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Australian National University

Australian National University



10 Reviews /

The World Ranking: 47

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As told by

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The Australian National University ranks top in Australia and 22nd internationally as per the 2016 QS World University Rankings.

  • 1st Australian university in the world’s top 20
  • 25th most international university in the world
  • Home to six Nobel Laureate Alumni
  • Produces the most employable graduates in Australia

As told by the student

  • About Australian National University
Reetika Vadgaonkar India

Why did I choose this university?

The reason why I chose to study at The Australian National University (ANU) is because ANU is Australia’s highest ranked University – ranked #1 in Australia and #19 in the 2015 QS World Rankings. ANU is a research oriented university and I want to pursue research in the future. The ANU goal is to provide a research and study environment that meets the world’s best sustainability practice so studying at The ANU is the best choice for me. Moreover, 95% of ANU research is rated 'above' or 'well above' world standard in the last round of the Excellence in Research for Australia results in 2015. I am also thrilled to learn that ANU has six Nobel Prize Winners among our staff and alumni.

My first week

Coming to a new country can be a daunting experience and I was overwhelmed by the novelty of things surrounding me. Thankfully, The ANU Postgraduate and Research Students' Association (PARSA) organised tons of events to help new students like myself to settle in during the Orientation week. The events organised were social networking activities as well as academic skills and learning workshops. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre (ASLC) provided help and assistance with academic skills and learning programs such as referencing basics, academic writing, dealing with time management, research skills, exam preparations and many more useful skills. The socialising events organised by the team helped me to meet many like-minded students from different countries, cultures and background. It helped me build some great friendships and made sure my homesickness went away!

My campus

The ANU main campus is located in the heart of Canberra – Australia’s capital city. The ANU Campus is only 100 steps to the Canberra CBD, and 150 steps to the Lake. ANU has a vibrant community with events happening on campus and in ANU residences. The most iconic building in The ANU Acton campus is The John Curtin School of Medical Research building. The design of the building is influenced by the DNA double helix, which increases the "organic" look of the building. The school is a special purpose building combining a public interface with state of the art secure research and laboratory facilities. A creek runs right in the middle of the campus, which provides a great place to just relax after a hectic day. Apart from this, we have various food joints, a bookstore, and a pharmacy right on campus.

My city

Canberra, the national capital of Australia, is not a big city but it has its own unique charm. It offers all the cosmopolitan benefits of being a modern, vibrant city, while exuding the relaxed and friendly ambiance of a larger country town.  In many ways, living in Canberra is the best of both worlds as I get to explore many interesting places in my spare time and also to have the right environment to concentrate on my studies. I get to enjoy the convenience of a modern city and pristine natural environment as well as access to some of the country’s top attractions such as the Parliament House, National Portrait Gallery, Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre and many more.

My study space

At ANU student have access to six different libraries, with over 2.5 million physical items, and 63 million electronic resources. One of the libraries is open 24x7, which is great for me as I tend to study at night. My department also has its own library which is stocked with every book I might ever require. The laboratory is huge and highly impressive, with all modern equipment. ANU researchers, lecturers and tutors are the best in their fields and they are very approachable. On average, ANU has the smallest classes among Australia's leading universities. I am able to connect, work closely with my teachers and ask for help whenever I need help.

My social life

The ANU offers various clubs and societies that encourages all kinds of talents and hobbies. If you can't find one you like to join, you can always start your own. Clubs and societies promote various activities such as photography, dancing, sports and many more different hobbies. The ANU Film club runs film screenings very often. There are also club and societies representing various cultures and countries. It is a great way to meet like-minded people who share the same interests and also meet people from my hometown. The ANU Bar, located on campus, frequently has Trivia Nights and music gigs. They are a great way to spend time with friends.

My home

I live alone in a studio apartment on campus. Living on campus comes with the convenience of classes, libraries and other University resources literally at my doorstep. My hall organises events throughout the year to help us to get to know the other residents. During the exam period, the hall community organised Food Nights where they provided us with tons of food so that we have one less thing to worry about and could just concentrate on studies! The hall also organises a weekly shuttle bus trip to the supermarkets so that we won’t need to carry groceries from all the way from the shops. Living on campus is highly convenient because it just brings everything so near to you.

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Here's what Indian students are saying about their experience at Australian National University.

What Indian students say

When asked, 100% of reviewers recommend Australian National University

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(4 out of 5)

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Student reviews










Gujal Sharma, India 4

Computer - ANU

The best university in Australia for Engineering. Get there, work hard and make your life is my advice to all.

Debashish Mohanty, India 4


The University is one of the best in Australia. Its really good to study here and I am having a great time. The most important advice i will give the new students is to get ready for the time of your life and get involve read full review
Saurabh Singh, India 5

ANU- Master of Biotechnology

I have finished my master of biotechnology from ANU. It was an exciting experience all over and I had my best time studynig there. ANU is one of the mose recognised universities in Australia and hence everything about it read full review
Harneet Singh Saluja, India 4

We can do together

I like my university and I feel lucky that I got admission in it. It’s a prestigious institution and this would give a new way to my career. It has a unique architecture and excellent friendly environment .

Karthik, India 4

ALL about EDucation in Australia - canberra

Uni is awesome, its coupled with knowledge and great exposure.

Akshay, India 5

Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering

I started working on my PhD early this year. I am pursuing a PhD in Computer Science and Technology at the Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering (RSISE) in the Australian National University, ACT, Austr read full review
Sambit, India 5

PhD review

I received my PhD degree at the Australian National University in 2007. My thesis was on “Theory and Empirics of Root Causes of Economic Progress”, a topic on which I have published research articles in reputed internati read full review
Kumar, India 4

Make the best of both worlds

I came to Australia with a view of getting a good education and having a lot of fun...learning about the new cultures and peoples. Have a positive attitude and the urge to discover new things...and you wont be disappoint read full review
Vishnu, India 4

BE in Embedded Systems

I finished my engineering in two years. There are two options to decide your course duration. At university tehre is not much positive aspects to discuss about. And also the placement options are limited. I can even say read full review
Prachi, India 4

Masters of Financial Management

I am doing my Masters of Financial Management from Australian National University... ANU is a good univ.. supposedly the best univ in Australia... the research faculty is really good and being the best one they maintain read full review

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