Please note: The in-person Spring 2021 Macquarie program has been canceled and will be offered virtually instead. Please only apply if you would like to participate in a virtual study abroad program.
- Petermann Scholarship available. See Further Reading below for more information.
Macquarie University is a large, public university with more than 40,000 students. It has a thriving international student population making it one of the most international Universities in the world. The campus offers a wide range of services to support students in their academic endeavors, as well as a vibrant campus life.
Macquarie University is located in North Sydney and is a 40 minute train ride to downtown Sydney. Macquarie University has modern facilities including the most high-tech library in Australia as well as a 300 acre park-like campus. Macquarie University is recognized globally as a leading university and is among top 2% of universities in the world, top 10 in Australia (Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015).
Check out the Macquarie University Study Abroad Brochure.
Macquarie University is located in North Ryde, 30 minute drive, or 45 minutes by public transportation, northwest of Sydney Harbor and the Sydney central business district.You will enjoy the best of both worlds with many activities offered in Sydney’s booming city life, as well as the relaxing nearby beaches and Sydney harbor. This vibrant city offers a little something for everyone. Macquarie Univresity is connected to the city by underground rail with its own dedicated train station.
Students typically earn 12 KU credit hours during one semester abroad.
Students are encouraged to use the following resources to research available courses at the Macquarie University and to determine if these courses will meet their academic requirements at KU.
Keep in mind:
S1 courses are offered during KU’s Spring Semester.
S2 courses are offered during KU’s Fall semester.
KU COURSE EQUIVALENCY DATABASE: This is a list of:
- Courses that are currently pre-approved for KU credit (approved equivalency)
- Courses that students have had approved for KU credit in the past (possible equivalency)
CREDIT APPROVAL PROCESS: This is the procedure for obtaining KU course equivalency approval for courses you plan to take abroad.
All courses taken and grades earned while abroad must be posted as KU equivalents on a student’s KU transcript and grades will figure into a student’s KU GPA. The relevant KU academic department will make the final decision regarding posting of credit, and their application toward graduation.
Students have a choice of on-campus housing or student apartments at Macquarie Village near campus. At Macquarie Village students have their own private room and bathroom with shared kitchen, dining and living facilities.
For additional information, please click here.
Students must have sophomore status by the beginning of the program and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Joe Petermann Study Abroad Australia Memorial Scholarship
Fund created for an out-of-state, male student in his 3rd or 4th year of study at KU. The student must have expressed interest in other cultures and who will be studying abroad for a full semester in Australia. Awards up to $1,700. Interested students should complete the Study Abroad & Global Engagement Merit and Financial Need General Scholarship application to be considered for this scholarship.