Sports funding for International Students at Macquarie University
- financial assistance
Macquarie University supports elite athletes either entering or continuing a course at Macquarie University. The Program is focused on assisting athletes in their desire to combine high performance sport involvement with a tertiary education.
Applications for Sports Scholarships and EAAP (additional points due to adjustment factors) are now open.
We support elite athletes either entering or continuing a course at Macquarie University. The program is focused on assisting athletes in their desire to combine high-performance sports involvement with tertiary education.
Macquarie University is a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) network, which means that our sport scholars have access to a high level of support to assist in achieving sporting and academic success during their time at university.
In 2019, Macquarie University offered elite athlete support to 230 students either entering or continuing a course at the University. A total 195 National and State level athletes were awarded Macquarie University 'Elite' or 'Emerging' Sport Scholarships.
Our Macquarie University Sport Scholarships exhibit a diverse range of sports, including Sailing, Equestrian, Martial Arts, Wakeboarding and Floorball, as well as a number of full time professional sports.
We understand the challenges students face in pursuing both academic and sporting goals simultaneously, and the Sport Scholarship program provides students with the tools and support services to balance success in both areas.
Macquarie University will provide financial assistance plus more for the students.
Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and are renewable subject to review and reapplication. Acceptance of a Sport Scholarship requires an athlete to agree to:
- Maintain an elite athlete status
- Demonstrate academic performance
Continuing students need to maintain a successful academic record (minimum GPA 2.0).
New students gaining entry to a degree program at Macquarie University:
- Represent Macquarie University at intervarsity competitions, if applicable
- Participate in and/or assist Macquarie University in their respective sport, if applicable
- Promote and support Macquarie University
- Meet additional obligations as outlined in the Sport Scholarship Agreement
It is at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee to award scholarships to applicants.
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