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Macquarie University
Sydney, Australia (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Year (Fall - Spring)
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
Language Requirements:
Program Type:
USF Exchange
Eligibility Requirements:
Degree Seeking
Level of Study:
Graduate, Undergraduate
Open to:
USF Students Only
Credit Offered:
USF Credit
Program Advisor:
Rene Sanchez
Minimum GPA:
Sponsoring College:
University Wide
Program Primary Subject:
Architecture, Business, Marketing, and Finance, Computer and Information Sciences, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts and Art History, Health Sciences, Humanities, History, and Media Studies, Languages and Applied Linguistics, Mathematics, Natural and Physical Sciences, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, World Service Experience or Internship
Program Description:
Macquarie University
USF Exchange
Semester or Yearlong

Program Overview

Semester exchange programs allow students the opportunity to earn USF college credit from a diverse set of subjects abroad, while still paying an equivalent to USF cost. Students are enrolled abroad and take classes, live, and socialize with local and other international students, gaining a truly enriching experience and in-depth cultural immersion for one to two semesters.

Exchange programs are the most competitive and students are encouraged to begin the application process early to better focus on their personal statement and gather the needed recommendations.


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"Macquarie University's North Ryde campus is uniquely located in parklands only 30 minutes from Sydney's city centre. Macquarie University's modern, well-equipped North Ryde campus is set on 126 hectares. Macquarie Centre, a major shopping centre, is located only five minutes walk from Macquarie University. It has over 270 specialty shops, including two major supermarkets that are open seven days a week."

Text courtesy of Macquarie's website.


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Host Institution

"Macquarie University in Sydney has a diverse community of approximately 33,000 students including 10,400 international students from over 114 countries. Located on 126 hectares of beautiful parkland, the campus is 30 minutes drive north-west of Sydney Harbour. Macquarie's 119,000 graduates are highly sought after, with graduate starting salaries ranked among the highest in Australia for over a decade (Good Universities Guide 1998 - 2010)."

For more, please see their website:

Text courtesy of Macquarie's website.


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Academic Program and Course Information

Offering a diversity of subjects akin to USF's own, Macquarie can offer an array of programs to students.

Please note: In Australia, your major is called your "course" and your classes are called "units."


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Program Costs

The exchange program cost is based upon in-state tuition rates for a full-time course load. Out-of-State and International students pay the same rate for the purposes of study abroad programs.

Not included in this cost:

  • Airfare
  • Housing abroad (arranged with and paid to host school)
  • Meals
  • Additional travel or medical insurance
  • Any transportation fees
  • Passport and Visa fees
  • Any additional or personal expenses

In addition, students are expected to pay Emergency medical insurance in the amount of $50/month. 


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Living Arrangements

Most exchange student opt for dormitory housing at Macquarie as renting a flat without being in country can be very difficult. Students are advised to look at the official Macquarie website for more information:


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Who Can Participate?

Students must be at least of sophomore standing when they attend, but may apply as freshman.

Graduating seniors may not participate in their last semester as program dates and processing time would delay their intended graduation.

All majors are welcomed.

A 2.75 GPA minimum is considered competitive for consideration.


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Getting There

Students are asked to not purchase any tickets until they receive an acceptance letter from the host school overseas. This letter will have details on orientation dates and arrival airports.

Students are responsible for arranging their own flights and transportation to the host school.


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Medical Insurance and Travel Documentation

USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program.  Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.  

Every program participant MUST have a passport, valid six months from the date of travel. Students are responsible for their own immigration documents.


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Contacts for More Information

Questions regarding study abroad, program enrollment, registration and payment of fees
Rene Sanchez
Education Abroad Office, International Affairs (loc. CGS 101)
University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Ave., CGS 101
Tampa, Florida 33620-5550
Phone: (813) 974-3104 Fax: (813) 974-4613

This program is currently not accepting applications.