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Australian National University (ANU)

Flag of Australia Australian Capital Territory, Australia
School ID: SU610038
Rank: 50
* The Times Higher Education World University Rankings
Applied number: 43

Australia’s #1 university (according to QS World University Rangkings 2020)

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  • Job opportunities
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General Description

Australian National University (ANU) is a world-leading university. It is located on a beautiful campus in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. ANU is the number one university in Australia, and is ranked 24th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019).

ANU was founded in 1946 by the Australian Government to help advance the country’s international standing. Today, it is one of the world’s top research-intensive centres of higher learning and is one of the best universities in Australia for international students.

The university has five-star ratings for student demand, staff qualifications, student:staff ratio and student retention (Good Universities Guide 2018). Much of the research carried out here is considered to be ‘above’ or ‘well above’ the world standard by the Australian Government.

ANU graduates are in high demand. They progress to become leaders in their home countries and hold influential positions on the world stage.

Why choose us?

  • Range of quality academic programs

ANU offers programs and courses across its seven academic colleges in a range of areas, offering students the flexibility to combine degree programs, pick a specific course and pursue Masters degrees.

  • Job-ready graduates

Receiving an ANU degree opens up doors nationally and internationally with a high rate of graduate employment and post-graduate study opportunities. Students also have access to the careers centre and alumni network that will help kick-start your career prospects.

  • Academic expertise

ANU is renowned worldwide for its academic expertise and cutting-edge research. University students are exposed to active researchers who act as mentors.

  • Partnerships & Programs

ANU offers exceptional students opportunities to participate in international exchange programs and national internships with the Federal and state government. ANU also has partnerships with international and national institutions including Charles Darwin University, University of Southern Queensland and the University of Canberra.

  • Campus

The ANU campus is located in Acton and is only minutes away from the nation's parliament and national institutions, putting you in the heart of the action in Canberra. The University is also surrounded by plenty of shops, venues and amazing places to eat, allowing you to submerge yourself in the beauty, history and culture of the Australian Capital Territory. ANU also has smaller campuses across Australia in NSW and the Northern Territory.

  • Employability Rankings

Graduates from the Australian National University are favoured by the nation's employers and are listed among the world's most sought after degree holders. Times Higher Education placed the ANU 21st in the world in the Global University Employability Ranking, up one place from last year. The ANU was the only Australian university to make the US-dominated top 30.

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Avg Cost of tuition/Year AU$45,000
Cost of living/Year AU$20,290
Application fee AU$250
Estimated Total/Year AU$65,840

Main majors

  • Business
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Health and Medicine
  • English language


  • Semester 1: February
  • Semester 2: July
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