Global learning

As Australia’s most international university, we think it’s important to give you the chance to study overseas. We offer everything from short courses overseas to 12 month exchanges. You’ll return with an awareness of global issues to become a well-rounded graduate. You might just have the experience of a lifetime too.

Exchange program

Take your studies global by spending one or two semesters on exchange and having it count towards your ANU degree. We have over 170 partner universities in 35 countries, so while going on exchange might be a no-brainer, choosing where to go will be more difficult.  For information specific to going on exchange through our colleges please refer to the policy or book an appointment to meet with a Sub-Dean.

Overseas study during semester breaks

If you are wishing to study independently organised courses overseas during the ANU semester break and have credit count towards your ANU degree please refer to the college policy. Please note you will also need to register your travel plans with global programs. If you are wishing to study courses in the semester break that are organised through Global Programs please refer to PRIMO and Summer in Singapore.

Science Global Learning Program

How does reading manuscripts penned in gold by Abraham Lincoln at Yale or camping under the stars in a Mexican botanic garden sound? Immerse yourself in another culture and gain independence with a global learning program. We offer various study programs that send students abroad for a few weeks. Examples include the Vietnam Field School or the Fiji Field School.

IARU Courses

As the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), ANU offers you the opportunity to study at some of the other most prestigious unis in the world. Learn about sustainability at Oxford, the Challenges of global food production at Yale, or health ageing at the University of Copenhagen.

Learn how to get credit for overseas study.

Apply to study at another institution

Virtual exchange

For all those digital natives out there, why not study overseas without actually getting on a plane? Study online with students from around the world through the Virtual Exchange Alliance. The alliance is a collaboration between eight world leading universities offering courses to students from partner universities.

Learn how to take a course at another Australian university or get credit for overseas study.

Apply to study at another institution

Dual & joint science degrees

Double up and double your career prospects. ANU offers various dual and joint degrees so students can study at two world-leading universities, including:

  • Dual PhD with Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Dual-Award PhD Degree Program with Friedrich Schiller University (FSU)
  • Dual-Award PhD Degree Program with Humboldt University (HU)
  • Joint PhD in physics with the National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Dual-Award PhD Degree Program with Peking University (PKU)
  • Dual PhD with the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Dual PhD with the University of Malaya

Email science.hdr.sa@anu.edu.au for more information on our dual and joint degrees.

Travel grants and scholarships

Adventures don’t come cheap, so who wouldn’t love a few thousand dollars in their pocket when they board the plane? ANU offers various travel grants and scholarships for students at international institutions and international conferences. Eligible students can also apply for OS-HELP.