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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1988
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private for-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • Level 2, 28 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia, 2010
    • Phone:
    • +611300939888
    • Setting:
    • Suburban, town


Established in 1988, Macleay College is an Australian accredited higher education provider located in Surry Hills, Sydney. It offers two-year Bachelor degrees in advertising and media, digital media, journalism and business; and one-year Diploma courses in journalism, advertising and media, digital media, marketing, and business management, with specialisations available in event management, entrepreneurship, real estate, public relations, travel and tourism or sports business.

 Academic Highlights

Diploma of Journalism Diploma of Advertising & Media Diploma of Digital Media Diploma of Marketing Diploma of Marketing (Real Estate) Diploma of Business Management (Sports Business) Diploma of Business Management (Entrepreneurship) Diploma of Business Management (Event Management) Diploma of Business Management (Travel & Tourism) Diploma of Business Management (Public Relations) Bachelor of Journalism Bachelor of Advertising & Media Bachelor of Digital Media Bachelor of Business.

 Life in University

Since 1988, Macleay College has fostered a vibrant community of students, alumni, experienced lecturers and industry connections. From our roots in Surry Hills to our newest campus in Melbourne, we are the institution of choice for students who are eager to pursue life-changing, hands-on education in advertising and media, digital media, business, accounting, marketing and journalism. For over 30 years we’ve been connecting graduates to industry success through practical education. The project-based learning and real-world course content gives you valuable experience and access to industry networks, so you’re prepared to start your career from day one.The lecturers are all industry professionals, consistently rated as leaders in their fields. They bring the latest industry knowledge to every course, and with our small class sizes, you get personalised guidance in an intimate learning environment.

 School Ranking


Macleay College International Admissions

International applicants are welcome to apply for all the programs offered by Macleay College. However, there are some additional admission documents which international students must submit at the time of admission. Admission checklist for international students is given below:

Official transcripts and their certified English translations

Evidence of work experience.

Interview over skype.                                                                                                                                 Undergraduate Admissions

At the UG level, Macleay College offers a number of bachelor and diploma programs. The four academic fields in which courses are offered are Business and Marketing, Journalism, Advertising and Digital Media and Accounting.

The basic requirements for all the courses are the same. However, there are some specific requirements which differ with the course as well. Applicants are advised to check the particular program page to know any additional requirements.

Application Portal: Macleay College Direct Application

Admission Requirements: The following documents have to be provided by the applicants at the time of admission:

Secondary/tertiary diploma level qualification.

Transcripts of all academic institutions attended previously.

Statement of purpose

Work experience, if an applicant has a gap year.

An interview, either in person or over skype.

English Language Proficiency Test scores

Proficiency in the English language

Financial statement and recent bank statement.

Copy of passport.

 Notable Alumni

Yalda Hakim, broadcast journalist

Raffaele Marcellino, music composer

Jeni Mawter, children's author

Andrew Orsatti, sports journalist

Catriona Rowntree, television presenter

David Smiedt, journalist, author and comedian

Paul Burns, radio journalist

Tara Rushton, sports presenter and journalist

 Acceptance Rate

About 25% of the students admitted to the university are international students.

Other Campuses
    • Level 1, 55 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



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