Monday, 17 September 2012

Australian National University

Australian National University

Established in 1946, The Australian National University is one of the world’s most highly regarded universities. It has been consistently ranked as Australia’s leading university by The Shanghai Jiao Tong University Institute of Higher Education and by the QS World University Ranking, 2010.

ANU continues to attract some of the best students and staff from Australia and around the world. Its reputation for distinctive research is widely recognised, and its teaching programs are among the nation’s best. A culture of discovery and inquiry informs all aspects of research and education, including the University’s connections with the world’s top institutions.

ANU enjoys a high ratio of academic staff to students, world-class facilities and an educational culture built on an all-pervading sense of discovery.

Australia’s national university offers students world-class facilities, including the most powerful computer system in Australia, modern laboratories, classrooms and lecture theatres and libraries that are home to more than two million traditional volumes.

Campus living provides students with all the facilities needed, including a health centre, optometrist, dentist, cafes, restaurants and bars, well-equipped gym and excellent sporting grounds. Best of all, if a student can’t find what they need on campus, it’s just a short walk to Canberra’s city centre.

Education Links
ANU has close links with government, industry and research institutions in Australia and around the world, including leading universities in the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU). As Australia’s only member of this prestigious association, ANU enjoys close relationships with Cambridge, Oxford, Berkeley, Yale, ETH Zurich, Copenhagen, National University of Singapore, Peking and Tokyo Universities.

ANU offers a diverse and distinctive student exchange program with over 100 different institutions and has collaborative projects with organisations ranging from NASA to the European Union.

Campus/ Location
Nicknamed “the Bush Capital”, Canberra is the political and administrative centre of Australia. Unique among world capitals, Canberra is a small, vibrant city nestled amongst some of the country’s most beautiful natural environments.

Located approximately 280km southwest of Sydney, Canberra offers its residents the best of both worlds. No pollution, a low crime rate and minimal traffic problems mean that our students can breathe easy and focus on their studies. At the same time, Canberra boasts all the facilities and infrastructure that one would expect of a national capital.

Home to important national institutions like the National Library, National Gallery, National Museum and National Archives, Canberra never ceases to delight and entertain its visitors. For more day-to-day facilities and services, the city boasts excellent shopping malls, cinemas, restaurants, bars and cafes.

A 'green' campus, ANU has more than 10,000 trees within its grounds. With over 200 buildings, the University campus occupies 145 hectares, located within a 5-minute walk of the city centre of Canberra.

Courses/ Specialisations
A wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs are offered by the University’s seven colleges:

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

A special feature of ANU is the choice of more than 60 combined undergraduate degrees. The “double-degree” option gives students the opportunity to study for one additional year and be awarded two qualifications.

For a complete list of ANU degree programs, please see:

Student Services
The Division of Registrar and Student Services provides support to all students. Special services for international services range from airport reception in Canberra and an extensive orientation program. International students are also encouraged to use services such as the Student Employment and Career Development Centre, the Academic Skills and Learning Centre, Information Literacy Program, health and counselling services, travel centre, pharmacy, cafes and restaurants and sports centre.

University Accommodation (UA) provides a variety of services to help students find on-campus and off-campus accommodation.

At ANU, all new undergraduates coming from outside the Canberra region are guaranteed accommodation in an ANU-owned or approved facility.

The student residences provide self-catered and catered options, with fully furnished single bedrooms in either traditional halls or apartment-style facilities. All residences are centrally heated and carpeted, along with telephone and Internet access.

Fees/ Scholarships
In 2011, annual tuition fees for most ANU undergraduate programs will range from A$22,464 for Humanities courses to A$26,016 for Business, Engineering and Science courses. Annual tuition fees for most postgraduate programs will range from A$24,768 to A$28,656.

We're so excited that you're considering IFSA-Butler's program at Australian National University (ANU) for your semester or year abroad. ANU is the premier Australian university and Canberra, as the capital of Australia, is a great place to immerse yourself in Aussie culture. We're sure you're going to love studying there!

There are a few specific forms for this program that you will need to complete along with your IFSA-Butler application. You can find the forms under the Forms tab.

What ANU has to offer

One of Australia's most prestigious universities, known for its integration of research and teaching
A tranquil campus on Lake Burley Griffin next to the central business district
A arts center with theatre for live performances, as well as museums and galleries throughout the city
On-campus bookstore, health service, banks, post office, travel agency and drugstore
An active student union that offers concerts as well as a cafeteria, shop, game room, reading rooms, bar, restaurants, grocery and hair stylist
Thirty sports clubs and a recreational complex with two indoor climbing walls, sports fields and courts, rowing boathouse and sailing clubhouse
ANU offers a $3,000 scholarship for semester or year students.

Housing is in either John XXIII College or Ursula Hall
Both colleges have excellent facilities and provide a full schedule of social, musical and athletic activities
The IFSA-Butler program fee for ANU includes three meals per day

ANIP interns complete a major research report while placed within a legislative, public service or nongovernment organization
Students take three or four courses per semester

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