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Can you see yourself bustling to work through the streets of Paris, Glasgow, Munich, London, Madrid or Norway? If you are interested in the social, political and cultural structure of contemporary Europe - this program is for you.The Bachelor of European Studies focuses on the foundations of modern Europe, bearing in mind its long history and how this has shaped contemporary European societies. It also considers the innovative aspects of recent developments, particularly the possibilities for cooperation and unity as well as the tensions between diverse traditions. You will study a European language and travel to Europe for 'in-country' study at a partner institution. With our flexible program you can also extend your chosen language subject into a major.
Graduates may find work in policy development, government, private business, foreign affairs, tourism, trade, and many other fields.
Successful completion of this program enables students to:
- differentiate social, political and cultural structures of contemporary Europe;
- define the historical foundations of modern Europe;
- evaluate recent developments in European cooperation and unity and contrast these to tensions in traditions and
- communicate in a European language (graduates' proficiency will vary on the level of language completion).
The Bachelor of European Studies requires completion of 144 units, of which:
A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses
The 144 units must include:
48 units from completion of one of the following majors:
24 units from completion of one of the following language minors:
Advanced French Studies
Advanced German Studies
Advanced Italian Studies
Advanced Spanish Studies
French Language and Culture
German Language and Culture
Italian Language and Culture
24 units from completion of courses at a European partner institution
48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU
- Contemporary Europe
- European History
- Advanced French Studies
- Advanced German Studies
- Advanced Italian Studies
- Advanced Spanish Studies
- French Language and Culture
- German Language and Culture
- Italian Language and Culture
Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:
• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma or Graduate Certificate; OR
• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution; OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.
Requirements for domestic applicants:
For international students:
Refer to the table to see if you meet the requirements:
English Language Requirements:
ANU recognizes a number of English language tests as meeting the University’s English language requirements. The acceptable tests are IELTS (an overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test), TOEFL-paper based test (a score of 570), TOEFL-internet based test (a score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening), Cambridge CAE Advanced (80, grade A), PTE Academic (overall 64, minimum 55 in each section.)
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential.
Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies.
Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.
Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.
Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.