Indigenous students

Indigenous students

The Walanga Muru Early Entry Pathway is run by Walanga Muru. Our Early Entry Pathway provides opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to study undergraduate level courses at Macquarie University.

We are holding a number of Early Entry Assessment days in the coming months (you only need to attend one of these days). These days not only give you an opportunity to demonstrate your skills, but also the opportunity to receive an offer before the start of the HSC!

What's involved?

You will need to attend an assessment day, so that we can assess whether you possess the minimum literacy requirements for a degree. The assessment is comprised of listening and reading comprehension and a short essay.  These assessments are an opportunity for you to show us your strengths and abilities and are not designed to be stressful.  All of the materials and information will be provided on the day as well as social activities and lunch. If you require mathematics for your desired degree, you may also be required to sit a short math exam.

These days are also an opportunity for you to come and meet other Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students looking at tertiary study for next year, to experience the Macquarie Campus and learn about the various services offered by Walanga Muru.

Can I apply?

The scheme is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can apply through this pathway even if you:

  • 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
  • Would like the opportunity to meet other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who may be studying at Macquarie University next year

When are Assessment Days?

If you would like to complete the Early Entry Assessment, please contact staff at the Walanga Muru centre to organise a day and time. You can call Tayla King on 9850 9970 or email on

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

Post to:

Walanga Muru - Recruitment Coordinators
Macquarie University
North Ryde NSW 2109


Email to:

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!

Hear from our students

As soon as I heard about the Walanga Muru Early Entry 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)

Ask a question

Contact Amelia Corr on (02) 9850 8624 or via email at

or Taylah Pearce on (03) 9850 8631 or via email at

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