Macquarie University

Scholarships and financial assistance

Macquarie's equity scholarship programs aim to make tertiary education accessible to eligible students, regardless of their background. 


Equity Scholarships

Macquarie University offers a range of Equity Scholarships as well as scholarships under the Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP). These are open to all current and commencing Macquarie University students. Applicants must demonstrate financial hardship, with consideration given to applicants who can also demonstrate any of the following:

  • capacity to triumph over hardship
  • English language difficulty
  • geographic disadvantage
  • long term medical condition/disability
  • ongoing effects of abuse.

All Macquarie Equity and ISSP Scholarships applications are processed centrally through UAC.

To find out more, visit the Macquarie University website

How to apply for Equity Scholarships.

Postgraduate scholarships

Macquarie Higher Study Scholarships are designed to enable recipients to continue their studies to an honours level or postgraduate master’s level coursework programs. All successful students will be able to demonstrate financial hardship. Students can supplement their application by providing details regarding the following areas:

  • capacity to triumph over hardship
  • Indigenous background
  • carer responsibilities
  • geographic disadvantage
  • non-English speaking background
  • long-term medical condition
  • ongoing effects of abuse.

Academic merit will also be considered. To find out more, visit the Macquarie University website

Financial assistance


The Student Loan Scheme provides assistance to students who are unable to finance basic needs while studying. To find out more, visit the Macquarie University website.

For details on Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY, visit the Department of Human Services website.

Youth and student allowances

For details on Australian Government financial support through Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY, visit the Department of Human Services website

Macquarie University Postgraduate Loyalty Scheme

Commencing in session one 2019, domestic students with a Macquarie University undergraduate degree will receive a 10% discount on fees if they proceed on to a domestic fee-paying postgraduate coursework degree at the University. Both full-time and part-time study is eligible for the discount.

Students are eligible if they are going straight from their undergraduate degree into the postgraduate coursework degree or if they have taken a break.

Eligible students need to declare their completed Macquarie University undergraduate study as part of the Macquarie University postgraduate admissions application to receive the discount.

The scheme does not apply to Commonwealth-supported places (CSP) and terms and conditions apply. 

To find out more, visit the Macquarie University website.