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Study at Australia's #1 university*

When you study at the Australian National University (ANU), you'll learn from world-leading academics and researchers and join a vibrant and diverse campus community in the heart of our national capital, Canberra.

*QS World University Rankings 2020

Shape your future at ANU

Get certainty about the application process


ANU lets you apply directly early in the year, so you can focus on getting the most out of Year 12.

We will start making offers based on your Year 11 results as early as 9 August. All you will need to do to secure your place is finish Year 12 and receive an ATAR.

And if your Year 11 results don't meet our entry requirements, we will automatically consider your Year 12 results in our December offer round.

Don't miss out – ANU applications close on 24 May.


Your ANU application 


One application, no fees. Explore the benefits of applying to ANU now.

Challenge yourself at ANU 


The Australian National University (ANU) is recognised internationally for exceptional teaching and outstanding research.

Our small class sizes, industry-based internship opportunities, cutting-edge research and policy influence will give you opportunities and challenges that will help you shape the future of the world.

We let you tailor your studies to fit your strengths, passions and goals by offering 50 single degrees and the flexibility to design your own double degree from 750 possible options.

You can change the world.


3 March 2021 Applications open
24 May 2021 Applications close
9 August 2021 Offers released (based on Year 11 results)
6 September 2021 Acceptance deadline
14 October 2021 Change of preference opens
18 December 2021 Change of preference closes
23 December 2021 Final offers released – Round 1
7 January 2022 Final offers released – Round 2
18 January 2022 Deadline to acceptor confirm your final offer from ANU (including your offer of accommodation and payment of your accommodation fees)

Your life at ANU

At ANU, you will live, learn and make lifelong friends within a community of talented people drawn from around the globe.