International Applications - ANU Postgraduate Coursework

We have a lot to offer for graduate students. If you already hold an undergraduate qualification, such as a Bachelor Degree, you are ready to apply for graduate study.

A graduate degree is designed to deepen your knowledge, expand your skills, and equip you for a successful career in your field. ANU graduate coursework programs include Master Degrees, along with a range of graduate Certificates and graduate Diplomas. Some coursework programs may involve a research component or significant academic project. 

Places in ANU Postrgraduate Coursework programs are strictly limited so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 

Assistance with your Application

If you need assistance ANU has an extensive network of official agent representatives in more than 50 countries. Agents can help you with you enquiries and all aspects of your applications.


Before you read any further please use the advisory pages on the right to establish that you qualify as an international student and that you can meet our English language requirements.

The admission requirements published here are the minimum requirements that need to be met for you to be considered for admission. Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee that you will be accepted in this or future years. ANU reserves the right to amend admissions requirements at any time. 

First Semester 2019 commencement

Due to high demand for our programs, applications direct to ANU for commencement in First Semester 2019 (February intake) are now closed. 

First Semester 2020 commencement

Applications direct to ANU for commencement in First Semester 2020 (February intake) are currently open, however; outcomes will be issued at a later stage.

Step 1: Check your eligibility

Before you can apply for a postgraduate coursework degree, you need to already hold or be about to complete an Australian Bachelor Degree or other qualification accepted by ANU as comparable to an Australian Bachelor Degree, and some programs will require a higher qualification. All students, whether domestic or international, must meet the minimum English language requirements for admission.

Your first step is to check the program requirements via the Programs & Courses website.

Advice to help

Step 2: Apply

You will need to submit your application directly to the ANU. Find the program you want to study in the Program & Courses website, then click the Apply button to access the application portal, Studylink. 

Applications usually take between 4 - 6 weeks to assess.

You can list more than one preference during your application, however you may only be made one offer. This offer will be the highest preference that you list, as long as you’re eligible. So when you submit your application, remember to list your programs in the order in which you would like to receive an offer.

Already completed your Bachelor Degree?

When you apply, you will need to upload clear, colour copies of your academic transcripts, graduation certificates, and proof of English Language proficiency. There is no need to certify your documents, however they must be original copies. ANU independently verifies the authenticity of qualifications.

Still completing your Bachelor Degree?

You can still apply before you complete your Bachelor degree if you are in your final year, and you must advise our office in your application. You will need to provide a clear, colour copy of your most recent academic transcript for assessment. 

Step 3: Receive an offer

Applications to the University are assessed on an ongoing basis. The ANU will contact you about the result of your application as soon as possible. Applications generally take between 4-6 weeks to assess.

All outcomes are issued to your email address so it is important that you provide an email address in your application that you check regularly and you can easily access. If you applied using an authorised Education Agent, your agent will receive your outcome.