Macquarie University (MQU)

CRICOS No. : 00002J

Sydney, Australia



A hub of inspired and unconstrained thinking

Established in 1964, Macquarie University began as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from traditions: to be distinctive, progressive, and to be transformational. Today our pioneering history continues to be a source of inspiration as we celebrate our place among the best and brightest minds.

Recognised internationally, Macquarie University is consistently ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world* and within the top 10 in Australia*.

Our research is leading the way in ground-breaking discoveries. Our academics are at the forefront of innovation and, as accomplished researchers, we are embracing the opportunity to tackle the big issues of our time.

Our Story

While only 50 years young, Macquarie has risen to be a progressive and influential institution both locally and internationally. Our campus brings together 40,000 students and 2000 staff in one thriving hub of discovery.

More than AU$1 billion has recently been invested in our facilities and infrastructure so our students and staff can thrive in an environment that is inspiring and switched on to the latest digital technologies.

With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, our students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers, while our staff have access to outstanding research and innovation opportunities with some of the world’s leading organisations.


The world is a big place. Its challenges are many and they are often complex. But for every challenge there is a solution, growing in somebody’s mind.

Macquarie University was founded with a distinct purpose: to bring pioneering minds together and free them from traditional boundaries. To invite perspectives that had previously gone unheard. And together, boldly imagine new ways of thinking.

With an enviable reputation for research excellence and a driving desire to produce solutions with real-world impact, our discoveries are paving the way to a brighter future.

Renowned for Excellence

Ranked among the top two per cent of universities in the world and with a 5-star QS rating, Macquarie is considered one of the world’s best universities, producing graduates that are among the most sought-after professionals in the world. With a strong tradition of innovation and exploration, we continue to break new ground, ranking among the top 100 institutions in the world for accounting and finance; communication, cultural and media; Earth and marine sciences; education; English language and literature; geography; law; linguistics and psychology.

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Why consider MacQuarie University?

PHD and Research Degrees

Join us as we nurture the next generation of top researchers in Australia. The work involved is largely undertaken independently and the study is supervised by at least two supervisors.

Fellowships and Funding

Macquarie University supports applicants to apply for external and internal fellowship and funding schemes, who have an outstanding track record (relative to opportunity) or who show evidence of excellent research potential. 

Centres, Groups and Facilities

Our world-leading people and facilities underpin our research priorities. Its challenges are many and they are often complex. But for every challenge there is a solution, growing in somebody’s mind.

Global Leadership Program (GLP)

GLP connects students who have leadership potential and a sense of global citizenship with internships, volunteer experiences, mentorships, conferences and other practical experiences.


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