At ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, we are dedicated to providing the deep knowledge and cutting-edge research our leaders need to navigate the region's most pressing issues.

With our unique interdisciplinary programs, you will gain an understanding of various fields related to the region and specialised skills to succeed in a wide range of sectors both in Australia and overseas.

With more than 300 academics in four research schools, the College represents the largest concentration of Asia-Pacific experts in the English-speaking world. We also offer the largest range of Asian and Pacific languages in the country.

By studying with us, you will learn from regional experts and prominent practitioners who play a vital role in informing public policy, leading public debate and engaging with the diverse and unique societies, cultures and economies of the Asia-Pacific region.

Study with us

Bachelor degrees

Undergraduate Degrees and Honours

Stand out as a leader by studying the Asia-Pacific region with one of our undergraduate programs.

Short programs

Short Programs

Explore your areas of interest and further your career or change career direction.

Masters degrees

Postgraduate Programs

Increase your competitive edge with one of our specialised postgraduate qualifications.


Graduate Research

Join our vibrant research community and receive outstanding support from our world leading academics.


Study a language

Become a truly global citizen by studying any of our 16 Asian and Pacific languages. Your journey to mastery of an Asian or Pacific language begins here. 

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Study Overseas

We encourage you to broaden your horizon and gain memorable experiences through our range of overseas study programs.

Year in Asia
Year in Asia is the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific’s flagship program for in-country study.

Spend a semester studying both language and contextual options in Asia.

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Short term in-country experiences

Language courses
Do you want to combine study and travel during your semester breaks? 

Study tour courses
Do you want a course that takes you out of the classroom and into the field?

The internship program gives you hands-on experience across the region.

Career opportunities

The Asia Pacific region is playing an increasingly significant role in defining the strategic, political and economic direction of our world, and yet there is a critical shortage of professionals with expertise in this field.

With a specialist undergraduate or graduate degree from the College of Asia and the Pacific, you can meet this demand, using your regionally-specific knowledge and skills to succeed in a wide range of sectors both in Australia and overseas.

As former prime minister, and ANU Asian Studies graduate, Kevin Rudd can attest, Asian Pacific studies is particularly well-suited to improving your career opportunities in government departments and agencies with regional policy interests, including:

Former students have also enjoyed successful careers with Non-government organisations (NGOs), including aid, human rights and humanitarian agencies, and foreign government agencies such as the Japan External Trade Organisation.

In international business, including banking, finance, trade and marketing, your Asia-Pacific qualification can equip you with expertise on the specific needs of regional markets and policies, allowing you to provide risk analysis for companies investing in or exporting to the region, and to negotiate contracts, business deals and joint ventures.

You can also find career opportunities in culture and the arts, media, education and research, tourism and translation.

If your studies have included language training, you’ll find your skills are in demand across a number of sectors, for instance, in government departments dealing with immigration, ethnic affairs, social welfare, health, and consumer affairs. Language graduates who complete a Diploma of Education can also teach languages in secondary schools.

Of course, like many of our graduates, you can take the road less travelled, and embark upon a unique adventure of your own design. Whether it be working as a tour guide in the south of India, an interpreter for a Korean basketball team, a movie location scout in Southeast Asia, or even the Prime Minister of Australia, Asia-Pacific studies will help you find your place in the world.

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