit.
Special Approval (Waiver)

If there is a unit you would like to take, for which you meet the prerequisites but do not yet have approval from Macquarie, you can request to take this unit via filling out a waiver.

You can submit a waiver request via

More information about submitting a waiver can be found in the Enrolment guide for Study Abroad and Exchange students, found on Step 1.


The academic year is divided into sessions.

Session 1: First half of the year (February to June)

Session 2: Second half of the year (August to December)

Session 3: Optional session run over the Summer (December to February)

Study mode

All Study Abroad and Exchange students must be enrolled in a full-time study load (minimum 9 credit points for undergraduate students, and 12 credit points for postgraduate students per session).

Attendance mode

You can study units on or off campus.  Refer to the Handbook for a description of the attendance modes for units.

REMEMBER: External (online) units can only make up 25% or less of your total credit point enrolment.

Have a question?

Need more information? Search our knowledge base.

Step 3

Ready to enrol?

Log into eStudent to enrol into your units.

First time logging in? The password is your date of birth (ddmmyyyy).

Remember! All Study Abroad and Exchange students must be enrolled in a full-time study load.
External (online) units can only make up 25% or less of your total credit point enrolment.

If you do need help navigating eStudent, you can check out the eStudent tutorial series.

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