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 commencing study at ANU will be required to undertake two years of study at ANU and two years of study at RU. This program will admit up to 10 students per year to begin studies at ANU.
Students commencing study at RU will undertake three years of study at RU and one year of study at ANU. This program will admit up to 90 students per year to begin studies at RU’s Osaka Ibaraki campus.
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
Applicants must have either completed recognized upper secondary studies to the required standard and recognised by ANU as comparable to Australian Year 12 or completed at least one year of tertiary study to the required standard.
At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.
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