Information for international students
Learn more about our programs, how to apply, and the international student experience at ANU
ANU attracts students and scholars from across the world
The Australian National University (ANU) is coming to a city near you. Don’t miss out. This is a rare opportunity to discover what it’s like to live and study in Australia’s vibrant capital city, Canberra. Engage in a friendly conversation with our international student adviser and ask questions on program and courses, research facilities, scholarships, clubs and societies, job opportunities.
If you’re considering studying Engineering, Computing or Cybernetics in Australia, discover one of the world’s top universities. ANU – your place to learn, grow and belong.
Ready to apply?
Applications are open now to commence studies in 2024. Learn more about how to apply and entry requirements here.
You can check the specific entry requirements for your degree on Programs and Courses.
Your current GPA will be converted to an ANU GPA scale of 7.0, taking into account a wide range of factors. This includes your home university ranking, grading system, geographical region, etc. Learn more about the assessment process of your application.
English language requirements
All applicants will also need to meet our University's English language requirements.
You can meet these based on prior study, citizenship status, or through an English language test.
Partnerships and advanced standing
We partner with a variety of international institutions. Our College welcomes students with advanced standing (or 'credit transfer') into select engineering and computer science programs at ANU.
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How to apply
As an international student, you can apply directly to the ANU or use one of our official international agents located around the world.
ANU admits students twice a year: in Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July).
You can apply at any time throughout the year. Most applications submitted before the 15th day of each month will be considered for an offer on the 1st day of the following month. You will have two months to accept your offer from ANU.
You can only apply for one program, although you can change your preference during the application process. The change of preference can be done between the 9th and 15th day of each month.
You need to meet the pre-requisite, cognate, and English language requirements for your program by the application deadline for the round, as we will not issue any conditional offers.
You will be ranked against other candidates applying for the same program and places are limited. Learn more about the ANU assessment process
Find an agent
ANU has official agents in over 50 countries around the world.
An international education agent can help you with all aspects of your application to ANU – from answering your questions and helping you select the right program, to submitting and processing your application.
For more information, please visit our education agent page.
Meet our students
ANU scholarships range from large awards that will help cover your tuition fees, to smaller stipends that are designed to simply take the sting out of paying for your accommodation or text books. We have a wide range of scholarships available.
Applicants for year 2023 will be considered for the prestigious ANU Chancellor's International Scholarships.
There is no separate application process for scholarships at ANU. International applicants are automatically considered based on the eligibility criteria.
To browse all awards for international students in engineering and computer science, see: ANU find a scholarship.
Future Research Talent awards
Students from India or Indonesia who will undertake a research project at ANU may be eligible to apply for a Future Research Talent (FRT) award.
These are jointly offered by ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics, ANU College of Science, and ANU College of Health and Medicine.
International students are required to pay tuition fees, and the services and amenities fee. Indicative costs by program or tuition fees for individual courses, are available on the relevant Programs and Courses entry.
The amount you have to pay is based on the courses you enrol in. Each course has a set fee, so you will be invoiced for each the courses you enrol in each semester or session.
In addition to accommodation costs, you will also have other costs to consider when moving out of home to study at university. It's a good idea to make a list of your expenses, and draw up a budget. Allow about $400 AUD per week to cover food, accommodation, transport, electricity, internet, telephone bills, and entertainment.
More information: Cost of living
The ANU community will support you to settle in your life in Australia. You can speak to our ANU Careers Centre to explore ideas to take your career to the next level, get academic writing help from the Academic Skills and Learning Centre, or simply chat with your program convener about your study materials.
The ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics also has affiliations with clubs and societies such as the ANU Engineering Students Association, Computer Science Students Association, Fifty50, Robogals, and Engineers without Borders.
If you're new to the ANU, we recommend the Set4ANU mentorship program. You will be paired with a current student who will help you settle in Canberra.
ANU gives you more opportunities to live on campus than any other Australian university, so you can make the most of your time here. You may join nearly 6,000 students from around the world on our campus, or rent an apartment or house privately.
On-campus accommodation: ANU student residences
Did you know?
We guarantee accommodation to first-year international undergraduates, who are starting full-time study at ANU
Life in Canberra
Canberra has a strong sense of community, in a city of around 450,000 people. More than 25 percent of our residents are born overseas, and 25 percent of Canberra's population are students (Study Canberra).
Canberra experiences four distinct seasons. It's also close to Australia's alpine and coastal regions.
Be entertained by events, cultural institutions, museums, art galleries, and lively nightlife.
More information: visitcanberra.com.au
Experience the College
Hear what it's like to study at the College in our student profiles.
Reimagine where your education can take you with our alumni stories
Explore the work of our academics and students in our research areas