International students - Accept, decline or change preference

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ANU students

Your offer to study at ANU will be sent by email, so it’s important you give us an active email address that you check regularly.

If you applied to ANU through an authorised Education Agent, your offer will be emailed to them.

You must satisfy any conditions and accept your offer no later than the date indicated in your offer, unless an earlier date is specified by email from the University. We recommend you accept your offer as soon as possible so you can start to plan your studies and get involved with the ANU community.

If you cannot accept your offer by the deadline listed in your offer, please contact


How do I accept my offer?

Direct Applicants

Once you have satisfied any conditions of your offer, complete the personalised Acceptance & Payment Advice form attached to your offer letter, then scan and email the completed form to

Please be aware that your acceptance must be received by the acceptance deadline published on your offer letter, unless an earlier date is specified by the University.

UAC International Applicants

If you applied through the Universities Admissions Centre, you will need to complete the Offer Acceptance Declaration and Payment Form and email the completed form to

Under 18 years old

If you will be under 18 years old at the time of commencement, your living arrangements while studying will need to be approved at the time of acceptance.

You and a parent/guardian will need complete the International Student Under 18 Agreement.

Please refer to the Under-18 information page for advice on acceptance deadlines.

Do I have to pay a deposit?

Yes. The amount you need to pay will be included in your offer letter.

For more information about what payment options are available to international applicants, please see here.

Can I defer my offer, or change my preference?

You can request to change your preference, or intake by emailing Your email should include the following minimum information:

  • Your name
  • Your application ID (it starts with a 'W') and, if known, your ANU ID.
  • Your agency (if applicable); and,
  • the name and commencement date of the program you'd like to be assessed for.

Please note, this is considered a new application, and whilst you won't be charged an application fee, you will be reassessed.

How do I decline my ANU offer?

To decline your offer, please send an email to with your application number, full name and date of birth. If you paid a tuition fee deposit, you may be eligible for a full or partial refund. For more information, including the procedure, please see here.

I need help understanding my ANU offer. Who can I contact?

If you need help, contact

I’ve accepted my ANU offer. What happens next?

After you’ve met all the conditions, and accepted your offer, you will receive an email containing your ANU student identification number and password. This email will also tell you how to enrol in your classes.

You may not receive this email immediately. However, you will receive this email before your program is due to commence.

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Why did I not receive an offer for my preferred preference?

ANU wants to give you the best possible outcome of your application. There are occasions where you may not be eligible or competitive enough to receive an offer to one of your program preferences.

In these instances, ANU may make an offer to an alternative program that can be used as a pathway into your original program preference.

More information can be found in our Guide to program transfers and alternative offers.

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