Transferring between Programs

Currently enrolled students wishing to change the program they are studying may apply for a program transfer. New students may not apply for a program transfer until they have completed a minimum of one course. Transferring to a new program is an act of admission and all applications will be assessed against admission requirements.

Important Fee Information

Under the Job-ready Graduates Package of reforms to higher education, the Australian Government has made changes to the student contribution bands for domestic students commencing a new program with a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) from 1 January 2021. If you transfer into a new program from 2021, you will not have your student contribution amounts grandfathered, and will be required to pay the new 2021 student contribution rates. Before submitting your transfer application, please review the student contribution rate information available on the StudyAssist webpage.  

There are a small number of exceptions to this. The grandfathering arrangements will apply to: 

  • transfers from the ANU Bachelor of Studies to another ANU program  
  • Any student who is requested by the University to transfer from their current program as a result of changes in the University or its curriculum. 

Important Information to Consider

  • If you transfer into a new program and your first enrolment in that program is in 2021 (or later), the new Commonwealth student contribution rates will apply. Please note that this includes students transferring programs within a Flexible Double Degree.
  • You may only submit one program transfer application per deadline and no more than two program transfer applications can be submitted per academic year.
  • Undergraduate students can submit a program transfer application in semester 1 and 2 only (as an undergraduate student, you can not submit a program transfer application to commence in Summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring).
  • Postgraduate Students can submit a program transfer application in the first half of the academic year (Spring, Summer or Semester 1) and the second half of the academic year (Autumn, Winter or Semester 2).
  • Transfers to some programs are not possible (see Step 2).
  • You must seek academic advice about changing your program before submitting an application and ensure that you can meet the new program requirements.
  • Tuition fees and the duration of your study may increase as a result of your program transfer.
  • Check your scholarship Conditions of Award or sponsorship agreement before applying (see Step 1).
  • You will need to initiate an application for course credit transfer (see Step 7)
  • Once you have accepted your program transfer in ISIS, the transfer will be processed. If you have transferred in error, you will need to submit a new application for the next available transfer session.
  • Domestic students will need to complete new Commonwealth Assistance Form(s) for their new program(s) by the first census date of their enrolled session.

You do not need to apply for a program transfer if you have been advised that you are:

  • a student identified as having breached academic progress rules.  You may be transferred to a new program based on the outcome of this process and this will be initiated by your college.
  • a student who is not meeting the requirements of a higher degree and you are going to be transferred to a lower degree.  (An example would be a Masters to a Graduate Diploma).  This will be initiated by your College. If you have a CSP the student contribution grandfathering arrangements will apply to you.

All other requests should be applied for online.

Undergraduate Principal Dates - Deadlines for Program Transfer

Application Period

Application Deadline

       Offer Acceptance deadline
Semester 1 2024

22 January 2024

12 February 2024

Semester 2 2024

24 June 2024

15 July 2024


Postgraduate Principal Dates - Deadlines for applying for Program Transfer

Application Period

Application Deadline

       Offer Acceptance deadline
Semester 1 2024

15 January 2024

12 February 2024

Semester 2 2024

17 June 2024

15 July 2024

Summer Session 2024

31 October 2023

18 March 2024

Autumn Session 2024

31 January 2024

17 June 2024

Winter Session 2024

31 May 2024

19 August 2024

Spring Session 2024

31 July 2024

3 December 2024

Please note: You can not submit more than two program transfer applications per academic year.


Minimum entry requirements for internal undergraduate transfer within ANU

Selection rankANU GPA requirement
BLaw(Hons) / FDD Law(Hons)5.6



  • Admission to ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 
  • At time of assessment, eligibility will be based on either GP or Selection Rank as per the Admissions: Procedure
  • Students who have completed a minimum 3 years of full-time tertiary enrolment (3.0 FTE) will be assessed on a different GPA scale.
  • There may be additional requirements for individual programs. Please check Programs and Courses for further details. 


Minimum entry requirements for internal postgraduate transfer within ANU

Students are assessed in accordance with the admission requirements as published at Programs and Courses.

Step 1
Seek Advice & Information

a) Seek advice on scholarships and sponsorships

If you have a scholarship or sponsorship, transferring to a new program may affect your eligibility.

You should check the Conditions of Award for your scholarship and confirm with the provider that your scholarship will not be jeopardised by changing programs.

If you are a sponsored student ie. those who have fees paid by a third party and which may include external scholarship holders, you should discuss your intention to transfer with you sponsors before applying.  A program transfer will require a new sponsorship agreement to be set up.  Students sponsored externally will need to complete a new Notification of External Sponsorship form

b) Seek advice on your intended program

There are a number of people in the College to which you wish to transfer who can provide you with advice to ensure your chosen program is the right program for you. They can also advise on how transferring will impact on the duration of your studies and the support services available to ensure your success.

Your on campus accommodation may be impacted if the duration of your program changes, especially if the duration is less. Check the terms on your accommodation agreement to ensure you understand the impact.

Step 2
Check your Eligibility

To be eligible to transfer your undergraduate degree you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are enrolled in a program and you have completed a minimum of 1 course;
  • You have sought academic advice from your college;
  • This is your first program transfer application for each application period;
  • Your application must be received by the published deadlines for each half year;
  • Conditions of any sponsorship you may hold do not prevent the program transfer;
  • You have no outstanding fees;
  • Transfer must be at the same level (eg from an undergraduate degree to another undergraduate degree);
  • Not be applying for a transfer to the ANU Medical School, ANU Extension, Bachelor of Studies or Diploma of Advance Studies (please contact your College for further information);
  • If applying for program transfer with less than 1 year of full time equivalent enrolment (1.0 FTE) at ANU in an undergraduate program, applicants are assessed on the selection rank, excluding adjustment factors that were used for admission to the University.

Step 3
Complete application

To apply for a program transfer, click on the "Apply to Transfer" button at the top of this page or login to

The program transfer application form can be found on ISIS via the pathway:

  NavBar (compass icon) > Menu > ISIS > Degree Management > Apply for Degree Transfer

NOTE: This is a different section than the "Manage My Degree" link on your ISIS homepage. 

Step 4

Transferring to a new program is an act of admission and all applications will be assessed against admission requirements.  To review the admission requirements for the program you wish to transfer to, please go to Programs and Courses and review the program or program combination.

Resources to help

Use the contact details to request an alternative format.

Step 5
Notification of decision

You will be advised of the outcome of your program transfer application by email to your ANU student email account.

Step 6
Action your Offer

Applications will be actioned once you have accepted your offer. You will need to accept your program transfer offer on your ISIS via the pathway:

NavBar (compass icon) > Menu > ISIS > Degree Management > Degree Transfer Acceptance

Upon successful application for program transfer:

  • Eligible students must complete new electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form(s) (e-CAFs) for HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP and SA-HELP.
    • These forms will be available on ISIS via the pathway:

NavBar (compass icon) > Menu > ISIS > Account Details > Commonwealth Assistance Forms

  • You must complete the applicable forms by the first census date of your enrolled session.
  • Externally sponsored students are to complete a new Notification of External Sponsorship form and seek written approval from their sponsor. See the External sponsorship webpage for the form and instructions.

Step 7
Enrol in courses

Until you are formally advised that your transfer is successful, you must meet all the requirements of your current program including enrolling by the due dates and paying any fees.

If your transfer is successful, your enrolment in your old program will be removed along with any fee liability in the semester/trimester/session of your transfer. Any fees already paid in the relevant semester/session will be credited towards your new program fees.

You will then be required to enrol in courses under your new program by the relevant session's enrolment deadline. If the enrolment deadline had passed, you will need to ask your academic college to enrol you.