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Contact detailsInstitution name: The Australian National University
Street Address: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 0200
Web address: www.anu.edu.au
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The Australian National University (ANU), which is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in Australia, is in Canberra - the national capital. The city has a population of almost 370,000. Canberra is home to the nation’s political and cultural institutions such as Parliament House, and the National Library, amongst others. It also contains the embassies and high commissions of more than 60 countries.
Despite being the national capital, it is not as crowded as Sydney or Melbourne. Rather, the region has a rural feel. Canberra is in a valley surrounded by hills and mountains. It is a city of open spaces, filled with an abundance of parks and native bushland. Canberra is a modern planned city, very clean, safe and thoughtfully laid out. The ANU has one main campus and is located on 147 hectares within walking distance of the city centre (known as Civic). Most shopping, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, nightlife and other entertainment venues are located in Civic. The coast and the snowfields are easily accessible from Canberra, and public transport can get you to either place in just two hours. Sydney is just three hours by bus, car or train, with buses running every hour.
The ANU has a student population of just 18,737 (2010) with international students making up 26% of our students. It has a high percentage of postgraduate students in comparison to other universities (44%). It is the number one recipient of Australian government research funding. The campus has open grass areas and a student hub containing several cafes, shops and services. This area is the main focus of the campus. It has a wide range of facilities including banks, a bookshop, chemist, travel agent, a small supermarket, bakery, post office, newsagency, hairdresser, dentist, optician, many eateries and a sports centre.
Crawford School @ ANU – where over half of our AusAID students are studying
Life at ANU
What’s on in Canberra and More
The university has about 5,000 single rooms available on-campus. This is the highest number of on-campus accommodation of all Australian universities and provides many benefits to inspire a real university community feel. Many international students choose to live in this type of accommodation because of its convenience and proximity to lecture theatres and libraries. One of the most popular residences for AusAID students is Toad Hall, a self-catering postgraduate residence at the edge of the campus and close to the city. You should apply for accommodation as soon as you make your application to the university.
Cost of living and accommodation
On-campus accommodation costs vary between residences. University accommodation does not cater for families. For students with Families or those who choose not to stay on campus, renting a house or flat off campus costs from $250 to $350 a week for two bedrooms or from $300 to $450 for a three-bedroom house. The average for a shared house or flat off campus is around $100 to $200 a week. Accommodation is less expensive further from the city centre.
The cost of living in Canberra is similar to that of other major capital cities, with accommodation being the main outlay for students. The cost of food and other goods does not usually vary between city and country areas and supermarket prices are generally consistent across the nation.
Support services for international students and dependentsThere are many support services put in place for international students and their dependents, including Postgraduate & Research Student Association (PARSA), Alumni , Sport & Recreation Association , Counselling , Health , Chaplaincy , Parenting rooms and childcare , Disability Services.
This supportive community helps students to achieve the very best outcome of both their studies and their experience at the ANU. Family support is also provided with a number of childcare centres on and around campus, assistance in looking for off campus accommodation and assistance with enrolling dependents at school. All students are encouraged to participate in the university's student mentoring program named SIGN. It is a chance for new students to take advantage of later year students' knowledge and experience of campus life.
There are many ethnic community groups on campus and in Canberra in general. Many arrange social outings, English conversation groups, family support and dinner functions. With Canberra being home to all the embassies and high commissions, this means you are invited to functions at your own consulate throughout your studies.
Canberra has a range of industries offering a variety of employment opportunities and has the lowest unemployment rate in Australia. Students can access the Careers Centre for assistance in applying and being ready for employment opportunities.
From the airport
International flights do not currently land in Canberra. Students must transfer from their international flight to a domestic flight to Canberra, or travel by bus or train from Sydney. New students will be met on arrival by a university representative at Canberra airport. The airport is located about 15 minutes from campus.
Getting aroundCanberra is well serviced by a public bus network. Student discounts ARE available. Concession fares are available to students with fares to anywhere in Canberra costing $1.30 for a one-way trip, after 36 trips per month your travel is free with the MyWay Card . The city bus interchange is 10 minute walk from the university. Walking and cycling are the best ways to get around the campus as the distances are short. Canberra has a labyrinth of well-lit and maintained cycle paths connecting suburbs to the university and the city for a cheaper transport alternative.
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Disability Advisors on campus available to advise and assist students with their special needs. The university has the infrastructure across the campus for students with mobility difficulties, such as ramps, lifts, level paths, and car spaces. Every effort will be made to adapt the delivery of curriculum, the assessment requirements and the processes of developing academic skills to meet the needs of the students with disabilities. This will be done in a way that does not compromise the essential nature of the program nor what is deemed to be an essential skill or knowledge. Students should be aware, however, that the university is not able to guarantee all services. Students are invited to contact the Disability Advisor at the earliest opportunity so that prior arrangements can be made: firstname.lastname@example.org