The Australian National University (ANU) is a world-leading public research institution renowned for small class sizes and exceptional teaching and research. The university's vibrant and talented campus is located in the heart of the nation's capital Canberra, the world's 5th healthiest city to live in (Money.co.uk survey report 2021).
Ranked 1st in Australia and 30th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2023), ANU has more Nobel laureates among its staff and alumni than any other university in the country. It has around 10,000 undergraduate and 11,000 postgraduate students from across Australia and around the world.
Offering a comprehensive portfolio of degree programs, its main campus is on the land of the Australian First Nations Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples and provides a meeting place for an international learning community.
The ANU university experience gives students the knowledge and skills to lay the foundation for successful careers. They work closely with world-leading academics and explore their interests and potential through research, mentoring and hands-on learning in real-world contexts and state-of-the-art facilities.
Experiences and services include scholar communities, clubs and societies, exchange programs and internships that can earn students credit. ANU ranks 1st in Australia for graduate employability (Times Higher Education 2021).
Most students live and study in the residential community in Acton, adjacent to Canberra's central business district. They can walk or ride to their classes, libraries, gyms, swimming pools, supermarkets and cafes on campus, or head into the city to enjoy the shops, restaurants and nightlife.
On campus is a range of services for students, including medical, counselling and disability services, advocacy advice and financial assistance.
A sustainable and global student city, Canberra is vibrant, friendly and easy to get around. The city is home to the Australian Parliament and other significant cultural institutions.