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
Notes on Language of Instruction
ELIGIBILITY + TIMING
Who can go?
Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study. Students must have a minimum 70% cumulative average to apply.
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
Course equivalency formula
Macquarie units x 5/4 = UBC Credits
Passing gradeP=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.)
* 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Types of accommodation available
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.