Pathway options to ANU

If you are interested in pursuing a degree by coursework as an international student you are unable to meet the University's academic or English language requirements, other pathways into ANU may be available to you.


ANU College pathway programs

ANU College is the English language and academic pathway provider for ANU. ANU College programs deliver pathways to ANU designed to help you successfully transition to undergraduate or postgraduate study. Visit the ANU College website for more information about the College and it's facilities. 


Academic English Preparation

Academic English Preparation (AEP) is a 10-week program focused on English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. AEP is designed to equip international students with skills and knowledge needed to live and work in Australia, and to successfully transition to other courses at ANUC. To enrol in AEP, you must have an IELTS of 5.0 (minimum 4.5 in each band) or an overall TOEFL IBT of 40 with a minimum of 12 in writing. Once enrolled, you must achieve a score of 60 per cent or more to successfully complete AEP. No additional IELTS is required to progress to Foundation Studies or ANU Access. 

Learn more about Academic English Preparation at ANU College.


ANU Access

ANU Access is a 10-week intensive program with a strong focus on academic English. To be eligible for ANU Access, you must have an overall IELTS of 6.0 (with no band less than 5.5) or an overall TOEFL IBT of 68 with a minimum of 18 in writing. A range of other English language tests are also accepted. Once you successfully complete the program you can enter your degree at ANU.

Learn more about ANU Access at ANU College.


Foundation Studies

Foundation Studies is for students who have not studied an Australian Year 12 curriculum. It has been designed to give you the right academic preparation for the ANU Bachelor degree you want to study. Compulsory courses include academic English, plus mathematics or research skills. You will receive about 20 hours of face-to-face class time per week. Over 90 per cent of Foundation Studies graduates receive an offer or conditional offer for an ANU Bachelor Degree. To be eligible for Foundation Studies, you must have completed an international equivalent to Australian Year 11.

Learn more about Foundation Studies at ANU College.


ANU Global Diversity Scholarship

As Australia's national university, ANU is a global representative of Australian research and education. That's why we deliberately recruit and maintain a diverse student body representative not only of Australia, but the world.

We now offer scholarships to citizens from regions of the world that are under-represented at ANU. If you are an international applicant and a citizen of a country under-represented at ANU and undertake an ANU College (ANUC) program leading to an ANU coursework degree, you could be eligible for an ANU Global Diversity Scholarship worth up to A$75,000.

ANU Global Diversity Scholarship pathway offers are made on a rolling basis and normally have a four-week acceptance timeframe, with confirmation of acceptances outside of this timeframe subject to availability.