A single three year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
Australia is increasingly looking to Asia - strategically, economically, politically, and culturally - and all eyes are on the graduates of tomorrow to take us there. Watch our video to find out how this degree will prepare you for a successful career in the Asian Century.
With a Bachelor of Asian Studies you will master an Asian language, acquire in-depth contextual knowledge, and graduate with the kind of Asian literacy that gets you noticed by employers.
And if you love adventure, we offer you a variety of study opportunities in the region so you can experience Asia first hand. Plus we'll provide you with funding to help get you there.
In today’s globalised world success for business, government and international organisations depends heavily on strong relationships with Asia. This means that employers across the globe now actively recruit graduates who can demonstrate a deep understanding of the region.
From the “Kitchen Ninja” on TV to Human Rights Lawyer, the global skills our students develop mean our graduates are found all over the world in exciting and challenging jobs across many fields including international relations or trade, development, government and policy, banking and finance, tourism, media, education, information technology, communications, journalism, aid, marketing and many other fields.
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
The Bachelor of Asian 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:
12 units from the completion of the following compulsory courses:
ASIA1025 Culture and Society in Asia and the Pacific
ASIA1030 Asia in Motion: Dynamics of Asian Societies
A minimum of 24 units from one of the following language subject areas:
A minimum of 12 units from the completion of discipline courses from the following list:
ASIA2026 The Politics of China
ASIA2065 Comparative Politics (Asia Pacific)
ASIA2109 Politics of South Asia
ASIA2301 The Peopling of Asia & the Pacific
ASIA2302 Culture & Modernity in Asia
ASIA2303 Ethnography & Religion in Asia
ASIA2304 What is Literature? Asian Perspectives
ASIA2307 Empire in Asia
ASIA2308 Language & History in Asia & the Pacific
ASIA2310 Comparative Politics
ASIA2311 Gender and Cultural Studies in Asia and the Pacific
ASIA2516 Indonesia: Politics, Society and Development
INTR2010 International Relations of the Asia-Pacific
STST2001 International Security Issues in the Asia-Pacific
STST2002 Internal Security
A minimum of 6 units from the completion of regional courses from the subject area ASIA at 1000, 2000 or 3000 level - Asian Studies or from the following list:
ARCH2050 Archaeology of Southeast Asia
ARTH2056 Art and Architecture in Southeast Asia
ARCH3024 In the footprints of Siddartha: The Archaeology of Buddhism
CHIN1012 Modern Chinese 1A: Spoken
CHIN1013 Modern Chinese 1B: Written
CHIN1202 Continuing Chinese - Chinese Extension
CHIN2022 Modern Chinese 2A: Spoken
CHIN2023 Modern Chinese 2B: Written
CHIN3022 Modern Chinese 5
CHIN3023 Modern Chinese 6
CHIN3024 Modern Chinese 7
CHIN3025 Modern Chinese 8
CHIN3035 Readings in Chinese History
CHIN3041 Case Studies in Translation: Chinese/English
CHIN3201 Cantonese A
CHIN3202 Cantonese B
CHIN3203 Cantonese C
CHIN3211 Advanced Readings in Chinese A
CHIN3212 Advanced Readings in Chinese B
CHIN3216 Chinese English Interpreting
ENVS2005 Island Sustainable Development: Fiji Field School
ENVS2017 Vietnam Field School
GEND2031 Cinema in South East Asia: Genre and Cultural Identities
INTR2012 China's New Approaches to Asia Pacific Security
INTR2014 Indian Foreign & Security Policy
INTR2016 US Security Policy in Asia
INTR2018 Japan's Security Dilemmas
INTR2020 Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula
INTR2024 Nuclear Politics in Asia
INTR2028 Southeast Asia - ASEAN & Regional Order
JPNS2024 Japanese Grammar and Expressions
JPNS3012 Teaching Japanese: Content
JPNS3023 Advanced Readings in Japanese History
JPNS3102 Debating Japan: Contemporary Intellectual Debates
KORE1020 Modern Korean 1
KORE1021 Modern Korean 2
KORE2521 Modern Korean 3
KORE2522 Modern Korean 4
KORE3012 Modern Korean 5
KORE3013 Modern Korean 6
LING1001 Introduction to the Study of Language
LING2003 Introduction to Syntax
LING2005 Language Change and Linguistic Reconstruction
LING2010 Phonetics: Sounds of the World's Languages - Later Year
LING2028 Japanese Linguistics
LING3012 Field Methods
LING3030 Austronesian languages
LING3031 Papuan Languages
LING3032 Advanced Forensic Linguistics
LING3013 Issues in Advanced Japanese Linguistics
LING6009 Field Methods
PASI2002 Australia in Oceania in the 19th and 20th centuries
PASI2006 War in the Islands: The Second World War in the Pacific
PASI3003 Oceanic Encounters: Gender and Sexuality in the Pacific
POLS2070 Politics in Central Asia
SKRT3002 Sanskrit 4A
SKRT3003 Sanskrit 4B
SOCY2022 Environmental Sociology and History
SOCY2061 Contemporary Chinese Society
STST2003 Securing Australia's Asia-Pacific Arch of Instability
STST3002 Australia's Security in the Asian Century
TIBN1002 Tibetan 1A
TIBN1003 Tibetan 1B
6 units from the completion of 3000-level courses from the subject area ASIA - Asian Studies
12 units from the completion of courses from any courses or subject areas listed
72 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU
In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test.
You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application.
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.