Fall/Spring Semester Program
Macquarie University's North Ryde campus is located in parklands only 30 minutes drive (15 kilometers) north-west of Sydney Harbour and Sydney's central business district. The modern, well-equipped campus is set on 126 hectares of peaceful parkland in one of Australia's premier high-technology corridors. The campus features eateries and recreational facilities, in addition to extensive library and computer facilities, a state-of-the-art Sport and Aquatic Centre, an acclaimed sculpture park, several museums, and two hotels.
This program is offered in collaboration with the affiliate provider International Studies Abroad (ISA). Students will complete a USD application as well as an ISA application to participate in the program. ISA offers an additional level of support including on-site orientation activities, on-site resident staff, and visa application support, among other things. To visit the ISA program page for this Macquarie, click here. Please be sure to click on the correct session for up to date program details.
As a Macquarie University student you will join a diverse and welcoming community of 31,000 students, with 8,800 international students from over 114 countries.
Ranked among Australia's nine top universities and within the top 40 in the Asia-Pacific region (Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Rankings of World Universities, 2009), Macquarie University is recognized for its innovative curriculum, high-quality teaching and research, and unique campus environment. Macquarie University ensures that our students develop qualities, skills, and knowledge that are essential to succeed in a challenging, changing world.
READ THIS FIRST: Australia and New Zealand Course Selection Guide
In the link below, click Units by Offering on the left-hand side, and then select S1 Day for Spring semester classes, or S2 Day for Fall semester classes.
Macquarie University Course Handbook
Macquarie Pre-Approved Course Equivalencies NOTE: Core curriculum designations on this list pertain to OLD core only.
Class sizes at Macquarie are generally large, and students are enrolled in courses with local students as well as other international students from all over the globe.
Please note: The grading system in Australia is VERY different from the US grading system. US grades are often inflated; students can expect it to be significantly more difficult to get an A in courses in Australia.
Students are guaranteed pre-arranged accommodation in university student residential apartments through the International Studies Abroad program provider. Housing costs are included in the program fee, which is paid to USD through the USD student account.
For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage.
Scholarships are a great way to help fund your study abroad program. ISA awards over $850,000 in grants and scholarships to participating students each year. In addition to those offered by ISA, scholarship opportunities are available through several host universities and outside organizations
Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship and
Correspondent Internship Opportunity
• 12 x $2,000 for Fall Study
• 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Study
• 2 x $2,500 for Year (Fall start)
• 2 x $2,500 for Year (Spring start)
ISA Diversity Scholarship
• 2 x $1,000 for Summer Study
• 3 x $2,000 for Fall Study
• 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Study
Live Like Ally Memorial Scholarship
• 1 x $1,000 for Fall Study
• 1 x $1,000 for Spring Study
HOST UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS
Queensland University of Technology: Brisbane
James Cook University: Cairns and Townsville
Macquarie University: Sydney
AUT University: Auckland
University of Waikato: Hamilton
Fall Programs: April 30th
Spring Programs: October 30th
All students studying in Australia for a semester WILL need a visa. The visa application process happens after acceptance to the program, and all visa application instructions are sent to students directly by the program provider International Studies Abroad.
EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Upon arrival in Australia, students will take part in a 3-4 day Bridging Cultures Orientation Program. This orientation will consist of cultural activities, as well as logistical information to prepare students for their semester abroad. To learn more about this program, click here.
To view photos of Macquarie, click here.