The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
Australian National University
- Both a teaching university and a large centre for research across various disciplines
- 10052 undergraduate students
- ANU has a beautiful landscaped campus which spans across 145 hectares of parkland
- Located in the capital city of Canberra, home to many national icons, museums, galleries, and cultural institutions
- Two hours from the ocean and a three hour drive from Sydney
- Walking distance of the central business district where native wildlife, including cockatoos and kangaroos, roam the campus
- Academic internships available through the Australian National Internship Program (ANIP)
- Please speak to your Go Global Advisor if interested in the ANIP program
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
- English is the primary language of instruction
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Students must have a minimum 70% cumulative average to apply
- Semester 1: Mid February to late June (including exams)
- Semester 2: Mid July to late November (including exams)
What term to list on your Go Global Application
- Term 1: if planning to take ANU's semester 2
- Term 2: if planning to take ANU's semester 1
- Full year: if planning to take ANU's semester 2 and then take ANU's Semester 1
- Split year: if planning to take ANU's semester 1 and then take ANU's semester 2
Course equivalency formula
- 6 ANU credit points = 4 UBC credits
Passing grade50 = Pass
- Please refer to ANU grading scheme
Credit transfer process
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
- Undergraduate students should be selecting from 1000 – 3000 level courses only. Some courses may be restricted to students undertaking particular ANU degrees or study options and are not available to other students.
- 1000 Level – usually does not require permission but should still be included in your application.
- 2000 & 3000 Level – for any course nominated at this level, you will need to include a course outline from your home institution in your application showing that you have met the pre-requisite requirements. If applicable, reference the ANU pre-requisite courses and consider a similar one that you have taken.
- 4000 Level – these courses are, typically, restricted to ANU Honours students only.
- 6000 – 8000 Level – these courses are Postgraduate level and not available to students at the undergraudate level.
- If coming to ANU as a Postgraudate student, you will need to provide course outlines to meet all pre-requisite requirements for any courses at this level.
- Visual Arts: applicants must submit a portfolio of 12-15 images (slides, photographs, CD (jpeg files), or a website)
- Music: applicants must submit a quality audio/video recording of themselves performing
- Musicology and composition students should check with the mobility program about access to coursework
Full course load information
- Full course load is 24 ANU units per semester (usually 4 courses at 6 units each)
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- Some exceptions may apply
Scholarships + awards
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Many partner universities charge additional fees for required local medical insurance.
Types of accommodation available
- Applicants to ANU can apply anytime with or without their letter of offer from the ANU Student Mobility Program
- Students should apply for accommodation at the earliest opportunity to guarantee on-campus accommodation