The Australian National University (ANU)

Graduate Diploma of International Affairs

The Australian National University (ANU)

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

The Graduate Diploma of International Affairs (GDIA) is a flexible 1-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) postgraduate qualification designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required for understanding emerging issues in international, political and strategic affairs, both globally and in Asia and the Pacific.Through a wide range of Master degree course choices, students will learn how to critically analyse international affairs and foreign and defence policies. The GDIA will engage students in 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.


The Graduate Diploma of International Affairs requires the completion of 48 units


  • International affairs

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: $34,490
International: $49,330
  • Full-time : 1 year

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