ANU Undergraduate - Domestic Applications

Starting an undergraduate degree is an exciting moment in your life, and it will probably be the first time you study at university. This guide will help you find the right degree for you and to submit an application.

An undergraduate degree at ANU is a Bachelor Degree, Flexible Double Degree™ or Diploma.


Applicants to an ANU undergraduate degree need to have an eligible selection rank and/or must meet the additional entry requirements for your preferred degree in order to be assessed for admission. There are a number of ways to be assessed for admission, including:

Australian Year 12

In most cases, you will assessed with your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). If your ATAR is below the entry requirement for your preferred degree, you may be eligible for consideration for an ANU entry scheme or for adjustment factors, to assist you to meet our published entry requirements. If you don't have an ATAR, you may consider one of our alternative entry pathways or programs.

Other qualifications/assessable criteria

ANU may also assess applicants using a range of other qualifications, alternative schooling arrangements, tertiary studies and work experience. For a full list of assessable criteria, see the ANU Admissions Policy and ANU Admissions Procedure.

English language requirement

All applicants must meet the ANU English Language Policy.

Step 1
Find your degree

Use our Programs & Courses website to explore our programs. You can search by degree title or subject area, and you can compare or combine two programs with our Flexible Double Degree creator. So, even if you haven't decided what you want to study, you have flexible options.

Some programs have additional entry requirements, such as prerequisite courses or assumed knowledge. You will need to meet these additional entry requirements as well as the minimum selection rank to receive an offer. Please check the program website for each degree to find out more information.

Step 2
Submit your application through UAC

Submit your application to Universities Admissions Centre before Friday 28 September to meet the early bird application deadline. Applications will remain open after the early bird deadline, up until their individual published closing date or unless otherwise notified. Check the UAC Course Search to confirm the closing date of your preferred ANU program, and ensure to submit your application before applications close.

If you are applying for an ANU entry scheme or for rank adjustment factors, you may need to submit additional documentation or complete further step by the closing date for the scheme. See the relevant entry scheme in the Resources section of this page for further information.

Step 3
Review your preferences

It is important to order your preferences wisely in your application. You may only receive one offer per round, for your highest eligible preference, so make sure you list your preferences in the order you would most like to study them. If you aren't eligible for your first preference, your second preference will be assessed, and so on. If you receive an offer, your lower preferences will not be assessed.

You may to list up to five preferences, but you can change these preferences through UAC after you submit your application; you can even change your preferences after you have received an offer. Login to your UAC account and follow the change of preference instructions provided.

Step 4
Receive an offer

All offers are made through UAC and are released in rounds. You can access your offers and correspondence by logging into your UAC account. UAC will also send you an email to remind you to check your offers and correspondence. It is important that you provide an email address that you check regularly and you can easily access.

Applications for semester one

The majority of ANU offers are made in the December and January Rounds. 

Applications for semester two

If there are vacancies available, ANU offers will be made in June. 

Note: There are no domestic vacancies for undergraduate programs in Semester 2 2018.