ANU Exchange
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Australian National University (ANU) Exchange

A travel grant is available for University of Oxford DPhil students who participate in the exchange with the Australian National University (ANU). ANU is distinguished by the high quality of its research.

Please note that the information on this page is subject to change depending on COVID-19 guidance.

The exchange programme

ANU is regularly ranked among the best universities in the world and has repeatedly been ranked in the top 50 by The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) world university rankings.

Award details

Duration:Students will normally spend one semester at ANU, however applications from students wishing to spend the full academic year at ANU will be considered. It is expected that the exchanges will begin in July of each year, however this date is flexible.
Value:A travel grant is available to provide economy return travel to Australia. In addition, the award covers ANU's essential Overseas Student Health Cover (approximately A$330 per semester) and visa costs. Tuition fees will be waived by ANU; however students will be required to continue to pay the University of Oxford any fees they may be liable for. Students will be responsible for meeting their own accommodation and other living costs.



You are responsible for organising your own accommodation directly with ANU.


Students can enrol in multiple academic areas; Medicine is the only field not available to incoming exchange students.


Nationality:All nationalities
Fee status:All
Level of study:Graduate - DPhil only 
Year of study:All years, however it is expected that students will continue to be enrolled for a degree at the University of Oxford during the period of the exchange and that they will normally have completed at least one year of study prior to the exchange.
Subject:All subjects
College:All colleges

Other information

Students are required to contact a possible supervisor at ANU before submitting their application.

The successful candidate will be required to obtain the approval of their college to study away from Oxford, and, where applicable, must also obtain dispensation from residence from their faculty board. The College is expected to host an incoming ANU student in exchange and should confirm this as part of the application process.

A University of Oxford selection committee will consider all the applications and the nominated candidate will be forwarded to ANU. The final decision on the acceptance of the nominated candidate will be made by ANU.

The successful candidate will be required to submit a report detailing their activities as well as a certificate of attendance at the end of their exchange to prove the length of stay.

How to apply

  1. The application round for travel in the 2022/23 academic year is now closed. 
  2. The application deadline was Tuesday 1 February 2022.
  3. The selection process will be undertaken shortly after the closing date.
  4. Students will be informed of the outcome of the application shortly after the closing date.
  5. The successful applicant will also have to complete ANU's online application.
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