International applications - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

We're delighted that you're interested in joining us at ANU. 

We welcome close to 9,000 overseas students to ANU every year. If you would like to call ANU home too, there are different ways to apply, depending on what you want to study.

How do I apply?

1. Applying for one of these degrees?

Are you interested in studying one of these programs at ANU? Each one has specific admissions criteria. 

Undergraduate coursework degrees

  • Music & Creative Design Diploma programs
  • Music, Visual Arts & Design Bachelor programs
  • Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Affairs
  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Bachelor of Philosophy programs

Postgraduate coursework degrees

  • Master / Graduate Certificate of Law
  • Master / Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • Master / Graduate Diploma of Applied Data Analytics
  • Master / Graduate Diploma of Cyber Security, Strategy & Risk Management
  • Master / Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology
  • Master / Graduate Diploma / Graduate Certificate of Military and Defence Studies
  • Master of Innovation & Professional Practice
  • Master of Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Science Communication Outreach
  • Master of Science in Science Communication
  • Master of Business Administration (incl. MBA Advanced)
  • Executive Master of Public Administration
  • Executive Master of Public Policy
  • Doctor of Medicine & Surgery (MChD).

What you need to know

  • Applications for Semester 1 2020 are open now.
  • Minimum requirements for entry to these programs may include providing a portfolio, doing an audition or providing additional documents to support your application. Check Programs and Courses to see if additional requirements apply.
  • One-year full-time Honours programs for undergraduate coursework are included here.
  • Flexible degree programs for undergraduate coursework are included here.
  • An application fee of A$100 applies.


If you're completing an Australian Year 12, a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3, or an International Baccalaureate (IB), you need to apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

2. Apply for all other degrees

For most other degrees at ANU, you can now apply and be assessed under our new admissions processes. 

What you need to know

  • There are two student intakes each year - Semester 1 and Semester 2.
    • Semester 1 2020 applications are open now and will close 15 December 2019 - see our timeline below.
    • Semester 2 2020 applications will open 28 November 2019 and will close 10 May 2020.
  • You can only preference a single program, so check Programs and Courses to choose the best program for you.
  • There are three assessment rounds in each semester. Apply in the first round, and you have three opportunities to be assessed and accepted, giving you the best chance of being offered a place at ANU.
  • In order to be considered for an offer, you must meet pre-requisite and cognate requirements for your preferred program, and English language requirements by the application deadline for the round.
  • You will be ranked against other candidates applying for the same program.
  • An application fee of A$100 applies. 
Start your application

Semester 1 2020 application timeline

More information about applying to ANU