The Bachelor of Development Studies (with Year in Asia) requires the completion of 192 units, of which:
A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses
The 192 units must include:
144 units from courses required for the completion of the Bachelor of Development Studies
48 units from the successful completion of the Year in Asia major, which must include 24 units of language study
Students will receive equivalent credit for the coursework that they pass at their host institution (as a part of the Year in Asia major) upon return to ANU. However, students who do not pass at least 75% of their coursework at the host institution will be required to transfer back into the degree from which they transferred into the Bachelor of Development Studies (with Year in Asia). Students transferring out of the Year in Asia must meet the program requirements for the degree into which they transfer and should be aware that it may not be possible to count all or any of this credit towards the degree into which they transfer.
The Bachelor of Development Studies (with Year in Asia) is taught primarily in English but also requires students to undertake study in a target Asian language.
By internal transfer from an ANU AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree
A minimum undergraduate career GPA of 5.0 out of 7.0
48 units from completion of courses offered by ANU, which must include:
A minimum of 24 units from completion of courses in the target language subject area, or demonstrated intermediate language proficiency as evidenced by completion, exemption or course credit for the following:
- Chinese – CHIN2017 Modern Chinese 4
- Indonesian - INDN2003 Indonesian 4
- Japanese – JPNS3001 Japanese 5
- Korean - KORE2522 Modern Korean 4
- Thai - THAI2003 Thai 4
- Vietnamese - VIET2003 Vietnamese 4
A minimum of 12 units from completion of non-language courses listed in the Bachelor of Asian Studies
Places are limited in each study-destination country. Applicants will be ranked on the following criteria:
- Demonstrated ability in the language of the destination country
- ANU GPA
ANU offers rank adjustments for a number of adjustment factors, including for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. Rank adjustments are applied to Bachelor degree applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 points (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustments, maximum 10 equity-based adjustments and maximum 5 Elite Athlete adjustments) will be awarded. Please note that Adjustment Factors vary and do not apply to a select few programs, please visit the ANU Adjustment Factors website for further information.
Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees
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.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
Want to make positive changes and help the Third World? The ANU Bachelor of Development Studies is the right degree for you.
ANU is a leader in the field of Development Studies and has established relationships with Australian and international aid and development organisations.
You will gain an inter-disciplinary understanding of theory and practice concerning the processes of development in the Third World, with special competence concerning one or two of four areas: Central Asia and the Middle East, China, Oceania, South and Southeast Asia, together with a solid background in one of the relevant social science disciplines.
The Bachelor of Development Studies (with Year in Asia) is the perfect degree to establish yourself as a future leader in the Asian Century. You will combine study at ANU with one year at a university in an Asian location like Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul or Bangkok.
Your Year in Asia will build on the strengths of your Bachelor degree. You will develop an advanced level of language proficiency and an exceptional capacity to understand the societies and cultures of our region. You will study with world-class teachers at ANU and then put your learning into practice on the ground in Asia.
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.
This program is available for applications to commence from First Semester, 2020
Identify the theory and principles of development
Analyse the practice of development through multilateral, bilateral, government and non-government agencies.
Recall critical development issues in particular regions of the South
Engage in one of the social science disciplines or a language other than English
Communicate in the target language with fluency and spontaneity making it possible for the student to interact with native speakers in the target language with minimum strain for either party.
Accurately understand and summarise the central ideas of texts on both concrete and abstract topics familiar to the student in the target language
Confidently discuss abstract and concrete issues related to their disciplinary focus in an academic setting in the target language.
Identify, critically analyse and discuss diverse issues relevant to one's study and life with their classmates and beyond in their target language