Why study here

Future success secured for You(us)

It’s our mission at Macquarie to prepare you for the future – whatever it may look like for you. Experts predict that about 50 per cent of jobs, as we know them today, won’t exist by 2025. That’s why it’s vital you have a skill set when you graduate that allows you to reinvent yourself in any industry.

So we’ll encourage and support you to develop your practical know-how alongside your technical skills, grab opportunities to experience new things here in Australia and across the globe, get as much hands-on experience as you can, and network with our industry and community partners.

Multiply your employability

It’s our goal to ensure you’re prepared for the dynamic workplaces of today and tomorrow. It’s just one of the many reasons why Macquarie is ranked nine in Australia for overall graduate employability. To help you achieve your goals, we link you with the tools, connections and experiences that put you in the best possible position to secure the job of your dreams.

For starters, we co-design many of our degrees with industry. This means they’re shaped by the latest industry trends and adjusted to respond to the real-time needs of industry. We’ve also built practical experience into all of our degrees, so when you graduate you’ll have the knowledge and skills you’ll need to meet the current and future challenges of your chosen profession.

Accelerate your career

Our reputation

Macquarie is ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world, and we’re recognised for producing graduates who are among the most sought-after professionals in the world. Testament to our spirit of innovation and exploration, three of our subjects are ranked among the top 50 globally, and seven are ranked among the top 100.

Many of the best universities across the US, UK, Europe and Asia choose to partner with us, as do global organisations such as AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Optus, Hyundai and Sony. Such partnerships are evidence of our reputation as a university that produces research, and learning and teaching innovations, that are world class.

A campus built for collaboration

Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, just 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD. Such a location enables you to connect with future employers in some of the country’s leading organisations while you’re studying.

Macquarie is also home to some of Australia’s most exceptional facilities, including the Macquarie University Hospital; a multi-award-winning incubator for budding entrepreneurs; a cybersecurity hub; a multi-million-dollar media hub; cutting-edge science, computing, engineering and medical labs; and a world-class sport and aquatic centre. More than $1 billion has been invested in our campus, meaning you get to study in an environment that’s world-class, dynamic, sustainable and built for collaboration.

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Each year, Macquarie awards millions of dollars in scholarships. Most of our scholarships have a strong emphasis on social inclusion and are awarded on the basis of financial need or other hardship.

Other scholarships recognise leadership or voluntary experiences, or sporting achievement.

We also offer scholarships that enhance the university experience of high-achieving students by fostering personal and professional development.

Domestic scholarships
International scholarships

Exchange and overseas opportunities

The best way to truly immerse yourself in global issues is to experience them first-hand. Our Student Exchange program* is one of the best – we make it a priority to support your globe‑trekking ambitions by providing access to support funds and resources, as well as to program coordinators who will help you with every step of your overseas journey.

Our program also allows you to gain academic credit along with desirable job-ready skills before you graduate – employers look favourably on overseas experiences. Depending on where you go, you may study in the language of your chosen country or take classes taught in English. And you can choose to study for just a couple of weeks (short-term program) or for one session.

* Our Student Exchange program will be available once international borders have reopened.

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Leadership and industry experience opportunities

Employers consistently tell us they want graduate employees who are job ready. This means having not only the technical capabilities required of the job, but also the kinds of skills that mean you can hit the ground running. Experienced-based skills such as teamwork, initiative, creativity, agility, problem solving, time management and professional etiquette.

Macquarie provides you with the opportunity to acquire such experienced-based skills through two award-winning programs: PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), which facilitates practical experiences that are fully integrated into your degree; and the Global Leadership Program, which will help you develop cross-cultural and leadership skills, explore global issues and drive innovation.

PACE (Professional and Community Engagement)
Global Leadership Program

Why study here?

Discover your potential, unleash your spirit

At Macquarie University we do things a little differently.

We’ve always challenged conventions and opened our doors to students no matter who they are or where they come from. We embrace all points of view and encourage our students to question the norm, be bold and strive for the extraordinary.

From ambitious high-school leavers and non-school applicants, to highly skilled postgraduates and adventurous international students, everyone is welcome at Macquarie University.

High school students

Experience a truly unique learning environment that includes Study Abroad Programs, professional and community engagement and our Global Leadership Program.

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Postgraduate students

Thrive among world-class facilities, exceptional interdisciplinary research and teaching as well as flexible study options

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International students

A beautiful green campus, students from around the world…all nourishing their minds in one of the world’s greatest cities.

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Non school applicants

Discover your full potential at the first university in Sydney to open its doors to non-traditional students.

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