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. We hope to see you soon!

The ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics welcomes the brightest minds from across the world. We are proud to create a rich and diverse community of the next generation of engineers and computer scientists.

Entry information

ANU students

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.

If you are a student from one of our partner universities, visit the Advanced Standing page to verify the best way to apply to ANU and be assessed for credits. In case the agreement with your institution requires a Partner University Application Form, contact the international office at your university or email

ANU admits students twice a year: in Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July).

There are monthly application rounds for each semester intake. The earlier you apply, the more opportunities you have to be assessed and accepted, giving you the best chance of being offered a place at ANU.

You can only apply for one program, although you can change your preference during the application process.

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.

More information:


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.

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


ANU Shanghai Study Hub

ANU Shanghai Study Hub

The Australian National University has launched its first offshore student study hub in Shanghai, China, to support the University’s China-based students as they commence or continue remote learning. It is located in Australia House and hosted in partnership with the Australian Chamber of Commerce Shanghai. 

The Study Hub consists of a dedicated, staffed student ‘drop-in’ study space to facilitate collaborative study and provide quiet learning spaces. In addition, the Study Hub will host a regular program of events, workshops and activities, which will be free of charge and open to all current ANU students. 

Find out more about the ANU Shaghai Study Hub


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


Aerial view of the ANU campus

Support services

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

Rent privately: You can start your search online, on sites such as,,


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:


life in CECS

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

Stay up to date with our latest news, and attend an upcoming event to get involved


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Updated:  10 August 2021/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing