IARU Courses

IARU Courses

IARU Courses is an exciting learning experience that connects students from the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) with their peers around the world.

ANU is a member of IARU which means our students can participate in short courses offered by some of the world's leading universities. 

Participants will gain new perspectives, often leading to research in a specific field, and most go on to do their graduate studies, perhaps at an IARU university.

Through a mix of lectures, tutorials, peer interaction, and field trips, participants become a part of a great association of students and faculty, leveraging on what the alliance of universities can offer.

Classes are rigorous and intense as they are designed for the best students from IARU universities who come together to explore and discuss challenges that most often require multi-disciplinary approaches. These courses are in line with IARU's commitment to mentoring future leaders of nations and industry.

If you wish to see the details of the courses on offer, please visit the IARU Courses page. Each course page links to the host university's website with application instructions, cost of course, and more course details.


Register your short-term program with ANU Global Programs

We strongly encourage all students to register their short-term program with ANU Global Programs by completing the Short-Term Program Registration form on the Global Programs System. When approved, this will ensure you are covered by the ANU Travel Insurance policy for the duration of your program and you will have access to health and travel support through International SOS. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I receive acadmic credit?

Seeking credit for the program at IARU partner universities is not a requirement, however you are encouraged to apply for academic credit. To receive academic credit for a short-term program, course selections must be approved by a student's academic College.  Students should meet with an academic advisor from their college before applying to a short-term program.  Students will need to supply their college with the program outline and/or syllabus for the course(s) they plan to take, which will be assessed at the college's discretion to determine if those courses can be credited towards the students ANU program.

How much will it cost?

Cost varies depending on the host university or provider. Students will need to pay tuition fees directly and any other fees (if applicable) to the host university or provider. Students will also be responsible for all other costs incurred relating to the short term program and any required travel.


Eligibility requirements for short term programs are decided by the host university or provider. Before starting an application, students should check the host university's entry requirements relating to GPA, level of study, languages, citizenship and available study areas.  The host university may have other requirements that students must research and adhere to.  



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