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Featuring CCIS Programs

Macquarie University, Australia

Sydney, Australia (Australia & New Zealand)

Quick Facts

Session 1 (Spring) - 2024
Dates:  Feb 12 - June 22, 2024 (including 7 day orientation on arrival)
Application Deadline:  October 15
Costs:  $ 7,180 (3 units = 12 credits) / $8,790 (4 units = 167 credits)

Session 2 (Fall) - 2024
Dates: Mid-July – Late November, 2024  (including 7 day orientation on arrival)
Application Deadline:  March 15
Costs:  $ 7,180 (3 units = 12 credits) / $8,790 (4 units = 167 credits)


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*A non-refundable deposit of $800 is due within two weeks of acceptance to the semester program. This deposit is applied towards the program cost and paid to the College of Staten Island. 

Please note that if you see dates or costs for a prior term above, that future terms will have similar dates and costs.  We will update info as soon as it becomes available.

Program Overview

Honoring its reputation as one of Australia’s leading educational institutions. Macquarie University is committed to providing students with quality academic knowledge and unparalleled life experience. The University provides world-class teaching facilities and a wealth of social, cultural and sporting resources, leading to extensive personal growth and development. Macquarie is a leader in providing unique research opportunities, innovative teaching and learning practices, and flexible study programs.

Located in Sydney, within Australia's premier high-technology precinct, the University has extremely strong links with the industry and the international community. Macquarie's graduates are consistently among the country’s most successful, and the University's courses, departments, and academic staff are world class.



Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

College of Staten Island, CUNY
Stephen Ferst
Executive Director

Questions? Contact me
Tel:(718) 982-2100

This program is sponsored and administered by the College of Staten Island CUNY.

Academics & Program

Macquarie University in Sydney

Macquarie University began in Sydney in 1964. Today, the University is a multifaceted institution situated in the heart of one of Australia’s leading high technology parks. The 125-hectare campus is located 12 miles northwest of Sydney’s central business district and enjoys a magnificent natural brush land setting.  A modern shopping complex is located adjacent to the campus and there is a train on campus which goes into downtown Sydney every 4 minutes during peak hour.

The Macquarie University Library has a collection of over one million books and periodicals and provides seating for 1,850 readers. The library offers free and open access to the books and periodicals collections as well as lending privileges and reference services to all students. International students play an important role in the life of the University, with over 12,000 international students currently studying on campus within a total student population of 40,000. Macquarie University is ranked in the world’s top 100 universities (The Times’ Higher Education Supplement 2006).

Course Offerings

The program at Macquarie University offers internships, a Global Leadership program certificate and a wide variety of courses which include the following: Australian and Aboriginal Studies, Anthropology, Biology, Business, Communications, Computing, Economics, Finance, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, History, Languages, Literature, Media, Politics, Psychology, Sciences and Sociology.

Online Unit (course) Handbook:

Students can download the full unit guide (syllbi) from here

Academic Highlights

Macquarie is an innovative and entrepreneurial Australian university, distinguished by excellence in teaching and learning, and community and global outreach. The University is committed to scholarly, flexible, technology-enhanced and interdisciplinary study, as well as vigorous engagement with industry, commerce and the international community. International student at Macquarie become part of a vibrant and diverse campus community which includes a state-of-the-art library and hospital. Most Macquarie students agree that their life on campus was one of the most memorable aspects of their study.

Student Life & Housing

Student Life

Macquarie University life is more than study, and in addition to its excellent teaching facilities, it offers an abundance of social and sporting opportunities. The active Sports Association has more than thirty clubs for everything from athletics to water-skiing. There are squash, netball, tennis, and badminton courts available. In addition, there is a gym and weight-training area, a sauna, a brush track, and four sports fields. The Student Union organizes many activities on campus, including rock bands, Market Days, and regular art and craft activities.

Macquarie University also provides an exciting orientation to assist students in adjusting to new people in a new country.  For example, Session 2 2019 Orientation ran from 22 - 29 July 2019 with stalls setup throughout the campus on the 25, 26 and 29 July 2019. 



Students at Macquarie University are housed in various accommodation options on and around campus, including seventy-five new five-bedroom townhouses, which are self-catered. The Accommodations Office assists students in finding temporary and permanent housing.
 See all housing options here.  The opportunity to meet students from 71 nations and have a true international learning experience is available.

In March 2021 Macquarie opened a brand new student accommodation in the centre of campus. The University Residence is purpose built with multiple options for students depending on their budget - some rooms are even twins to accommodate study abroad students.  Click for all details including virutal tours.

The two most popular options for study abroad students are: 

Residential Halls Macquarie University Village: accommodates students in 1/2/or 5 bedroom townhouses within an 800-bed living complex. Perfect for those wanting to live in a large social environment with private bathroom facilities.  This is a top choice for US study abroad students.

Dunmore Lang: live in an all inclusive college with a strong focus on artistic, recreational and educational pursuits. Full meal board, gym membership and free academic tutoring.

Here are other popular options:

Robert Menzies: live in an all-inclusive college with strong academic and pastoral support. Both self-catered and full catered accommodations are offered. There are private, fully-furnished study bedrooms with shared bathrooms or private ensuite bathrooms.

Macquarie Apartments Herring Road Apartments: closest apartment to Macquarie Shopping Centre, train station and lecture halls Accommodates 3-6 students in 3,4, or 6 bedrooms. Great for students wanting to live right on campus.

Duration & Costs


Session 1 (Spring) - 2024
Dates:  Feb 12 - June 22, 2024 (including 7 day orientation on arrival)
Application Deadline:  October 15
Costs:  $ 7,180 (3 units = 12 credits) / $8,790 (4 units = 167 credits)

Session 2 (Fall) - 2024
Dates: Mid-July – Late November, 2024  (including 7 day orientation on arrival)
Application Deadline:  March 15
Costs:  $ 7,180 (3 units = 12 credits) / $8,790 (4 units = 167 credits)

Please note an $800 non-refundable program deposit is due two weeks after acceptance. 

Please note that if you see dates or costs for a prior term above, that future terms will have similar dates and costs.  We will update info as soon as it becomes available. 

Costs Included: Overseas tuition for 12 credits (additional $1,760 for 16 credits), fees, orientation in the US and abroad, CISI sickness and accident insurance, and OSHC insurance.

Costs Not Included Estimated: Airfare ($2,500), room and board ($4,000-7,000), books ($300), passport ($145), visa ($600), Personal Expenses ($2,500).

Please note: Total program cost will vary depending on individual’s choice of housing, meal plan, and other choices that are personal preference.

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program. 

Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.

Eligibility & Deadlines

Eligibility Requirements
- Minimum class standing - students must have completed at least one semester (minimum 12 semester credit hours) of college-level coursework at the time of application.
- 2.5 GPA or higher
- Students must be at least 18 years of age

​Entry Requirements
US passport and Australian visa, non-US citizens must check with the Australian Embassy for requirement.

Applications to Include
- Official transcripts
- One letter of recommendation from a teacher who knows the applicant from a classroom setting
- Statement of purpose

Application Deadlines
Spring: October 15
Fall : March 15

Have you talked with your study abroad advisor about your home institution's application process? Your institution's deadline might be earlier than the CCIS program application deadline. Check now to make sure all of your material is submitted on time!

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Alumni experiences

Adventures abroad

Nick Smith

"The combination of the university's strong academics and close proximity to cultural events in Sydney make this an amazing program - my decision to study at Macquarie was one of the best I’ve ever made."

Jeremy Wiedermann

"I met other students from Japan, Australia, Germany, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Iran, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Brazil, India, and all parts of the United States. This alone made the experience rewarding."

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