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Australian National University

4.5 out of 5 (11 ratings / 6 reviews) Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
ANU Global Engagement’s responsibility is to make the work of ANU accessible to our communities. Our work showcases the University’s intellectual leadership, brings to our communities the transformational experience ANU provides, helps achieve our unique national role and reflects ANU values.

Bachelor's programmes

Medicine & Health (5)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Law (2)



ANU is Australia's national university and has a unique history among Australian universities. 

From late 1944 to 1945, discussions between intellectuals and administrators, including H C 'Nugget' Coombs, Alfred Conlon, and Roy Douglas 'Pansy' Wright set the scene for the establishment of a National University.


Our students and teachers come from all over the world. So, it doesn’t matter where you’re from or what you’re into, at ANU you’ll find a supportive community where you can connect and feel at home.

Do a straight degree or tailor your studies to fit your strengths, passions and life goals. Whether you’re a school leaver, international student, lifelong learner, or in business, at ANU you will get the most out of your studies.


Learn about our research expertise, research study programs, industry partnerships and state-of-the-art research facilities.

Priority areas of research:

  • Humanities
  • Indigenous studies
  • Social sciences
  • Social structures & processes
  • The arts
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate change
  • Earth & environmental sciences
  • Energy alternatives
  • Resource & environmental management


An ANU experience is about learning inside and outside the classroom, with opportunities to choose an international learning experience, develop leadership capabilities, contribute to the community and prepare for your future careers.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
29 -5
24 -4
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
50 -1
49 -1
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
69 -3
66 3
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
76 -7
69 28
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Student services

Quiet, private offices are available to ANU staff and other researchers working in Northern Australia. They are equipped with internet connection, telephone, quality furnishings and managed desktop computers with IT support are optional.  Fees are based on services provided and affiliation with a University or research organisations. ANU users are eligible for a subsidised rate.

Housing services

ANU offers a broad range of accommodation choices for students, within a diverse and vibrant community.

  • Bruce Hall is proud to have been the first undergraduate residence built at The Australian National University in 1961. The Packard wing was built later to serve the needs of the ANU postgraduate community.
  • Burgmann College blends the best of collegiate values in a contemporary way and is located in a splendid bush and parkland setting on campus.
  • The Postgraduate Village at Burgmann College was completed in 2004 and features some of the most modern and comfortable accommodation on campus. It accommodates 120 self-catered places for postgraduate and Honours students in a village street...

Library services

The Chifley, Hancock and Law Library branches offer a range of group study rooms for ANU students and staff to book. There are a variety of room sizes available, and each offers a variety of AV equipment.

Medical services

At ANU, we recognise that a healthy university supports student success. Here you will find a number of initiatives, programs and resources that will support your physical, social, spiritual and mental health to help you to maintain a healthy lifestyle during your studies.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Acton campus
  • Kioloa Coastal campus
  • Mount Stromlo Observatory
  • North Australian Research Unit campus
  • Siding Spring Observatory

Sports facilities

The objectives of the ANU Sport are to promote and provide a diverse and exciting range of professionally-provided, affordable sporting and physical recreation participation opportunities for all of our members. To enhance your university experience by offering health, fitness and leisure activities to make your time at the ANU a whole lot more energetic, invigorating and enjoyable. Essential to this purpose, we encourage and assist in the formation among members of sporting and physical recreation clubs, and to support and co-ordinate the activities of clubs, so they can provide exceptional experiences for their members, both on and off the competition arena!

Student clubs

ANU Students’ Association is a student-run organisation at ANU, with three aims: wins for students, a vibrant campus life and a fair go for all.They run and organise social events, employ 3 Student Assistance Officers, and advocate for students’ interests to the university and governments. We also run the Brian Kenyon Student Space in Union Court, as well as a bunch of other services that will help you during your time at uni.

Student Reviews

Aspiring for academic excellence
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Motivated to Start, Thankful to study what I'm passionate about

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It’s really good and keeps me on track and helps me a lot

Academic freedom is empowering
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love the academic freedom my ANU professors have given me. This encouraged me to do a PhD.

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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