Graduate Diploma of International Affairs

Australian National University (ANU)

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

The Graduate Diploma of International Affairs is designed to equip students with the skills required for understanding emerging issues in international, political and strategic affairs. Students will learn how to critically analyse international affairs and foreign policies through a diverse range of disciplines and explore how issues such as globalisation, development, democratisation, terrorism, human security, war and conflict drive political developments in the Asia Pacific region and around the world. This flexible, 1-year (full-time) postgraduate qualification will allow students to advance their career in a wide range of professions such as: diplomacy, foreign affairs, defence, international security, government, journalism, and international business.


  • International affairs
  • Anthropology
  • Diplomacy
  • International relations
  • Strategic studies

Standard entry requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7.

Study pathways

The program provides a pathway for entry into ANU Masters programs in Diplomacy, International Relations or Strategic Studies and can be used as an exit qualification for students who are unable to complete their Masters degree but have completed the requisite 48 units of credit toward their postgraduate program.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $32,840
International: $46,910
  • Full-time : 1 year

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