Learn in one of the world's most livable cities

Impressive beaches, iconic buildings, frequent events, beautiful weather and a thriving sports culture – Sydney has it all!

Reasons to study in Sydney

If you're looking for a safe and friendly destination, offering a dynamic and multicultural experience while you study, look no further than Sydney.

Live in the business capital of Australia

Sydney is home to more global firms than any other Australian city. A gateway to Asian economies and the location of the regional headquarters for more than 500 multinational companies.

Join a rich multicultural society

More than a quarter of Australians were born outside Australia, contributing enormously to Sydney's cultural diversity. You can find a wide range of languages spoken, exceptional international cuisine and exciting year-round festivals.

Experience a uniquely Aussie lifestyle

Experience a relaxed lifestyle, visit incredible landscapes and enjoy the high standard of living in this diverse and cosmopolitan destination.

Life in Sydney

Find out why Sydney is so special:

Under Sydney’s sunny skies, you can enjoy being outside almost any day of the year. The climate is warm, with the coldest months (June and July) averaging a maximum of 17°C.

January and February are the hottest, with an average maximum of 26°C, though summer days can sometimes reach 40°C.

To the east, you’ll find over seventy postcard-worthy beaches. To the west, the breathtaking Blue Mountains.

With Sydney as your vantage point, you can explore pristine national parks, escape to the famous vineyards of the Hunter Valley, or take a road trip to the Snowy Mountains plus many more places you can explore.

You’ll eat well in Sydney – Sydneysiders are spoiled for choice with an assortment of restaurants and cafés serving up Indian, Thai, Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese cuisines, to name a few.

Our small bar scene is also booming, with plenty of intimate drinking spots – some hidden, others with international recognition.

Check out The Urban List, Concrete Playground and Time Out for inspiration.

Get your shopping list ready because Macquarie University is right across from Macquarie Centre and a short ride to Westfield Chatswood.

Sydney offers everything from bustling malls to market stalls, and you can find tucked-away boutiques, top artisans and designer brands to add to your itinerary. Check out Sydney.com’s fashion and shopping page.

Sydney is one of the 10 safest cities in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit Safe Cities index 2015.

Find out more about staying safe as a Macquarie University student.

Sydney is truly a multicultural city – respectful and welcoming to people of all religions and cultures.

At Macquarie, you’ll feel free to be yourself. We celebrate diverse perspectives with student groups representing our many countries, religions and backgrounds.

We also have a multi-faith prayer room on campus available for all students and a chaplaincy service catering to a wide range of religions.