Applying as an international undergraduate student

Starting an undergraduate degree is an exciting moment in your life, and it will probably be the first time you study at university. This guide will help you find the right degree for you and submit an application.

Assistance

If you need assistance ANU has an extensive network of official agent representatives in more than 50 countries. Agents can help you with you enquiries and all aspects of your applications.

Find the international agent representative closest to you by refernecing the list on this site.

Eligibility

Before you read any further please use the advisory pages on the right to establish

  • that you qualify as an international student
  • that you can meet our English language requirements.

Step 1
Find your degree

Use our Programs & Courses website to explore our programs. You can search by degree title or subject area, and you can compare or combine two programs with our flexible double degree creator. So even if you haven’t decided what you want to study, you have a flexible option.

Entry requirements

Some programs have additional entry requirements, such as prerequisite courses or assumed knowledge. Please reference the details below and check the program website for each degree to find out more information.

Overseas high school qualifications

Please refer to the latest international student qualifications table below as a guide to the required entry scores for international qualifications. If you are applying for entry to a flexible double degree, you must meet the higher entry-score requirement of the two degrees.

Completing Australian year 12

If you are an international student completing year 12 in Australia, you will need to have an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), or equivalent, that meets the entry requirement for your preferred degree.

Applying from another university

If you have completed one year of study at a different university, your application will be assessed on the basis of your tertiary results.

Resources to help

Step 2
Submit your application

Applications direct to ANU

If you are an international student completing a high school or university qualification outside Australia, you need to submit your application directly to ANU. Click the Apply button on the program page in the Programs & Courses website.

If you are transferring from an international university you may apply for credit for your previous studies.

Applications to the University Admissions Centre (UAC)

If you are currently completing an Australian year 12, a New Zealand NCEA Level 3, or an International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia, you need to apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

UAC allows you to list up to nine preferences, but you can change these preferences after you submit your application. You can even change your preferences after you have received an offer. Your preferences will be assessed in the order you list, so make sure you list your preferences in the order you would most like to study. You can also choose an ANU Flexible Double Degree and make your final decision when you receive an offer.

Please refer to the UAC website for information on application deadlines.

Step 3
Receive an offer

Applications direct to ANU

Applications generally take 4-6 weeks to assess.

ANU will contact all successful and unsuccessful applicants by email. When you apply, please ensure you supply an active email address. Check your email regularly so you don’t miss any correspondence.

Applications to the University Admissions Centre (UAC)

All offers are made through UAC and are released in rounds. You can access your offers and correspondence by logging into your UAC account.

UAC will also send you an email to remind you to check your offers and correspondence. It is important that you provide an email address that you check regularly and you can easily access.