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Australian National University

  • QS Rank number 1 in Australia
  • Uni with most nobel laureates in its staff
  • QS Rank number 30 in world
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Key Info

  • Main campuses: Acton Campus, Canberra, Kioloa Coastal Campus Research Centre based in New South Wales 

  • Student population: 17,300

  • QS rank in Australia: 1

  • QS Global rank 30 in the world and 3 in Philosophy, 6 in Anthropology, 7 in Geography, 11 in Politics and International Studies, 11 in Archaeology, and 12 in History

  • QS score of 80% or more for overall performance, academic reputation, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, international students ratio, and international research network

  • CRICOS reference: 00120C


Australia’s flagship university, Australian National University (ANU) counts more Nobel laureates among its staff and alumni than any other university in the country, and QS is just one of many rating services that honour it as the top university in Australia. The university’s particular strengths include biodiversity, climate change, renewable energy, and regional security. It also conducts important research in medical research, engineering, physics, law, and the arts and humanities.

From its origins in 1929 as the Canberra University College, ANU has grown to offer a comprehensive portfolio of degrees, including a flexible system of double degrees. More than 3,000 academic and professional staff support more than 26,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from Australia and 196 countries around the world. ANU takes seriously its role as a contributor to the world’s scholarly and civic conversations, and both undergraduate and postgraduate students are important participants in its research mission.

Its main campus extends across more than 350 acres, most of them woods and parkland, in Acton, an inner suburb of the nation’s capital, Canberra. The city’s aboriginal custodians, the Ngunnawal people, have lived in and around modern-day Canberra for more than 20,000 years. Today, the city is a diverse hub of culture and entertainment. The forests, bushlands, and mountains surrounding Canberra offer its residents a chance to enjoy life at a more relaxed pace, contributing to Canberra’s ranking as the world’s fifth-healthiest city (and Australia’s healthiest) in a report published by

ANU is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities, and a founding member of the Group of Eight, a consortium of Australia’s top universities.


  • Acton Campus, Canberra
  • Kioloa Coastal Campus, New South Wales
  • Mount Stromlo Observatory, Australian Capital Territory
  • North Australia Research Unit campus, Northern Territory
  • Siding Spring Observatory, New South Wales

Top Courses

Society and Culture

  • Master of Asian and Pacific Studies – unique course benefitting from Australia’s close proximity to the region. Taught by work-leading experts in the field  CRICOS Course Code: 093286M


Banking and Finance


  • Master of Culture Health and Medicine - #1 in Australia for graduate employability - the only interdisciplinary program of its kind in Australia, bringing important anthropological perspectives and social science research methodologies to the study of health. CRICOS Course Code: 082283E

All Courses