Macquarie University

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Please note: This program is canceled for Spring 2022 semester due to border restrictions to Australia. It will be offered next in the Fall 2022 semester.  

  • 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).

Learn more about Macquarie University Study Abroad Programs. Please note that you must apply for this program through your Jayhawks Abroad Portal, and not directly on the Macquarie website.

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 University 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.

Link to Macquarie University Course Catalog

Link to Macquarie University Course Syllabi

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

The KU Course Equivalency Database 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

The Credit Approval Process 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 see Macquarie University: Students.

SAGE is dedicated to creating international engagement opportunities that meet the needs of all our students and providing resources to support you through the process of studying abroad. Study abroad is achievable for students of all identities including our BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ students, students with disabilities, and students with religious/non-religious viewpoints. Before selecting a program, consider how your identities may impact your experience abroad in unique ways and talk with your Program Coordinator about any program-specific concerns. Students with documented disabilities should discuss any accommodation needs with their Program Coordinator early in the planning process.

Check our Identity Abroad page and resources listed below for information specific to you and other students who may be on your program.

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.