Qualifications offered: Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, PHD
At Macquarie you will join a diverse and welcoming community of 35,000 students, including 12,000 international students from over 110 countries.
Ranked among the top two per cent of universities in the world (Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Rankings of World Universities 2011), Macquarie University offers internationally recognised and respected degrees, an outstanding student lifestyle and a modern parkland campus 30 minutes from Sydney's city centre in the heart of the city's high-technology business precinct.
Macquarie leads the way in interdisciplinary research and teaching, with degrees that are focused on graduate outcomes and real-world learning. Degrees are offered in the following areas of study:
Macquarie is home to internationally-renowned researchers, meaning Macquarie students learn from teachers who are leaders in their fields.
Macquarie is ranked fourth in Australia for research of the highest possible quality. In the Australian Government's Excellence in Research for Australia initiative, Macquarie achieved a maximum 5 rating (indicating outstanding performance well above world standard) in biological sciences, Earth sciences, environmental sciences, physical sciences and psychology and cognitive sciences.
The UK's Times Higher Education ranked Macquarie as number one in Australia and 14th worldwide for environmental sciences research.
Location and facilities
Macquarie University's North Ryde campus is set on 126 hectares of parkland, 15 kilometres north-west of Sydney's central business district. The campus lies in the heart of one of the Southern Hemisphere's largest business and technology precincts, offering unique opportunities for internships and industry connections with giants like Microsoft and Sony.
Courses are also available at the Macquarie City Campus in Sydney's city centre and Transnational (offshore) and Distance programs make it possible to study Macquarie degrees outside of Australia at partner institutions or online.
North Ryde campus facilities
AU$1 billion has been invested in Macquarie's North Ryde campus to give its students and staff the very best facilities for learning and research.
The campus boasts a number of facilities not available at any other Australian university:
Faculties also include a modern sport and aquatic centre, campus hub featuring a wide range of eateries and retail outlets, seven galleries and museums, two hotels and free wi-fi throughout the campus.
The Macquarie Centre, a major shopping complex, is on the doorstep of the campus and features a multiplex cinema, ice-skating rink, major department stores, supermarkets and more than 200 speciality retailers.
The campus also hosts a research park, featuring the global headquarters of Coholear Ltd. In 2012, the new Australian Hearing Hub will open in the research park, providing a world-class facility for research, education and services for hearing and speech disorders.
Facilities at the North Ryde campus
Preparing global graduates
Macquarie University students have access to a vast range of globally focused opportunities.
With one of the most extensive international exchange programs of any Australian university, students can choose to study at over 300 universities in more than 60 countries. Students can study overseas for periods ranging from a few weeks' vacation study to a full academic year.
Most importantly, Macquarie University helps support all eligible students financially when they travel so everyone has the opportunity to enhance their degree with international experience.
Building leadership skills
Macquarie University focuses on developing your capabilities, to give you skills for your career and your life. You will have many opportunities to build your leadership, communication and life skills through a range of unique programs such as the Global Leadership and Internship programs.
The PACE International (a Participation and Community Engagement Initiative) is jointly managed by Macquarie University and Australian Volunteers International. It provides opportunities for students to travel overseas, engage with developing communities and contribute to positive social change.
Building career skills
The Macquarie University Career Services provides the latest training and industry resources to maximise student employment both in Australia and overseas. The team offers workshops and personal consultations around career planning, interview skills and techniques and networking.
Macquarie University has one of the most generous scholarship programs in Australia.
The full-tuition Macquarie University International Scholarship (MUIS) rewards academic achievement and aims to attract outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate students from around the world to study at Macquarie University's North Ryde campus. In addition, the University also offers a number of partial scholarships ('MUIS Merit') for high achievers.
In total, over 100 scholarships are available every year through the MUIS and MUIS Merit programs.
Macquarie University has a dedicated Accommodation Service that provides information on accommodation options, including temporary accommodation, university accommodation and private accommodation.
Free Sydney Airport pickup is provided by Macquarie's Accommodation Service for new international students with pre-arranged accommodation.
The University can also help organise initial temporary accommodation, so that you have somewhere to stay when you first arrive if your long-term accommodation is not ready, or if you want to find accommodation after your arrive.
Long-term campus accommodation can be booked before or upon arrival in Sydney. All University accommodation complexes also have an onsite Resident Adviser, who oversees the logistics, arrival, departure and pastoral care of students.
Connect with Macquarie
For the latest news from Macquarie University, including student and graduate profiles, subscribe to the Macquarie Globe – Macquarie's online news for the international community. www.international.mq.edu.au/globe
Join over 74,000 international students who are discussing Macquarie, and life in Australia, on Facebook: www.facebook.com/macquarieinternational
You can also find videos of campus facilities, social events and student interviews on Macquarie's YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/mqivideos
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