Before you begin, it is important to discuss your intentions with your home university. You will need to obtain their approval before you can apply for cross-institutional study at ANU. You should allow plenty of time to apply, ideally at least six weeks before the start of your intended study session at ANU. Your home university may also need time to process your approval; approaching them early is advised.
Approval from your home university needs to be uploaded to the online application form. The approval can be provided by completing this form or via an official letter from your home institution. If you opt for an approval letter please ensure it includes all the information that would otherwise be provided on the approval form.
Step 2: Check your eligibility
Some courses have prerequisites, including assumed knowledge and completion of introductory subjects. Please check the Programs & Courses website for prerequisite details, or contact the ANU Academic College that delivers the course.
Step 3: Apply
After reviewing the course information and obtaining approval from your university, you can submit your application online.
If you are an undergraduate student wishing to study undergraduate courses at ANU, click here and follow the promps to apply.
If you are a postgraduate student wishing to study postgraduate courses at ANU, click here and follow the prompts to apply.
Please take note of the application deadlines listed under the key dates on this page.
Application processing time will vary between academic areas. You should allow at least 4-6 weeks before you receive an outcome.
You may apply for cross-institutional studies one academic year at a time. Returning cross-institutional students must complete the application process each time they apply.
Step 4: 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 the ANU Admissions Office at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a domestic student;
email@example.com if you are an international student
Step 5: Finalise your Enrolment
After receiving your offer, there are only a few more steps before you can begin studying at ANU.
Firstly, you will need 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 permissions 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.