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Macquarie University was established in 1964, and ranks among the top universities in Australia and the world in a number of subjects. It was awarded 5 stars in the prestigious QS Stars rating system for their high performance in areas such as teaching, research, graduate employability, and facilities. In fact, recent investments of over 1 billion dollars have helped make Macquarie one of the most technologically-advanced campuses in the country. Macquarie’s beautiful campus is located just 15 km from Sydney’s central business district via public transportation.

API students at Macquarie University can choose from a wide variety of course options with Australian and other international students. There are also options to pursue specialty certificate programs, fieldwork, and research opportunities.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Resident Coordinator

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Housing (included, but billed separately from program cost)

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

View all opportunities and amenities

Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors only
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Entry requirement: valid passport student visa
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Feb, 2022 - Jun, 2022

Pricing Additional Information

Due to the range of housing options, the housing fees are billed separately.

Spring Housing Fees: $5,500-$6,300

Nov 15, 2021 Dec 1, 2021

*Due to the range of housing options, housing costs have been separated out from the program costs. API reserves the right to change fees based on placements, inclusions, currency fluctuations, or other factors. These fees include internet, electricity, linens, and kitchen utensils (in most placements). Macquarie University features catered and self-catered options. Housing is billed separately and once housing placement has been confirmed. Please contact the API office for more information.

Housing fees per session: $5,500-$6,300

API students participate excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Sydney programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Manly Surfing

    In our One Day Surf Adventure you will get a morning and afternoon lesson with a total of four hours of surfing. We take you to the best learning beaches that Sydney has to offer and supply all the gear. On our surf adventures you will learn; ocean safety and etiquette, ocean and wave positioning, paddling and catching waves, control, standing up and riding waves. The One Day Surf Adventure is a great way to get into surfing or to take your surfing to the next level.

  • Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park Tour

    Students get up close and personal with native Australian wildlife, like koalas, kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and native birds. Then students head to the iconic Blue Mountains to witness the Three sisters and Echo point. Students then take a ferry ride home to central Sydney.

  • AFL Game

    Students will watch and learn about the iconic Australian sport, Aussie Rules

  • Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb

    API students go together to the Climb Base at The Rocks where the day will begin with a safety session prior to our 3.5 hour bridge climb. At the Summit of the bridge, you will be able to experience an unobstructed 360 degree view of Sydney.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-16 credits per semester

Macquarie University was established in 1964 and ranks among the top universities in Australia and the world in a number of subjects. It was awarded 5 stars in the prestigious QS Stars rating system for their high performance in areas such as teaching, research, graduate employability, and facilities. In fact, recent investments of over 1 billion dollars have helped make Macquarie one of the most technologically-advanced campuses in the country. Macquarie’s beautiful campus is located just 15 km from Sydney’s central business district via public transportation.

API students at Macquarie University can choose from a wide variety of course options with Australian and other international students. There are also options to pursue specialty certificate programs, fieldwork, and research opportunities.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive a transcript from Macquarie University upon completion of their program.

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    Stanley Tsang

    Stanley will be your Resident Coordinator in Sydney and a resource for you while you are in Australia!

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    Rebecca Cott

    Rebecca Cott will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

COURSE OFFERINGS

COURSE INFORMATION

Courses at Macquarie University consist of a mixture of lectures and tutorials. Laboratory and field experience may also be key components of specific subjects. Generally, lectures meet 1-2 times per week in large lecture halls, whereas tutorials are typically conducted once per week in smaller groups. Self-directed study and outside reading are also important components of the course structure.

CREDIT INFORMATION

Macquarie University operates on a credit ‘point’ system. Credit values per course at Macquarie may vary (generally 3 credit points equals 4 U.S. semester credits), so students should be sure to check equivalencies with their home university in order to maintain their full-time enrollment. Students will select 3-4 courses for a total of 9-12 credit points, or approximately 12-16 U.S. semester credits.

Macquarie University Course Information

Please visit the university site for more detailed individual class descriptions.

Language of Instruction: English   

Macquarie University Class Catalog

Macquarie University Certificate Options

Study Abroad Certificate - This special program allows students to enroll in a minimum of three units in purpose-filled subjects from specific degree areas designed with international students in mind (students can add a fourth unit from the certificate offerings or from the general course offerings at Macquarie University). Many certificate courses feature significant out-of-classroom experiences.

Certificate course topics may include the following:

  • The Australian Context
  • Business in a Globalized World
  • Crime and Counter-Terrorism
  • Education
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Gateway to Asia
  • Global Management
  • Law
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Media
  • Psychology
  • Refugee and Multicultural Studies
  • Sustainable Development

At the end of the term, students participating in this program will also receive a special study abroad certificate.

Click here for detailed certificate information.

Language of Instruction: French   

Macquarie University Global Leadership Options

The Macquarie University Global Leadership Program (GLP ) invites study abroad students to build international knowledge and professional skills throughout their semester on campus. Students who undertake the GLP Certificate will be invited to attend the GLP Consular and Cultural Series events, the Global Leadership Symposia trips, as well as other GLP events. Participants in the GLP must attend at least four three-hour colloquia (workshops) and a GLP -approved keynote event of their choosing.

Topics for these events include:

  • Cross-Cultural Understanding

  • Climate Change – Leading for the Future

  • The NT Intervention and the Struggle for Aboriginal

  • Rights in Australia

  • Sustainable Leadership in Business

  • An Introduction to Refugee Law

  • Change Starts Here – Finding Relevant Ways to

  • Make a Difference

  • Effective Writing

  • Career Mapping

Students who successfully complete four Colloquia and attend a GLP -approved keynote event will receive a certificate, reference letter, and a GLP transcript detailing each of the activities attended.

Click here for detailed program information.

Language of Instruction: English   

Highlights
  • Classes taught in English
  • Study abroad certificate available
  • Global leadership program option
  • Fieldwork and research opportunities
  • Special scholarships available – see the API Scholarships Page!
  • Macquarie is ranked #9 Most International University in the World in 2014 by Times Higher Education
  • Macquarie is ranked among the world’s top 50 universities for linguistics and psychology – QS World University Rankings
  • Macquarie is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities for accounting and finance, communication and media studies, earth and marine sciences, education, literature, geography, and philosophy – QS World University Rankings
  • Macquarie is home to Australia’s most technologically advanced private hospital on a university campus

All API Sydney students will be housed close to each other in dorm-style apartments on/near campus. Students will have their own private bedrooms, and share common areas such as a kitchen, dining/lounge room, and bathroom facilities with their flatmates. Internet and utilities are included.

Due to the range of housing options, housing costs have been separated out from the program costs. The housing range for this program is $4,900-$5,800 per semester (API reserve the right to change fees based on placements, inclusions, currency fluctuations, or other factors). These fees include internet, electricity, linens, and kitchen utensils (in most placements). Housing is billed separately and once housing placement has been confirmed. Please contact the API office for more information.

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