Mq Exchange Application Essay

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must:

  • Have met the Macquarie University Study Abroad academic and English requirements for the course and hold a full offer of admission of a Study Abroad program by the application deadline.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 5.0 out of 7.0 for postgraduate programs or ATAR equivalent of 90 out of 100 for undergraduate programs.
  • Have applied for a 4-unit Study Abroad Program.
  • Have applied for a course which has a full-time study load.
  • Commence study in the session and year indicated in their offer of the Scholarship. Commencement may not be deferred.
  • Be nominated by the Study Abroad Coordinator Macquarie International. 

You are not eligible if:

  • You're currently enrolled in a Macquarie University 4-unit Study Abroad program.
  • You've completed the same level or a higher level of study previously.
  • You're in receipt of another equivalent or major award or scholarship from Macquarie University or their partners.
  • You have applied for a program that is not a Study Abroad program at Macquarie University. 
  • You're enrolled at Macquarie City Campus or Macquarie University International College (MUIC).

How to apply

Step 1: Candidates must apply to their Study Abroad program at Macquarie University.

Step 2: Once applicants have received their full course offer, they must then complete an online scholarship application form and type “Study Abroad” in the Scholarship Name field.

Step 3: After filling the online application, candidates need to send a personal statement to the Macquarie Abroad Team of Macquarie International at your statement, please focus on the definition of culture, what you are excited to discover while studying abroad and how you think this experience will benefit you (personally, academically and professionally).

The personal statement can be either written or in the form of a video, please see the detailed requirements below. 

Written statement:

  • File Format: PDF or Word Document.
  • Document font type and size: Arial 10
  • Document length: No more than 300 words
  • Each student can only submit 1 statement and application

Video statement: 

  • Video length: no longer than 2 minutes
  • Upload onto YouTube and submit the link
  • Each student can only submit 1 statement and application

Step 4: Only applications whom have submitted both an application and a personal statement will be assessed. An outcome will be communicated to the candidate within 2 to 4 weeks after receiving the personal statement. Please ensure that you apply online and email your personal statement within the same day to avoid disappointment.

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International students who wish to experience Australian culture through a Study Abroad program at Macquarie are eligible to apply for the Macquarie University Study Abroad Scholarships.

Area of study
Business; Education; Engineering and IT; Environment; Health and medical sciences; Law, security and intelligence; Media, creative arts, and communication; Science; Society, history and languages

Has a GPA requirement; International students only; Full offers only

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Up to AU$1,000

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Level of study
Undergraduate; Postgraduate; Other

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.

What does the Macquarie University Study Abroad Scholarship 2018 cover?

Under this scholarship, Macquarie University will provide up to AU$1,000 to each successful student as an one-off payment applied towards the student's Study Abroad tuition fee. There will be in total 15 successful candidates every semester. 

Please note that while we try to make most units open to Study Abroad Program students, we do have a list of units which are unfortunately restricted.

Experience the excitement of studying in Sydney while receiving credit at your home university.

Macquarie University has over 200 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.

"I really wanted to finish my degree overseas to get more international experience and to sharpen my English, as this is important for my career. Sydney seemed like an awesome city to live and study in, so it was my first choice for exchange."
Sara Lindau, SwedenRead about Sara's exchange experience at Macquarie

How to apply

If you're a student at one of our exchange partner universities, you can follow our step-by-step guide to applying to Macquarie as an exchange student.

A friendly team to support you

As an exchange student at Macquarie, you'll have ongoing support from our team throughout your time with us. We're also on hand to help with the application process.

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