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Graduate Certificate of Science

Study Science at ANU

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for the Graduate Certificate of Science as part of the Australian Government’s Job-ready Graduates Package.

Explore the endless possibilities of astronomy and astrophysics, biology, culture, health & medicine, earth & marine science, environmental science, mathematics, medicial science, neuroscience, population health and science communication (just to name a few). Whichever subject areas you choose to focus on in your Graduate Certificate of Science, you will gain transferrable skills in critical thinking, analysis, investigation and evidenced-based decision-making.

The program can also provide an entry pathway to other postgraduate coursework programs, such as Master degrees. This program is suitable of students who have completed tertiary studies in a discipline relevant to science.

This program is only open to Domestic students. 

*This Graduate Certificate can be completed with a combination of online and in-person courses. Some of the in-person courses have been adapted for remote delivery.

Webinar: Graduate Certificate of Science

Discover our most flexible pathway program that enables students to study in more than 30 science-based Master’s programs across the university.

Date & time:5–6pm 17 Jun 2021
Speakers:Professor John Urbas, Associate Professor Brian Billups

What you'll learn

  • Analyse, evaluate and transform information to complete a range of activities related to particular science disciplines;
  • Analyse, generate and communicate solutions to complex problems in science;
  • Communicate knowledge, skills and ideas to others; and
  • Exercise personal, professional and social responsibility as a global citizen.

What it's like to study Science

ANU Science's Virtual Tour

Navigate ANU science places, classrooms, laboratories and more through our interactive virtual tour.

 Virtual tour

Explore ANU science places, classrooms, laboratories and more through our interactive virtual tour.

Science careers

Our graduates are ranked number one in Australia for graduate employability.

With a Graduate Certificate of Science, you could become a scientist working for industry or government or a technician working in a laboratory or in the field

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate of Science with a GPA of 5.00/7.00 or above may be eligible to apply for admission to a Master degree offered by the College of Science or the College of Health and Medicine at the Australian National University. Courses successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate of Science may be credited towards a Master degree, where eligible.

The Australian National University has been ranked as the top university for graduate employability in Australia in the Global University Employability Ranking 2020. As a student at ANU, you gain access to the ANU CareerHub – an online career development and employability tool that includes a jobs board and careers resources. You also have access to drop-in chats with a career consultant and to attend our career fairs to meet potential employers.

Fees & scholarships

Tuition fees: Tuition fees

Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.

Scholarships: Scholarships

ANU offers many scholarships both to overcome disadvantage and to recognise academic merit.

Graduate Certificate enquiries

For more information on our Graduate Certificates, please contact us by using the form below or via email to science.enquiries@anu.edu.au

Please note that by submitting this enquiry you are agreeing to receive information from ANU about events and activities related to studying here. For more details about how we handle personal information, please view our privacy policy.

How to apply

Available intakes and application deadlines

Winter session (1 July 2021 start)
  • Application deadline: 15 June 2021
  • Application method: online on the UAC website
  • Notes: allows enrolment in Winter Session courses. There are a limited number of courses on offer in Winter Session which can be undertaken in the Graduate Certificate of Science.
Semester 2 (26 July 2021 start)
  • Application deadline: 30 June 2021
  • Application method: online on the UAC website
  • Notes: the Graduate Certificate of Science can be completed full-time in the second half of 2021.
Notes to all applicants

Applicants should note that to undertake postgraduate study in many Science disciplines, background knowledge relevant to the discipline of interest is required. This could impact your ability to undertake the Graduate Certificate full-time in the second half of 2021 and require the remaining courses to be completed in 2022. Please visit the Programs and Courses website for details and contact science.enquiries@anu.edu.au for further information.

Entry requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.

Find detailed information on admission requirements for the Graduate Certificate of Science on the handbook website.

Gather supporting documents

If you graduated from an Australian university, UAC will be able to access your results in most cases. However, you may be asked to provide transcripts or other documentation, so it is a good idea to prepare your records just in case.

You can still apply before you complete your bachelor degree if you are in your final year, and you must advise UAC in your application. You may need to provide a copy of your academic transcript directly to UAC as soon as you complete your degree. UAC will provide instructions during the application process.

Submit an application

Start your application on the Universities Admissions Centre website.

Receive an offer

All offers are made through UAC and are released on a rolling basis. You can access your offers and correspondence by logging into your UAC account.

Accept your offer

Once you receive an offer it is very important that you accept it to ensure your place at ANU is reserved.

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