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Australian National University

ANU students

Australian National University (ANU) focuses on excellence in research and education to ensure our graduates are in demand the world-over, well-prepared to address complex contemporary challenges.

You'll find ANU in the inner-city suburb of Acton, Canberra in the ACT. From here it's an easy walk, bike ride or drive to some of Australia's most significant political and cultural institutions including Australian Parliament House.

But we also have other campuses in the ACT, NSW and the NT that house some extraordinary facilities that help support our teaching, learning and research.

Our students widely report that one of the best things about studying at ANU is the on-campus experience. Our strong focus on residential living has helped build a vibrant and diverse community, where you can find like-minded peers and make lifelong friends. Our students and teachers come from all over the world. So, it doesn’t matter where you’re from or what you’re into, at ANU you’ll find a supportive community where you can connect and feel at home.

Academic Colleges

ANU has seven academic colleges that house a number of schools and research centres that specialise in a range of disciplines:

ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
ANU College of Business & Economics
ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science
ANU College of Health & Medicine
ANU College of Law
ANU College of Science


There are things you should know before you apply that can make your move to ANU easier.

English language requirements
International student visa requirements
International students under 18 years of age
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Your offer to study at ANU will be sent by email, so it's important you give us an active email address that you check regularly.

If you applied to ANU through an authorised Education Agent, your offer will be emailed to them.

You must accept your offer no later than the date indicated in your offer, unless an earlier date is specified by email from the University. We recommend you accept your offer as soon as possible so you can start to plan your studies and get involved with the ANU community.

COVID-19 Updates

As COVID hotspots emerge and restrictions are imposed on travel within Australia, we continually update our website with the most relevant information. Read the latest travel advice here.

COVID-safe campus alert system
Our alert system is in place to clarify ANU control practices to be activated at as the COVID-19 situation changes in Australia and the ACT.

Any movement within these stages will be determined by community transmission in the ACT or the risk of community transmission on campus. You will be alerted immediately via the ANUOK app when there is a change in our level.

We have guidelines in place to maintain a COVID-safe campus. These guidelines must be followed whilst on campus.

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Tel: +61 2 6125 5594
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: TheAustralianNationalUniversity
Twitter: @anumedia
LinkedIn: ANU
YouTube: ANUchannel

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