students on ANU campus

International students

Be part of Australia's highest ranked and most international university*. You will learn from some of the world's top researchers and be part of one of the most diverse academic communities in the world.

* QS World University Rankings 2021; QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020; Times Higher Education most international universities in the world 2020

Our students' experience

Providing our students with the best possible experience is one of our core values. Our small-sized classes, high staff to student ratio, highly selective admissions process and world-class facilities make ANU one of the world's best universities to study science. 

How our students rate us

On the most recent QILT survey our postgraduate students rated their student experience way above national and Group of Eight (Go8) averages in all areas.

Load the chart to visualise how ANU performed in each student experience area:

Career outcomes

Sustainability, food supply, clean energy, biotechnology advancements, new materials, and health systems; these are just some of the scientific areas the future of humanity will have to rely upon. A scientific education at ANU will give you the tools and knowledge to make a difference and innovate the world we're living in.

Our research-led education means our graduates join the workforce with the latest knowledge in every scientific field. This coupled with strong industry connections, internship programs and an effective Career Centre, it's no surprise that ANU is ranked among the top Universities in the world for graduate employability (world's 66th in the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings). 

Employability webinars

Learn about current and future employability trends in different science disciplines.


Learn about our internships and how they can boost your future career.

 Career wheel

Spin the Career wheel to explore bachelor degrees suited to your interests.

Advanced standings

You may be eligible to receive credit for previous study. We have various credit arrangements with institutions around the world to ensure international students are recognised for previous study. If your university does not have a credit arrangement with us, you may still be eligible for credit. Visit the course credit page on the main ANU website or email

Admission process and timeline

ANU has a competitive and highly selective admission process, designed to ensure you will be surrounded by students as bright and talented as you are.

There are multiple rounds for each semester intake. Find out key dates for each semester rounds below.

Semester 2, 2021 admission timeline

Round 1

Applications close
31 Aug 2020
Offers released
29 Sep 2020
Acceptance deadline
6 Nov 2020

Round 2

Applications close
15 Feb 2021
Offers released
16 Mar 2021
Acceptance deadline
23 Apr 2021

Round 3

Applications close
15 Apr 2021
Offers released
1 May 2021
Acceptance deadline
1 July 2021

Round 4

Applications close
15 May 2021
Offers released
1 June 2021
Acceptance deadline
1 July 2021

Semester 1, 2022 admission timeline

Applications for semester 1 2022 opened on 10 march 2021. Applications for this intake can be submitted at any time throughout the year and offers will be released monthly. For more information on the application process and key dates please visit the International applications page on the main University website.

Unable to accept you offer before the deadline?

Are you waiting to hear back from a sponsor or a funding body? If you are not able to accept your offer in time, please contact