Cross-Institutional Applications


If you are currently enrolled in a degree at another Australian university, and you would like to complete an ANU course while still receiving credit towards your degree, you can apply to study at ANU as a cross-institutional student. 

For example, you might like to complete a course in a subject area that ANU specialises in and have it count towards the completion of your degree your home university. 

Applications for cross-institutional study are subject to place availability in the courses you are applying to study. You may only study courses at the same academic level in which you are enrolled at your home institution.

Step 1: Obtain approval from your university 

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. 

This type of study may be commonwealth-supported if you have a commonwealth supported place (CSP) at your home institution (for domestic students only). 

Approval needs to be provided either via the final page of the ANU cross institutional application form found in the reference documents section of this page, or via an official letter from your home institution. If you opt for the latter, please ensure this letter includes all the information that would otherwise be provided on the final page of the application 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, please complete the application form in the reference documents section of this page. Return a scanned colour copy of this and any supporting documentation, such as academic transcripts, to the ANU Admissions Office at you are a domestic student and if you are an international student. Please take note of the application deadlines on the application form. 

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 if you are a domestic student; 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 the 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.  

Depend 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.