Overview

Macquarie University

City: Sydney
Language of instruction: English

In the heart of one of Australia's leading high technology parks, this multifaceted and innovative university offers a broad range of popular and top quality courses in Arts, Economics, Commerce, Science, Technology and Law.

Macquarie University is quickly evolving into one of Australia's leading research universities, while Sydney has become a world-renowned city in which to live due to its vibrant cosmopolitan culture, a mild temperate climate, and World Heritage listed national parks and pristine beaches.

Surrounded by beautiful natural parklands, Macquarie University is located about 16 kilometers north-west from the Sydney’s central business district, linked by expressway and direct public transport.

Partner university's areas of study

ArtsEngineeringHealth SciencesLand and Food SystemsManagement (UBCO)Science

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ELIGIBILITY + TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)

Who can go?

Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study. Students must have a minimum 70% cumulative average to apply.

Term dates

MQ semester 1: Mid-February to Late June

MQ semester 2: Mid-July to Late November

Notes on eligibility and timing

What term to list on your Go Global Application: 

Term 1: if planning to take MQ's semester 2

Term 2: if planning to take MQ's semester 1

Full year: if planning to take MQ's semester 2 and then take MQ's Semester 1

Split year: if planning to take MQ's semester 1 and then take MQ's semester 2

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

Macquarie units x 5/4 = UBC Credits

Passing grade

P=50=Pass OR PC=45=Conceded pass

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

Information about the transfer credit portal.

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate researchInternships

Course information and restrictions

Students are required to take between 9 and 14 Macquarie University credit points per semester. The recommended load is 12 credit points. Most units at Macquarie are valued at either 3 or 4 credit points, which equate approximately between 12 and 16 hours of study per unit per week, including class attendance, private study, library research, etc. The actual workload can vary from unit to unit and even week to week across the university.
 
 
This information is subject to change. When selecting courses, ensure that they are available in the semester for which you are applying. Ultimately, students are responsible for researching applicable course restrictions.
 

Full course load information

At Macquarie, a full course load consists of 12 Macquarie credits per semester or 24 Macquarie credits per year

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ANTH 3rd
Title: Culture and Human Rights
Partner course code: ANTH 323
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-04
UBC course: ENGL 110
Title: Literature and the Political
Partner course code: ENGL 108
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-06
UBC course: ENGL 224
Title: Australian Literature
Partner course code: ENGL 205
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-05
UBC course: ENGL 2nd
Title: Australian Perspectives: Representing Place, Nation and Identity
Partner course code: ENGL 200
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-03-14
UBC course: ENGL 357
Title: Reason, Imagination, Revolution: Literature and Culture from Pope to Austen
Partner course code: ENGL 370
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-23
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Gothic Visions: From Sublime to Suburban Gothic
Partner course code: ENGL 206
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-23
UBC course: ENGL 464
Title: Australian Literature
Partner course code: ENGL 205
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-23
UBC course: ENGL 468
Title: Contemporary Australian Children's Literature
Partner course code: ENGL 310
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-23
UBC course: ENGL 4th
Title: Feminism and Literature
Partner course code: ENGL 306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-23
UBC course: FIST 4th
Title: Screens, Images, Ideas
Partner course code: MAS 304
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-06
UBC course: FNSP 2nd
Title: Introduction to Australian Indigenous Studies
Partner course code: ABST 100
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date:
UBC course: FREN 1st
Title: Intermediate French I
Partner course code: FRN 226
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2014-08-07
UBC course: GEOG 2nd
Title: Environment and Sustainability
Partner course code: ENV 200
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-11-02
UBC course: GEOG 2nd
Title: The Ecological Humanities : Australians and their Environment
Partner course code: ENVG 262
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date:
UBC course: GRSJ 3rd
Title: Naughty Boys, Bad Girls: Gender and Discipline at Home and at School
Partner course code: GEN 312
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-08-22
UBC course: HIST 200
Title: The World Since 1945: An Australian Perspective
Partner course code: MHIS 114
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-11-26
UBC course: HIST 2nd
Title: The Making of Australia
Partner course code: MHIS 109
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date:
UBC course: HIST 369
Title: Twentieth-Century Europe
Partner course code: MHIS 321
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-09-09
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Screening the Past: History on Film and Television
Partner course code: MHIS 101
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-11-26
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Shock and Awe: A History of the Postmodern World
Partner course code: MHIS 375
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-09-09
UBC course: POLI 2nd
Title: Political Violence
Partner course code: pol 258
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-08
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: American Foreign Policy Towards the Third World
Partner course code: POL 389
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-08
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Organisational Psychology
Partner course code: PSY 338
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-12
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: The Psychology of Human Relationships
Partner course code: PSY 350
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-12-14
UBC course: SOCI 1st
Title: Australia and Global Societies: An Introduction to Sociology
Partner course code: SOC 175
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date:
UBC course: SOCI 1st
Title: Sociology of Everyday Life
Partner course code: SOC 180
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-12-11
UBC course: SOCI 217
Title: Methods of Social Research
Partner course code: SOC 224
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-26
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Economy and Society
Partner course code: SOC 182
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-04
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Love, Sex and Friendship
Partner course code: Soc 315
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-04-17
UBC course: SOCI 352
Title: Work and Employment
Partner course code: SOC 295
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-26
UBC course: SOCI 360
Title: The Global Politics of Food and Eating
Partner course code: SOC 302
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-26
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Sociology of Media
Partner course code: SOC 279
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-04
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Sport, Culture, and Society
Partner course code: SOC 320
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-04
UBC course: SOCI 4th
Title: Human Services in the 21st Century: Care, Gender and Institutions
Partner course code: SOC 322
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-03-03
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 296
Title: Marketing Fundamentals
Partner course code: MKTG 101
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-11-13
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Social marketing and sustainability
Partner course code: Mktg 309
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-04-11
Kinesiology
UBC course: KIN 3rd
Title: Legal, Ethical and Policy Directions in Health
Partner course code: HLTH 350
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
Science
UBC course: BIOL 402
Title: Freshwater Ecology
Partner course code: BIOL 362
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-12
UBC course: BIOL 416
Title: Biodiversity and Conservation
Partner course code: BIOL 349
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-22
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: Marine Birds and Mammals
Partner course code: BIOL 372
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:

UBC Okanagan

Applied Science
UBC course: MATH 339
Title: Non Linear Dynamics and Chaos
Partner course code: MATH 332
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-16
Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ANTH 3rd
Title: Food Across Cultures
Partner course code: ANTH 203
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-08-21
UBC course: BIOL 1st
Title: The science of sex
Partner course code: BIOL 260
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-08-22
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: FOSC289 - Science Internship 1
Partner course code: FOSC 289
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-08-28
UBC course: CHEM 201
Title: Physical and Environmental Chemistry I - CBMS207
Partner course code: CBMS 207
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-07-11
UBC course: CHEM 201
Title: CBMS207: Physical and Environmental Chemistry I
Partner course code: CBMS 207
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-07-11
UBC course: COSC 221
Title: Discrete Mathematics
Partner course code: DMTH 137
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-16
UBC course: ECON 205
Title: Macroeconomics Analysis
Partner course code: ECON 204
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-05-04
UBC course: ENGL 2nd
Title: Australian Literature
Partner course code: ENGL 205
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-08-29
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Narrative and the Novel
Partner course code: ENGL 303
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-04-12
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Pre-War Australia from Stage to Webpage
Partner course code: ENGL 308
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-04-11
UBC course: FILM 3rd
Title: Screens, Images, Ideas
Partner course code: MAS 304
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-10-24
UBC course: FREN 3rd
Title: Advanced french III
Partner course code: FRN 348
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2012-08-21
UBC course: GEOG 2nd
Title: Earth Surface Processes
Partner course code: ENVE 266
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-08-29
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Geographical Perspective on Population
Partner course code: ENVG 219
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-07-29
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Human Geography in Action
Partner course code: ENVG 380
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-11-12
UBC course: GEOG 4th
Title: Geographies of Health
Partner course code: ENVG 350
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-07-29
UBC course: HIST 2nd
Title: The Making of Australia
Partner course code: MHIS 109
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-08-29
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: The New Testament in its Times
Partner course code: AHIS 251
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: MATH 330
Title: Algebra IIIB
Partner course code: MATH 338
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-08-16
UBC course: MATH 3rd
Title: Geometry and Topology
Partner course code: Math 300
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-05-04
UBC course: PHYS 324
Title: Waves
Partner course code: Math 331
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-05-05
UBC course: PSYO 1st
Title: Introduction to Brain, Behaviour and Evolution
Partner course code: BBE 100
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-08-21
UBC course: PSYO 343
Title: Psychopathology
Partner course code: PSY 337
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Music, Mind & Message
Partner course code: PSY 250
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-07-29
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Personality
Partner course code: PSY 336
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-10-24
UBC course: STAT 303
Title: Introduction to Probability
Partner course code: Stat 273
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-16
UBC course: STAT 3rd
Title: Probability
Partner course code: STAT 272
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-05-04
Creative and Critical Studies
UBC course: CRWR 1st
Title: Creative Writing 1: An Introduction
Partner course code: ENGL 201
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-01-02
Management
UBC course: MGMT 411
Title: Human Resource Management
Partner course code: HRM 250
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-08-29
UBC course: MGMT 442
Title: Consumer Behaviour
Partner course code: MKTG 203
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-08-29
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Social Marketing and Sustainability
Partner course code: MKTG 309
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-08-29
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Marketing and Management Law
Partner course code: MKTG 350
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-08-29
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC. Some exceptions may apply.

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

Accommodation is guaranteed for exchange students.

Balaclava apartments (5-10 minute walk to campus), Herring Road apartments (located on-campus) or Macquarie Parklands apartments (5-10 minute walk to campus): you apply through the Study Abroad office at MQ after you've been accepted as an exchange student. These apartments are self-catered and fully furnished.

Robert Menzies College: located on campus, this dry-residence is a great option for students. Meals are included. The facilities include the following: piano, billiard tables, tv room, on-site laundries, student kitchen, courtyard and BBQ, college library, academic assistance and Chapel. Students do not apply for this through the Study Abroad office; rather, directly through the college.

Dunmore Lang College: Located on campus, this residence includes 20 meals per week. Students do not apply for this through the Study Abroad office; rather, directly through the college. The facilities include the following: unlimited internet, university sports membership, tutoring and pastoral care, chiropractic and music rooms, common rooms, a computer lab, on-site laundries and a college library.

Information on Accommodation

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