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Enrolment Information

The booklet on Important Enrolment and Candidature Matters contains general information in relation to Higher Degree Research enrolment. It includes important information regarding Important Dates, HDR contacts and visa related issues for both domestic and international candidates.  It is sent to all commencing domestic students in their offer packages and is provided to international students at their Orientation.


Intellectual Property (IP)

Macquarie University requests that student researchers assign Intellectual Property rights to the University at the time of enrolment so that any IP arising from the research program can be managed effectively.  Management of IP by the University also ensures that all active participants can benefit from the research.  Assignment of Intellectual Property is a condition of enrolment and will only be waived by special permission of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).  The Intellectual Property Policy has been approved by University Council.


Advice of Disability/Health Condition

Each year students with disabilities or health conditions seeking DSU support services are required to complete this form prior to or soon after enrolment.Service provision is dependent on assessment of students' needs, supporting documentation and the
availability of resources. This will be discussed at your appointment with a Disability Advisor.


Enrolment Information (Domestic Students)

In general, all new domestic students are able to complete the enrolment steps by mail, unless otherwise specified. An Enrolment and Registration Advice (proof of enrolment) is to be sent out by email when enrolment process is complete. Enrolment in coursework and research training/seminar units for continuing students is to be completed by submission of a Change of Program (COP) form.  Please refer to the above Enrolment and Candidature booklet for further information.


Enrolment Information (International Students)

There is a formal enrolment for international research students. Research students have some flexibility in determining the program start date. This requires agreement from their supervisor. International students are usually expected to arrive prior to the Orientation day. In the event that they arrive after the formal enrolment date due to visa delay, they may start any time from the date of their arrival. If there is no specific date indicated, the formal enrolment date or the arrival date, whichever is later, would be the default start date.

Enrolment may take place almost any time throughout the year although candidates are expected to enrol no later than 30 November.  Students may be admitted after this date under exceptional circumstances with the approval given by the Manager of the Higher Degree Research Office.

Accommodation and airport pickup

Macquarie University assists students with their accommodation arrangements and airport pickup services. International students wishing to use these services need to apply online via the Macquarie  Accommodation site for further details.

Visa conditions

Overseas students who come to study in Australia under a student visa need to note that there are conditions that they must adhere to. Any students who are found to be in breach of these conditions would be subject to having their student visa cancelled by Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). Please contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) for further information.

It is common for student to work while studying in Australia. Under the student visa conditions, international candidates may commence work commitment after they have enrolled as full-time student. Further information is available on "Working while studying" under DIBP's site.

Students who wish to work are also reminded to apply for their Tax File Number (TFN) as well. Application for TFN can be done through the Taxation Office

Generally speaking, students who have been given a work permit under their student visa may work up to 20 hours per week. Scholarship recipients may work no more than 14 hours per week. However, a full time research student is expected to be working an average of 40 hours per week on the research program.

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