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Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Affairs

Australian National University

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The Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Affairs provides students with an in-depth exploration of Asia-Pacific regional affairs, drawing on the strength of ANU in four different subject and disciplinary areas, including politics and government; international relations and security; conflict and peacebuilding; history and cultural identity.

This innovative program will give students a unique opportunity to understand the transnational forces and contemporary challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region, and to deepen their understanding and appreciation of different Asia-Pacific cultures.

The program will facilitate a cross-crediting arrangement with Ritsumeikan University (RU) in Japan that will allow for student mobility in both directions. Students who study at both ANU and RU will, upon successful completion (and with cross-crediting), be eligible for the Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Affairs (ANU) and the Bachelor of Global Liberal Arts (RU). Students will be required to undertake two years of study at ANU and two years of study at RU. Study at RU will be in English.

This program will admit up to 10 students per year to begin studies in semester 1 at ANU's Acton campus.

Areas of study

Asian culture, Asian politics, Asian studies, diplomacy, international relations, Japanese, Pacific studies, peace and conflict, security studies

Visit the ANU website to search specific course information.

Career opportunities

This dual-degree program will equip students with critical thinking skills, regional expertise and cross-cultural competence. The degree will draw on the collective strengths of both institutions to prepare students for a wide range of careers across public and private sectors in the region and across the world.


Available in most disciplines as an additional year, subject to progress requirements. For further information, visit the ANU website to search specific course information.

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: 82.00. 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

View the ANU student profile.

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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