Graduate Diploma of International Affairs

Australian National University (ANU)

The Graduate Diploma of International Affairs is designed to equip students with the skills required for understanding emerging issues in international, political and strategic affairs. Students will learn how to critically analyse international affairs and foreign policies through a diverse range of disciplines and explore how issues such as globalisation, development, democratisation, terrorism, human security, war and conflict drive political developments in the Asia Pacific region and around the world. This flexible, 1-year (full-time) postgraduate qualification will allow students to advance their career in a wide range of professions such as: diplomacy, foreign affairs, defence, international security, government, journalism, and international business.

Course Fee:

Australian: $30,096
International: $42,960

Entry Requirements:

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7.

Subjects you can Study:

International affairs; Anthropology; Diplomacy; International relations; Strategic studies

Study Pathways:

The program provides a pathway for entry into ANU Masters programs in Diplomacy, International Relations or Strategic Studies and can be used as an exit qualification for students who are unable to complete their Masters degree but have completed the requisite 48 units of credit toward their postgraduate program.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info Yes Full time 1 year
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.

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