Quick Info

  • Sydney
  • Spring, Fall, Year (Fall and Spring)
  • : Exchange
  • : Anthropology, Biology, Business, Accounting, Business Information Systems, Finance, Global Management, Human Resources, Marketing, Chemistry, Children's Literature, Classics, Communication, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Cultural Studies, East Asian Languages and Literature, Economics, Education, Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, English (including Literature, Writing, and Creative Writing), Environmental Studies, Film Studies, French Language and Literature, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, Geology and Planetary Science, German, History, History and Philosophy of Science, History of Art and Architecture, Information Sciences, Integrative Molecular Biology, Italian Language and Literature, Less Commonly Taught Languages, Linguistics, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian and East European Studies, Sociology, Spanish Language and Literature, Statistics, Studio Arts, Theatre Arts, Urban Studies
  • : 15 February 2018 - 1 July 2018
  • : Regular Pitt tuition and fees + living expenses + airfare
  • : Spring: Friday, October 6, 2017; Fall/Academic Year: Friday, 23 March 2018. Additional information must also be submitted to this institution directly.
  • : 3.0 GPA, Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record

Academics

Although full-time undergraduate students at Macquarie must be enrolled in 9-12 credits per term, Pitt students when studying at Macquarie should enroll for at least 12 credits per term.  For a full list of majors offered at MacQuarie, please review the list here.  

At Macquarie, individual classes are called "units."  A full catalog of the units can be found here or by individual departments through the Unit Guides.  

More information on the areas of study offered at Macquarie can be found here while information on internatioinal exchange enrollment requirements and courses can be found here

Student Life

Macquarie boasts over 130 student social and interest groups spanning every conceivable interest and social need.  Interested in sports and fitness?  Macquarie has a state of the art aquatics and fitness center open for student use as well as a number of intramural team sports open to international students.  

Due to its location in the suburbs of Sydney, students are close enough to the city to be able to explore Sydney at their leisure and get the most out of the cultural, economic, and tourist capital of Australia. For a full list of the various offerings on campus, please visit Macquarie's website.  

Housing

Macquarie has a variety of living accommodations available for international exchange students.  From shared dormitories, to campus-owned apartments, to homestay arrangements and off-campus private housing, there is an accommodation set-upperfect  for your interests and needs.  For additional information on the housing options, please visit Macquarie's website.  

Pricing And Dates


Arrive in Sydney Depart Sydney
15 July 2018 1 December 2018

 

Arrive in Sydney Depart Sydney
15 February 2018 1 July 2018

 

Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from the exchange university.  

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Inclusions & Exclusions

You will pay for tuition and fees to the University of Pittsburgh. If you have a tuition scholarship, please check with the entity providing the scholarship to confirm coverage for studying abroad. 

While you will pay Pitt tuition and fees, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

Study Abroad Administrative Fee ($400.00)
Airfare (round trip ~$1,000.00 - $2,000)
Room and board
Personal expenses (depends on personal spending habits)

Personal expenses varies with individual students. Wonder about the cost of living? You can review the Macquarie Website for more information. 

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

Insurance: Students studying in Australia will be required to obtain Australian health insurance while attending Macquarie.  More information regarding health insurance can be found here.  

Visa:  Students will be required to obtain a student visa from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information can be found here at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's website.  

Language: Students applying to Macquarie must be proficient in English.  Some programs do require verification of proficiency if English is not the student's first or native language.  More information regarding English proficiency can be found here. 

Get Ready! Applications open August 28!  

Program Staff

Jessica Sun

Walk-In Advising Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 2 - 4 p.m.

Hailing from the great state of Texas, I am the exchange program manager at the Study Abroad Office at Pitt.  I am so excited to be a part of your exchange experience, be it here at Pitt or over at another institution overseas.  I studied abroad in Tuscany, Italy, while I was in school and absolutely loved all the experiences that came with exploring fresh pasta, Renaissance art and new experiences.  I certainly hope that you will love your exchange experience just as much wherever you choose.  Outside of the office, I am all about cities, food, art history and tea.  Good eating and traveling!  Let me know if you should have any questions at jessicasun@pitt.edu or at +1 412-383-7165.