Domestic undergraduate admission

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Before applying to ANU, it is important that you review the admissions process and requirements related to your application.

Please be aware that ANU admission requirements can change.

 

ANU admission requirements

Applicants for ANU programs must meet the following minimum admission requirements to be considered for entry into any program:

  • Academic qualifications - this is most often a completed Australian Year 12 or equivalent, or 1 year or more of full time tertiary study. See applicant backgrounds below for more information.
  • English language requirement - most domestic undergraduate applicants meet this requirement through their previously completed study. For more information, see the English language requirements for admission policy.
  • Program-specific requirements, such as pre-requisite subjects or additional selection criteria (e.g. a portfolio for Visual Arts) - please refer to the information on Programs and Courses for requirements specific to your chosen program.

How admission is offered

Admission to ANU is on a competitive basis as the number of places available in a program is limited. A selection rank is calculated for every applicant based on accepted academic qualifications and adjustment factors where applicable. The available places in a program are filled based on applicant background and selection rank. Meeting all admission requirements does not guarantee entry into a program.

View the number and background of students who received offers and their selection ranks for each program.

Application processes for different student backgrounds

There are different application processes depending on your level of education awarded.

Choose the level of education that best reflects your situation to view the corresponding application and assessment process. 

 

I have recent secondary education

You expect to complete Australian Year 12 or equivalent this year or you completed in the past two years. This can be at an Australian school, TAFE or other VET provider, or an overseas equivalent institution.

If you expect to complete secondary education this year, you can apply directly to ANU. If you have completed secondary education in the past two years, you will apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

 

I have higher education study

Your highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education program, e.g. a Bachelor or Master program, either at an Australian university or other higher education provider, or an overseas equivalent institution. This includes completed tertiary preparation courses delivered by or on behalf of a higher education provider.

Your application will be assessed on the basis of:

  • your best tertiary results of one full-time equivalent year (1.0 FTE) or more of an Australian degree, or overseas equivalent. Previous VET study (completed AQF level 5 or higher, i.e. a Diploma or above) may also be assessed; or
  • your secondary education results, if you completed less than one full-time equivalent year (1.0 FTE) of a single degree; or
  • the result from your bridging or preparatory course, if you have not undertaken any further study.

AND

  • English language proficiency; and
  • program-specific requirements, such as pre-requisite subjects or additional selection criteria (e.g. a portfolio for Visual Arts). Please refer to the information on Programs and Courses for requirements specific to your chosen program.

You will apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

 

I have vocational education and training (VET) study

Your highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. You must have completed a VET qualification at AQF level 5 or higher (i.e. a Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree or equivalent).

Your application will be assessed on the basis of:

  • your best results from completed VET qualifications at AQF level 5 or higher (i.e. a Diploma or above); or
  • your secondary education results, if you have not completed the VET qualification.

AND

  • English language proficiency; and
  • program-specific requirements, such as pre-requisite subjects or additional selection criteria (e.g. a portfolio for Visual Arts). Please refer to the information on Programs and Courses for requirements specific to your chosen program.

You will apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

 

I have work and life experience

You left secondary education more than two years ago and you have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then.

Your application will be assessed on the basis of:

AND

  • English language proficiency; and
  • program-specific requirements, such as pre-requisite subjects or additional selection criteria (e.g. a portfolio for Visual Arts). Please refer to the information on Programs and Courses for requirements specific to your chosen program.

You will apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

 

Additional Information for applicants

The National Register of higher education providers is an official source where you can confirm your institution of choice is registered to deliver higher education in Australia.

The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website allows you to do side-by-side comparisons of Australian universities, so you can find out more about the universities that interest you.

The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required.