Undergraduates study takes place within ANU’s seven colleges: Arts and Social Sciences, Asia and the Pacific, Business and Economics, Engineering and Computer Science, Law, Medicine, Biology and Environment, and Physical Sciences. Along with courses from a wide range of fields, you can take advantage of unique offerings such as Aboriginal studies, Australian studies, and Asia-Pacific regional studies.
Use the following resources to learn about ANU courses on EAP:
- EAP Program Search provides information on general areas of study at each Australian university, including the ANU.
- The Australian National University, Canberra online catalogs or course listings
- MyEAP Course Catalog to search for courses previously taken by UC students at each of our Australian universities, including the ANU. Additional courses may be available and not all courses may still be offered. ANU courses that have not yet been taken for credit will not appear in the MyEAP Course Catalog.
You are required to take a full-time course of study while enrolled at the ANU. Students usually enroll in four or five courses per semester to meet the 24 UC quarter unit requirement.
Internships, Research, and Independent Study
The Australian National Internship Program (ANIP)
is open to all majors. Although arrangements may be made through the EAP Study Center after arrival, pre-departure preparation for the Parliament House internship is advised since selection is competitive.
ANIP placements include:
Non-governmental organizations and Lobbies
Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy (NEW for 2013!)
No time for independent study during your time in Australia? You also have the opportunity to become a Student Ambassador with Australian Education International once you return from EAP!
Most Australian universities serve their local region and most Australians live at home while attending university. In contrast to this norm, ANU attracts Australian students from all over the country, so it has a healthy residential student population.
I have been able to meet Australian students easily by living on campus in a resident hall. I have felt very included and incorporated in my resident hall, and have made a very close group of friends.
Jessica Temple, UCSC, ANU Fall 2012.
Nearly all UCEAP students at ANU have lived in residential colleges or privately owned student accommodations such as the Uni Lodge. Previous students have said good things about Johns (private) and Burgmann (ANU-owned), which have very strong extracurricular programs (sports and non-sporting activities), as well as Bruce Hall and Burton and Garran (ANU), which is self-catering. All four of these housing options are on campus. Uni Lodge is right on the edge of campus and very close to Civic (downtown Canberra).
UCEAP students accepted at ANU are guaranteed on-campus housing, provided they apply by ANU deadlines. UCEAP participants are responsible for selecting, securing, and paying for their semester housing, even if receiving financial aid.
The Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra is the nation’s premier research institution and is highly ranked internationally. The university is distinctly “Aussie” in feel (no transplanted British architecture) and student composition. While other Australian universities draw students largely from the communities surrounding the university, the ANU attracts students from all over the country and around the world. Returning UCEAP students will be able to say they studied at Australia's top university!
The ANU is ideal for students looking for a stimulating learning environment in a location offering the lifestyle benefits of city life and easy access to the outdoors. Canberra’s capital city status makes it a hub of multicultural activity and political action, yet the campus is surrounded on all sides by natural landscapes such as Lake Burley Griffin, Black Mountain, native bushland, and a rich variety of native wildlife, particularly its abundant parrots.
ANUSPORT provides students with opportunities for competitive and recreational activities. It consists of thirty sports clubs, including rowing, cricket, rugby, mountaineering, field hockey, SCUBA, soccer, and many other sports for beginners and elite athletes. These clubs provide students with new and, often, lifelong friends.
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The Australian capital is a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The city’s network of bicycle and walking paths link Canberra with surrounding suburbs, parks and lakes. Hiking Black Mountain can be combined with kangaroo spotting and views of other native wildlife. Travel half an hour south for bushwalking and picnicking in Namadgi National Park.
Canberra is also a great starting point from which to explore the other parts of Australia. Within a two hour drive or bus ride you will be in the heart of the Snowy Mountains for hiking, water sports and fishing during the summer or skiing in the winter; three hours in the opposite direction will put you on the deserted beaches or tranquil rainforests of New South Wales’ famed Sapphire Coast. Convenient flights from the Canberra Airport to locations further afield put all of Australia within easy reach, with Sydney and Melbourne less than an hour away. Canberra hosts the embassies of the world; the diplomatic corps is often a part of the Canberra social scene.
Canberra hosts festivals and provides theaters and ethnic restaurants, many within walking distance of ANU. The National Gallery has over 160,000 Australian, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, Asian, and European and American works of art to see. Visit the Australian War Memorial and museum for insight on how Aussies view their history. Don't forget to tour Parliament House at Question Time where you can witness argumentation you would not have imagined in a national capital. It is very colorful, to say the least, and should be a must see on your list!
What’s up in Canberra?
Explore the Great Outdoors
Politics from the front lines
Jessica Temple (UCSC politics and psychology) studied at the Australian National University (ANU) in fall 2010, during a politically charged federal election year. Selected to participate in the Australian National Internships Program (ANIP), Jessica was placed with the Australia Capital Territory Legislative Assembly, a state-level parliament, where she had the opportunity to get involved with and learn about Australian politics from an insiders’ perspective.
Studying in Canberra during the 2010 federal election has really enhanced my experience, providing unique opportunities to learn about Australian politics from the front lines. I have been challenged to study political science through a different lens.
Jessica Temple, UCSC, ANU/ANIP Fall 2012