Direct application

Direct application

Apply direct and save.

Follow our step-by-step guide to apply directly for a semester like no other at Macquarie University.

1. Choose your study option

Decide whether you want to go with a pre-designed Study Abroad Certificate or mix and match your study options for a truly customised experience.

If you're opting to mix and match, ensure you meet the prerequisites for the subjects(units) you want to study, which will be listed in the handbook, and the unit you want is not on the list of restricted units for Study Abroad students.

Study Abroad students should meet the following requirements:

2. Complete and submit the paperwork

You'll need to attach certified copies of the following in your online application:

  • proof of your English language proficiency
  • photocopy of your passport
  • official home university academic transcripts, including certified English language translations (if applicable)

To find out who can certify your documents, read through the information here.

If you’re applying directly to Macquarie, and your home university is unable to email us ( copies of your official academic transcripts on your behalf, please post original hard copies of these documents to:

Study Abroad
Macquarie International
Level 1, Building E3A,
10 Macquarie Walk,
Macquarie University

If you have questions about submitting any of these documents, contact us.

3. Receive an offer from Macquarie University

If you're accepted into our program, you'll receive an offer in writing as well as a welcome pack.

You may receive a Conditional Offer or Package Offer, which will include instructions on how to proceed to a Full Offer.

4. Accept your offer and pay the fees

Your Letter of Offer will include instructions on how to accept your offer. You'll need to pay the tuition fees as well as Overseas Student Health Cover, which is a requirement for your student visa.

Your fee includes all tuition and compulsory administrative fees. It does not include accommodation, meals, books and other costs. Our cost of living page will give you an idea of how much you may spend while studying in Sydney for one or two semesters.

Study Abroad students are required to pay their fees, including tuition, in advance. This, along with your Overseas Student Health Cover payment, is required before you're issued with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) that allows you to get your student visa.

The International Tuition Fee Refund Policy will apply to most refunds. If you're applying to Macquarie University through a program provider, contact the program administrators for refund policy information.

5. Receive your confirmation and apply for your student visa

Once everything has been processed, you'll receive a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), which will also allow you to get a student visa.

You can now use your CoE document to apply for a student visa through the Department of Home Affairs.

6. Apply for accommodation

You're guaranteed accommodation if you apply at least six weeks before your study start date at Macquarie. After that, accommodation will be subject to availability. Note that private rooms tend to fill up first, so get in early if you want to ensure you're living alone.

7. Arrange your transport

You're almost there. Now it's time to book your flights and arrange your free airport pickup, at least five days in advance of your arrival.

All Study Abroad students must attend a compulsory orientation session before classes commence, so please ensure you book your flights accordingly after receiving your Letter of Offer.

Orientation dates for 2017 can be found here and the compulsory Orientation session for Study Abroad students is usually held on the Monday before classes start.

There will also be a number of international orientation social activities throughout the week, which are a great opportunity to meet new and existing Macquarie students and make new friends before you start classes.

Social events are run by our current students and allow you to meet many other local and international students who are part of the Macquarie community. Some of the activities include day trips to many of Sydney's most well-known sights and as well as an orientation camp.

Use our travel checklist to ensure all of your travel arrangements are covered.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sydney where you'll have the time of your life.

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