Bachelor of Asian Studies

Australian National University

Undergraduate course details table
Campus Course code Fee type Pattern of
Course start date
Canberra 132005 CSP 3F/6P 22 Jul 2019


With B 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. Plus we'll provide you with funding to help get you there!

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 test 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. Check course information on ANU's website for specific course requirements and for a full list of 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: visit the ANU website.

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

Fees and charges: Visit the ANU website for current fee information.

Admission criteria

Refer to the ANU general admission criteria.

Guaranteed Selection Rank: 80.00. This Selection Rank will guarantee entry at the Australian National University in the UAC rounds that ANU participates in, up to and including January Round 1. Visit the ANU Guaranteed Entry Scheme for further information.

Student profile

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Further information

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How to apply

Read about how to apply through UAC.

Check UAC application and offer round dates.

Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the course search on the UAC website or the My UAC app regularly throughout the 2019–20 admissions period.

Admission criteria
If no admission criteria is specified, refer to the ANU general admission criteria and visit the ANU website.

Combined options
Combined options are available in a number of ANU courses.

ATAR profile table

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2018)
ATAR profile data table
Course code Lowest ATAR (LA) Median ATAR (MA) Highest ATAR (HA) Lowest selection rank (LSR) Median selection rank (MSR) Highest selection rank (HSR)
132005 80.00 83.90 95.35 80.00 88.90 99.95


  1. 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 2019 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
  2. 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 2015 to 2017) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2017 Year 12 students and 2015/16 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2017 – semesters 1 and 2).
  3. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  4. 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.

LA - Lowest ATAR
MA - Median ATAR
HA - Highest ATAR
LSR - Lowest selection rank
LSR - Median selection rank
LSR - Highest selection rank