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 2022 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 are now closed.

Key dates

Applications for Macquarie Leaders are now closed.

Offer RoundApplication received byFinalise preferences byOffers released on
September Round 1Friday, 30 July 2021Sunday, 12 September 2021 (11:59pm AEST)Thursday, 16 September 2021, from 2pm
September Round 2Friday, 20 August 2021Sunday, 26 September 2021 (11:59pm AEST)Thursday, 30 September 2021, from 2pm
October Round 1Sunday, 12 September 2021Sunday, 26 September 2021 (11:59pm AEST)Friday, 8 October 2021, from 2pm
October Round 2Sunday, 19 September 2021Sunday, 26 September 2021 (11:59pm AEST)Friday, 29 October 2021, from 2pm

You will be notified on the outcome of your application depending on the date you applied.

Use our courses page to search for undergraduate courses you are considering. You can include up to five preferences in your application. We encourage you to select a wide range of courses, listing your preferences in the order you wish to study most.

Update your course preferences via 'Manage Your Application' by 11.59pm Sunday, 26 September 2021.

Manage your application

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 2021 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: 23 Sep 2021 10:31am

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