Cross-Institutional Applications

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If you are currently enrolled in a degree at another Australian university, and you would like to complete an ANU course while still receiving credit towards your degree, you can apply to study at ANU as a cross-institutional student. 

For example, you might like to complete a course in a subject area that ANU specialises in and have it count towards the completion of your degree your home university. 

Applications for cross-institutional study are subject to place availability in the courses you are applying to study. You may only study courses at the same academic level in which you are enrolled at your home institution.

Step 1: Obtain approval from your university

Before you begin, it is important to discuss your intentions with your home university. You will need to obtain their approval before you can apply for cross-institutional study at ANU. You should allow plenty of time to apply, ideally at least six weeks before the start of your intended study session at ANU. Your home university may also need time to process your approval; approaching them early is advised. 

This type of study may be commonwealth-supported if you have a commonwealth supported place (CSP) at your home institution (for domestic students only). 

Approval from your home university needs to be uploaded to the online application form. The approval can be provided by completing this form or via an official letter from your home institution. If you opt for an approval letter please ensure it includes all the information that would otherwise be provided on the approval form.

Step 2: Check your eligibility

Some courses have prerequisites, including assumed knowledge and completion of introductory subjects. Please check the Programs & Courses website for prerequisite details, or contact the ANU Academic College that delivers the course. 

Step 3: Apply

After reviewing the course information and obtaining approval from your university, you can submit your application online. 

If you are an undergraduate student wishing to study undergraduate courses at ANU, click here and follow the prompt to apply. 

If you are a postgraduate student wishing to study postgraduate courses at ANU, click here and follow the prompts to apply. 

Please take note of the application deadlines listed under the key dates on this page. 

Application processing time will vary between academic areas. You should allow at least 4-6 weeks before you receive an outcome. 

You may apply for cross-institutional studies one academic year at a time. Returning cross-institutional students must complete the application process each time they apply. 

Step 4: Receive an offer

The ANU will send you an email to let you know if we require you to provide any additional documentation or information. It is important that you provide an email address that you check regularly and you can easily access. 

Applications that are made direct to the University are assessed on an ongoing basis and applicants are notified about the outcome as soon as possible. Applications generally take between 4-6 weeks to assess. 

For questions regarding the assessment process, and the current status of your application, please contact the ANU Admissions Office at if you are a domestic student; if you are an international student.

Step 5: Finalise your Enrolment

After receiving your offer, there are only a few more steps before you can begin studying at ANU.

Firstly, you will need to accept your offer, information on how to accept your offer can be found here . 

After you have accepted your offer, you will be activated, and should receive a welcome email that details enrolment instructions and where to seek assistance for enrolments. For any further queries regarding enrolments, you should contact ANU Student Central.  

Depending on the course you applied for, you may be required to use an 'enrolment permissions code' to enrol in the course. It is crucial you contact the relevant Academic college that manages the course you have applied for to determine if this is the case. 


Non-Award and Cross-Institutional application deadline - Semester 1 2024


Non-Award and Cross-Institutional application deadline - Winter Session 2024


Non-Award and Cross-Institutional application deadline - Semester 2 2024


Non-Award and Cross-Institutional application deadline - Summer Session 2025

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