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Sydney, Australia

Direct Enrollment - Macquarie University

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Direct Enrollment, Experiential Learning
Fall, Spring, Academic Year

At a Glance


Apartment, Residential Colleges


16 per Semester

Language of Instruction:


Language Prerequisites:


Visa Required:


About the Program

Our study abroad programs in Sydney offers you the opportunity to directly enroll in the prestigious Macquarie University with access to a vast array of course offerings across hundreds of disciplines.

If getting involved and making friends with Aussie students are high on your study abroad to-do list, Macquarie University is the choice for you. Its student body—with more than 30,000 students, including almost 9,000 international students—is one of the most diverse in Australia, and internationalization is a core component of the University’s mission.

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Follow Your Academic Interests

Take courses in Business, Science, and Social Psychology.

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Gain Hands-On Experience

Enroll in an internship to help contextualize what you're learning.

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Predeparture & Enrollment Advising

We offer you predeparture advising that’s specific to your needs.

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On-Site Staff

Our on-site staff work with you to answer any questions.

Fall 2024

Spring 2025

Program Dates:

July 11 - November 24

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Program Dates:

Early February - Early June

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Program Advisor

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Kaylee Brezinski

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️ study@IESabroad.org

About the Destination

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Why Sydney?

Take advantage of your chance to live and learn in one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world—Sydney! Enjoy Sydney’s comfortable climate, world-renowned beaches, and iconic spots around the city. We want you to feel at home in Sydney, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the city. From housing to cultural events, our job is to make sure you have the most authentic study abroad experience possible. 

Learn More About Sydney

Get to Know Your New City

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Visit Barangaroo

Enjoy a meal by the waterfront in this unique inner-city suburb.

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Stroll the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Capture magnificent views of the Opera House and Circular Quay. 

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Walk from Bondi to Coogee

Prepare for stunning views, beaches, parks, and cliffs.

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Watch a Show at the Opera House

Treat yourself to one of many spectacular performances.

The Student Experience

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Surf Camp

I fell in love with surfing after the very first lesson. In this blog, I share my experience from three days at Surf Camp Australia :)

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a photo of the housing building at Macquarie University in Sydney. A multi-level building with a blue sky and plenty of greenery outside.
  • Apartment
  • Residential College


Macquarie University Village (MUV) is located on the university’s main campus. Constructed in 2000, MUV was not only built to house students, but also Olympians for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. There are three different styles of apartments and townhouses that are divided into the East and West sides of the village. 

Each apartment has a private porch or balcony, a kitchen, bathrooms, and single bedrooms that are lockable. Meals are not included. Space is limited, and if given a space in MUV, you likely have a single bedroom in a five-bedroom apartment, shared with international and Australian students. Apartments are typically mixed-gender, unless otherwise requested.

MUV also has a driving range, food court, and bar, and is near the Macquarie University Sports Association Gym & Pool and Macquarie Centre. You are a short walk away from the Macquarie Shopping Centre that has an ice rink, movie theatre, and all the shopping you could want. Macquarie University Train station, which gives you access to the whole of Sydney, is a short walk away.

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