International baccalaureate nested

International baccalaureate nested

Take your strength and make it stronger

Macquarie University knows that as an International Baccalaureate (IB) student, you are distinctive.

You have a 'switched on' approach to learning and you're actively engaged with the world around you. We're on the same wavelength here at Macquarie.
If you're looking to build on your success and take your intellectual curiosity to the next level, we're here to open your door to an exhilarating learning experience.

More than just a degree

At Macquarie you will be nurtured as a global leader of tomorrow through unique programs like PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), and the Global Leadership Program. You'll also have a passport to explore the world through our extensive student exchange opportunities.

If you're studying in Australia but have your eye on bigger things, you'll also be a perfect fit for our Global Leadership Entry Program, giving you access to exclusive on-campus learning activities while you're still in high school.

IB indicative entry score
Degree Range
B Actuarial Studies 39
B Ancient History 34
B Media 31
B Arts - Psychology 30
B Commerce 28
B Commerce with B Laws 38
B Commerce - Professional Accounting 28
B Engineering (Hons)28
B Environment 30
B Global Business 31
B Human Sciences 28
B Information Technology 26
B International Studies 28
B Marketing and Media 37
B Medical Sciences 31
B Science 26
B Security Studies 26
B Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences 30
B Teaching (Early Childhood Education) 26

How to apply

Apply via UAC if you are:

  • undertaking the IB in Australia; or
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident undertaking the IB outside Australia

Apply directly to Macquarie International if you are:

  • not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident and you are undertaking the IB outside Australia

Boost your selection rank with adjustment factors

IB students in Australia who excel in subjects relating to Macquarie's programs can receive Academic Advantage points to increase their selection rank. Read more about which NSW HSC subjects your IB subjects are comparable to on the UAC website.

Use our Adjustment factor calculator to see how many additional points you could receive. The UAC website provides a guide to converting your IB results to the relevant NSW HSC band (see FAQ: How do results in my IB subjects compare to results in NSW HSC subjects?). This will help you calculate your potential additional points.

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