Australian National University

Australian National University
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
Academic YearMarch 1mid Julymid JuneBudget
FallMarch 1mid Julymid NovBudget
Calendar YearOctober 1early Febmid NovBudget
SpringOctober 1early Febmid JuneBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 3.0
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Apartment, Other, Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • Exchange
Program Overview

The Australian National University is one of Australia's leading national universities, and ranked amongst the top 100 in the world. ANU is ideal for students interested in research lead education - students learn and study alongside world leading scholars. ANU is a celebrated place of intensive research, education and policy engagement. Home to an interconnected community of scholars, the University is located in the heart of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.


The UA/ANU exchange program is open to students in all disciplines. In addition to coursework, exchange students may apply to the Australian National Internships Program (ANIP), which gives students an opportunity to work at the heart of Australian policy and politics. More information on ANIP can be found under the "ANIP Internship Program" tab below.

Astronomy and Astrophysics students will have access to extraordinary opportunities at ANU, such as Mt Stromlo and Siding Spring observatories

The Australian National University is ranked 1st in Australia and 22nd in the world by QS World University Rankings 2016-17, and has a five star rating for graduate outcomes. ANU is an ideal university for international students. More than one in four of our students are international citizens and ANU has more than 5,000 students living on campus.


The main ANU campus is located on 145 hectares of beautifully maintained parklands in the center of Australia’s capital, Canberra.

Canberra is a cosmopolitan city that offers an exciting blend of urban living and nature. Situated on the ancient lands of the Indigenous Ngunnawal people, Canberra’s name is thought to mean ‘meeting place’.

Canberra enjoys more hours of sunshine in a day than any other city in Australia. There are four distinct seasons and students can take advantage of mountain biking at Mount Stromlo, sailing on Lake Burley Griffin, skiing in the Snowy Mountains, along with a wide range of other outdoor pursuits.

As the seat of the Australian Government, the city is home to national museums, galleries, memorials, collections, and research institutions that hold the shared stories and knowledge of the nation.

Canberra is home to diplomats and visitors from all over the world - adding to the multicultural flavor and diversity of the city.


Accommodation at The Australian National University offers you a unique collegiate experience in a diverse community. You can choose from catered or self-catered options.

Our residences offer a range of living styles which range from single studio or multi-share apartments through to dormitory style living.

A single application covers all student accommodation.

ANIP Internship Program

The Australian National Internships Program (ANIP) gives Australian and International undergraduate and postgraduate students an opportunity to work at the heart of Australian policy and politics.

The elite program arranges 13 week research-orientated internships at a variety of Canberra and NSW locations.

Interns develop career and research skills while building professional networks that can give them an advantage in a competitive employment market.

Note: While ANIP is the only program that offers Australian Commonwealth Parliamentary Internships, these internships are no longer available to international students.

In addition, the program offers a range of placement options including:

  • Australian Public Service (including Department of Education, Department of Human Services, Department of Health, Australian Fisheries Management Authority, AIATSIS, Geoscience Australia, Australian Institute of Criminology, Australian War Memorial, Museum of Australian Democracy, National Film and Sound Archive, Australian Electoral Commission, NHMRC, etc)
  • ACT Public Service (including the Community Services Directorate, the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate, etc)
  • Non governmental organizations and lobby groups (including Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, UN Women, Conservation Council, Foundation for Alcohol and Research Education, Group of Eight - Australia, Universities Australia, National Farmers Federation, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health, National Council of Women of Australia, Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers, World Vision, Opera Australia, etc)
  • Think-tanks (including Centre for International Economics, Development Policy Centre, Centre for European Studies, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research, Australian Institute of International Affairs, Air Power Development Centre, Sea Power Development Centre, Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies, Office of the Chief Scientist of Australia, etc)
  • Embassies (including the Embassies and Delegations of Argentina, Columbia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Timor Leste, Palestine, Uruguay, USA, etc).

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