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STUDY ABROAD AND EXCHANGE International Student Guide When your potential is multiplied by a university built for collaboration, you can achieve anything. That’s YOU to the power of us
2 STUDY ABROAD AND EXCHANGE MQ.EDU.AU “Imagine yourself suddenly escaping everything you know and setting down with a few personal possessions in a new room, with new people, in a new country. Then imagine this space becoming full of memories and life-changing experiences. This was the transition I experienced being on exchange at Macquarie University. It is a place of adventure, friendship and unmatched passion.” Nathan Cole EXCHANGE STUDENT FROM UNIVERSITY OF EXETER UNITED KINGDOM
STUDY ABROAD AND EXCHANGE MQ.EDU.AU 3 THE EXPONENTIAL POWER OF RANKED TOP 1% 8 SUBJECTS MORE THAN OF WORLD RANKED IN 150 PARTNER UNIVERSITIES THE TOP 100 UNIVERSITIES (QS World University Rankings, 2020) GLOBALLY for student exchange in more than 40 countries (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019) $1 BILLION INVESTED TO CREATE 190,000 ALUMNI IN OUR MORE THAN 44,000 A COLLABORATIVE CAMPUS INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY CONNECTED STUDENTS with world-class facilities and infrastructure from more than 140 countries including more than 10,000 international students
STUDY ABROAD AND EXCHANGE MQ.EDU.AU 5 If you are looking for a safe and friendly destination TOP 3 offering a dynamic and multicultural experience MOST LIVEABLE CITIES while you study, look no further than Sydney. IN THE WORLD The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2019 STUDY IN THE BUSINESS CAPITAL OF AUSTRALIA Sydney is home to more global firms than any other Australian city. A gateway to Asian economies, the city houses regional TOP 5 headquarters for more than 500 multinational companies. If you are SAFEST CITIES looking to learn from the best business minds in the world, you have IN THE WORLD come to the right place. The Economist Intelligence Unit Safe Cities Index, 2019 EXPERIENCE A LIFESTYLE LIKE NO OTHER Impressive beaches, iconic buildings, frequent events, beautiful weather and a thriving sports culture, Sydney has it all! Experience TOP 10 a relaxed lifestyle, visit astounding landscapes and enjoy high living BEST STUDENT CITIES standards in this diverse and cosmopolitan destination. IN THE WORLD QS Best Student Cities, 2019 IMMERSE YOURSELF IN A MULTICULTURAL POPULATION More than 28%* of Australians were born outside Australia, contributing enormously to the nation’s rich cultural diversity. In Sydney, you can experience first hand a multicultural lifestyle through a wide range of languages spoken and understood, international cuisine options and year-round festivals. *Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Government SYDNEY WEATHER SUMMER AUTUMN WINTER SPRING (DEC–FEB) (MAR–MAY) (JUN–AUG) (SEP–NOV) 19–26°C 15–22°C 9–17°C 11–23°C 66–78°F 58–72°F 48–63°F 52–73°F Average temperature ranges
6 STUDY ABROAD AND EXCHANGE MQ.EDU.AU A CAMPUS BUILT FOR Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct. Such a location enables you to connect with future employers in some of the country’s leading organisations while you’re studying. Macquarie is also home to some of Australia’s most exceptional facilities through which you’ll meet with innovative teachers and researchers to achieve extraordinary things. AUTOMATED AND SUSTAINABLE LIBRARY AWARD-WINNING INNOVATION HUB A centrally-located learning and research facility, which houses the A dynamic and vibrant space where researchers, students, small and first automated book storage and retrieval system in Australia, a green medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and industry partners collaborate roof, an exhibition space and dedicated postgraduate study area. to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. METRO STATION HOSPITAL The only Australian university with an on-campus metro station Australia’s first not-for-profit teaching hospital on a university to provide you with frequent metro services from campus to the campus provides you with convenient and accessible healthcare Sydney city centre and surrounds. services during your studies.
8 STUDY ABROAD AND EXCHANGE MQ.EDU.AU Experience a world-class education at one of Australia’s leading universities on your exchange! When you study abroad with us, you will be empowered to have a life-changing experience, build employability skills and create friendships that last a lifetime. You can choose from a diverse range of units that spans multiple disciplines and includes practical components. Outside of class, we also connect you with students from around the world through student and sport clubs, and provide you with a comprehensive support system. That’s YOU to the power of us
10 STUDY ABROAD AND EXCHANGE MQ.EDU.AU Study Abroad program STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM “I love the liveliness in Sydney – there’s a buzz Macquarie offers a diverse and flexible Study Abroad program with a wide range of courses and subjects. You can choose to mix and whenever you go to the city and there’s always match from available units to suit your interests and ambition. something to do. I enjoy going to Circular Quay You can enrol in the Study Abroad program for one or two semesters and watching the sun set next to the Harbour at Macquarie. Bridge and Sydney Opera House. I don’t think IDEAL FOR YOUR GAP SEMESTER OR GAP YEAR I’d ever get sick of it!” If you’re currently not going to university and don’t want to commit to a long-term degree, you can still choose to study abroad Melissa Gojer (India) BACHELOR OF COMMERCE at Macquarie University. By undertaking a semester or two at Macquarie, you can explore different areas of study without tying yourself down to a particular university or degree. Choose from any of our 1000-level courses for a basic introduction to several interesting subjects. For more information, visit coursehandbook.mq.edu.au BUSINESS INTERNSHIP UNIT STUDENT LEADERSHIP IN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (MQBS3000) The internship unit will provide an opportunity for students to gain professional experience through a work placement in a not-for-profit organisation, government agency, company or other industry partner in Sydney. • Internships can be offered for credit during the semester for 10 credit points (1 unit) • Contact hours include up to 150 hours on your internship plus 12 hours of class contact throughout the semester • You must be a Study Abroad student undertaking a total of 4 units to be eligible to apply • Additional internship fees apply PREREQUISITES • WAM 65% • Students must have completed at least 24 months of university • Only available to students enrolling in 4 units • Must apply by 30 November for Session 1 or 30 April for Session 2 STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP International students who wish to experience Australian culture through a Study Abroad program at Macquarie University are eligible to apply for the Macquarie University Study Abroad Scholarship. This scholarship offers financial assistance to bridge the gap for Study Abroad students. Under this scholarship, Macquarie University will provide up to AU$1,000 to each successful student as a one-off payment to be applied towards the student’s Study Abroad tuition fee. PHOTO: PHILLIPA JANOS TUITION FEES Study Abroad students are required to pay a fee in advance that includes tuition and administration fees. Please speak to your university, provider or check the Macquarie University website for current fees.
STUDY ABROAD AND EXCHANGE MQ.EDU.AU 11 Exchange program If you are studying at one of our partner universities, you can choose to spend one or two semesters experiencing a world-class education on our beautiful campus, with support from your home university and Macquarie University. Macquarie University has more than 150+ exchange partner universities worldwide. We offer stimulating subjects that will add a unique global edge to your academic transcript, and a beautiful campus environment that brings together students from around the world in one global community. To check if your university is our partner university, visit: mq.edu.au/study/exchange-partner-universities TUITION FEES Exchange students from Macquarie University’s exchange partners do not need to pay tuition fees to Macquarie as you will pay the standard fees at your home institution.
12 STUDY ABROAD AND EXCHANGE MQ.EDU.AU COURSES MADE BY ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ENGINEERING MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS AND Ancient history Electronics engineering PERFORMING ARTS Archaeology Electrical engineering Communications Anthropology Mechanical engineering Creative writing Cultural and global studies Mechatronic engineering Dance and performance English literature Software engineering Interactive design Environment and society Networking and telecommunications Film Geography engineering International communications Indigenous studies Civil and environmental engineering Journalism International relations Media and society INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES Modern history Music Computer science Screen production Philosophy Games design and development Social media Politics Data science Sound production Sociology and social policy Cyber security Urban planning SCIENCE Software development Web and app development Astronomy and astrophysics BUSINESS Biological sciences Accounting Molecular sciences LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS Actuarial studies Biotechnology Asian languages and studies Business administration Chemistry European languages and studies Business analytics Earth and environmental sciences Ancient languages Commerce Mathematics and statistics Linguistics Economics Physics Teaching English as a second language Finance Palaeobiology Translation and interpreting Human resources Conservation, marine biology and International business sustainability LAW Management Marketing Commercial law SECURITY, INTELLIGENCE AND Criminal law CRIMINOLOGY Environmental law EDUCATION Criminology Governance Primary education Security, strategic and defence studies International law Teaching English to speakers of other Intelligence languages Law and the media Cyber security analysis Early childhood education Public policy and law Counter terrorism Indigenous education Human rights and social justice Secondary education PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE Special and inclusive education Cognitive and brain sciences Teacher professional development Psychology Educational leadership
STUDY ABROAD AND EXCHANGE MQ.EDU.AU 13 CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT AUSTRALIA Choose from some of our most popular units to explore the history and cultures of Australia, by learning about Indigenous Australian culture, current news and political affairs, or the Australian media landscape. INTRODUCING INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA (ABST1000) AUSTRALIAN AND GLOBAL SOCIETIES (SOCI1000) This unit offers a broad introduction to the history and cultures This is an exciting and innovative unit about Australian life and of Indigenous Australia, from an Indigenous standpoint. This unit global societies. It also provides new and engaging ways to develop presents as a thought-provoking and challenging cultural experience your understanding of the deep social relationships that bind us of Indigenous Australian history, culture and worldview and, as such, together and which, at the same time, underlie the expression of provides a solid theoretical foundation for anyone wishing to pursue conflict and inequality. In the unit we focus on key areas of social further Indigenous studies. life such as family, gender and sexuality, religion, age, crime, media, work, globalisation and social policy. AUSTRALIAN POLITICS IN GLOBAL CONTEXT (POIR1010) INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS In this unit, we introduce Australian politics through the lens (MMCC1040) of debates about globalisation and, in so doing, we examine key This unit addresses the major transformations and continuities in Australian political institutions, ideologies and contemporary the Australian and global media and communications environment. issues. What is globalisation and to what extent has it blurred Interrogating the role of media in everyday life, in both local and the boundaries between domestic and foreign policy issues? global contexts, the unit offers a vital introduction to media What is the nature of Australia’s key political institutions such and communications studies. as the Constitution, the High Court, Federalism and Parliament?
14 STUDY ABROAD AND EXCHANGE MQ.EDU.AU CAN BE GLOBAL LEADERS GLOBAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM YOU WILL BE ABLE TO: As a Study Abroad or Exchange student, you’ll have the opportunity • easily complete the program over one, or two semesters to join Macquarie’s Global Leadership Program (GLP). The GLP • choose four workshops (Colloquia) from a variety of topics will provide you with unique opportunities to enhance your study • attend free GLP keynote speaker events where you’ll hear from experience by developing important leadership and intercultural senior diplomats, innovators, and leaders skills. You will develop new friendships and grow your networks OPTIONAL EXTRAS INCLUDE: while becoming part of the Macquarie campus community. • day trips to multicultural areas of Sydney AWARD WINNING PROGRAM • a conference held in Canberra (Domestic Symposium) Macquarie’s Global Leadership Program (GLP) has been recognised HOW TO JOIN as Australia’s flagship tertiary global leadership program, receiving There is no cost to join or complete the GLP, and there are no the prestigious 2017 Institute of International Education award assessments or academic entry requirements. Students who for Innovation in International Education – ‘Internationalising complete the program requirements receive a certificate, GLP the Campus’, as well as the StudyNSW (NSW Government) 2018 transcript and reference letter. Please note, some optional activities International Student Community Engagement Award. may incur a subsided cost and require a competitive application. Find out more at mq.edu.au/glp
STUDY ABROAD AND EXCHANGE MQ.EDU.AU 15 LIFE CUSTOMISED FOR VIBRANT AND DYNAMIC STUDENT LIFE COMPREHENSIVE SUPPORT AND SERVICES University is about much more than graduating with a degree. It’s Studying at university is an exciting time but adjusting to university also about awakening your adventurous side and trying new things, life can sometimes be challenging. To help out, Macquarie offers a creating networks on campus and around the globe and, most range of resources and support programs that you can access while importantly, making friendships that last for life. on campus. • Orientation – A week-long Orientation program runs the week • Mentors Program – one of Australia’s longest-running peer before classes start. You can find out about student groups, support programs, helping you adjust to university life and find support services and extra-curricular programs while meeting your way around the campus. new friends from around the world. mq.edu.au/mentors • Student clubs – With more than 130 student groups and sports • Learning Skills Unit – free workshops, drop-ins and online clubs, Macquarie offers ample opportunities to meet new people, resources to help with academic writing, referencing, exam experience other cultures, test ideas and develop personal skills. strategies and more. • Competitive and social sports – If you enjoy team sports, mq.edu.au/learningskills competitions run each session and include sports such as basketball, futsal, netball and touch football. Our sports clubs • Student Wellbeing – offers a suite of health and wellbeing also offer a range of competitive and beginner programs in services including counselling, disability, welfare, advocacy, Australian Football League (AFL), cheerleading, cricket, medical and religious support. soccer, skiing and many more. mq.edu.au/wellbeing • Medical clinic – on-campus General Practice (GP) clinic in our own Macquarie teaching hospital offering comprehensive and convenient healthcare services for you during your studies.
16 STUDY ABROAD AND EXCHANGE MQ.EDU.AU YOUR SECOND HOME BUILT FOR Safe, supportive and fun accommodation makes all the difference to your university experience. The friendly team at Macquarie Accommodation Services can help you find the best housing options for you, including female-only or male-only accommodation. If you need a temporary place to stay when you first arrive, we can help you with that as well. We will even pick you up from the airport in Sydney – for free. mq.edu.au/accommodation GETTING TO AND FROM CAMPUS Macquarie’s campus is located just 15 kilometres from Sydney’s city centre. Once you have arrived, you will discover that Sydney’s public transport system is safe, efficient and easy to use. Macquarie University even has its own Metro station. In peak times, a train leaves every 4 minutes so you don’t need a timetable – you can just turn up and go. The Metro line connects to Chatswood Station and from there you can change to a train bound for the city stations (Wynyard, Town Hall and Central). Bus routes also connect the campus to popular Sydney destinations including the world-famous Bondi Beach, the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Town Hall. transportnsw.info Macquarie University Town Hall (City Centre) Wynyard (City Centre) Central (City Centre) Macquarie Park Wollstonecraft North Sydney Normanhurst Milsons Point Pennant Hills Cheltenham St Leonards North Ryde Chatswood Thornleigh Waverton Artarmon Beecroft Hornsby Epping FREQUENT TRAINS TO THE CITY
STUDY ABROAD AND EXCHANGE MQ.EDU.AU 17 ESTIMATED LIVING COST Living expenses Weekly cost* (AUD) Rent (on-campus or off-campus) $145 – $485 per week Phone and internet $20 – $50 Entertainment $50 – $100 Food and groceries $80 – $200 Public transport $10 – $50 Macquarie University Village combines independent, *Costs are indicative only and will vary according to your lifestyle and preferences. apartment-style living with a busy social events calendar and a 24-hour support network. THE PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS PHOTO: ANTHONY BURNS PHOTO: DAVID ROUSE, Dunmore Lang College is an all-inclusive college with a strong focus Robert Menzies College offers both self-catered and fully catered on artistic, recreational and educational pursuits. Full board options, accommodation in private, fully furnished study bedrooms with gym membership and tutoring are included. shared bathrooms or private ensuites. THE PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS PHOTO: DAVID ROUSE, Featuring 22 self-catered, fully furnished, two-storey townhouses, Morling Residential College is a 100-bed facility situated next to Herring Road Apartments is situated on campus across the road Macquarie. It offers a wide range of affordable accommodation from the Macquarie Centre shopping complex. options, from catered to independent living. PHOTO: SHU YEUNG Located within walking distance to campus, Dayman Apartments Iglu offers modern student accommodation right next to Chatswood offers modern facilities and a secure and quiet environment in Station, a 10-minute train ride to Macquarie University and only 20 which to live and study. minutes to central Sydney.
18 STUDY ABROAD AND EXCHANGE MQ.EDU.AU Frequently asked questions WHAT ARE THE ADMISSION DO I NEED A VISA? REQUIREMENTS? Yes, a student visa, or appropriate You’ll need a WAM of 60% for admission alternative, is required for your stay in to the Study Abroad or Exchange program. Australia. Macquarie University will Certified transcripts from your home provide a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) institution/recognised representative for the student visa application when you Questions? are required, along with proof of English accept your offer. For personalised visa proficiency at IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) and information, contact the Department of Ask us anything… a copy of your passport. Home Affairs. STUDY ABROAD homeaffairs.gov.au T: +61 (2) 9850 7346 I AM A POSTGRADUATE STUDENT, E: firstname.lastname@example.org CAN I STUDY AT MACQUARIE? DO I NEED HEALTH INSURANCE? mq.edu.au/study-abroad Macquarie University offers stimulating Yes, all international students studying in subjects at both undergraduate and Australia must have an appropriate level of EXCHANGE postgraduate level. If you have completed health insurance for the duration of their T: +61 (2) 9850 7346 your bachelor studies and are currently studies. For most students, this means E: email@example.com studying or about to start a masters degree, taking out Overseas Student Health Cover mq.edu.au/exchange choose from our postgraduate units. (OSHC) with a government-approved I AM STILL AT HIGH SCHOOL, provider. Allianz is Macquarie University’s CAN I JOIN THE STUDY ABROAD chosen provider of OSHC, and we will PROGRAM AT MACQUARIE? organise your policy on your behalf. If you’re not currently going to university mq.edu.au/health-cover and don’t want to commit to a long-term degree, you can enrol in the Study Abroad CAN I WORK WHILE I’M STUDYING? program at Macquarie. Undertaking a As an international student visa holder semester or two at Macquarie will allow in Australia, you’re entitled to work up to you to explore different areas of study 40 hours per fortnight (two-week period) without tying yourself down to a particular during academic semesters and unlimited university or major. hours during scheduled semester breaks. Casual and part-time job opportunities HOW DO I TRANSFER CREDIT? can be found on campus or in the nearby As a general guide, the four-unit program at Macquarie Centre shopping complex, and Macquarie is equivalent to 16 credits (USA) the University’s Career and Employment or 30 ECTS (Europe). Upon completion Service can provide free assistance of your studies at Macquarie, you will be with perfecting your résumé and provided with an official transcript of your practising your interview skills. results. Always check with your home university whether you can transfer Study Abroad or Exchange credit towards your degree before applying.
STUDY ABROAD AND EXCHANGE MQ.EDU.AU 19 How to apply EXCHANGE STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS STUDENTS IMPORTANT DATES Your home university Choose your will nominate you as an academic option exchange student and provide you with the online SESSION 1 application link. FEBRUARY: Classes commence Please note: Compulsory orientation and enrolment is held the week before STEP 1: APPLY ONLINE classes commence • Complete the online application form APRIL: Mid-session break (2 weeks) • Upload your certified academic transcripts, proof of English JUNE: Exam period language proficiency (if applicable) and passport copy APPLY BY 30 NOVEMBER STEP 2: ACCEPT YOUR OFFER Once we have assessed your application we’ll send an offer within two weeks. Simply accept your offer and pay your tuition fees (if applicable) minus any scholarship. You also SESSION 2 need to provide a copy of your Overseas Students Health JULY: Classes commence Cover (OSHC). Please note: Compulsory orientation and enrolment is held the week before classes commence STEP 3: PLAN YOUR TRAVEL SEPTEMBER: Mid-session break (2 weeks) • Apply for your visa as soon as you receive your Confirmation NOVEMBER: Exam period of Enrolment (CoE) from Macquarie • Buy your plane tickets and pack your bags! APPLY BY 30 MAY STEP 4: ARRIVE FOR ORIENTATION (O WEEK) Arrive for orientation, one week before classes Find out more at mq.edu.au/important-dates
Macquarie University North Ryde NSW 2109 mq.edu.au At Macquarie, we have discovered the human equation for success. By knocking down the walls between departments, and uniting the powerhouses of research and industry, human collaboration can flourish. This is the exponential power of our collective, where potential is multiplied by a campus and curriculum designed to foster collaboration for the benefit of everyone. Because we believe when we all work together, we multiply our ability to achieve remarkable things. That’s YOU to the power of us. PHOTOS: Joanne Stephan, Chris Stacey and Morris McLennan unless otherwise noted. This document has been prepared by Macquarie International, Macquarie University. It is correct as at the date of publication in March 2020, but the University reserves the right to vary or withdraw any general information. CRICOS Provider 00002J | MI200226
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