How to apply - domestic undergraduate

Changes to direct application admissions for 2021

Due to the disruptions caused by COVID-19, we have adapted our admissions process for undergraduate study at ANU in 2021.

We will now make offers based on Year 11 results on 10 August 2020, and these will be honoured for study in 2021 as long as students have completed Year 12. 

Learn more about these changes and how it may affect your application, the co-curriculars and service requirement, or program pre-requisites in our admissions FAQs

These changes do not apply to non-school leavers and/or those who did not study an Australian Year 12 or International Baccalaureate program.    The information on this page is related to study in 2021.

Submitting a direct application to ANU is simple.  

Make sure you're ready to apply by following the steps below. 


Step 1 - Check you're eligible to submit a direct application to ANU 

You are eligible if: 

  • You will complete your Australian Year 12 studies in 2020 or an International Baccalaureate Diploma in November 2020. 
  • You will be applying for an undergraduate program that starts in 2021. 
  • You are a domestic student, this includes: 
    • Australian citizens; 
    • New Zealand citizens; 
    • Holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa; and 
    • Permanent residents of Australia. 


Step 2 - Consider which ANU programs are best for you 

View Programs and Courses to find a program that best suits your interests.  

You can also view admission requirements including minimum selection rank, prerequisites, study options, and any additional entry requirements that are required as part of your application.  


Step 3 - Check that you meet the co-curricular or service requirement 

The co-curricular or service requirement considers the knowledge you have developed outside of the classroom and recognises this in your ANU application.  

You'll need to provide documentation to support your activities over the last two years, such as school reports or certificates for community activities. You can view examples of documentation we accept, or use our supporting documentation template to help.  

Find out if you meet the requirements by using our co-curricular or service calculator. 


Step 4 - Consider your scholarship options 

There are two types of scholarships we can consider you for: 

You can nominate which type of scholarships you want to be considered for within your application.  

Learn more about your scholarship options.  


Step 5 - Explore your accommodation options 

On-campus accommodation is guaranteed as part of your application. You can choose either catered or self-catered experience and we'll make every effort to place you in your preferred hall or college. 

View your accommodation options so you know which hall to nominate in your application. 

If you are not planning to live on campus you can still experience ANU life to the full by joining a non-residential hall once you arrive. 


Step 6 - Prepare your supporting documentation 

You are required to provide supporting documentation as part of your application, including: 

  • official ID (birth certificate, citizenship documents, passport) 
  • details of your senior secondary studies and current qualifications 
  • documents supporting your co-curricular or service activities 
  • documents supporting your eligibility for the National Access Scheme (academic, equity and elite athlete adjustment factors) 

You need to upload your relevant document into your application before the application closing date. 


Step 7 - Apply! 

When applications are open, you can submit or update your application through our direct applications portal