Australian Partners


Macquarie University



Macquarie University was established in 1964 as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from traditions and work in tandem with industry, we strive for the extraordinary by challenging convention and embracing different views.

Led by our academics and researchers, we continue our pioneering approach – from inventing Wi-Fi with the CSIRO, to enhancing graduate employability through personalised degrees and degrees co-designed with industry.

In recognition of the Aboriginal country on which Macquarie University is situated, our main campus in Macquarie Park is known as the Wallumattagal Campus.

Macquarie is a university of service and engagement.

We serve and engage our students, staff and the broader community through transformative learning and life experiences, the discovery and dissemination of ideas, and innovation underpinned by deep and varied partnerships.

Our vision
We aspire to be:
· a destination of choice for students and staff who share our values
· deeply connected with our stakeholders and partners, and known for this globally
· ranked among the highest-performing research universities of Australia and, for key disciplines, to be recognised globally for our pre-eminence
· known across Australia and beyond as custodians of a remarkable university campus that blends the vibrancy of a cosmopolitan university village with a setting of Australian natural bushland.

Our values
· Scholarship: we believe learning, enquiry and discovery improve lives.
· Integrity: we conduct ourselves ethically, equitably and for mutual benefit.
· Empowerment: we make our community a source of strength and creativity.

Conditions for PhD enrolment

The minimum requirement for admission to a PhD degree is:
• Completion of a Master of Research (MRes) with a grade of at least a Distinction level (75% or greater in second year; or
• A Master of Philosophy; or
• A two-year Masters degree with a major research component at Distinction level (75% or greater).
Short-listed applicants will need to demonstrate their suitability for entry to the program by:
• Providing a detailed research proposal; and
• Providing evidence of the required level of English language proficiency.

Furthermore, applicants must qualify for a Cotutelle scholarship. Macquarie University assesses applicants for the scholarship based primarily on academic merit and research experience, emphasising previous thesis outcomes. Additional information such as peer-reviewed publications, conference and poster presentations and relevant work or professional experience may also be taken into account. Applicants are rated according to the principle and process outlined in the Higher Degree Research Scholarship Rating Sheet.

Short-listed applicants will be required to submit an application to the PhD program and the Cotutelle scholarship via Macquarie University’s online application system.

Successful applicants (if non-Australian citizen) will be required to:
• Meet Australian visa requirements; and
• Obtain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of their study in Australia.

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