The Australian National University

The Australian National University, Canberra

  • #30 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 17,269Total Students
  • 1,716Faculty
  • 6,152Int'l Students

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Led by Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt, ANU has a global reputation for distinctive research and our teaching programs are acknowledged to be among Australia’s best.

You can choose from a range of postgraduate coursework and research study programs including Graduate Certificate, Diploma, Master, Flexible Double Master, and Higher Degree by Research programs.

ANU is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), which gives our students and staff opportunities for collaboration and exchange and contributes to our rich intellectual climate. IARU is an international alliance of the world’s leading research universities including: ETH Zurich; National University of Singapore; Peking University; University of California, Berkeley; University of Cambridge; University of Copenhagen; University of Oxford; University of Tokyo and Yale University.

Our students are drawn from across Australia and around the world and over half are studying at postgraduate level. We fund a broad range of scholarships for postgraduate students, and provide excellent on-campus accommodation with a comprehensive range of support programs available to help you succeed.

We are ranked #1 in Australia and #22 in the world for graduate employability (Global University Employability Ranking 2016), so you’ll be in demand wherever you decide to build your career.

About

Led by Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt, ANU has a global reputation for distinctive research and our teaching programs are acknowledged to be among Australia’s best.

You can choose from a range of postgraduate coursework and research study programs including Graduate Certificate, Diploma, Master, Flexible Double Master, and Higher Degree by Research programs.

ANU is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), which gives our students and staff opportunities for collaboration and exchange and contributes to our rich intellectual climate. IARU is an international alliance of the world’s leading research universities including: ETH Zurich; National University of Singapore; Peking University; University of California, Berkeley; University of Cambridge; University of Copenhagen; University of Oxford; University of Tokyo and Yale University.

Our students are drawn from across Australia and around the world and over half are studying at postgraduate level. We fund a broad range of scholarships for postgraduate students, and provide excellent on-campus accommodation with a comprehensive range of support programs available to help you succeed.

We are ranked #1 in Australia and #22 in the world for graduate employability (Global University Employability Ranking 2016), so you’ll be in demand wherever you decide to build your career.

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #24
  • 2014
    #27
  • 2015
    #=25
  • 2016
    #=19
  • 2017
    #22
  • 2018
    #20
  • 2019
    #24
  • 2020
    #=29
  • 2021
    #=31
  • 2022
    #=27
  • 2023
    #30

Ranking criteria

82.1
Overall
93.6
Academic Reputation
70.1
Employer Reputation
38
Faculty Student Ratio
99.3
Citations per Faculty
100
International Faculty Ratio
96
International Students Ratio
94.6
International Research Network
59.1
Employment Outcomes

Student & Staff

Total students
17,269

39%
61%

International students
6,152

65%
35%

Total faculty staff
1,716

1034
682

Total students
17,269

39%
61%

International students
6,152

65%
35%

Total faculty staff
1,716

682
1034
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Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.

Campus locations

Acton Campus,

The Australian National University , Canberra , Acton , Australia , 2600

Kioloa Coastal Campus,

The Australian National University , Kioloa , New South Wales , Australia , 2539

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