Macquarie University

accomodation at Macquarie University

Accommodation at Macquarie University

Macquarie’s modern campus is located on 126 hectares of green parkland, in the heart of one of the largest technology business precincts in the southern hemisphere. The Australian newspaper has ranked Macquarie the greenest university in New South Wales.

Student accommodation in Sydney

When studing in Sydney, Macquarie International can help you out with several types of accommodation, if you don't want to arrange accommodation by yourself. We recommend that you book the first five nights, which will give you a little time to find accommodation together with someone if you want to live outside campus.

  • University accommodation
    All university accommodation buildings are located on or near campus and have an onsite resident adviser who oversees logistics, arrival, departure and wellbeing of students.
  • Private accommodation
    There are several apartments or townhouses that are rented out to students located within 10-30 minutes from campus. You should view any potential private accommodation before you agree to move in to ensure the location is suitable and the accommodation is appropriate for your needs.
  • Homestay
    It is possible to stay with an Australian family in what we call a homestay. Homestays provides students with a bedroom, meals, and a quiet place to study. Homestays are not provided by the university, so students will need to contact homestay providers for more information.

Campus at Macquarie University

Maqcuarie has two campuses: The City campus located in the heart of Sydney's high-technology business precincts, and the North Ryde campus is set on 126 hectares of green parkland, with everything you need to study, live and play.

Macquarie University offers support services where you can talk to someone at any time about your work, health or career. Macquarie also offers strong security so you will feel safe at campus.

Macquarie University has 4 faculties: Arts, Human Sciences, Business & Economics, and Science. Campus facilities include:

  • University train station, offering a direct rail link to the city centre
  • Brand new multi-million dolar university library with Australia's only robotic retrieval system
  • Private teaching hospital offering numerous medical services to students and staff
  • Modern sport and aquatic centre with indoor and outdoor heated pools
  • University hub building offering numerous cafes and bars, banks and retail outlets
  • Science and creative arts facilities among the best in the Asia-Pacific

Transport in Sydney and to Macquarie University

Sydney's public transport system makes it easy to get around by bus, trains and ferries. The Macquarie University campus is accessible by bus and train from the city centre and the surrounding areas. International students studying in New South Wales are able to purchase discounted MyMulti passes, for multiple trip travel on trains, buses, ferries, and light rail. Please visit the NSW Transport website for further information.

During academic periods, Macquarie provides a free shuttle bus that stops at university locations such as Macquarie University Train Station, sport and aquatic centre and library. The free shuttle bus also operates night time for staff and students, between 6pm and 10:30pm. The bus route covers the entire campus (carparks, colleges, libraries, bus interchanges, on-campus housing and the train station).

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