Non-award applications

Enrolling in a non-award course lets you study individual courses without leading to the award of a whole degree, such as a Bachelor or Master degree. For example, you might like to complete just one of our courses for your professional development or personal interest, but you might not want to complete a whole degree.

This type of study is not commonwealth-supported for domestic students, you will need to pay full fees for the courses you take. You will not have access to a Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). International students will pay international student fees. You can find out how much each course will cost by searching the Programs & Courses website for your course and checking the fees information.

International students should note that the ANU will not issue an electronic confirmation of enrolment (ECOE) for non-award study. You must already hold a visa that allows you to study in Australia.

Step 1: Check your eligibility

Some courses have prerequisites, including assumed knowledge and prior completion of other subjects. Please check the Programs & Courses website for prerequisite details or contact the ANU Academic College that manages the course you are applying for.

Step 2: Apply

After reviewing the course information, you can start your online application.

If you are an undergraduate student wishing to apply to study undergradue non-award courses, click here and follow the prompts to apply.

If you are a postgraduate student wishing to apply to postgraduate non-award courses, click here and follow the prompts to apply.

To avoid paying late application fees, please ensure applications are submitted by the deadlines listed under key dates.

If you are a returning non-award student you must submit a new application.

Step 3: Receive an offer

The ANU will send you an email to let you know if we require you to provide any additional documentation or information. It is important that you provide an email address that you check regularly and you can easily access.

Applications that are made direct to the University are assessed on an ongoing basis and applicants are notified about the outcome as soon as possible. Applications generally take between 4-6 weeks to assess.

For questions regarding the assessment process, and the current status of your application, please contact either, or as is relevant for you.

Step 4: Finalise your Enrolment

After receiving your offer, there are only a few more steps before you can begin studying at the ANU.

Firstly, you are going to want to accept your offer. Information on how to accept your offer can be found here: After you have accepted your offer, you will be activated, and should receive a welcome email that details enrolment instructions and where to seek assistance for enrolments. For any further queries regarding enrolments, you should contact ANU student central.

Depending on the course you applied for, you may be required to use an 'enrolment permission code' to enrol in the course. It is crucial you contact the relevant Academic College that manages the course you have applied for to determine if this is the case.

Key Dates


Non-Award and Cross-Institutional application deadline - Winter Session 2023


Non-Award and Cross-Institutional application deadline - Semester 2 2023


Non-Award and Cross-Institutional application deadline - Summer Session 2024


Non-Award and Cross-Institutional application deadline - Semester 1 2024