Macquarie University

Program Facts

Program Type: Exchange

Credit Type: Transfer Credit

Terms Available: Academic Year , Calendar Year , Fall , Spring

GPA: 2.5

Class Eligibility: Graduate , Junior , Senior , Sophomore

Program Open To: UA Students

Language of Instruction: English

Application Deadline: Academic Year: April 1 , Fall: April 1 , Calendar Year: October 5 , Spring: October 5

Explore Macquarie University

This program will no longer be available after the Spring 2024 semester.

Macquarie University offers coursework in a wide variety of disciplines. Click here to browse through Macquarie's course catalogue!

Please note that at Macquarie (and most other universities in Australia), degree programs are called "courses". For example, if you're pursuing a B.A. in French Studies, that would be your "course". 

Class search instructions:

  • Click on 'Course' under the search field
  • Use the filter box at the left-hand side of the catalogue to narrow your results by year (2023)
  • Search for your major, minor, or field of study using the search field
  • Click on the result(s) that best matches your field
  • Select 'Course structure' from the menu at the left of the course page, and expand the different class categories to see the coursework offered within this degree program
    • Note that you could find relevant classes housed under several different courses!
  • For more in-depth information on specific classes offered at Macquarie, see their Unit Guide. The guide is updated up to two weeks before the beginning of the term, but students can refer to previous years' guides for info in the meantime. 

Please note that the classes listed here are not open to incoming study abroad students.


  • SPRING at UArizona = Session 1 at Macquarie
  • FALL at UArizona = Session 2 at Macquarie 

Students must enroll in 40 units per semester. 


Arizona International scholarships: 

Departmental scholarships:

External scholarships:

Location: Sydney, Australia

Macquarie University is ranked in the top ten universities in Australia, and is home to over 30,000 students and 8,000 international students. The campus is set on 135 acres of parkland located only a 30-minute drive or 45-minute bus ride northwest of Sydney Harbor. The campus is adjacent to a large complex of retail stores, supermarkets, a cinema, and several restaurants. Macquarie is the only Australian University with an on-campus metro station to provide students with frequent metro services from campus to the Sydney city center and its surroundings. 

Sydney is the largest city in Australia with a population of approximately four million people. Magnificently situated on one of the finest natural harbors in the world, the City of Sydney offers a spectacular experience for international students. 


Good To Know

LGBTQ+ Equality Index rating: Australia rates 78/100 (with 100 being the most equal) on Equaldex’s LGBTQ+ Equality Index.

Global Peace Index rating: Australia ranks 22/163 in the Global Peace Index. The lower the score, the more peaceful the country.

Language Spoken: English 79%, native and other languages 



Macquarie Accommodation facilitates both on-campus and off-campus housing opportunities for incoming exchange students. 

Regardless of where students choose to live, they are encouraged to take advantage of Macquarie's great student support services. The International Student Services program offers a range of helpful services, including airport pickup, visa advice, social activities and daytrips.

Click here to review the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Australia's COVID-19 information page.



Semester Dates

  • Please check the Macquarie Key Dates for the most accurate program dates.

Semester Cost

  • $50 Study Abroad Application Fee
  • Mandatory Geo Blue International Health Insurance at a rate of $3 a day (approximately $360 a semester)
  • You pay Main Campus UArizona Tuition & Fees to do an exchange and receive all of the financial aid you use on main campus.
  • To learn more about how financial aid is applied to studying abroad, please see the official OSFA website.
  • Other estimated costs include but not limited to housing, transportation (air & local), visa, meals, books and supplies, local health insurance, etc.
  • UArizona Study Abroad scholarships are available based on eligibility

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Study Abroad Students

Anna Petronella

"As an art student, I wanted to be in a city that was surrounded by art and there is no better place for this than Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance."

Anna Petronella
Santa Reparata International School of Art
Florence, Italy
Bryn Sharp

"Study abroad helped me identify my deepest passions in the field of Latin American Studies – urban development and environmental protection – and develop the application of photography to these subjects."

Bryn Sharp
Arizona in Viña del Mar
Viña del Mar, Chile
Christy Fierros

"If there's a program that really speaks to you, do it! Traveling abroad gives you a greater sense of your place in the world."

Christy Fierros
Climate Justice
Longo Mai, Costa Rica
Edward Monteverde Jr.

"I chose the Research in Munich study abroad program because it had a great balance of traveling throughout Europe and gaining technical knowledge and experience in the engineering field."

Edward Monteverde Jr.
Research in Munich
Munich, Germany