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About Macquarie University

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Year of establishment1964
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Accepted Exams
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Size of Campus in acres126
UG/PG Course Ratio1
Scholarships13
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses11250 AUD for 1 sharing (UG),11760 AUD for 1 sharing (PG)
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Q:   Is it hard to get into Macquarie University?

A: 

The Macquarie University acceptance rate is around 54% for international students. This means that only 54% of applicants are admitted annually out of the 100 application recieved. It is also important to note that meeting minimum requirement criteria doesn’t guarantee admission during selection. However, applicants should give their best to present a strong application highlighting their academic achievements, experience and extracurricular activities to increase their chances of acceptance.

(Due to unavailability of current acceptance rate, the above data has been taken from unofficial sources. Hence, it is subject to vary)

 

Q:   What is the ranking of Macquarie University in the world?

A: 

Macquarie University is ranked at #10 in Australia and #175 in the world according to the Times Higher Education Rankings 2023. The comparative rankings of Macquarie University and Deakin University are given as follows:

Year

Macquarie University

Deakin University

2019

250

309

2020

237

271

2021

214

275

2022

200

283

2023

195

266

 

Q:   Which university is better: Deakin University or Macquarie University?

A: 

According to the QS World rankings 2024, Macquarie University has a ranking of #130 and Deakin University has a ranking of #233. Some of the other rankings of both the universities are given as follows:

Year Macquarie UniversityDeakin University
2020237271
2021214275
2022200283
2023195266
2024130233
 

Q:   Why choose Macquarie University for international students?

A: 

A few of the reasons to choose Macquarie University are given below:

·         Unique and varied academic departments

·         Beautiful and expansive campus

·         A warm, inclusive community

·         State-of-the-art facilities

·         Focus on student wellbeing

·         Student safety and security

·         Assistance in finding employment opportunities

 

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Q:   Does Macquarie University offer full scholarships to international students?

A: 

Macquarie University welcomes students from the Australia Awards Programme. The programme has provided long and short term study and professional development opportunities to citizens from developing countries in the world. Students can be eiligible by meeting the specific criteria for the participating countries. The application process can be available on the Australia Awards Website where students can apply online.

 

Q:   Are Indian eligible for scholarships at the University of Macquarie?

A: 

AUD 10,000 early acceptance scholarship will be available at the University of Macquarie for Undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees. Indian students are eligible for Macquarie University scholarships, excluding the (graduate certificates and Global MBA courses). To be eligible, candidates must be Indian citizens, accept their letter of offer, pay the required fee by the deadline, and remain enrolled in each compulsory study period.  However, this scholarship is automatically asses upon successful application to a course at Macquarie University. This scholarship highly supports talented students to pursue their academic goals in Australia.

 

Macquarie University Admission Dates 2024

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Q:   How can international applicants get early entry into Macquarie University?

A: 

If the student has performed academically well in Year 11 and have demonstrated leadership skills, personal development and dedication through their extracurricular activities. The student has to fulfill the academic and leadership requirements in order to get early entry.

 

Q:   How can international students get admission in Macquarie University?

A: 

International students can get admission at Macquarie University in the following ways:

  • Students are required to choose the course or specialisation they wish to apply for.
  • The student can visit the official site to explore more entry pathways that the university offers.
  • Students are required to fulfill the entry requirements for international applicants
  • The last step is to apply on the official admission portal online.
 

Q:   What are the application deadlines for international students at Macquarie University?

A: 

The application fee for all international applicants is USD 75. The application deadlines for the Winter and Spring intakes are given as follows:

Course Type

Intake

Application Deadline

Undergraduate

Winter

Jun 28, 2023

Graduate

Spring

Oct 1, 2023 (approx.)

 

Q:   What is the application process at the University of Macquarie?

A: 

The Application process at Macquarie University may vary slightly depending on the course and level of study. However, here is the following process for UG and PG courses.

The Undergraduate application process:

Macquarie University applications can be made through their official   online portal or UAC (Universities Admissions center international).

Step 1:  Choose your interested course

Step 2: Check your programme requirements thoroughly, see if your current qualifications are recognized, and convert your current qualification score into Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Step 3: Ensure you meet the English language requirements for your chosen course.

Step 4:  You can apply through the following

  • Through Macquarie University Portal
  • Through the Universities Admissions Centre International
  • Through an authorized agent. However, the University only accepts applications from official representatives under professional and reliable advice.

Step 5: You will need the following ready before applying

  • Transcripts of High school
  • Applicant must have a minimum score of 6 in IELTS

Step 6:  You’ll receive a UAS Number or your 8-digit MLA application upon submission of your application.

Step 7: You’ll get an offer letter if you're selected.

The application process for Postgraduate:

Step 1:Choose your interested course

Step 2:Check your programme requirements thoroughly, see if your current qualifications are recognized, and convert your current qualification score into Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank ( ATAR).

Step 3:Ensure you meet the English language requirements for your chosen course.

Step 4:You can apply through the following

  • Through Macquarie University Portal
  • Through an authorized agent. However, the University only accepts applications from official representatives under professional and reliable advice.

Step 6: You will need the following ready before applying

  • Transcripts of High school
  • Should complete Bachelor degree
  • Applicant must have a minimum score of 6 in IELTS

Step 7:You’ll receive a UAS Number or your 8-digit MLA application upon submission of your application.

Step 8:You’ll get an offer letter if you're selected.

However, students need to check the requirements of their required courses.

 

Macquarie University Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(27 courses)
INR 20 L - 29 L
Duration12 months-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 83 - 98, PTE: 58 - 65
MBA/PGDM(34 courses)
INR 17 L - 24 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 83 - 94, PTE: 58 - 65
MIM(33 courses)
INR 17 L - 24 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 83 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
BBA(16 courses)
INR 20 L - 22 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 83 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
B.Sc.(22 courses)
INR 19 L - 34 L
Duration2-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7.5, TOEFL: 83 - 105, PTE: 58 - 73
B.A.(39 courses)
INR 18 L - 21 L
Duration3-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7.5, TOEFL: 83 - 105, PTE: 58 - 73
B.E. / B.Tech(12 courses)
INR 21 L - 22 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 83 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
M.A.(37 courses)
INR 18 L - 21 L
Duration1 year-30 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 83 - 98, PTE: 58 - 65
B.Com(16 courses)
INR 20 L - 22 L
Duration3-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7.5, TOEFL: 83 - 105, PTE: 58 - 73
LL.M.(4 courses)
INR 21 L - 22 L
Duration1 year-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 83 - 94, PTE: 58 - 65
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Q:   How much PTE score is required for international students?

A: 

The overall minimum PTE score required for most UG and PG courses is 58. The other English Language Scores required for international students at Macquarie University are given as follows:

Exam

Score Required for UG

Score Required for PG

IELTS

Overall 6.5

6.5/7.0 for specific courses

TOEFL

83

83/94 for specific courses

Duolingo ET

115

115/120 for specific courses

Cambridge

180

180/185 for specific courses

 

Q:   What are the academic entry requirements for international students at Macquarie University?

A: 

At Macquarie University, international students need to fulfill both the minimum academic and English proficiency requirements:

·       A recognised senior secondary school qualification or university entrance examination.

·       A recognised university Foundation course

·       Atleast one year of a university degree from a recognised institution

·       Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised institution which is considered equivalent to an Australian Bachelor Degree

·       Some courses may require previous study or work experience in a related area or a higher level qualification such as an Honours Bachelor.

 

Q:   Does the University of Macquarie require GRE/GMAT?

A: 

No, the University of Macquarie does not require GMAT or GRE score for admission. The University evaluates applications based on other criteria such as academic performance (ATAR) for UG students and work experience for Masters and with minimum marks in your bachelor's degree. Students can focus on these aspects without applying for GRE/GMAT.

 

Q:   Does Macquarie University have an application fee?

A: 

Yes, the University has an Application fee of $75. This fee is typically non-refundable and covers the cost of processing and viewing the applications. It is important to note that the Application fee differs from the other fees.  However, the application fee might vary depending on the intake, and it’s suggested that students should check the official for more information depending on the course and requirements.

 

Q:   How to get into Macquarie University MBA?

A: 

To get into Macquarie University MBA course, the applicants are required to have a completed bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised institute. Students must have also achieved a specific Weighted Average Mark or undertaken work experience. An IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band or equivalent is required.

 

Q:   How much does it cost to study at Macquarie University for international students?

A: 

Macquarie University fees for international students can be checked from the table given below:

Courses

1st Year Tuition Fees

MS (27 courses)

INR 20 L - 29 L

MBA/PGDM (34 courses)

INR 17 L - 24 L

MEM (1 course)

INR 22 L

MIM (33 courses)

INR 17 L - 24 L

BA (39 courses)

INR 18 L - 21 L

BSc (22 courses)

INR 19 L - 34 L

BBA (16 courses)

INR 20 L - 22 L

BE / BTech (12 courses)

INR 21 L - 22 L

MA (37 courses)

INR 18 L - 21 L

BCom (16 courses)

INR 20 L - 22 L

LLM (4 courses)

INR 21 L - 22 L

Cost of Living: The cost of living will vary as per the students’ lifestyle. In the expenses, the components that will be included are housing, transport, food and groceries, entertainment, etc. The housing process can be checked from below:

Particulars

Estimated weekly cost for Macquarie University accommodation and private listings

Studio room

AUD 375 – AUD 500

1-bedroom apartment

AUD 400 - AUD 450

2-bedroom apartment

AUD 350 - AUD 450

Student share house

AUD 200 - AUD 300

Gas, electricity

AUD 25 - AUD 40

Also Check: Cost of Living in Australia for International Students 

 

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Internships5
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Tips: Back in my home country, I used to rely on my parents if I needed anything. But it is completely different now, I am independent now, I am making all the things alone, and I am loving this kind of life. I have availed a scholarship and Shiksha Study abroad helped me through that. I am very satisfied with the University, course and the country and I am happy. Before coming here please know about, Convenor for the UNIT, fee structure and the curriculum.
Likes (Indian Food): I actually prefer to eat home food. But as I didn't have much time to cook some days I prefer to eat from a few of the restaurants where we find all types of food from anywhere in the world. I tried Indian, Chinese, Korean, Mexican and a few other country foods which felt authentic.
Dislikes (Safety): I didn't have any personal experience on this but I heard from my friends that the refugee people are dangerous here. We need to be careful with them better to avoid a talk with them and be pleasant with everyone. Apart from that, I feel very safe here.
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Tips: Moving here helped me a great deal as it boosted my CV and got a hike of 30 per cent more than the normal average. And I think I am satisfied with my course and the university. Australia is great, especially for Indians because of the diversity ratio and this made it easy for me to fit in.
Likes (Post study jobs): Jobs are good as the scope is good in the field since finance is the burn oil of the economy and I think finance will play an important part. I think there are many opportunities for Indian immigrants in the field of finance as a finance analyst and packages are around 12 lakh per month.
Dislikes (Public transportation): The campus is connected well with public transport and the electric revolution is playing a great deal in connecting two places. Public transportation is good and well connected with the campus of the university and I think it is great that I become a part of this university.
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Tips: Make sure you are availing the 2 year course which will provide you a post-study work visa. The quality of teaching depends on the tutor, some of the tutors are great some are below par. The University is well equipped with all the requirements, labs, study areas, library, classrooms, open area, etc A suggestion, if you are good with your academics, Macquarie offer Master in Research where your 1st year is a normal master's program and 2nd year is for your research work. It has a couple of advantages - 1. Highly valued degree, once you have this degree you will easily find a high paying job. 2. Full working rights when you are doing your research work. I have seen students finishing their research in 1st 4-5 months, remaining months they worked full time and earned lots of dollars. 3. Extra Points for PR 4. If your academic score is well, 2nd year will be fully funded by Macqurie (100% scholarships) You need to be good with your writing skills as the research paper are 50 pages fully written in your own words. I would highly suggest everyone look at these options. Disadvantage - 1. Difficult compared to normal master's degree. 2. If your research work is not up to the mark, you might spend some extra time completing your degree. 3. You have to do it all alone. Unlike normal masters where you can take help from your friends. Remember it is research on a new topic (similar to Phd)
Likes (Student Life): The University is big, you will make lots of friends if you are good with making new connections. You can find any odd jobs so that you can start earning some dollars. Sydney is a beautiful place where you can roam around. The University does well in welcoming first-year students.
Dislikes (Internships): It's early for me to comment as I am studying for my 1 semester exam. I have seen lots of companies coming here with their internship program but you have to make your own way there. One thing to notice is all the internships are unpaid. There are lots of classes for how to write your essay, build CV, etc
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Q:   Is it worth to pursue MBA from Macquarie University (MGSM)? How is it in terms of ROI?

A: 
MGSM is listed on Financial Times MBA Rankings so you need not worry about its value. ROI and jobs will depend on your skills, qualifications and academic performance.Write to the MBA department for career services and career reports of previous graduates. Always inquire before applying. Best wishes
 

Q:   Why should international students partner with the Co-op programme at Macquarie University?

A: 

Macquarie University’s Cooperative Education (Co-op) programme provides the students with the opportunity to host the high-achieving students in their organisation on the placements. The reasons why students should choose to partner with the programme are given as follows:

·       It increases brand recognition and will boost the organization’s profile by leveraging the reputation and networks.

·       The programme follows an innovative approach which is designed to meet the nature of tasks.

·       It allows students to engage with leaders that will help the students in getting the right guidance.

 

Macquarie University Rankings 2024

B++Overall University Grade
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#201-250
#401-500
Business EconomicsB+
#151-175
#201-250
PoliticsC+
#201-230
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Q:   What are the national rankings of Macquarie University?

A: 
Some of the national rankings at Macquarie University are given as follows Macquarie University is ranked at 10th position in Australia and 175th in the world based on the Times Higher Education World rankings 2023. According to the QS World rankings 2023, the University is ranked at 14th position in Australia and 195th in the world. Macquarie University is ranked at 39th position in the world overall.
 

Q:   Which is better; Macquarie University of University of Newcastle?

A: 

The comparative QS World rankings of Macquarie University and University of Newcastle are given as follows:

Year

Macquarie University

University of Newcastle

2019

250

214

2020

237

207

2021

214

197

2022

200

197

2023

195

192

 

Q:   Which is better: Macquarie University or RMIT?

A: 

Macquarie University and RMIT are renowned institutions offering unique campus cultures and various academic programs. While they share a great reputation, there are subtle differences between the two universities. The below table compares the rankings, fees and acceptance rate of Macquarie University with RMIT. Overall this information could be useful for students who are considering them.

Here is the comparison highlighting the differences between the Universities:

 Name of The University

Ranking

Acceptance Rate

1st Year Tuition Fee

Macquarie University

#192

 30 - 40%

  UG course: INR 20.97 L -  22.28 L

  PG course: INR 22.94L

RMIT University

# 190

 22%

UG Course:  INR17.3L - INR 37.75L

PG course:  INR 26.22L

(The comparison of fees was between the BTech course for UG and the MBA course for PG)

 

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Q:   Why is Macquarie University different from other universities?

A: 

Some of the reasons why international students should choose Macquarie University are given as follows:

  • Macquarie University is known for its reputation as a world-class education institute that offers many unique opportunities to be able to perform beyond the classroom. 
  • According to the QS World rankings 2021, Macquarie University has been ranked in 1% of the universities in the world based on the recent official data. 
  • The university offers career-focused degrees to the students and these courses are designed to help them in gaining professional experience along with theoretical learning. 
  • Macquarie is known for having flexible study options for the students where they can choose to study online, hybrid or online as required. 
 
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Macquarie University MBA programme is affordable for international students. The Macquarie University fees to study MBA programme ranges from INR 17 L to INR 24 L for first-year. Therefore, its a good choice to study MBA in Australia at Macquarie.

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Macquarie University courses are available in over 110 undergraduate and 130 graduate programs. Macquarie University fees vary from INR 9 L to INR 34 L for first-year. The table below includes the Macquarie University fees for international students with programme duration:

Courses

Duration

1st Year Tuition Fees

BE (33 Courses)

12 months-2 years

INR 17.26 L - 23.81 L

BCom  PG  (41 Courses)

1 year-3 years

INR 17.92 L - 29.28 L

BSc  (14 Courses)

3-5 years

INR 19.66 L - 21.41 L

3-5 years

INR 19.88 L - 22.07 L

BA  (31 Courses)

3-5 years

INR 18.57 L - 20.97 L

Others UG  (17 Courses)

2-4 years

INR 18.13 L - 34.41 L

18 months-2 years

INR 19.88 L - 22.28 L

BBA  (16 Courses)

3-4 years

INR 20.1 L - 22.28 L

BE / BTech  (12 Courses)

3-4 years

INR 20.97 L - 22.28 L

BE (1 Course)

2 years

INR 22.94 L

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Macquarie University in Australia accepts a PTE Academic score of 58
 
Macquarie University accepts the following English language tests: TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo. 
 
For undergraduate and graduate programs, the minimum aggregate score is 50% or Grade C. The minimum score for the Duolingo English Test i

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