Bachelor of Actuarial Studies

Australian National University (ANU)

This program is a specialist degree combining studies in the areas of economics, finance, mathematics and statistics. It is a heavily prescribed program, with two-thirds of the program consisting of courses in statistics, economics, accounting, finance, and mathematics. The remaining one-third of the program consists of professional actuarial courses offered by the School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Applied Statistics. This program can also be incorporated into a double degree through any of the Flexible Double Degrees.

Course Fee:

International: $131,040

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; ACT: Specialist Mathematics (major/minor) (160+) Recommended Studies: Specialist Mathematics (double major); NSW: HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E3); QLD: Mathematics B and Mathematics C, with a grade of 'H' in each; SA/NT: Mathematics 1 (Double) and Mathematics 2 with a score of at least 15/20 in both subjects; TAS: Mathematics Stage 2 and Mathematics Stage 3 with a score of at least 15/20 in both subjects; VIC: Mathematical Methods 3&4 and Specialist Mathematics 3/4 with at least 36/50 in each subject; WA: Applicable Mathematics and Calculus with a score of at least 72/100; IB: Mathematics (HL) with at least 6


At least 144 units; 96 units to be taken within the College and 48 units of University wide electives. Not more than 60 units to be taken at first year level.

Subjects you can Study:

Actuarial studies; Accounting and finance; Economics; Statistics

Study Pathways:

Honours year available.


Actuaries Institute.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00120C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra 87.35 Yes Part time 6 years
Canberra 87.35 Yes Full time 3 years
ANU was set up in 1946 as the national research institution by the Australian Parliament to enhance the economic, social cultural and intellectual development of the nation. Part of the Group of Eight, ANU is recognised as one of Australia's leading universities for education and is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities.

Students at ANU engage with leading minds and learn from world-class researchers, with six Nobel Prize winners and two Australian prime ministers among its staff and Alumni. With over 170 partner universities across 37 countries, students have the opportunity to make global connections by going on an exchange, undertaking an internship or participating in fieldwork.

ANU has a mix of undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, many of whom live in University residences. International students come mainly from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA, with significant numbers also coming from Europe, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand.

The campus is located in the centre of the nation's capital, Canberra. Canberra is a university city and home to many national institutions. Offering a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the city has a high concentration of national museums and galleries, as well as cafes and restaurants. For the active, the capital is etched with bike paths and walking trails, and is surrounded by stunning Australian landscape. Facilities on campus include a wide range of student accommodation, modern laboratories and teaching facilities, five main libraries, medical services, sporting fields, gym, food vans and cafes.

The University provides specialised services to assist students, including a tailored orientation program, Counselling and Health Service, Academic Skills and Learning Centre, Disability Services and the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre. There are also many student clubs and societies for a diverse range of sporting, social and other interests.

Provider CRICOS: 00120C

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