Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia


Sakchi Khandelwal
Updated on May 06, 2022 3:30 PM IST


Macquarie University, situated in the suburbs of Macquarie Park in Sydney, Australia, was established in 1964. As per latest statistics, the institute witnessed 40,209 student enrolments for full-time programmes, while 12,414 students enrolled themselves in part-time courses. Macquarie is known for its intelligent hub of students, researchers, and faculty members, all working for a brighter future. It has been ranked among the top one percent of universities in the world by QS World University Rankings in the year 2020. 

Macquarie University spans across 126 acres of land and has three campuses. where it provides a range of courses to both national and international students. The Faculty of Business, Education, Engineering, Law, Science, Medicine and Health, Arts and Social Sciences, Information Technologies, Languages and Linguistics, and others have varied courses and research degrees for both bachelors and masters education. The university has four core faculties that offer a range of courses encompassing major fields of study. Macquarie also offers on-campus accommodation options, with basic amenities.

Macquarie University Latest Updates

Macquarie University refines its policies and guidance in response to COVID-19 pandemic at regular intervals. As per the New South Wales rules, wearing masks is not required everywhere, however the university still encourages its students and staff to wear masks in indoor settings.

Now, QR code will no longer be used in the Campus for attendance. The university also advises all staff and students to get vaccinated along with the booster shot. If a candidate is witnessing any of the COVID symptoms, they should inform the university beforehand and stay at home/room.

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Macquarie University Courses

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  • M.B.A

    • Mode


      Application Fee

      INR 5,600

    • Duration


      Tuition Fee

      INR 19,58,000

  • Master of Management

    • Mode


      Application Fee

      INR 5,600

    • Duration

      24 Month

      Tuition Fee

      INR 17,62,200

  • Master of Information Technology

    • Mode


      Application Fee

      INR 5,600

    • Duration


      Tuition Fee

      INR 18,30,800

  • Master of International Business

    • Mode


      Application Fee

      INR 5,600

    • Duration


      Tuition Fee

      INR 16,83,900

Macquarie University Facts and Highlights

Type of University

Public, Coed

Average Annual Tuition Fee

Bachelors - AUD 35,600 - 39,800

Masters - AUD 30,800 - 40,800

Admission Intakes

February, July

Average GPA Requirement


Admission Requirements

Bachelors - A recognised secondary qualification, English proficiency test, standardised exams

Masters -  A bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution

English Proficiency Exams Required

IELTS, TOEFL, PTE Academic, Duolingo

Standardised Exams Required

Undergraduate: SAT, ACT (Not mandatory)

Postgraduate: GRE, GMAT

Admission Deadlines

February - Last week of January

July - Mid-June

Percentage of International Students


Size of Campus (in acres)


Alumni Worldwide


Female to Male Ratio


Average Salary after 10 Years


Macquarie University Rankings

Macquarie University has been ranked in between 201-300 for the past three years by ARWU Shanghai Ranking. The ARWU Shanghai rankings consider ranking universities based on academic research they produce and the number of Nobel Prizes won by their staff.

On the other hand, QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education have ranked Macquarie University at 214 and 195 for the year 2021, respectively. With this, it can be asserted the university has shown some improvement from its earlier ranking from both the ranking providers.

Ranked by




ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings




QS - World University Ranking




THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking




US News & World Report - Global Universities




Course Ranking

Macquarie University has been ranked between 101-150 for its Accounting and Finance courses in the year 2020 and at #95 for its MBA programme by QS Subject Ranking. Take a look at the top course rankings below.

Ranking for Business Courses

Ranked by




FT (Financial Times) - GMBA Ranking




QS - Accounting & Finance




QS - Global MBA




THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Business and Economics




Ranking for Engineering Courses

Ranked by




QS - Engineering and Technology




THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Engineering and Technology




Ranking for Computers Courses

Ranked by




THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Computers




Macquarie University Fees

Check out the average first-year tuition fees for both the bachelors and masters degrees.



First year tuition fees


3-5 years

AUD 35,600 - 39,800


1-2 years

AUD 30,800 - 40,800

Macquarie University Important Dates

International students who are aspiring to study at Macquarie University are advised to submit their applications two-three months early as per the semester they have planned to start with at the university.  According to the latest updates on the university website, here are some of the important dates for both undergraduate and postgraduate applicants:




Last week of January



Macquarie University Admission Process

There are two options via which students can apply at Macquarie University -  the university website or Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). However, UAC is only for Australian or New Zealand citizens. 

So, international candidates can only apply at Macquarie University via its online portal for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Check out the steps below:

Step 1: The very first step is to register on the university website. Enter email ID and other details to proceed with registration. 

Step 2: After registering, set your account's password.

Step 3: Now you will be redirected to a page to choose the course. Select your desired course by just typing keywords.

Step 4: Select the study level as well and click on 'Search Now'.

Step 5: Now the screen will start showing number of courses with different levels. Select the course level you want to pursue and click on 'Apply Now'.

Step 6: Now you will be required to fill out a form. Read all the instructions carefully to proceed further. Ensure to answer all the questions.

Step 7: Now attach the required documents as asked in the form.

Step 8: Recheck again and click 'Submit'.

Macquarie University's application process timing varies according to courses applied. Students will receive an acknowledgement of the same via email once their applications are checked properly.

Macquarie University Eligibility Criteria

Here are some of the major eligibility requirements that need to be fulfilled by the candidate to get into consideration.

Qualification(s) Required

Bachelors - A recognised secondary school qualification 

Masters -  A bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution

Average GPA


English proficiency test

IELTS, TOEFL, PTE Academic, Duolingo

Standardised Exams

Undergraduate - SAT, ACT (not mandatory)

Postgraduate - GMAT, GRE

Documents Required for Application Process

Here is the list of documents required for both undergraduate and graduate courses in

Undergraduate course

  • High school transcripts

  • English proficiency test score

  • Reference letters

  • Passport copy

  • Financial documents

Postgraduate courses

The university may ask for other documents as per course requirements.

Macquarie University Scholarships

Macquarie University provides a range of scholarships to international students. Check out some of the top scholarships provided by the university. 

Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarship

The Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship is given to international students for their academic excellence. This scholarship is based on academic merit and is highly competitive. As the scholarships are limited, the university encourages international students to accept their offer and scholarship early. The scholarship rewards up to AUD 10,000 applied towards their tuition fee.

Partner Scholarships - ASEAN 

This scholarship is eligible to all students who are from ASEAN countries and are commencing their studies in 2022. The scholarship is of up to AUD $10,000 per year for the duration of the student's bachelor or master coursework degree.

Macquarie University Placement

Macquarie University offers a unique Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) programme, where over 3,000 firms join from all over Australia to help students gain a chance to gain relevant experience while studying.

Candidates can complete a PACE unit during their third-year of bachelor's degree. With this programme, students can gain all the important practical knowledge and experience required in their respective fields.

The university offers a Cooperative Education programme, that assists students to improve their employability outcomes and professional networks. Undertaking Co-op Programme can help build practical experience with leading firms. This will also develop in-demand skills such as communication, creativity and leadership. Organisations partnered with the Co-op Programme also provides financial support to their students during the course.

Macquarie University Alumni

Macquarie University has a community of over 2,15,000 alumni from 140 countries. These alumni are entitled to a bunch of exclusive benefits such as access to libraries, discounts and benefits and many more. 

The MU alumni can avail free lifetime access to library borrowing and online databases. Along with this, there are alumni loyalty scholarships, one-year career hub access after graduation, access to networking events and many more.

Here are some of the renowned Macquarie University graduates who have expertise in the field of media, politics, sports, industry and IT: 

  • Australian comedian Chris Lilley 

  • Australian politician Peter Andren 

  • former professional Australian rugby union player Pat McCabe

  • Australian writer Rob Hood

  • Australian novelist Kimberley Starr 

  • Australian former professional basketball player Lauren Jackson

Macquarie University Accommodation

Macquarie University offers university-operated accommodation on its campus. Students can also choose to stay in externally managed accommodation as well. 


Macquarie University manages and runs only the Central Courtyard Accommodation that offers the fun of communal living. It consists of dozens of cafes and restaurants along with the Sport and Aquatic Centre which is a stone's throw away. Students have the option of selecting a room as per their choice. The accommodation includes Twin Studios, four-bedroom and six-bedroom apartment. It also has private apartments with studios and one-bedroom apartments. The courtyard includes facilities like:

  • Six common rooms

  • Games rooms

  • Study rooms

  • TV room

  • Two laundry rooms

  • 24x7 security

Off campus

Students can find several non-university owned accommodation options close to the centre of the campus with both self-catered or catered options.The average rent is AUD 200 to AUD 400 per week. The residence type includes:

  • Studio apartments

  • Three-bedroom apartments 

  • Four-bedroom apartments 

  • Shared apartments

  • Homestays

Campus Location

Macquarie University

Balaclava Road, North Ryde, New South Wales, 2109 Australia | +91 98198 78288 |

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