Brief Introduction

The Australian National University is one of the premium and exclusive universities of the world located in Canberra, Australia. The university has its roots dating back to the 1820’s and has spread its connections all over the world with its strong alumni network. The University strives to maintain its number 1  position in Australia, and it also strives to be placed amongst a few of the top universities in the world. 

The Australian National University is ranked as ‘1st’ in Australia and ‘29th’ in the world.  The stats also showed that Fifty per cent of the students were undertaking postgraduate degree programs. ANU had around 25,500 students in 2018 out of which 5,000 students lived on campus in 2018; more than 20 per cent of the student population. It also has one of the highest average teachers to student ratios amongst Australia’s leading universities.

The different schools that come under the university are:

  • Business and commerce
  • Health and Medical Studies
  • Law and legal studies
  • Art, society and culture
  • Natural, physical and environmental sciences
  • Engineering and Computer science


 The Australian National University is situated in the inner-city suburb of Acton, Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, but American  National University also has campuses in the American capital Territory, NSW and the NT that house some extraordinary facilities that help support our teaching, learning and research.


Many university sites date back to the foundation of the capital of the nation, with over 40 buildings recognized by the Commonwealth Heritage List and several others on the local lists.
The library of ANU was established in 1948 after Arthur McDonald was appointed as the first librarian. The library holds over 2.5 million physical volumes distributed across six branches - Menzies, Art & Music, Hancock, Chifley, and Law Libraries and the external Print Repository. Chifley and Hancock's libraries are both accessible for ANU staff and students 24 hours a day.

General services provided include:

  • Building maintenance for all six College buildings
  • Major and minor capital works projects
  • Booking of College teaching rooms
  • Facilities management
  • Building access and security
  • Coordination of cleaning services

Residing Options

The residential options in the Australian National University (ANU) are quite unique given that there are just 6,000 students residing in the ANU approved accommodations.  Each and every residence offers a similar experience which creates lifelong memories and friendships. Following are some of the residential facilities offered by the school for postgraduates:

  • Warrumbul Lodge 
  • Bruce Hall Packard Wing 
  • Burgmann College Postgraduate Village 
  • Davey Lodge 
  • Fenner Hall 
  • Graduate House 

Financial Aid

ANU offers a number of bursaries and scholarships to provide support to students for their University accommodation expenses. Few of the scholarships offered are ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science International Postgraduate Merit Scholarship », ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship », ANU Science, Health and Medicine Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship », ANUAFC Women’s Leadership Scholarship », Emergency Postgraduate Accommodation Bursary », Emergency Undergraduate Accommodation Bursary », Johnstone Family Scholarship », Postgraduate Accommodation Bursary », Undergraduate Accommodation Bursary »

Jobs and Placement

 The university is dedicated to providing the student with career development services and ensuring students have the tools and knowledge to navigate their careers. ANU Careers helps students to plan their careers and find a job, guides you through applications and interviews, provides career resources, and conducts career and employability workshops. 


Australian National University is located in Canberra, Australia’s capital city. Canberra is actually far smaller than Melbourne which makes this city a somewhat calmer place to live. This could be a plus or negative factor, depending on your personal preferences. However, as Australia’s political hub, Canberra cannot exactly be described as sleepy. During parliamentary sittings, the city is alive with national politics. While it may be one of the country’s few major settlements further than a stone’s throw from a beach, Canberra boasts of a different kind of natural attraction. Surrounded by mountains, hills and bush-land, as much as half of Canberra itself is protected as Natural Park and reserve land – so if you’re used to living in the countryside, Canberra may be the place where you’d feel more at home. The city itself is ranked 23rd in the QS Best Student Cities 2019, achieving its highest score for the Student Mix category.

  • The nearest airport to the university is Canberra International Airport. 
  • The nearest bus stations to the university are: 
  • The nearest stations to The Australian National University are: Boldrewood St Before Barry Dr, Barry Dr Before Clunies Ross St, Mccaughey St After Barry Dr. The bus lines that stop near the university are 3, 313. 

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