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ANU College is a division of the Australian National University (ANU) Enterprise Pty Ltd. The College is located on the campus of the Australian National University at Canberra. It delivers courses in English language and academic programs that provide pathways to the ANU. Some of the programs offered by the College include the ELICOS program, Foundation Studies program, ANU Access English program, Pathway to Foundation, associate degrees, maths bridging courses and short courses. ANU foundation students have full access to the Australian National University library facilities.

Australian National University


As Australia’s number one university*, The Australian National University (ANU) is recognised internationally for exceptional teaching and outstanding research.

ANU lecturers and tutors are world leaders in their fields and our small class sizes and staff-to-student ratios will give you opportunities and challenges that will help you shape the future of the world.

With six Nobel Prize winners and two Australian prime ministers among our alumni and staff, we’ll inspire you to confront the biggest issues and solve problems beyond your imagination.

With 50 single degrees to choose from, ANU offers the flexibility to design your own double degree from 750 possible options, allowing you tailor your studies to fit your strengths, passions and goals.

Alongside traditional lectures, our learning environment includes state-of-the-art collaborative spaces that will stimulate you to think differently, solve problems and challenge the truth, all while providing you with a safe, welcoming and inclusive home.

Informing your learning throughout your studies will be our cutting-edge research, which has been rated above or well-above world standard** and reflects our position as the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU).

What’s more, as an ANU student, you’ll also have opportunities to engage with industry and government leaders through internships and participate in world-class international student exchange programs. You will also get to join in a vibrant cultural, sporting and social activities that will foster lifelong friendships and career-enhancing networks.

You can live on campus in one of our catered or self-catered residential halls. You will find yourself at the heart of our inclusive, world-class community, with Canberra, your classes, libraries, gyms, medical services and more on your doorstep. If you choose to come to ANU as an undergraduate student in Semester 1, you will automatically be eligible for our campus accommodation guarantee.

Challenge yourself and the world around you. Join ANU.

* QS World University Rankings 2020

** (Australian Government Excellence in Research for Australia Report 2018–19)

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What’s new

Media release: A new meeting place for Canberra opens in the heart of ANU 

Kambri, a $260 million redevelopment at The Australian National University, and a new meeting place for the Canberra and ANU communities, has opened with five new buildings, a tree-lined promenade and a range of shops and services. 

The thriving precinct includes a student residential hall, teaching and learning facilities, a health and life centre and more than 40 shops and retailers. 

“The opening of Kambri represents a new chapter in the history of our campus,” Professor Schmidt said. 

Department structure

ANU degrees cover everything from archaeology, law, medicine and robotics to international business, astrophysics, the arts and political science. Our range of study options include undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and flexible double degrees — which will give you two qualifications in less time – and research degrees that allow you to work at the forefront of your field and address the challenges facing Australia and the world.

Study a single degree or tailor your studies to fit your strengths, passions and goals.

At ANU, seven academic colleges cover the major study disciplines:

  • ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences
  • ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
  • ANU College of Business & Economics
  • ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science
  • ANU College of Health & Medicine
  • ANU College of Law
  • ANU College of Science

Entry requirements

English language requirements

As an international student, you will need to meet the entry requirements for the degree program you want to study at ANU as well as our English language requirements.

If your secondary or completed tertiary studies were taught and assessed in English, they may help you meet the ANU English language requirements. If your English studies were completed more than two years ago, you will need to provide an English proficiency test certificate, such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Undergraduate academic entry requirements

For admission into an undergraduate program at ANU, you must have:

  • completed the recognised upper secondary or equivalent studies comparable to Australian Year 12, to the required standard
  • satisfied English language proficiency requirements
  • satisfied individual program subject prerequisites.

If you have already completed one year of tertiary study at a different university, ANU will assess your application on your tertiary results.

Postgraduate academic entry requirements

For admission into a postgraduate program at ANU, you must have:

  • completed a recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree, certificate and/or relevant work experience and satisfied individual program subject prerequisites
  • met the specific academic grade required for the program
  • satisfied the English language proficiency requirements.

For postgraduate studies, ANU will look at all your prior study, including undergraduate grades and, if you have already completed a master’s degree, your postgraduate grades.

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