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The Australian National University

Location Acton Campus, Canberra Australia
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Ranking

# 30

QS World University Rankings
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79

Undergraduate programs
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113

Postgraduate programs
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The Australian National University (ANU) has led the development of Australia’s understanding of itself and the world since 1946. 

Renowned for its exceptional teaching, research and small classes, ANU is the number 1 university in Australia and has the highest number of Nobel laureates among its staff and alumni than any other university in the country. (1)

The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate students from across Australia and around the world a comprehensive portfolio of degrees – including flexible double degrees – and the support of more than 3,000 academic and professional staff. 

ANU research informs students’ learning and is rated above world-standard.(2)
It addresses the important issues of today’s complex world, such as biodiversity, climate change, energy alternatives, food and regional security. Other research areas include combating disease, justice and the law, physics, engineering, humanities and the arts. 

The main campus is in the heart of the national capital, Canberra. A meeting place for First Nations Ngunnawal and Ngambri people for thousands of years, Canberra is a global and diverse city buzzing with year-round festivals and world-class arts, culture and entertainment. Fresh air, mountains, bike paths and the locals’ commitment to sustainability make the capital the world’s 5th healthiest city to live in. (3)

Students will find much to discover at ANU. They will work closely with academics who are experts in their fields – some of whom have written their textbooks – and develop skills through research, mentoring and the unique internships borne out of the university’s relationships with policy makers, industry and partners. 

Many join the 5,000-plus students who choose to live on campus. Each residence has an array of social and pastoral care opportunities to help them settle in and form new friendships and networks. Classes, libraries, gyms and the city’s restaurants and nightlife are just a short walk or ride away. 

Students can take part in the university’s 150 cultural, social and educational clubs, which include a chess society, cooking, dance and debating clubs, a science revue and a sign language collective. If there isn’t a club that suits their interests, they can create their own. 

ANU lays the foundation for successful careers. Its graduates rank the most employable in Australia and #15 in the world.(4)  Among notable ANU alumni are former Australian prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Bob Hawke and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. Lieutenant General David Morrison, the Consul-General in New York, Nick Minchin, and Indonesia’s  former Minister of Finance, Muhamad Chatib Basri, are also graduates of ANU.  

The Australian National University is a member of the Group of Eight – and the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities. 

(1) QS World University Rankings 2022

(2) Excellence in Research for Australia report 2019

(3) Money.co.uk survey report 2021

(4) Times Higher Education: graduate employability rankings 2021


The Australian National University (ANU) has led the development of Australia’s understanding of itself and the world since 1946. 

Renowned for its exceptional teaching, research and small classes, ANU is the number 1 university in Australia and has the highest number of Nobel laureates among its staff and alumni than any other university in the country. (1)

The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate students from across Australia and around the world a comprehensive portfolio of degrees – including flexible double degrees – and the support of more than 3,000 academic and professional staff. 

ANU research informs students’ learning and is rated above world-standard.(2)
It addresses the important issues of today’s complex world, such as biodiversity, climate change, energy alternatives, food and regional security. Other research areas include combating disease, justice and the law, physics, engineering, humanities and the arts. 

The main campus is in the heart of the national capital, Canberra. A meeting place for First Nations Ngunnawal and Ngambri people for thousands of years, Canberra is a global and diverse city buzzing with year-round festivals and world-class arts, culture and entertainment. Fresh air, mountains, bike paths and the locals’ commitment to sustainability make the capital the world’s 5th healthiest city to live in. (3)

Students will find much to discover at ANU. They will work closely with academics who are experts in their fields – some of whom have written their textbooks – and develop skills through research, mentoring and the unique internships borne out of the university’s relationships with policy makers, industry and partners. 

Many join the 5,000-plus students who choose to live on campus. Each residence has an array of social and pastoral care opportunities to help them settle in and form new friendships and networks. Classes, libraries, gyms and the city’s restaurants and nightlife are just a short walk or ride away. 

Students can take part in the university’s 150 cultural, social and educational clubs, which include a chess society, cooking, dance and debating clubs, a science revue and a sign language collective. If there isn’t a club that suits their interests, they can create their own. 

ANU lays the foundation for successful careers. Its graduates rank the most employable in Australia and #15 in the world.(4)  Among notable ANU alumni are former Australian prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Bob Hawke and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. Lieutenant General David Morrison, the Consul-General in New York, Nick Minchin, and Indonesia’s  former Minister of Finance, Muhamad Chatib Basri, are also graduates of ANU.  

The Australian National University is a member of the Group of Eight – and the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities. 

(1) QS World University Rankings 2022

(2) Excellence in Research for Australia report 2019

(3) Money.co.uk survey report 2021

(4) Times Higher Education: graduate employability rankings 2021


Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #24
  • 2014
    #27
  • 2015
    #=25
  • 2016
    #=19
  • 2017
    #22
  • 2018
    #20
  • 2019
    #24
  • 2020
    #29
  • 2021
    #31
  • 2022
    #=27
  • 2023
    #30

Ranking criteria

82.1
Overall
93.6
Academic Reputation
70.1
Employer Reputation
38
Faculty Student Ratio
99.3
Citations per Faculty
100
International Faculty Ratio
96
International Students Ratio
94.6
International Research Network
59.1
Employment Outcomes

Available programs

Undergraduate degrees at the Australian National University (ANU) are informed by cutting-edge research and taught in small classes by leading academics. 

They offer hands-on learning, international exchange and career development opportunities, as well as industry and government internships, and produce Australia’s most employable graduates. 

ANU offers undergraduate single and flexible double degree programs in:

• Asia and Pacific studies

• Biological, physical, environmental and mathematical sciences

• Business and economics

• Engineering and computer science

• Health and medicine

• Law

• Society and culture

• Visual arts and music


Single and double degrees 

Students can choose from 50 single degrees or design their own double degree from 750 possible combinations. Double degrees are an opportunity for them to tailor their studies to fit their strengths, passions and goals and take less time to complete than two single bachelor’s degrees. 

Guaranteed accommodation

All undergraduate students, both international and domestic, are guaranteed a room in campus accommodation. Both catered and self-catered options are available. 


Students’ association

Undergraduate students automatically become a member of the ANU Students’ Association (ANUSA) that supports the university’s clubs and societies and delivers a range of events. 

ANUSA also provides legal advice, advocacy services and supportive welfare programs. Students can choose to run for office in the ANUSA elections. 

The Australian National University’s postgraduate degrees give students a competitive edge in the global job market. They equip them with the skills and knowledge to specialise in their field, upskill or even change their career. 

ANU offers postgraduate-level programs in:

• Asia and Pacific studies

• Biological, physical, environmental and mathematical sciences

• Business and economics

• Engineering and computer science

• Health and medicine

• Law

• Society and culture

• Visual arts and music


Short courses

ANU offers a range of short courses (graduate certificates) that students can complete in six months. After finishing their short course, they can progress to a graduate diploma and then a master’s degree. 


ANU postgraduate students: 

• work in small classes alongside academics who are specialists in their fields

• increase their earning potential after graduation

• have the choice to study full-time or part-time, with a mix of face-to-face, online and intensive learning delivery options, which enable them fit study around personal and work commitments. 


Guaranteed accommodation

ANU guarantees international postgraduate students a room in campus accommodation. Both catered and self-catered options are available. Accommodation is also available to other students. 


Students’ association

Postgraduate students automatically become a member of the Postgraduate Students’ Association (PARSA) that delivers a range of community events and services. PARSA also provides legal advice and advocacy services and supportive welfare programs. 


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