Diploma of Liberal Studies

Australian National University (ANU)

The ANU Diploma of Liberal Studies is a pathway into the Bachelor of Arts. The Diploma program is delivered by ANU College and provides a supportive study environment to prepare students for entry into Bachelor-level study. The aim of the Diploma of Liberal Studies is to provide an opportunity for high quality and aspiring students to access ANU and to succeed in degree programs on completion. Students aspiring to join the Bachelor of Arts but who do not meet the ANU admission requirements, may use this program as an alternative pathway to the ANU.

Course Fee:

International: $42,432

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; ATAR of 70


48 units from completion of compulsory courses.

Subjects you can Study:

Professional Communication; Introduction to Social Psychology; Introduction to International Relations; Logic and Critical Thinking; Terror to Terrorism; Close Encounters; Digital Culture; plus more

Study Pathways:

Students completing the Diploma with no more than one fail or incomplete grade and with a GPA of at least 5.0 out of 7.0 will receive 48 units of credit status when they progress into the Bachelor of Arts. Students typically enroll in the most common majors and minors within the Bachelor of Arts. The transition from the Diploma to the Bachelor will allow students to complete their Bachelor of Arts after only two additional years of study for the following majors: Anthropology; Criminology; Development Studies; English; History; International Relations; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Anthropologist, Social Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra 71.05 Yes Part time 2 years
Canberra 71.05 Yes Full time 1 year
ANU was set up in 1946 as the national research institution by the Australian Parliament to enhance the economic, social cultural and intellectual development of the nation. Part of the Group of Eight, ANU is recognised as one of Australia's leading universities for education and is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities.

Students at ANU engage with leading minds and learn from world-class researchers, with six Nobel Prize winners and two Australian prime ministers among its staff and Alumni. With over 170 partner universities across 37 countries, students have the opportunity to make global connections by going on an exchange, undertaking an internship or participating in fieldwork.

ANU has a mix of undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, many of whom live in University residences. International students come mainly from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA, with significant numbers also coming from Europe, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand.

The campus is located in the centre of the nation's capital, Canberra. Canberra is a university city and home to many national institutions. Offering a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the city has a high concentration of national museums and galleries, as well as cafes and restaurants. For the active, the capital is etched with bike paths and walking trails, and is surrounded by stunning Australian landscape. Facilities on campus include a wide range of student accommodation, modern laboratories and teaching facilities, five main libraries, medical services, sporting fields, gym, food vans and cafes.

The University provides specialised services to assist students, including a tailored orientation program, Counselling and Health Service, Academic Skills and Learning Centre, Disability Services and the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre. There are also many student clubs and societies for a diverse range of sporting, social and other interests.

Provider CRICOS: 00120C

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