Information for international students

Learn more about our programs, how to apply, and the international student experience at ANU



ANU attracts students and scholars from across the world

The Australian National University (ANU) is coming to a city near you. Don’t miss out. This is a rare opportunity to discover what it’s like to live and study in Australia’s vibrant capital city, Canberra. Engage in a friendly conversation with our international student adviser and ask questions on program and courses, research facilities, scholarships, clubs and societies, job opportunities.

If you’re considering studying Engineering, Computing or Cybernetics in Australia, discover one of the world’s top universities. ANU – your place to learn, grow and belong.

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Applications are open now to commence studies in 2024. Learn more about how to apply and entry requirements here


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How to apply

As an international student, you can apply directly to the ANU or use one of our official international agents located around the world. 

If you are a student from one of our partner universities, email  to verify the best way to apply to ANU and be assessed for credits.  

ANU admits students twice a year: in Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July). 

You can apply at any time throughout the year. Most applications submitted before the 15th day of each month will be considered for an offer on the 1st day of the following month. You will have two months to accept your offer from ANU.  

You can only apply for one program, although you can change your preference during the application process. The change of preference can be done between the 9th and 15th day of each month.  

You need to meet the pre-requisite, cognate, and English language requirements for your program by the application deadline for the round, as we will not issue any conditional offers. 

You will be ranked against other candidates applying for the same program and places are limited. Learn more about the ANU assessment process

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ANU scholarships range from large awards that will help cover your tuition fees, to smaller stipends that are designed to simply take the sting out of paying for your accommodation or text books. We have a wide range of scholarships available. 

There is no separate application process for scholarships at ANU. International applicants are automatically considered based on the eligibility criteria. 

To browse all awards for international students in engineering and computer science, see:  ANU find a scholarship.


International students are required to pay tuition fees, and the services and amenities fee. Indicative costs by program or tuition fees for individual courses, are available on the relevant Programs and Courses entry. 

The amount you have to pay is based on the courses you enrol in. Each course has a set fee, so you will be invoiced for each the courses you enrol in each semester or session.

In addition to accommodation costs, you will also have other costs to consider when moving out of home to study at university. It's a good idea to make a list of your expenses, and draw up a budget. Allow about $400 AUD per week to cover food, accommodation, transport, electricity, internet, telephone bills, and entertainment.

More information: Cost of living


Aerial view of the ANU campus

Support services

The ANU community will support you to settle in your life in Australia. You can speak to our ANU Careers Centre to explore ideas to take your career to the next level, get academic writing help from the Academic Skills and Learning Centre, or simply chat with your program convener about your study materials.

The ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics also has affiliations with clubs and societies such as the ANU Engineering Students Association, Computer Science Students Association, Fifty50, Robogals, and Engineers without Borders.

If you're new to the ANU, we recommend the Set4ANU mentorship program. You will be paired with a current student who will help you settle in Canberra.



ANU gives you more opportunities to live on campus than any other Australian university, so you can make the most of your time here. You may join nearly 6,000 students from around the world on our campus, or rent an apartment or house privately.

On-campus accommodation: ANU student residences

Rent privately: You can start your search online, on sites such as,,


Life in Canberra

Canberra has a strong sense of community, in a city of around 450,000 people. More than 25 percent of our residents are born overseas, and 25 percent of Canberra's population are students (Study Canberra).

Canberra experiences four distinct seasons. It's also close to Australia's alpine and coastal regions. 

Be entertained by events, cultural institutions, museums, art galleries, and lively nightlife.

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Experience the College

Hear what it's like to study at the College in our student profiles.

Reimagine where your education can take you with our alumni stories

Explore the work of our academics and students in our research areas

Stay up to date with our latest news, and attend an upcoming event to get involved


Got a question?

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  • Book an appointment with our friendly student adviser and ask questions related to your application, accommodation or life on campus.
  • Stay up to date by following us on social media at @anucecc. 

If you are a current student at ANU, please email or call 02 6125 4450. 


Updated:  10 August 2021/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing