Studying in 2021

Travelling to Canberra and studying at ANU in 2021

The ACT is one of the safest places in Australia from a COVID perspective and we have a robust framework to ensure our campus remains COVID-safe. We are very proud of our ANU community for the part they have played in this, as it means that our campus is safe and ready for our students to join us. 

We will continue to provide direct communication to anyone affected by border changes as information becomes available. 

Have questions?

Please submit your query via the Ask a Question web form. Alternatively, you can email the COVID Response Office:


What semester 1 will look like at ANU

University life is about more than just classes and exams and our goal is to have as much on campus attendance and activity as is safe and possible within the current guidelines. 

We will continue to provide flexible study options for all ANU courses for those of you who are unable to travel to Canberra to commence your 2021 studies on campus. 


COVID safety at ANU

In the ACT and at ANU, life is as close to normal as you can imagine for a global pandemic. 

We have clear COVID-safe guidelines for activity on campus, as well as an alert system. We recommend you review those prior to arriving in Canberra so you're aware of our expectations. Everyone has a role to play in ensuring that our community continues to be COVID-safe. 

These are some basic things we should all be doing to stay safe, and please remember to reach out for support if you need it.


COVID safety in the classroom

We also have COVID-safe guidelines in all teaching and learning spaces. 

For students, this means checking in to all venues you attend on campus using the displayed 'Check in CBR' QR codes, sitting 1.5 metres away from your peers in classes, not sharing pens or laptops, covering sneezes and coughs, and washing or sanitising our hands regularly. 

It also means you don't come to class if you have any COVID like symptoms and get tested. 

We have strict compliance measures in place to ensure our whole community adheres to our COVID-safe guidelines. 


Travel advice

Visit our travel advice page for information on travelling from areas that are COVID hotspots and also from areas that are not COVID hotspots. 


Reach out for support if you need it - we're here to help!

This is a tough time for everyone in our community and we're all experiencing new challenges, including living away from our friends and family, or being unable to travel to campus for study. We have a number of free support services available for our students. Please access them if you need it. Stay connected with your peers and teachers and reach out to anyone you think might be doing it tough.