Education verification & authentication
The University has a Graduate search function that authenticates ANU alumni status for individuals who have graduated from 1995 onwards. If you require confirmation that an individual has graduated from the ANU, please utilise this Graduate search.
If you need to verify the record of a student who has graduated from ANU prior to 1995 we ask that you accept their Academic Transcript or Testamur as official proof of their studies with our University. If they have not provided you with an academic transcript, please request that they do so, and assess their application on the provision of this evidence.
If you require an Education Verification as a third party, we ask that you accept an ANU Academic Transcript or Testamur as official proof of ones studies and/or enrolment with our University.
We will no longer verify the authenticity of an ANU document that is provided by email.
Authentication service by DFAT
As of 1 July 2014, Australian University documents (either the original or a notarised true copy) can only be legalised by DFAT if they satisfy one of the processes of verification outlined below.
- Original ANU awards containing signatures or seals obtained on or after 1995 can be authenticated or apostilled by DFAT directly on the original. There is no requirement to present them to Student Central to verify the content. The award obtained can be verified through graduate search as a matter of public record.
- Photocopies of all ANU awards must be certified as a true copy by an Australian Notary Public. If it was obtained on or after 1995, the Notary Public can state in their certification that the award confers with the graduate search.
- All other awards obtained before 1995 (including academic transcripts) must be verified by the ANU as a true and accurate record prior to DFAT issuing an Authentication or Apostille. You must submit your application to DFAT and complete a 'consent to verify form'. This process can take 2-3 days to complete. Please note that ANU will not write on an original testamur, if you need your testamur verified by ANU you will need to provide a notarised copy.