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International Relations & Partnerships

International engagement

Staff in the College of Science have extensive international research collaborations and the College also has a wide range of strategic programs and partnerships with high-quality universities, research institutes, government departments and related organisations overseas.

The College provide opportunities for students to study and conduct research at the ANU and at our partner institutions through a range of scholarships, dual & joint degrees, articulation & pathway arrangements, inbound & outbound mobility programs, and more.



  • International agreements & partnerships
  • Inbound & outbound visits / delegations
  • International engagement strategies / regional plans
  • International projects & scholarships
  • Country-specific advice, analyses & reports

Some of our strategic international programs, initiatives and partnerships: 

Future Research Talent Awards - India

Future Research Talent (FRT) Scheme

The FRT Scheme is a competitive and prestigious program that attracts the very best international students & staff from high-quality Indian & Indonesian institutions to undertake research projects at the ANU across STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Medicine) disciplines. 

FRT India   FRT Indonesia


The Shandong University (SDU) and The Australian National University (ANU) Joint Science College (JSC) at Shandong University’s Weihai campus is a ‘Sino-Foreign Cooperative Educational Institution’ partnership approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

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Doctor of Philosophy

We have a range of Joint and Dual PhD programs with partner institutions that deliver an outstanding research training experience in a collaborative environment across two institutions. 

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We have partnership arrangements with institutions around the world that may provide international students credit for study undertaken at our partner institutions and/or pathways into our degrees.

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ANU Chancellor’s International Scholarship

We offer a range of scholarships to support the cost of studies at ANU. We also work with many international partner organisations across the public and private sector who offer scholarships and sponsorships to study at ANU.

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We offer a range of short courses in various formats - such as Summer Schools, Workshops, Masterclasses, and more - aimed at developing targeted scientific skills and capabilities while experiencing life as a student at ANU and in Canberra.

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International Research Connections Fund (ICRF) supports development of researcher – to – researcher connections by funding academic staff mobility to and from targeted countries and regions to build and strengthen strategic international research and educational collaborations.

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We offer students many field trips (across Australia and internationally), exchange programs (with 150+ universities across 30+ countries), travel grants  and scholarships to support cost of mobility. 

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ANU Astronomy & Astrophysics

STEM Guest Lecture series comprises masterclasses delivered by leading ANU academic experts and researchers. Each guest lecture focuses on a different discipline area and highlight some of the leading research work being done across the ANU. 

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Our global impact

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  • Student profile

When Dhruv Bhagtani landed in Australia thanks to a prestigious Future Research Talent Award, he knew he’d be doing world-class undergraduate research. What he didn’t expect was the world of opportunity it also opened up.

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  • Analysis and opinion

The world is in deep trouble on climate change, but if we really put our shoulder to the wheel we can turn things around. Loosely, that’s the essence of today’s report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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  • Research story

Why does this shy little migratory bird keep coming back to our capital city?

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Man holds up sensor
  • News

Researchers have developed new technology that could usher in the “next-generation” of thinner, higher-resolution and more energy efficient screens and electronic devices.

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  • Research story

Go behind the mission to get a new mothball-fueled satellite thruster to space.

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  • Student blog

Himani came to ANU from India to pursue a PhD with the Mathematical Sciences Institute, focusing on operator theory.

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