Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

The rise of Asia has created unprecedented demand for graduates with cross-cultural awareness and an in-depth understanding of this dynamic region. The Bachelor of Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that allows students to choose their focus area from a diverse range of fields depending on their interests. Explore the societies, politics, histories, religions, and contemporary cultures of Asia and the Pacific and develop a language skill, with courses available in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese, among others. Take the first step in a global career and gain practical international experience through in-country study and internship opportunities. Become a regional expert with a single degree or combine an Asian studies program with almost any other degree from ANU, such as law, commerce, economics or international security studies. Graduates from this degree are highly sought-after in the global workforce and go on to work to in areas such as foreign affairs, trade, international business, diplomacy, tourism, journalism, development and other international professions.


  • This course can be taken as part of a flexible double degree which allows students to combine two Bachelor degrees of their choice. They can build their own combination to suit both a career path and a personal passion with combinations such as Law, Commerce and International Security Studies. This course can also be can be taken as part of a Flexible Vertical Double Degree stream, it allows students to combine the undergraduate degree with a master's degree of their choice to specialise in an area of study (Archaeological Science
  • Asian & Pacific Studies
  • Culture, Health & Medicine
  • Demography
  • Diplomacy
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Environment
  • General & Applied Linguistics
  • International Management
  • International Relations
  • Innovation & Professional Practice
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Public Health
  • Strategic Studies
  • Translation).


  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Archaeology
  • Asian and Pacific Culture
  • Media and Gender
  • Asian History
  • Asian and Pacific Linguistics
  • Asia-Pacific International Relations
  • Asia-Pacific Politics
  • Asia-Pacific Security Studies
  • Chinese Language
  • Chinese Studies
  • French Language and Culture
  • Hindi Language
  • India Studies
  • Indonesian Language
  • Indonesian Studies
  • Japanese Language
  • Japanese Linguistics
  • Japanese Studies
  • Korean Language
  • Korean Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Northeast Asian Studies
  • Pacific Studies
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Sanskrit Language
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Spanish
  • Thai Language
  • Vietnamese Language
  • War Studies

Standard entry requirements

  • An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent
  • OR A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent
  • OR At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent
  • OR An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken


State and Federal Government educational authorities

Study pathways

Credit will be granted for equivalent studies as appropriate at other universities or equivalent institutions. The College has flexible credit arrangements and up to 1/3 of the program (the elective sequence) may be granted as credit for prior tertiary studies.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra International: $125,340
  • ATAR: 80
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

This course can be taken as part of a flexible double degree which allows students to combine two Bachelor degrees of their choice. Students can build their own combination to suit both a career path and a personal passion with other degrees such as Law, Commerce and Security Studies. They may be eligible for bonus points towards their ATAR for this program.

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