ANU College Pathway Programs

ANU College (ANUC) is the English Language and academic pathway provider for The Australian National University (ANU). Located on the university campus, ANU College provide a range of programs designed to help you successfully transition to undergraduate or postgraduate courses at ANU.


English Language Pathway Programs

ANU Access English

ANU Access English is a 10-week intensive course with a strong focus on Academic English.

Students must have an overall IELTS 6.0 (with no band less than 5.5) or an overall TOEFL IBT 68 with a minimum of 18 in writing to enrol in the ANU Access English course. Successful completion of the ANU Express program occurs when a student passes all enrolled courses. Entry to ANU occurs when a student successfully completes the program and meets the grade point average set by ANU for entry to each degree program.

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Academic English Preparation 

The Academic English Preparation (AEP) program is a ten-week course designed to equip international students with the skills and knowledge needed to live and work in Australia and to transition successfully to other courses at ANU College. This course focuses on the English skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Students must have an IELTS of 4.5 (minimum 4.0 in each band) to enrol in the Academic English Preparation (AEP) course. Each student must achieve a score of 60% or more to successfully complete each level of AEP. No additional IELTS is required to progress to the ANUC Foundation Studies program or the ANU Access English course.

Find out more about Academic English Preparation (AEP)


Academic Program Pathway Programs

ANU Diplomas

ANU Diplomas are customised pathways into ANU Bachelor degree programs. They are aimed at students who have completed high school, but have not achieved the required grades for direct entry to an ANU undergraduate degree. Each Diploma is designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge required to progress into the second year of its paired ANU Bachelor degree:

  • Diploma of Computing - articulates into the Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Diploma of Liberal Studies - articulates into the Bachelor of Arts
  • Diploma of Music - articulates into the Bachelor of Music.
  • Diploma of Creative Design - articulates into the Bachelor of Design.
  • Diploma of Science - articulates into the Bachelor of Science.

Find out more about ANU Diplomas


University Preparation Program

The University Preparation Program is designed for domestic students who do not meet relevant minimum entry requirements to either an ANU Bachelor degree or a Diploma. It is a pathway program to help students build a strong foundation in the core skills needed for academic success at ANU.

The scheme is made up of 3 semester-long programs: Achieve, Advance, and Active. Students who complete the ANU University Preparation Program (UPP) will be eligible for entry into the ANU Diplomas, subject to meeting ANU entry requirements.

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ANU Express

The ANU Express program is designed for students who just missed out on receiving an offer for direct entry to the Australian National University. The program is a one semester (13 week) pathway into an ANU Bachelor degree.

Entry to the ANU Express program is dependent on meeting English language and academic entry requirements. The programs begins with 2 weeks of preparation study, followed by 10 weeks of the program, and concluding with a 1 week period dedicated to completing the Advanced Independent Research project which forms part of the entire study of the program. Upon successful completion of ANU Express, you will gain entry to ANU as long as you achieve the grade point average set by ANU for your preferred Bachelor degree program.

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Foundation Studies

The ANU College Foundation Studies Program is offered to students who have not studied an Australian Year 12 curriculum, and has been designed to provide students with the appropriate academic preparation for their intended ANU Bachelor degree program.  

Subjects in this program include academic English, computer applications and a range of relevant academic content courses. Students will receive about 20 hours of face-to face class time per week. Upon completion, and subject to meeting ANU entry requirements, acceptance into the student's chosen undergraduate degree program is guaranteed. 

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