Indigenous students

Indigenous students

The Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Entry Pathway (ATSIEP) is run by Walanga Muru - Macquarie University. This admissions pathway provides opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to study undergraduate level courses at Macquarie University and determines readiness for study or providing advice on alternative methods of entry if required.

What's involved?

The selection process consists of two stages, a written application and an interview.

1. Written Application

Applicants are required to complete a written application that includes

  • Evidence of Aboriginality
  • Educational history (e.g. copies of TAFE transcripts, latest school report etc.)
  • Work experience
  • A statement, with up to 500 words outlining their aspirations for attending university.

2. Interview

  • All applicants are to attend an interview to determine readiness to undertake university studies
  • The interview will further explore educational background, work experience, communication skills, aspirations and self-motivation.

Can I apply?

To be eligible the applicant must be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person in accordance with the Commonwealth definition.

Applicants can also apply through this pathway if:

  • Would just like the peace of mind of an early offer
  • Haven’t completed your HSC or equivalent
  • Are non-award
  • Received an ATAR score lower than is required for admission to your chosen course
  • Are a mature age student

How Do I Apply?

Step 1

Download the Walanga Muru Early Entry Application Form

Step 2

Complete the application form and prepare the following support documents:

  1. A statutory declaration stating you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person who:
    1. is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, or
    2. identifies as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, or
    3. is accepted by the community in which you are currently living as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.
  2. A personal statement of no more than one page outlining why you wish to enrol in your chosen course
Step 3

Email to:

tayla.king@mq.edu.au

OR

Post to:


Walanga Muru -  Macquarie University
6 First Walk, Balaclava road, North Ryde, NSW 2109

Please note:
Once your application is received a staff member from Walanga Muru will be in contact with you

Step 4

Apply via Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)

Step 5

Wait to hear from Walanga Muru to confirm your attendance and provide you with all the details you need for the day!

Ask a question

Contact Tayla King on (02) 9850 8631 or via email at tayla.king@mq.edu.au

or Taylah Pearce on (02) 9850 8631 or via email at taylah.pearce@mq.edu.au

Hear from our students

As soon as I heard about this pathway, I knew Macquarie was the uni for me. Since starting my course I’ve received endless support, both with my uni work and home life. The staff at Walanga Muru are always available, even when I just want to have a chat. They have also provided me with countless opportunities to further develop my skills by introducing me to programs such as the NITV media mentorship. I honestly feel like I’m part of a family at Walanga Muru, and I wouldn’t have picked any other pathway into university.

Dayvis - Bachelor of Arts (Media)

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