Overview

Australian National University

City: Canberra
Language of instruction: English
  • Both a teaching university and a large centre for research across various disciplines
  • 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

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsHealth SciencesLand and Food SystemsManagement (UBCO)Science

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • English is the primary language of instruction

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)

Who can go?

  • Students must have a minimum 70% cumulative average to apply

Term dates

  • Semester 1: Mid February to late June (including exams)
  • Semester 2: Mid July to late November (including exams)

Timing

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

Summer program

Not applicable

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • 6 ANU credit points = 4 UBC credits

Passing grade

50 = Pass

Grading scheme

Credit transfer process

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.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* 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

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate research

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)

Partner Course Information

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.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ECON 352
Title: Public Sector Economics
Partner course code: ECON 2131
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-19
UBC course: ECON 360
Title: Labour Economics and Industrial Relations
Partner course code: ECON 2009
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-19
UBC course: ECON 370
Title: Cost Benefit Analysis
Partner course code: ECON 2133
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-05-27
UBC course: ECON 442
Title: Development Poverty and Famine
Partner course code: ECON 2901
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-05-27
UBC course: ECON 455
Title: International Economics
Partner course code: ECON 3103
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-07-04
UBC course: PHIL 330
Title: Political Philosophy from Hobbes to Mill
Partner course code: PHIL 2115
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-13
UBC course: PHIL 360
Title: Philosophy of the Cosmos
Partner course code: PHIL 2042
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-13
UBC course: PHIL 385
Title: European Philosophy B
Partner course code: PHIL 2097
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-13
UBC course: PHIL 449
Title: Love Death and Freedom (20th Century French Phenomenology)
Partner course code: PHIL 2059
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-13
UBC course: POLI 321
Title: The Politics of China
Partner course code: ASIA 2026
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-09
UBC course: POLI 332
Title: Politics in Latin America
Partner course code: POLS 2095
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-09
UBC course: POLI 364
Title: International Organisations in World Politics
Partner course code: POLS 2133
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: POLI 365
Title: International Security Issues in the Asia-Pacific
Partner course code: STST 2001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Introduction to the Modern Middle East
Partner course code: MEAS 1001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Democracy in Southeast Asia
Partner course code: ASIA 2070
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-09
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Foreign Policy Analysis: Understanding global and Australian foreign policy decision-making
Partner course code: POLS 3001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-09
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Public Sector Accountability
Partner course code: BUSN 3006
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-07-11

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: BIOLOGY, SOCIETY AND ETHICS
Partner course code: BIOL 3191
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-28
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Australian Political History
Partner course code: HIST 2227
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-15
UBC course: PHIL 3rd
Title: Political Philosophy of Deception
Partner course code: POLS 2102
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-18
UBC course: PHIL 3rd
Title: Leviathan, Art and Law: Constituting the Body Politic
Partner course code: PHIL 2289
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-19
UBC course: PHIL 451
Title: Philosophy of Mind
Partner course code: PHIL 2061
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-19
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Politics in Latin America
Partner course code: POLS 2095
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-18
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Politics of Nuclear Weapons
Partner course code: STST 2124
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-26
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Globalisation: Communication, Culture and Democracy
Partner course code: POLS 3037
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-18
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Media Politics: Political leaders, media moguls, journalists and audiences
Partner course code: POLS 3038
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-18
UBC course: PSYO 1st
Title: Psychology 1: Understanding Mind, Brain and Behaviour
Partner course code: PSYC 1003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-28
UBC course: SCIE 1st
Title: Philosophy of the Cosmos
Partner course code: MATH 1042
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-07-18
Management
UBC course: MGMT 410
Title: Leadership
Partner course code: MGMT 3021
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-15
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: International Business
Partner course code: BUSI 2025
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-16
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: International Marketing
Partner course code: BUSI 3024
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-16
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Partner course code: MGMT 3027
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-16
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 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.

Additional awards

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.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

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.

Additional fees

Many partner universities charge additional fees for required local medical insurance.

Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • 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

Information on accommodation

How to applyBack to UBCO