Domestic applicants

Alternative pathways

When applying to ANU, please be aware of alternative pathways and access schemes for which you may be eligible.

For the purposes of admission and enrolment at ANU, domestic applicants are:

  • Australian or New Zealand citizens (or dual citizenship holders of either country)
  • Australian permanent residents
  • Holders of Australian humanitarian visas

The application process varies, depending on the type of program you want to apply for.

Undergraduate programs

Undergraduate programs are typically the first degree taken at university (includes bachelor degrees, diplomas and associate degree programs). School leavers will need to apply for an undergraduate program.

» I want to apply for an undergraduate program

Honours programs

An honours year allows students to develop in depth knowledge in their area of research.  Most disciplines will involve advanced coursework and a significant written component. 

» To apply for an honours program, refer to the honours information from the relevant ANU College.

Graduate coursework

Graduate coursework programs are normally undertaken by someone who has completed an undergraduate degree or obtained significant relevant professional experience (includes graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master and Graduate Studies Select programs).

» I want to apply for a graduate coursework degree

Graduate or Higher Degree Research (HDR)

Graduate research/HDR is a research-focused degree usually undertaken by someone who has completed a previous degree with a significant research component (includes Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and professional doctorates).

» I want to apply for a research/HDR degree

Non-award or single-subject study

Non-award programs involve single subject or multiple subject study that doesn’t lead to a degree or other award.

» I want to apply for a non-award program (PDF, 230KB)

» I want to apply for a cross institutional non-award program (PDF, 251KB)

ANU offers programs and courses in a range of academic areas, allowing students to elect specific courses, or combine degree programs, so that they can study across multiple academic areas. Check the depth of academic choice if you are unsure of the type of program you want to study.

Updated:  11 September 2014/ Responsible Officer:  Registrar/ Page Contact:  DRSS Communications