Built on Ngunnawal and Ngambri land in the heart of Canberra, The Australian National University (ANU) has been a knowledge-sharing place for two millennia.

Our academics’ transformational research has lasting impacts. It informs the content of our degrees, influences Australian public policy and solves some of our region’s greatest challenges.

ANU students come from over 100 countries, creating a unique melting pot of diverse perspectives and life experiences.2 Build your knowledge and skills through small classes taught by renowned experts, groundbreaking research, mentoring, networking and hands-on internship experiences.

After completing your degree, you will join Australia’s most employable graduates and the international network of influential ANU alumni.3

Our city

Canberra is a vibrant student city offering a perfect blend of urban energy, stunning nature and a sustainable focus.

Home to decision-makers, talented professionals and world-class cultural institutions – as well as the Australian Government – it’s the third smartest city in the world and filled with opportunity.5

Enjoy fantastic festivals – from the Canberra Comedy Festival in spring, Wine Machine and National Folk festivals in autumn to the famous Spilt Milk music festival in summer – and stunning nature reserves, bike paths, gardens and four distinct seasons.

Just two hours from the Snowy Mountains ski resorts, Canberra is the perfect place to study. And getting around the city is easy. Commute via tram, bus, car or bicycle. Whatever you need, you can find it in the CBD, just a few minutes’ walk from the ANU campus.

Teaching and learning

At ANU, you can dig deeper, ask the hard questions and try new approaches to solving today's big problems.

Our small classes, led by enthusiastic experts, ensure exceptional learning. Cutting-edge research and facilities also fuel your studies, preparing you for global leadership.6

Imagine working in a recording studio, arguing a case in a contemporary courtroom, looking through the SkyMapper survey telescope or coding Gadi, the Southern Hemisphere’s fastest supercomputer.

Transformational research

Through research, ANU tackles global challenges such as food security, energy alternatives, health policy and biodiversity. Our dynamic learning environment integrates research theory with hands-on experience. You can contribute to real-world advancements through research alongside leading academics and internships with government and industry.

Vibrant student life and accommodation guarantee

Beyond academics, ANU offers a vibrant student life. Connect with a global community through 200+ clubs, intercollegiate sports or cultural events. Live on campus for easy access to everything – we guarantee you a room in student accommodation.

Career preparation

Prepare for a successful career with our personalised support. The ANU career service helps you with resumes, interviews and finding internships. Many degree programs offer work-integrated learning, letting you gain experience and build networks while you study.

#1 in 13 academic disciplines in Australia (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023)
#4 in Australia and #34 in the world (World’s Top Universities, QS World University Rankings 2024)
Only Australian university in the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)
95 per cent of research rated above or well above world standard (Excellence in Research for Australia report, 2018-19)
#1 university in Australia for international outlook (THE World University Rankings 2024)
6 #1 most employable graduates (THE Global University Employability Rankings 2023–24)
#1 most sustainable city in Australia (The World’s Most Sustainable Cities 2021)
#3 smartest city in the world (IMD Smart City Index 2024)
5 stars for student-staff ratio and staff qualifications (Good Universities Guide 2024)

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