Global challenges attract students

Global challenges attract students
Global challenges attract students

Demand for places at The Australian National University (ANU) has increased by almost 16 per cent on the same time last year, with offers made to more than 3,775 new domestic undergraduate students for 2016 so far.

ANU attracted high quality applications from across the nation, making 25 per cent more offers to interstate school leavers than last year.

“We are very pleased that we attract such great students to Canberra from across Australia and offer the most outstanding Canberra students a very good reason to stay in town,” said acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Margaret Harding.

“We’re proud of the unique education we are able to offer, where our students learn from the people who do the research that shapes our world, who write the text books and who influence national and global debates.”

Growth areas included cybersecurity-focussed degrees such as the Bachelor of International Security Studies which increased by 156 per cent and the Bachelor of Advanced Computing which grew by 80 per cent.

Demand for Flexible Double Degrees is up 24 per cent compared to last year and 35 per cent over the last two years with 1,596 offers made.

ANU offers Flexible Double Degrees in Law, Engineering or Advanced Computing, and Arts, Social Sciences, Business and Science.

The University made 1,125 domestic undergraduate offers in the main round in addition to 2,650 offers in the early rounds.

To date 855 Canberra school leavers have been offered places at ANU for 2016.

Applicants have until midnight Wednesday 27 January to change preferences or apply to study at ANU. ANU will offer additional places in the next UAC round on Tuesday 2 February.

Originally published at the ANU Newsroom

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