International applicants

Macquarie University’s Master of Applied Finance is one of the largest and most respected in the world. It’s an exceptional program for exceptional people, founded on a vision of applied finance education for and by practitioners. Our students learn knowledge and skills that are directly relevant, immediately and throughout their career.

Our new (for 2018) Master of Applied Finance Advanced program builds on our existing flagship program to provide a comprehensive 2 year study program that allows you to develop specialised skills across multiple areas in finance. When combined with your existing professional work experience, these additional skills will provide you with a broader range of employment opportunities. 

Download Master of Applied Finance and Master of Applied Finance (Advanced) International brochure

Who should apply?

The full-time programs are offered in Sydney primarily at Macquarie's Sydney CBD campus. Students have full access to the facilities at the North Ryde campus.

The programs are for experienced professionals, whether currently in the finance industry or in other professions wanting to transition to the finance sector (such as engineers, lawyers, or IT specialists). There are alternative pathways into these programs, recognising your prior qualifications and professional work experience*.

International students who hold a visa without study restrictions, may apply for the part time programs in Sydney CBD or Melbourne CBD.

Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for these programs are:

All applicants for graduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.


Macquarie has one of the most generous scholarship programs in Australia, providing many opportunities each year to international students to undertake studies here.

As well as the existing ASEAN  and VCIS-ASEAN scholarships, we are excited to share the news of our most recent scholarship offering : The South East Asia Women in Management and Finance Scholarship, now available for the Macquarie Master of Applied Finance and Master of Applied Finance (Advanced) programs.  

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Career Services

We facilitate future employment of our fulltime and international students by providing access to a range of career services, including:

  • One on one career coaching sessions
  • Career Navigation Series workshops
  • LinkedIn Workshops

View our program of study

Find a local representative

You can find a representative in your country by viewing the list of official Macquarie University Representatives.

Graduate profiles

The Master of Applied Finance is a really enriching and rewarding course. The applied nature of the course makes it valuable for both finance and non-finance professionals.”

* Relevant Professional Work Experience

In the granting of admission or credit on the basis of work experience a number of factors will be considered, including: the number of years of work experience; how current that experience is; its relevance to the finance industry and/or the applicant's prior degree; and the type of role(s) the applicant has undertaken.  Professional work experience could include roles requiring technical or specialist expertise, or managerial/decision-making functions.

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