Split your study between two universities

Concurrent studies allows you to complete an approved unit at another Australian institution and have it credited towards your admitted course at Macquarie.

Note: Students from other institutions who would like to study individual units at Macquarie should apply for cross institutional study.

  • To be eligible for concurrent studies, you must be a Commonwealth supported student.
  • Credit is granted per the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy.
  • Students who are currently on an Academic Standing of Suspension are not eligible for Concurrent Studies.
  • Capstone requirement for an undergraduate course cannot be completed concurrently. Capstone units must be completed at Macquarie University as per the Recognition of Prior Learning policy.
  • Units taken at another university do not count towards a full-time status and they do not contribute towards your Weighted Average Mark (WAM) at Macquarie.
  • Concurrent studies may only be undertaken at other institutions within Australia.
  • Students are responsible for contacting the other institution to confirm application dates, procedures and submitting documents. Macquarie University does not contact other institutions on students’ behalf.
  1. Concurrent Studies application form [PDF 242KB]. You do not need to get Part A of the form signed by an Exemptions Officer. This will be handled by the Lifecycle Team.
  2. Submit an AskMQ enquiry titled 'Concurrent Studies Application' and attach the application form.
  3. If you are applying for Specified Credit, you must attach a unit outline for the unit that you intend on studying.

Concurrent Studies requests can take up to 20 business days to be completed.

  1. Submit an application for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) via the online application form and provide your official Academic Transcript. Enter the following information into the form:
    • Course Admission - Enter the year in which you are applying for credit.
    • Type of Qualification - Select 'Other'.
    • Course Name - Enter 'Concurrent Studies'.
    • Formal Study Transcript - Attach a copy of the official Academic Transcript.
    • Unit Outline - Attach a copy of your approved Concurrent Studies letter. You do not need to reattach a unit outline to the RPL request.
  2. An email will be sent to your student email address notifying you once your credit (specified/unspecified) has been granted.