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Bachelor of Asian Studies

Australian National University

CRICOS provider number: 00120C TEQSA provider ID: PRV12002

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With the Bachelor of Asian Studies you will master an Asian language, acquire in-depth contextual and regional 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.

Asian Studies students must study a language as part of their degree. No prior knowledge of an Asian language or of the region is required. If you have prior experience in the language you are studying you must take a placement assessment and may be exempt from introductory language subjects.

Areas of study

Anthropology; Arabic; Archaeology; Asian and Pacific culture, media and gender; Asian and Pacific linguistics; Asian history; Asia-Pacific politics; Asia-Pacific security studies; Burmese language; Chinese language; Chinese studies; French language and culture; Hindi language; historical international security; India studies; Indonesian language; Indonesian studies; Japanese language; Japanese linguistics; Japanese studies; Korean language; Korean studies; Mongolian language; Northeast Asian studies; Pacific studies; peace and conflict studies; Sanskrit language; South Asian studies; Southeast Asian studies; Spanish language; Tetum language; Thai language; Vietnamese language. Access the full list of available majors, minors and languages.

Career opportunities

Public policy, diplomacy, foreign affairs, trade, immigration, journalism, research, management consulting, aid and international development, international business, banking, finance, tourism, media.

Practical experience

An exchange or in-country study experience.


Available as an additional year to students studying Asian and/or Pacific studies, subject to progress requirements.

Fees and charges

The Australian Government pays part of the tuition fee for this course. The remaining balance is paid by the student. Information about ANU student contributions.

Essential requirements for admission

Co-curricular or service experience (Year 12 or IB applicants only): Applicants must demonstrate at least two of the following seven skills: community engagement, inclusion and awareness of diversity, communication, leadership, personal responsibility, teamwork, creative and critical thinking. Check if you meet the ANU co-curricular or service requirement.

Admission criteria

Minimum selection rank: 80.00. Due to the competitive nature of our admissions process, we cannot guarantee entry to applicants who meet the minimum selection rank for their preferred program.

Also refer to the ANU general admission criteria.

Student profile

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Further information

View all details of this course on the ANU website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2024)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2024 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

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Combined options
ANU flexible double degree options allow you to create your own study program.