Welcome to ANU.
You are about to embark on a new and exciting period of your life, where there is much to learn, new people to meet and a new way of life to be experienced.
This page aims to provide you with some of the information and resources you will need to help you settle into life as an ANU student.
Accept your offer & enrol online
If you haven't already, the first step to becoming a new student at ANU is to accept your offer. Then you should step through the enrolling instructions.
Access your ANU email
An email address is created automatically for all new students in the format IDnumber@uds.anu.edu.au. You login to your email using the student ID number and the password sent to you in your welcome email.
All official ANU notices are sent to your student email address, so be sure to check it regularly or set-up email forwarding.
Prepare to arrive
We've got some great tools to help you prepare to be an ANU student.
Cost of living
Do you know how much it will cost to live in Canberra? Start planning your budget now and avoid financial stress later.
Use your student ID number and the password sent to you in your welcome email, to login to WATTLE (Web Access To Teaching & Learning Environments).
Explore these modules:
- Prepare to arrive
- Prepare to study
- Virtual buddies
Learn how things are done at ANU. Check out the Student Engagement & Transition tutorial videos.
Confirm accommodation arrangements
ANU offers a wide variety of student residences, but supply is limited.
The Residential & Campus Communities team can help you with arranging accommodation on or off campus.
Book a meet & greet
ANU offers free 'meet & greet’ services at both the airport 8.30am–8.30pm and the bus station12pm–8.30pm, during semester one and semester two orientation. You must register for this service at least one week before your arrival. Registration will be available from December for Semester 1 orientation and May for Semester 2 orientation.
If you arrive at a time when there is no ‘meet & greet’ service there are other transport options available:
Find out about Orientation week
Orientation week is the week before each semester starts and offers a range of activities to introduce new students to life at ANU. Be sure to join in the fun!
- Participate in workshops
- Learn about course options
- Prepare for academic challenges
- Join clubs and societies
- Meet other students
- Enjoy the dynamic social life
Pick up your student card
Once you arrive on campus you'll be able to collect your student card, which gives you access to the ANU Library, to computer labs, and to other buildings.
If you arrive during orientation week there are special student card collection points and times due to the volume of students. Outside of orientation week student cards can be collected from Student Central.
There are many services and resources to help new students succeed at ANU. A few are listed below, and others can be found on the Student life page.
iANU mobile app
The iANU mobile app allows ANU students to access the Students website, maps, orientation week, WATTLE, video, events, news and more.
Clubs & societies
The ANU Student Association (ANUSA) supports the extracurricular lives of ANU undergraduate students. Why not join a club or society now.
First-year student camp
Have you signed up for your College first-year student camp? Don't miss the opportunity to meet other new students and learn about all the services and support your College offers.
Explore the different types of work and extra-curricular activities available both during and after your studies and also help you look for vacancies and create opportunities for yourself.
The Student Information & Guidance Network (SIGN) Mentoring program is a fun, free program for all students that assigns new students to student mentors who help ease them into their first semester of life at ANU.
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to assist with the cost of studying. We are committed to enabling all students to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. Have you thought about applying for a scholarship?
More than one in four of our students are international citizens. They are integral to helping ANU realise its vision as part of the global community. There are resources and support available for international students to ensure that can fully integrate into ANU.