University of Oregon

Australian National University Exchange

Program Overview

Enroll directly in courses taught at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline for a semester or full academic year of study. (Note: the Australian academic year runs February-December). The Australian National University is a top-ranked research university located in the nation’s capital.

Near the heart of Canberra, the campus is an easy walk, bike ride, or drive to some of Australia’s most significant political and cultural institutions including Australian Parliament House. The University is about three hours from Sydney, Australia's largest city, and about two hours from the beautiful beaches of the South Coast of New South Wales and the Snowy Mountains.

Academic Details

You may study abroad at the Australian National University for a semester or a year. The program is open to UO undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline.

ANU is comprised of the following Faculties (also know as Colleges):

  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Asia and the Pacific
  • Economics and Business
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Law
  • Medicine, Biology, and Environment
  • National Institute of the Arts
  • Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Each of these faculties contains several academic schools and departments.  In addition to these regular academic programs, ANU also has multiple research schools and centers.

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Housing Description

In most cases, you will live in campus dormitories called “colleges.” You should expect living conditions to be similar to your home campus with slightly higher costs. The colleges at ANU offer single, fully-furnished rooms with "catered" (meals provided) and "self-catered" (housing without meals but access to cooking facilities) options. ANU also offers a variety of fully-furnished apartment types including single studios, double studios for couples, one-bedroom apartments and multi-share apartments. All ANU residences are within easy walking distance to shops, lecture theatres, and public transportation.

Student Life

This is a student exchange program in which you will directly enroll in courses at one of the University of Oregon’s partner universities.  Exchange programs differ from other study abroad options and do not necessarily include significant on-site student support services, such as academic advising, health & counselling services, planned excursions or social events.  Students most comfortable and successful in exchange programs typically have high levels of self-reliance, resourcefulness, and willingness to adapt to unfamiliar teaching styles and living arrangements.

Additional Requirements

  • 3.25 GPA for graduate students
  • Completed UO WR 121 and 122 with grades of B- or higher

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20172/1/2017mid-Julymid-November
Academic Year2017-20182/1/2017mid-Julymid-June
Spring Semester20182/1/2017early Februarymid-June
Winter/Spring/Fall20182/1/2017early Februarymid-November

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.