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Graduate Research & Coursework

What can I study?

Graduate Research

Students who want to undertake a program of graduate research study at ANU can do so through a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Master of Philosophy (Mphil).

Graduate Coursework

Coursework students attend classes and lectures. Graduate coursework generally results in the awarding of a Master degree, a Graduate Diploma, or a Graduate Certificate.

Graduate Studies Select

ANU has introduced Graduate Studies Select, a program which offers coursework students more flexibility and diversity in their studies.

See how to apply - Application procedures

The application process for graduate study at ANU depends on whether you are an international or local student, and the kind of program you are applying for.

Prospective research students should read the Application Advice for Research Students

As well as applying to study, you may also need to apply to other areas of ANU, such as scholarships or accommodation.

Who can I talk to?

You have a number of opportunities to talk to academic or administrative staff about your study options.

Graduate events

International events
ANU staff also attend international events to talk to prospective students.
International events

Why study at ANU?

ANU ranks highly at a national and international level. With a focus on research, ANU has a high ratio of academic staff to students.

ANU supports our students in many ways, with renowned services to cater for a variety of needs.
Student Services

ANU is immensely proud of its Alumni, who have gone on to live and work in places as diverse as Argentina and Zambia, and everywhere in between.
ANU Alumni

Located in Canberra, ANU offers easy access to many national institutions, from the Federal Parliament to the libraries, museums and cultural institutions of a modern capital city.

The Graduate Coursework and Research Programs publication provides a good overview of the course offerings and an introduction to the university.
2012 Graduate Programs guide

Online Handbooks provide specific information for coursework and research students.

Visit the campus and get a current student to show you around.
Campus Tours

What is the latest news?

Australian National Institute for Public Policy
The Australian Government and The Australian National University have agreed to a number of shared goals, one of them is developing the capabilities of Australian public servants so they can identify and adopt best practice thinking and action, and strive for the highest standards of professional achievement.
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The information published on the Study at ANU 2013 website applies to the 2013 academic year only. All information provided on this website replaces the information contained in the Study at ANU 2012 website.

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