We would like to welcome you to Macquarie University for your Study Tour program. We are proud to help you not only achieve your study goals, but to have fun whilst you are here! General orientation and arrival information is provided here to help you get quickly settled and focused on your studies. This guide provides you with all the fundamental information you will require to successfully adjust to living in Sydney, even though you are only with us for a short while.

On your first day with us, you will receive a detailed orientation and campus tour that will provide you with further information to help you adjust to life at Macquarie University and get the most out of your time with us.

Pre-arrival information

Watch this presentation now in your own language for useful orientation information:




On campus

As a Study Tour student you will have access to all Macquarie University facilities. For more information on shops, restaurants and other services available please visit Macquarie University Campus Experience to see what’s available.

A map of Macquarie University’s campus can also be downloaded.

Student ID card

Get your Student ID card as soon as you arrive in Sydney.

It is essential for identification at Macquarie University, is used for a range of resources, facilities and services on campus, and is valid for the period of your enrolment here.

Once you arrive on campus go to Student Connect, MUSE Level 2 Building C7A with your student number and passport to pick up your Student ID card.

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday
8.30am – 5.30pm


Once you have your Macquarie University student number you can log on to any computer in the campus computer labs or access the university wireless network on your own laptop anywhere on campus. Log in details will be given at orientation.


There are many ways of travelling to Macquarie University, with regular train and bus services. We even have our own train station on campus!

The Getting to Macquarie
website will help with planning your journey from your accommodation to campus.

Use this Trip planner to help you plan your trip and calculate the cost of your journey.


As a Study Tour student your accommodation will be arranged by us or the co-ordinator in your country. Your accommodation will typically be Homestay or one of our Residential Colleges on campus.


Homestay involves living with a family, couple or single person in their home. Hosts come from a diversity of social and cultural backgrounds. A ‘family’ could be a mum/dad with children; a single parent; or a single person with no children. Hosts may or may not have pets, may smoke, may be vegan, vegetarian or meat-eaters. Hosts may or may not be religious, could be working, studying, unemployed or retired and could have disability access.

Settling in with a new family can be difficult at first, and sometimes people do not get along with each other. If this happens, try to deal with the issue early. The longer a problem is left the more difficult it becomes to resolve. If you are unhappy with your homestay situation let us know as soon as possible so we can help to resolve the issues.

Download a PDF version of Homestay Guidelines 2017 – ENGLISH

Macquarie University Residential Colleges

On campus accommodation offers all meals, linen service, and internet access. They also have libraries and computer facilities. It is a great opportunity for you to meet students from other countries.

More information:

Robert Menzies College: www.rmc.org.au
Dunmore Lang College: www.dunmorelangcollege.nsw.edu.au

Further Assistance

If you need assistance before you arrive or during your stay at Macquarie, you can now communicate in your own language by emailing:

Have a safe journey, we look forward to welcoming you to Macquarie University!