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Why study this program?

The rapid rise of Asian economies means a growing, global demand for Asia experts. Equip yourself with interdisciplinary knowledge and transferable skills gained from world-leading scholars, industry experts and unique study-abroad experiences.

We take a rigorous but flexible approach so you can shape your studies around your interests and career goals. You can combine the Bachelor of Asian Studies (3 years full-time) with almost any other degree at The Australian National University (ANU) – including law, international relations, engineering, commerce or economics.

Australia is increasingly looking to Asia – strategically, economically, politically, and culturally – all eyes are on the graduates of tomorrow to take us there. Are you ready to lead us into the Asian Century? With a Bachelor of Asian Studies you will master an Asian language, acquire in-depth knowledge of the region, and graduate with a standout degree which will get you noticed by employers.

Increasingly, employers across business, government, and other sectors actively recruit graduates who demonstrate knowledge and experience in the Asia-Pacific region, which means our graduates can be found all over the world in exciting and challenging fields such as:

  • Diplomatic and foreign affairs
  • Consulting
  • Policymaking
  • International development
  • Translating
  • Journalism and media
  • Research and academia
  • Publishing
  • Politics
  • Think tanks, policy institutes and research centres

The learning experience

With a Bachelor of Asian Studies you will master an Asian language, acquire in-depth regional knowledge and develop strong analytical skills while studying at the ANU School of Culture, History & Language.

Because we train cross-cultural communicators, language-learning is an integral part of the degree and you can choose from the highest number of Asian and Pacific language programs on offer in the southern hemisphere.

Learning abroad is also strongly encouraged in this program, with many travels grants on offer. You can choose from a range of overseas study opportunities, such as exchanges, internships and study tours. 


The Australian National University (ANU) offers a wide range of scholarships to students to Assist with the cost of their studies

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

Whether you are looking for financial support to start your studies at ANU or help to move away from home for the first time, we have scholarship opportunities for you and your situation.