Australian National University

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Canberra, Australia
67th in World University Rankings 2024
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Ignite your intellect and shape your world at The Australian National University (ANU)

The Australian National University (ANU) sits at the heart of Australia’s capital, Canberra, on a beautiful garden campus where people from around the world gather to research and study.

As Australia’s only national university, we have more than 75 years’ worth of connections with government and industry. Studying at ANU gives you the opportunity to connect with world-recognised experts and work on solving tomorrow’s big questions. With our five stars for student-to-staff ratio and small class sizes, you’ll be receiving close attention and mentoring.

At ANU, you can also intern with Australian government departments, non-government organisations and some of Australia’s biggest private employers.

It’s no wonder we produce Australia’s most employable graduates (Times Higher Education Global University Employability Rankings 2023-2024). Our unmissable work-ready opportunities are coupled with a strong commitment to teaching excellence: we have more subjects in the world's Top 20 than any other Australian university.

And at ANU, you have the flexibility to follow your heart and your head. As well as 50 single degrees, we offer 599 flexible double degree combinations that can see you graduate with two qualifications. ANU lets you deepen your specialisation or widen your knowledge base and equips you to enter the workforce ahead of the competition.

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Key Student Statistics

A breakdown of student statistics at Australian National University

  • gender ratio
    Student gender ratio
    52 F : 48 M (1)
  • globe fill
    International student percentage
    48% (1)
  • student per staff
    Students per staff
    15.1 (1)
  • student
    Student total
    17293 (1)

Based on data collected for the (1) World University Rankings 2024

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Subjects Taught at Australian National University

See below for a range of subjects taught at Australian National University


  • General Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Social Sciences=31st

  • Sociology
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Geography
  • Communication and Media Studies


  • Psychology

Physical Sciences55th

  • Chemistry
  • Geology, Environmental, Earth and Marine Sciences
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Mathematics and Statistics

Life Sciences61st

  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Biological Sciences


  • Law

Computer Science79th

  • Computer Science

Arts and Humanities50th

  • Languages, Literature and Linguistics
  • History, Philosophy and Theology
  • Archaeology
  • Art, Performing Art and Design

Business and Economics55th

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Business and Management
  • Accounting and Finance

Clinical and Health101–125th

  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Other Health
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Download in-depth information about Australian National University


International Undergraduate Student Guide.pdf


International Postgraduate Student Guide.pdf