Linguistics Exchange Program with Macquarie University

Study one, two, or three quarters at Macquarie University in Sydney

About Macquarie University

Established in 1964, Macquarie University began as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from traditions: to be distinctive, progressive, and to be transformational. 

Recognised internationally, Macquarie University is consistently ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world and within the top 10 in Australia.

Uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, Macquarie brings together more than 40,000 students and 3000 staff in one thriving hub of discovery. The campus spans 126 hectares, with open green space that gives the community the freedom to think and grow.

About the Linguistics Exchange Program

Macquarie Linguistics has special strengths in: 

  • Hearing and Speech Sciences
  • Language Acquisition
  • Brain imagining and behavioral experiments with children

Over 20 courses have been pre-approved for transfer credit.  See the complete list here.

For students who are interested in Speech Pathology, a list of recommended courses can be found here. 

If you have any questions about the academic side of the exchange, please feel free to come and talk to our staff undergraduate advisor (Alycia Randol, or our faculty program representative (Ivano Caponigro,

Global Leadership Program

An award-winning extracurricular program free and open to all Macquarie and international students without special prerequisites. It gives students the opportunity to develop leadership, cross-cultural and other practical network skills. It includes workshops and lectures by public figures and inspirational entrepreneurs.

How to apply

Note that the Macquarie University academic year goes from February – December, with Session 1 going from February – June and Session 2 going from July – December. This differs from the UC San Diego academic calendar, which goes from September – June.

Deadline to apply for Session 1 (February – June):  November 9th
Deadline to apply for Session 2 (July – December):  April 9th  

  1. If you know you’re interested in studying abroad through our Global Exchange program with Macquarie University, call the study abroad office (858) 534-1123 or stop in at the front desk to schedule an appointment with the Global Exchange Coordinator, Sheri Liebovich, who will discuss the program with you and make sure you are eligible (GPA must be 2.5 or higher).  At that time, Sheri will also go over the next application steps.
  2. If you are eligible and ready to apply, complete two applications, one for Macquarie University and one in TritonsAbroad for Study Abroad UC San Diego.  Study Abroad UC San Diego will submit your official transcript to Macquarie University.  They will review your transcript and as long as you are eligible, will send Study Abroad UC San Diego an application link, which we will pass on to you. 
  3. While waiting for the Macquarie University application link, begin working on the TritonsAbroad application for Study Abroad UC San Diego, which includes the Academic Planning Form (APF), a form that shows the classes you plan to take abroad and that needs to be routed to and signed by Admissions, your College, and your Major department.  The APF can take up to six weeks to get completed, so it is best to start routing it as soon as possible.  To meet our deadlines for session 1, we recommend that you begin routing the APF by March 26th. For Session 2, we recommend that you begin routing the APF by September 28th.
  4. For questions regarding which classes to take, please contact Alycia Randol at