International students - Accept, decline or change preference

Your offer to study at ANU will be sent by email, so it’s important you give us an active email address that you check regularly.

If you applied to ANU through an authorised Education Agent, your offer will be emailed to them.

You must accept your offer no later than the date indicated in your offer, unless an earlier date is specified by email from the University. We recommend you accept your offer as soon as possible so you can start to plan your studies and get involved with the ANU community. If you cannot accept your offer by the deadline listed in your offer, please contact

How do I accept my offer?

Direct Applicants

Complete the personalised Acceptance & Payment Advice form attached to your offer letter, then scan and email the completed form to

Alternatively, you can send a copy to the mailing address indicated on your offer letter.

Please be aware that your acceptance must be received by the acceptance deadline published on your offer letter, unless an earlier date is specified by the University.

UAC International Applicants

If you applied through the Universities Admissions Centre, you will need to complete the Offer Acceptance Declaration and Payment Form and email the completed form to

Under 18 years old

If you will be under 18 years old at the time of commencement, your living arrangements while studying will need to be approved at the time of acceptance.

You and a parent/guardian will need complete the International Student Under 18 Agreement.

Please refer to the Under-18 information page for advice on acceptance deadlines.

Do I have to pay a deposit?

Yes. The amount you need to pay will be included in your offer letter.

For more information about what payment options are available to international applicants, please see here.

Can I defer my ANU offer?

No. If you receive an offer to study at ANU but are unable to take up your place, we encourage you to change your intake when the next available change of preference window is open.

How do I decline my ANU offer?

To decline your offer, send an email with your name, date of birth and application details to ANU Admissions.

If you have paid a tuition fee deposit, you may be eligible for a full or partial refund.

I need help understanding my ANU offer. Who can I contact?

If you need help, contact

I’ve accepted my ANU offer. What happens next?

After you’ve met all the conditions, and accepted your offer, you will receive an email containing your ANU student identification number and password. This email will also tell you how to enrol in your classes.

You may not receive this email immediately. However, you will receive this email before your program is due to commence.

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Can I change my program preference or my intake?

ANU wants to give you the best possible outcome of your application. There are occasions where you may not be eligible or competitive enough to receive an offer to your first program preference.

In these instances, ANU may make an offer to an alternative program that can be used as a pathway into your original program preference.

More information can be found in our Guide to program transfers and alternative offers. There will be no need for you or for your education agent to change the program preference, if an alternative offer can be made by ANU.