Level(s): Undergraduate and Graduate
Subjects: See Academic Program Section
Length: Academic year (semester possible)
Cost (Direct Exchange): MSU tuition plus room and board in host country
Cost (Study Abroad): Host university tuition and fees plus room and board in host country. Further cost information for study abroad students at: Macquarie University Website
Deadline: March 1 to attend in July; Oct. 1 to attend in Feb.
*This Direct Exchange Program is currently inactive. Contact the Study Abroad Office at 406-994-7151 for more information.
Macquarie University is located in the multicultural city of Sydney, Australia's largest city of about four million people. Macquarie was established in the metropolitan area of Sydney in 1967, about 18 kilometers northwest of the city center. Student enrollment at the campus is approximately 19,000, with 1,400 international students.
The campus is located on 340 acres, set in a beautiful natural park like setting of gently rolling hills. Adjacent to the University is the large Macquarie Centre shopping plaza, where there is ample access to shops and eating establishments. Macquarie University is located 15 minutes from the 2000 Olympic Stadium. The University offers both residential living halls with a full meal plan, or housing in flats or cottages.
Academic ProgramMacquarie University offers an extensive academic program, including many departments and areas of study. Areas of study include: Australian and Aboriginal studies, Anthropology, Business, Computing, Education, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Earth and Physical Sciences, Liberal Arts, Humanities and Arts and Media. Macquarie has many courses and areas of study with a unique Australian focus. For-credit internships are also available for students studying at Macquarie. Internship information is available on the following website: http://www.international.mq.edu.au/enhance/internships
Language of InstructionAll courses are taught in English.
EligibilityStudents who have completed one full academic year of university level work at MSU with a 3.0 GPA by the time they begin studies at Macquarie are eligible.
Academic CreditCredit will be awarded at MSU for all courses taken and successfully completed at Macquarie. The student's advisor, in consultation with the Office of International Programs, will determine how these credits will apply to degree course requirements. However, successful study at Macquarie satisfies MSU's Multicultural/Global core curriculum requirements. Students are urged to work closely with their advisor and the Office of International Programs prior to departure to plan a course of study which will maintain steady progress toward their degree.
LocationSydney is Australia's largest city with a population of 3.7 million. The city offers a large number of attractions including Sydney Harbor, Sydney Opera House, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Sydney Aquarium, the Australian National Maritime Museum, the Chinese Garden, and many others. Sydney also offers many beaches, parks, and other recreational areas. Due to the city's extensive ethnic diversity, there is a large variety of ethnic restaurants and neighborhoods. The Sydney region enjoys a mild climate with warm summers and sunny winters. It has a mainly dry climate with an average temperature of 85 degrees Fahrenheit in summer and 60 degrees Fahrenheit in winter.
Sydney has a good bus and train network, including an underground city center loop. The most pleasant way to get around is by ferry, especially to see Sydney Harbor. The area surrounding Sydney offers easy access to warm sunny beaches and a host of water sports in which to try your skills. The spectacular Blue Mountains lie 40 miles to the west of Sydney, which offer the rugged beauty of a mountainous environment with a broad variety of bird, animal and wildflower species.
Cost and Included BenefitsStudents receiving exchange placements at Macquarie will pay tuition at MSU in the same amount as if studying in Bozeman. Students who are not awarded an exchange placement at Macquarie will need to pay the "study abroad" fee to attend Macquarie. (Visit the International Opportunities Resource Center for more information about this fee.) Each student is responsible for his/her for room and board in Australia as well as trans-Pacific travel expenses. Remember to plan for extra expenses such as internal travel and personal spending money as well as for unexpected changes in the exchange rate.
Financial AidMost financial aid may be available for study abroad at Macquarie. Additional costs related to exchange programs (e.g. travel to and from the study site) may be used in calculating student's financial aid package. Students are responsible to apply to the Office of Financial Aid.
ApplicationOnline applications are available here.
DeadlineApplications are due in the Office of International Programs on March 1 to study at Macquarie the following July, or October 1 to study begin study the following February. In Australia the academic year begins in February.
For additional information about study at Macquarie, contact:
Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
For information from Macquarie University contact:
Education Abroad Coordinator
Sydney NSW 2109
Phone: (02) 9850 6397
Fax: (61 2) 9850 7733
Macquarie University's Homepage: