Multicultural learning in a Sydney suburb

Macquarie University, ranked 15th most international university in the world, prides itself on being a vibrant, diverse and innovative university where multicultural inclusion underlines every course of study. Through Arcadia, you can also choose to include an internship placement while you study at Macquarie, to gain knowledge and experience to boost your resume. 

This friendly university enjoys particular renown in subject areas like engineering, environment, law and media & communications. Courses in accounting and finance are also popular and are strengthened by the presence of the Graduate Accounting and Finance Centre and offers an AACSB accredited Business School. Its faculty of human sciences has strong linguistics and psychology departments, and also provides study abroad students with the opportunity to enroll in early childhood studies. 

Located in suburban Sydney, within commuting distance of the Central Business District (30 minutes by train), Macquarie's spacious and lush campus hosts 39,000 students, over 7-9,000 of whom are international.

What I value most is my introduction to the Aboriginal culture. It brought an awareness to my attention of cultural differences. ”

Becca Lambdin Abraham

University of Texas Student, Macquarie University

  • Internship placement options include: Advertising; architecture & landscape architecture; arts; business operations (including HR); entrepreneurial start-ups; environment & sustainability; film & TV; financial services; health; hospitality; journalism; law; marketing; non-governmental organizations; politics; psychology; public relations; sport; and theatre. The Placement Information and Field Guide outlines more placement details.

  • There are over 120 societies and 35 sporting clubs, including the┬áSport and Aquatic Centre, which houses indoor and outdoor pools and a gym and squash, badminton, basketball, volleyball and netball courts.

  • Macquarie has an award-winning Global Leadership Program that invites students to develop important leadership skills by studying, volunteering and participating in activities.

  • Learn more about Arcadia in Australia.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Fall 2023 7/8/2023 11/25/2023 12-16 $20,800 3/15/2023 More Info
Academic Year 2023 7/8/2023 6/22/2024 24-32 $38,355 3/15/2023 More Info
Spring 2024 2/2/2024 6/22/2024 12-16 $21,350 10/25/2023 More Info
Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2024 2/2/2024 11/23/2024 24-32 $38,640 10/25/2023 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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