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Program Description:
Picture yourself spending the semester Down Under, in the largest city in Australia. As a semester at Macquarie University student, you‘ll immerse yourself in all that Sydney has to offer while studying at Macquarie University. A wide variety of innovative classes and an activity-packed Student Union and Sports Association means you’ll find your fit. You will experience:

Dynamic international student body – With over 8,000 international students from 100 countries, you’ll make tons of friends from Australia as well as other international students.

Historic Sydney – Take a bike ride across the Harbor Bridge, walk in the botanical gardens, and watch the sun set behind the iconic Sydney Opera house.

Innovative curriculum – Macquarie University is well recognized for its high-quality teaching and research, and its unique parkland campus.

Exciting extracurricular options – From the Global Leadership Program (where you’ll hear interesting speakers and attend cultural workshops) to Ultimate Frisbee and touch footy, you’ll never want for something to do. These opportunities are perfect for meeting other students who will help you study in Sydney.

CISabroad Adventure Orientation – Start off your semester with a 4 day/3 night orientation exploring the Great Barrier Reef! This orientation will provide you with a unique look into Australian culture and its iconic wildlife. You will have the opportunity to explore the rain forest, indigenous communities, and the largest tropical coral reef system in the world! You'll also be able to cross holding koalas, snorkeling, and feeding kangaroos off your bucket list!


Semester in Sydney at Macquarie University offers two 14-week semesters, beginning in July and February. The University has 4 faculties (colleges): the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Business and Economics, the Faculty of Human Science, and the Faculty of Science. Within those, you can choose from over 70 academic areas. So long as you have the prerequisites, you can take pretty much any class you want. 

GPA Required: 2.5. If you find your GPA is lower than the requirement, do not despair! Use the "Contact An Advisor" button on this page or call us to let us know your situation. We'll do all we can to find the right program for you.

How to choose your courses
Now the fun part! As part of the application process you will be required to complete the CISabroad Course Selection Worksheet found in the CISabroad Application Page. The following instructions will guide you through the steps of choosing your courses.

Course load: 3–4 classes (12–15 US credits)

Course approval: It is best to get 7–8 classes approved before you go abroad. This gives you some flexibility in setting up your class schedule. Think about courses required for your major, but also courses that fulfill your elective requirements.

Course descriptions and catalog: Click here to view the entire course catalog.

Click on the prefix for the subject area (i.e. ACCG for Accounting), and then click on the class you want more information on.

To get a course syllabus Click here.   (You can search by department name, unit name or unit code)

Certificate programs: Earn both academic credit and a certification during your semester abroad. Click here to learn more! 

Timetables: Click on the title of the course that interests you to see the semester in which it is offered. Abbreviations are as follows:

D - Before 6 p.m.
E - After 6 p.m.
1 – First-semester unit, February–June 
2 – Second-semester unit, July–November

How to read the Macquarie University course catalog
You will find classes offered at the 100, 200, and 300 levels. The 200- and 300--level classes at Macquarie are often equivalent to junior- and senior-year classes in the US. They will likely have prerequisites.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 07/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.