Macquarie University

New South Wales - Australia


The name to be chosen for Sydney's third metropolitan university came down to two different schools of thought - those who wanted to commemorate a great Australian figure in education, and those who preferred a geographical name. In 1964, Federal Cabinet chose in favour of naming the university after a prominent Australian. In the end, Governor Lachlan Macquarie was chosen ahead of suggestions which included WC Wentworth and Sir Henry Parkes.

Macquarie's 126 hectare park-like campus is an ideal setting in which to discover and learn. Our location within the high-technology corridor of Sydney's north-west enables us to establish close relationships with some of the world's most successful companies, many of whom are located in the University's research park, and allows a collaborative approach to research and teaching to ensure Macquarie graduates are highly sought-after and command high starting salaries. It also provides our students with first class internship opportunities with world leading companies from a range of industries.

Degrees awarded

Undergraduate Total - 6383
Postgraduate Total - 4390

Total - 10,773

Student enrolments

Full-time students - 26,548
Part-time students - 12,199

Domestic students - 27,370
International students - 11,377

Total students - 38,747


Academic staff - 1334
Professional staff - 1434

Total - 2768


Total - 145,000


Faculty of Arts

§  Department of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

§  Department of Ancient History

§  Department of Anthropology

§  Department of English

§  Department of Indigenous Studies – Warawara

§  Department of International Studies

§  Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies

§  Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

§  Department of Philosophy

§  Department of Sociology

§  Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Business and Economics

§  Applied Finance Centre

§  Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance

§  Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies

§  Department of Economics

§  Department of Marketing and Management

Faculty of Human Sciences

§  Australian School of Advanced Medicine

§  School of Education

§  Department of Cognitive Science

§  Department of Health Professions

§  Department of Linguistics

§  Department of Psychology

§  Institute of Early Childhood

Faculty of Science

§  Department of Biological Sciences

§  Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

§  Department of Chiropractic

§  Department of Computing

§  Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

§  Department of Engineering

§  Department of Environment and Geography

§  Department of Mathematics

§  Department of Physics and Astronomy

§  Department of Statistics


English Requirements


Macquarie University has one of the most generous scholarship programs in Australia, and provides opportunities each year to many students to undertake studies here.

Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarships

Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarships are available across most courses to cover full international tuition fees for study on campus at North Ryde in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree.

International Merit Scholarships

The International Merit Scholarships have been designed to recognise academic excellence and provide financial assistance for international students. International Merit Scholarships are country-specific and will be awarded progressively through the year to future applicants to Macquarie University

Macquarie University International Scholarship - UAC (Full Scholarship)

Two Macquarie University International Scholarship - UAC are available across most courses to cover full international tuition fees for study on campus at North Ryde in an undergraduate degree. (Available only to UAC applicants)

Tution Fee

For details please contact university.