Australian National University (Canberra)

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Australian National University (Canberra) is a universitywide partner in Canberra, Australia.

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General information for exchange students

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Academic calendar

Semester I: 2nd Week of February - end of June
Semester II: 3rd Week of July - end of November

Orientation week commences generally mid-February for semester I and mid-July for semester II.

Exams take place the first two weeks of June for semester I and the first two weeks of November for semester II.



GPA (Average Grade)

The GPA requirement at this university is 2.3. This is comparable to an average grade 6.3 or above at Utrecht University.
You must meet the GPA requirement at the moment of application at Utrecht University (1st of December)

English Language Requirement

A grade of 8 or higher in final year English VWO or
An IELTS or Cambridge test.

Students enrolled in a fully English taught Bachelor or Master programme (for example UCU), can provide a letter attesting to the fact that their degree is taught and assessed entirely in English. 
The language requirements must be met at the moment of application to the host university.

Please check the most recent language requirements on the website of the host university.

Areas of study open to exchange students

College of:

  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Science
  • Law
  • Business and Economics
  • Engineering and Computer Science
Courses at Master’s level

The ANU graduate exchange places may only be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and are subject to the availability of exchange places. The ANU's School of Medicine, the Crawford School of Economics and Government (College of Asia and the Pacific) and the College of Business and Economics do not offer exchange places for graduate students.

Language of instruction


Housing assistance

ANU offers a broad range of accommodation including both residences with a meal plan and residences without a meal plan. Costs range from 265 AUD to 480 AUD per week. 

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Estimated living costs per month

About 1750 AUD per month (estimation from February 2022).

You can find a more detailed breakdown of expenses here.


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

10 places per year


Selection was not necessary in the last few years.



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia, Latin America & Middle East

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona


Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten

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General exchange questions

Name: Patrick Chan

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00 - NOT AVAILABLE: 15 July – 15 August 2024

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.