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Domestic Undergraduate Applicants

The way domestic undergraduate students apply to ANU is changing. This new approach will be first in the nation, bringing ANU to the cutting edge in admission processes. The new admissions model will make it easier for students to choose Australia’s national university.

1. Check you're eligible to submit an application through the ANU Admissions, Scholarships and Accommodation (ASA) portal.

If you meet all of the following criteria, you should complete an ASA application:

  • You are a domestic student for the purposes of admission. This includes:
    • Australian citizens;
    • New Zealand citizens;
    • holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa; and,
    • Permanent residents of Australia.
  • You're due to complete Australian Year 12 studies in 2019 or an International Baccalaureate Diploma in November 2019.
  • Your Australian Year 12 studies or International Baccalaureate Diploma will be completed in Australia.
  • You'll be applying for an undergraduate program that starts in 2020.

If you don't meet all the criteria above, don't worry. Learn more about the application options that may apply to you on the ANU website or by contacting Domestic Admissions.

2. Consider which ANU programs are best for you

Discover the degrees ANU offers in the Programs and Courses section of our website. Programs and Courses contains details on ANU admissions requirements including minimum selection rank, prerequisites and study options such as majors and minors.

Some programs have additional entry requirements, such as prerequisite courses or portfolio submission, and you'll need to meet these on top of any selection rank to receive an offer.

Know what you need to achieve to be considered for the ANU program of your choice.

3. Check that you meet the co-curricular or service requirement

All domestic school leavers are required to meet the ANU co-curricular or service requirement. You'll need to gather documents to show the activities you participated in outside of the classroom over the last two years. These might be your school reports for school-based activities or certificates for community activities. 

Check if you've reached the co-curricular or service requirement using our co-curricular or service calculator.

4. You may be eligible for a scholarship

If you would like to apply for a scholarship, we will consider you for all possible scholarship options as part of your application. 

There are two types of scholarships we can consider you for: those that are automatically assessed based on your admissions application; and those that require additional input.

Additional input scholarships require you to answer four simple questions about yourself and what you want to study.

Full details of all available scholarships, their type and eligibility criteria can be found on the ANU scholarships section of the website. 

5. Explore your accommodation options

Living on campus can enhance your university experience, providing you with the opportunity to make lifelong friends and connections. You can nominate if you'd like to live on campus in your application. ANU offers an accommodation guarantee to all students accepted through the ASA application process.

Make sure you've reviewed the accommodation options available before commencing your application. Simply choose either catered or self-catered accommodation and we'll make every effort to place you in your preferred hall or college*.

Those not planning to live on campus can still experience ANU life to the full by joining a non-residential hall once you arrive.

*Please note: While we'll always try to accommodate student location preferences, this is not always possible.

6. Prepare your supporting documentation

During the application process you will be required to provide supporting documentation. Before you start your application, gather the following documentation:

  • Official ID (birth certificate, citizenship documents, passport);
  • Details of your senior secondary studies and current qualifications;
  • Documents supporting your co-curricular or service activities; and,
  • Documents supporting your eligibility for the National Access Scheme (academic, equity and elite athlete adjustment factors).

You can upload each document during the application process, or log back in to add them before the application closing date

7. Apply

You're now ready to apply.

ASA applications for students starting in Semester 1 2020 open on 4 March 2019 and close on 31 May 2019.

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Updated:   5 March 2019 / Responsible Officer:  CBE Communications and Outreach / Page Contact:  College Web Team