Governor of NSW visits Macquarie University

10 June 2015

The Governor of New South Wales, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), paid his inaugural visit to Macquarie University on Friday, June 5, to declare open a new section of University Avenue.
The Governor and Mrs Hurley were met by the Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor of Macquarie University, and enjoyed a campus tour and lunch with senior staff after the opening ceremony.

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According to the Macquarie University Act (1989), the Governor of New South Wales is the ex officio Visitor of the university. The role traditionally oversees autonomous non-profit organisations and intervenes in the internal affairs of the institution.
In modern times, the role is ceremonial and represents the relationship between Macquarie University and the state. Governor Hurley is the seventh Visitor of the University since its founding in 1964.
Macquarie University’s roads service almost 40,000 students, 4,000 staff and public traffic in the neighbouring Macquarie Park. University Avenue in particular carries a significant volume of traffic throughout the day. The road reconstruction has been designed as the major campus thoroughfare and will better facilitate the traffic flow.
In an effort to create a more sustainable, vibrant and attractive campus, the new University Avenue features design elements to manage storm water and minimise environmental degradation. Its new location also moves traffic further away the centre of campus, allowing for the development of a more pedestrian-friendly heart of the university.

Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships

The Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship is a partial scholarship for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, the amount is varied up to AUD$10,000 and it will be applied toward your tuition fee. Priority areas include Engineering, Environment, Human Science, Media, Linguistics, and Education.

Application Deadline – June 30, 2015

The Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships do not provide financial support in the form of a living allowance, nor does it provide for the cost of visa application, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), airfares, accommodation, conferences or other costs associated with study. This scholarship is not available to students studying at Macquarie City Campus or the Sydney Institute of Business & Technology (SIBT).
The Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship is a single scholarship and not available to be renewed.

Who can apply?

Applicants must

  • have citizenship of a country other than Australia or New Zealand;
  • have met the university’s academic and English requirements for the course to be considered for a scholarship (must hold a full offer of admission for North Ryde by the application deadline);
  • have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 for postgraduate applications;
  • have enrolled in a program that is longer than one session in duration;
  • commence study in session and year indicated in the scholarship offer letter;
  • have applied for a course which has a full-time study load; and
  • commence study in the semester and year indicated in their offer of scholarship. Commencement may not be deferred.

Please note that applicants can only receive one scholarship.
Applicants applying for the Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship will not be required to submit a referee’s report or a statement of purpose. Once you have completed the online scholarship application form, a confirmation email will be sent to you at your nominated email address. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Do you have any questions about studying at Macquarie University or about this scholarship? Email OzTREKK at or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.