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. We hope to see you soon!
The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science welcomes the brightest minds from across the world. We are proud to create a rich and diverse community of the next generation of engineers and computer scientists.
You can check the specific entry requirements for your degree on Programs and Courses.
Your current GPA will be converted to an ANU GPA scale of 7.0, taking into account a wide range of factors. This includes your home university ranking, grading system, geographical region, etc. Learn more about the assessment process of your application.
English language requirements
All applicants will also need to meet our University's English language requirements.
You can meet these based on prior study, citizenship status, or through an English language test.
Partnerships and advanced standing
We partner with a variety of international institutions. Our College welcomes students with advanced standing (or 'credit transfer) into select engineering and computer science programs at ANU.
For more detail on these arrangements, see Advanced standing.
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, please get in touch with the international office at your university or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an ANU partner university application form. Please note, you are not required to apply using our online portal if you wish to be assessed for credits under a partnership agreement.
ANU admits students twice a year: in Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July).
There are up to three application rounds for each semester intake. Apply in the first round, and you have three opportunities to be assessed and accepted, giving you the best chance of being offered a place at ANU.
You can only apply for one program, although you can change your preference during the application process.
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.
- Apply to ANU - international students (includes the latest dates for each round)
- Student visa requirements
Find an agent
ANU has official agents in over 50 countries around the world.
An international education agent can help you with all aspects of your application to ANU – from answering your questions and helping you select the right program, to submitting and processing your application.
For more information and to find an official agent near you, visit: Contacts
Meet our students
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.
- Applicants for Semester 1 2021 will be considered for the new ANU Chancellor's International Scholarships.
- International undergraduate students may be eligible for our Undergraduate Merit Scholarship or International University Partnerships Award.
- International postgraduate students may be eligible for our Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship or Postgraduate Merit Scholarship.
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
Future Research Talent awards
Students from India or Indonesia who will undertake a research project at ANU may be eligible to apply for a Future Research Talent (FRT) award.
These are jointly offered by ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU College of Science, and ANU College of Health and Medicine.
ANU Shanghai Study Hub
The Australian National University has launched its first offshore student study hub in Shanghai, China, to support the University’s China-based students as they commence or continue remote learning. It is located in Australia House and hosted in partnership with the Australian Chamber of Commerce Shanghai.
The Study Hub consists of a dedicated, staffed student ‘drop-in’ study space to facilitate collaborative study and provide quiet learning spaces. In addition, the Study Hub will host a regular program of events, workshops and activities, which will be free of charge and open to all current ANU students.
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
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 & Computer Science 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
Did you know?
We guarantee accommodation to first-year international undergraduates, who are starting full-time study at ANU
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.
More information: visitcanberra.com.au
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