- Length 4 year full-time
- Minimum 192 Units
- Academic plan BIRY
- Post Nominal BIntReYIA
- CRICOS code 099469M
Mode of delivery
- In Person
Field of Education
- Political Science
- Academic contact
The Bachelor of International Relations (with Year in Asia) requires 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 International Relations
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 International Relations (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 International Relations (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
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
Adjustment factors are additional points added to an applicant's Selection Rank (for example an applicant's ATAR). ANU offers adjustment factors based on performance and equity principles, such as for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies.
Selection Rank adjustments are granted in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustment factors and maximum 10 equity-based adjustment factors) can be awarded.
You may be considered for adjustment factors if you have:
- applied for an eligible ANU Bachelor degree program
- undertaken Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate
- achieved an ATAR or equivalent at or above 70
- not previously attempted tertiary study.
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
All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)
The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.
For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments
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.
Can you see yourself jet-setting the globe with a career in trade, foreign affairs, journalism, international business or research? You have found the right degree.
ANU is a leader in the field of International Relations.
Our program will introduce you to International Relations, initially via the broad historical and intellectual framework which has framed the modern world of states since the 17th century. It will then concentrate on the 20th century, the age of World Wars and the Cold War, before addressing contemporary issues, the age of global political economy, global culture and communication, global environmental concerns and post-Cold war political conflict, including the 'War on Terror'.
With our flexible program you can extend your chosen language subject into a major, and have the opportunity to go on exchange or an international/national internship.
The Bachelor of International Relations (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
ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.
We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.
Identify the principal theoretical approaches to the study of international relations, and the relationships between them;
Have a thorough understanding of the historical development of the global system;
Demonstrate an understanding of the principal actors in contemporary global politics and the challenges they face;
Understand the principal factors that determine the foreign policies of major powers and of Australia;
Reflect critically on the knowledge and skills developed in their study of International Relations
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