Macquarie Leaders and Achievers

Macquarie Leaders and Achievers

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Macquarie Leaders and Achievers Early Entry Scheme

You could receive an early offer to study at Macquarie University in 2023 if you have performed well academically in Year 11 and can demonstrate initiative and commitment through leadership, community, sport or casual work activities.

Applications for Macquarie Leaders and Achievers will open at 9am on Wednesday 1 June 2022 and close at 2pm on Wednesday 31 August.

How to apply for the Macquarie Leaders and Achievers Early Entry Scheme webinar

Wednesday 1 June 2022, 6pm

The Macquarie Leaders and Achievers Early Entry Scheme will reward your academic achievements, leadership qualities and commitment to community with an early offer to your dream degree at Macquarie in 2023. Want to learn more and find out how to apply?

Join us for our webinar to hear from current students who will share their insights about the early entry experience, explain how to apply step-by-step and answer your questions.

Register now

Am I eligible to apply?

To apply for Macquarie Leaders and Achievers, you must:

Meet academic requirements

  • Be awarded the New South Wales Higher School Certificate, ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or International Baccalaureate Diploma in Australia in 2022 and;
  • Have performed well academically in Year 11

Learn more about the eligibility to receive the New South Wales Higher School Certificate or ACT Senior Secondary Certificate.

Meet leadership requirements: be able to demonstrate leadership, service, community engagement, initiative and commitment through at least two extracurricular activities undertaken in Year 11 and/or Year 12. Some examples include but are not limited to:

  • Leadership –active participation in either the school or local community in a role such as school captain, prefect, committee member of a social justice or other student-led group, leadership role in cadets, attendance at a leadership conference or camp, or participation in the FIRST Robotics competition.
  • Social justice – participation in the Model United Nations program
  • Place of worship – youth leader at your local place of worship
  • Sporting or performing arts – coordination of a sports gala day or a cultural performance for a community group or a leadership role within a sporting committee or performance group
  • Paid or voluntary work – employed in a position with opportunities to show responsibility or leadership
  • Family carer responsibilities
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program
  • New South Wales Institute of Sport membership

In these activities, you must demonstrate the following qualities :

  • Leadership: mentorship, coaching or leading a team, collaboration and teamwork skills, empathy and self-awareness
  • Service and community engagement: positive benefit to others and active engagement in the school, local or wider community
  • Contribution and commitment: genuine connection with your chosen purpose, persistence and dedication to manage self and/or work with others to achieve a goal
  • Initiative: independent thought and action; ability to anticipate needs
  • Self-efficacy: self-awareness, personal learning and development

Students must receive the New South Wales Higher School Certificate, ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or International Baccalaureate Diploma in Australia to enrol into their offered course.

Content owner: Admissions Last updated: 10 May 2022 7:30am

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