Step 1: Before applying
Talk to the exchange office at your home university about the requirements for taking part in our exchange or study abroad program, and confirm that your home university has a general or college specific exchange agreement with ANU.
Be sure to allow plenty of time to meet all the necessary deadlines at your home university.
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Step 2: Apply to your home university
Apply to your home university for exchange. Once approved, they will nominate you to ANU and provide us with your contact information.
Step 3: Receive your invitation
Subject to ANU accepting your home university's nomination, you will be invited by ANU to apply for your exchange before the application deadlines.
Step 4: Complete your online application
Complete your online application with supporting documents for a non-award exchange program at ANU.
Apply online using the online application manager by the relevant semester's application deadline. Late applications may not be accepted.
Students must not apply to the exchange program at ANU unless they have been officially nominated by their home institution to do so, and instructed to follow the application procedures. Students who are not nominated to study at ANU by their home institution can consider studying at ANU on the fee-paying study abroad program.
Students applying for the exchange program must supply the following original or certified documentation, which can be uploaded during the online application process.
- Academic transcript and current course enrolment (including translation if not in English).
- English language test results (such as TOEFL or IELTS) if applicable.
- Any other relevant documents.
Course specific requirements
You must meet any specific requirements of the courses you apply for, including those below:
- Visual arts: You must submit a folio of 12-15 images (slides, photographs, CD/DVD, jpeg files, website, etc.) of current work from their home institution.
- Music: You must submit a high quality audio/video recording of themselves performing.
- Law: You must be pursuing a law degree at their home university leading to admission to practice.
- Business or economics: Applicants wishing to study a full-time load (24 units per semester) for must be studying these disciplines at their home university.
- Australian National Internships Program: You must submit an additional application and require a higher GPA as well as successful completion of two full years of study.
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Step 5: Await confirmation of your offer from ANU
ANU will ordinarily communicate with you and your home university exchange office about your offer within one month after the application closing date guideline. We may require additional information, so please ensure you keep in touch with your home exchange office as well as monitor your email account.
Once your offer is released to you, we ask that you accept it promptly. Once accepted, ANU will be able to produce the electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) which you will need for your student visa.
Step 6: Make final arrangements
In the lead-up to the start of your semester at ANU, we will communicate with you about your course approvals. Because not all of your listed courses will be approved we may need to communicate with you one or more times to get your approvals up to a full semester's load worth of courses, so please ensure you monitor your email account during this time.
Continue paying tuition to your home university.
If you accept the offer of a place and your enrolment is confirmed, you will then be provided with an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) which will enable you to apply for a student visa. All exchange and study abroad students must obtain an Australian non-award student visa (subclass 575) before arriving in Australia.
For further information please contact the Australian Embassy in your home country or visit the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
Overseas student health cover
It is a condition of your student visa that you take out Overseas Student Health Cover. ANU will assist you in making this payment before a student visa is issued.
Applying for accommodation at ANU is a separate process from applying for the exchange program, however ANU guarantees incoming exchange students accommodation in one of our Halls, Colleges, Lodges or approved accommodation (but not your preference) subject to applying and completing formalities by the required deadlines.