Why choose ANU

ANU is one of the world’s leading universities, recognised internationally for its cutting-edge research and excellence in teaching. As the national university, ANU is committed to advancing the nation and educating tomorrow’s leaders.

World-leading minds are just down the corridor

As a relatively small university with so many world-class academics, ANU students are often taught by the people who do the research. » read more

Learning beyond the classroom

ANU offers high-achieving students unique opportunities to extend their academic experience beyond the classroom. There are programs that take students around Australia and the world as part of their studies. » read more

Future students

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Depth of academic choice

Whether you already know what your academic passion is, or are yet to find out, ANU offers a depth of choice to help you find your speciality. Programs are broadly grouped around academic disciplines. » read more

Our intellectual environment

As you walk around campus you will walk past leading researchers, outstanding musicians, breakthrough scientists, Indigenous artists, mathematical geniuses, future politicians, novelists, filmmakers, lawmakers and more – and these are just the students. » read more

Sought after graduates

Receiving an ANU award represents a significant achievement and is held in high regard the world over. In addition to individual results, ANU graduates will have demonstrated attributes and characteristics desired by employers and universities. » read more

The green campus

The main ANU campus is located on 145 hectares of beautifully maintained parklands in the centre of Australia’s capital, Canberra. Facilities include modern laboratories and lecture theatres, on-campus accommodation in a range of residential styles, 2.5 million volumes in five library locations on campus and in the Repository at Hume plus access to a wealth of e-resources. » read more

A supportive community

There are a large number of academic and personal services available to help students make the most of their time at ANU. » read more


Updated:  6 August 2014/ Responsible Officer:  Registrar/ Page Contact:  DRSS Communications