Macquarie University is a universitywide partner in Sydney, Australia.


Academic calendar

Semester I: End of February – End of June
Semester II: End of July – Beginning of December


Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 out of 4 or equivalent to be eligible for the Exchange/Study Abroad program.

If you are selected to go to Macquarie, keep in mind that you will have to meet the English Language Requirements. You don’t have to worry about this until after you have been selected by UU. Non native speakers of English will need to provide an IELTS or TOEFL test result. The University’s English Language Requirements will ONLY be waived if you have a Dutch VWO or HAVO diploma with minimum grade 7: no exceptions will be made. > More information

Courses at Master’s level

Yes, if students have completed the equivalent of a Bachelor degree. Individual subjects/units/ courses will be approved in accordance with selection criteria and previous studies.

Language of instruction


Housing assistance
Estimated living costs per month

An international single student living in Sydney requires approx. $1200-$1600 (AUD) for living expenses each month.


Normal study load per term
in credits: Undergraduate between 9 and 14 credit points
in credits: Postgraduate between 12 and 16 credit points

Number of places available

6 places per year (bilateral exchange). Selection was necessary in the past few years. 


More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.


If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.