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Macquarie University

Established:  1964

Campuses:  North Ryde, Sydney

Student population:  44,000

CRICOS:  00002J

TEQSA:  PRV12032

Macquarie offers an unforgettable study experience. Its rankings, huge range of courses and unique location in Australia’s largest high-tech business precinct attracts students from all over the world. Over 300 leading companies are located on or around campus, enabling students to forge industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers, while staff can readily access research and innovation opportunities.

Many of the world’s best universities partner with us, as do global organisations including AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Optus, Hyundai and Sony. Such partnerships are evidence of our reputation as a university at which research, learning and teaching innovations are all world class.

Everything you need to know

Real-world learning


Employers worldwide appreciate Macquarie’s practical approach to learning, which gives students real-world skills. Internships are encouraged, via course-related internships or the Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) initiative, which lets undergraduate students undertake internships and cultural experiences locally and internationally. Our award-winning Global Leadership Programme enables students to volunteer, study and participate in activities in Australia and overseas.

CEOs surveyed in The New York Times ranked us among the world’s top 100 universities for graduate recruitment. We have an alumni network of over 150,000 graduates in 140 countries.


An innovative curriculum


Experts predict that by 2025 some 50% of jobs as we know them now won’t exist. It’s vital that students graduate with the skills to equip them for a changing world of work. With this challenge in mind, we have transformed our courses. We have introduced more than 40 year-long masters degrees and a huge range of double degrees at both bachelors and masters level, enabling students to combine more diverse areas of study than ever before and to open up ever greater employment options. Our degrees now contain ‘core’ and ‘flexible’ zones, giving students greater choice in their studies. And we have introduced new degrees in areas of growing global market demand, such as financial technnologies, cybersecurity, engineering management, forensic accounting and many more.

Research excellence


Macquarie has a reputation for research excellence and was given the maximum rating in the most recent Excellence in Research For Australia report by the Australian Government. The report also rated 100% of Macquarie’s research activity at world standard or higher. Macquarie hosts four of Australia’s 13 Research Centres for Excellence, including the Centre for Excellence in Core to Crust Fluid Systems and the Centre for Excellence for Cognition and Disorders. We were the first Australian university to align with the Bologna Model, and our research students can carry out research at other universities via a Cotutelle partnership.

Our campus


Macquarie is 15km from Sydney Harbour and has a train station on campus that connects directly to the CBD. The campus sits on 126 hectares of parkland. More than A$1 billion has been invested in recent years and our students enjoy world class facilities – a new library, a private hospital, sports fields, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and a gym. Accommodation is available both on and off campus.


What can I study?


  • Business
  • Education and teaching
  • Engineering and IT
  • Environment
  • Health and medical sciences
  • Health professions
  • Law
  • Linguistics, speech and hearing
  • Media and creative arts
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Security and intelligence
  • Society, languages and culture
  • Translating and interpreting

International scholarships


Macquarie has one of Australia’s most generous international scholarship programmes. A key addition is the Europe – Macquarie A$10,000 Early Acceptance Scholarship. Open to all students from Europe who begin studies in 2024, it is valued at up to A$10,000 per year for the standard duration of a bachelors or masters degree.

Macquarie rankings


  • Top 1% of universities globally (World university rankings from QS, 2024 and THE, 2023)
  • Ranked 8 in Australia for employment outcomes (QS World University Rankings, 2024)
  • Ranked 3 in Australia and top 100 globally (QS Global MBA Rankings, 2023)
  • 100% of research is rated at world standard or above (Excellence in Research for Australia)
  • Macquarie is ranked 10 in Australia and 130 in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2024)
  • Macquarie is ranked 10 in Australia and 175 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2023)
  • Macquarie is ranked 1 in the world for Life Below Water, 4 for Clean Water and Sanitation, in the top 20 for 5 categories and 39 overall (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, 2023)
  • Master of Marketing ranked 1 in Australia and 19 globally (QS Business Masters Rankings, 2022)
  • Master of Finance ranked 1 in Australia and 32 globally (QS Business Masters Rankings, 2022)
  • Master of Management ranked 2 in Australia and 46 globally (QS Business Masters Rankings, 2022)
  • Australia’s leading institution in 11 academic disciplines (The Australian 2023 Research Magazine)
  • First to offer a global research collaboration pathway via the Master of Research