Quick Info

  • Sydney
  • Spring, Fall, Year (Fall and Spring)
  • : Exchange
  • : Anthropology and Archaeology, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Classics, Communication and Rhetoric, Computing and Information Science, Criminal Justice, East Asian Languages, Literature, and Studies, Economics, Education, Engineering, English Literature, Environmental Science and Geology, Environmental Studies, Film and Media Studies, French Language, Literature, and Studies, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, German Language, Literature, and Studies, History, History of Art and Architecture, Italian Language, Literature, and Studies, Less Commonly Taught Languages and Cultures, Linguistics, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish Language, Literature, and Studies, Statistics, Studio Arts, Theatre Arts, Urban Studies
  • : 7/22/2019 - 11/30/2019
  • : Regular Pitt tuition and fees + living expenses + airfare. See details in Inclusions & Exclusions.
  • : Fall: Friday, 03/22/2019; 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


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.  


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
Mid July Early December


Arrive in Sydney Depart Sydney
Mid February Early July


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

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 (Student Activity Fee; Wellness Fee; Computer and Network Services Fee; Security, Safety, and Transportation Fee; International Services Fee (if applicable)), keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:


  • Study Abroad Administrative Fee ($400.00)
  • Deposit ($350, to be credited to your PittPay account)
  • Airfare (roundtrip ~ $1,000-2,000)
  • Visa Fee
  • Room and Board 
  • Meals and personal expenses ($500-$1,000 per month, depending on lifestyle and housing)
  • Books ($100-$300 per semester)


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

Acceptance by Pitt Study Abroad does not guarantee acceptance by the exchange university. 

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. 

Ready to get started on your application?  

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.