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Short Program - IARU Global Summer Program
Beijing, China; Berkeley, United States; Cambridge, United Kingdom; Cape Town, South Africa; Copenhagen, Denmark; New Haven, United States; Oxford, United Kingdom; Singapore, Singapore; Tokyo, Japan; Zurich, Switzerland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: ANU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program type:
Short Program
Minimum GPA req.:
Year level availability:
Second year (after 48 units)
Program Description:
IARU Global Summer Program


The Global Summer Program (GSP) is supported by the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) and is an exciting learning experience that connnects university students with outstanding peers from around the world. GSP features courses offered by 11 IARU partner Universities. Participants will gain new perspectives, often leading to research in a specific field, and most go on to do their graduate studies, perhaps at an IARU university.

Through a mix of lectures, tutorials, peer interaction, and field trips, participants become a part of a great association of students and faculty, leveraging on what the alliance of universities can offer. Classes are rigorous and intense as they are designed for the best students from IARU universities who come together to explore and discuss challenges that most often require multi-disciplinary approaches. These courses are inline with IARU's commitment to grooming future leaders of nations and industry.


GSP applications must meet the following selection criteria:

  • You are enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree program at the ANU at the time of application and for the duration of the GSP course. 

  • You must have already completed at least one year of tertiary study, and at least six months of this at the ANU at the time of application.
  • You need a minimum credit average, GPA of 5 on a scale of 7. All courses studied in your current academic level at university (ie all your undergraduate or all your postgraduate coursework studies) are considered when calculating your GPA.
GSP is primarily aimed at senior undergraduate students. However, Honours and postgraduate coursework students may apply to courses that have been identified as specifically open to graduates. If you have previously participated in GSP at an overseas partner university you may only then apply for the GSP course at ANU.

Selection Criteria

Applicants are assessed on the responses to the statement of purpose and supplementary information in addition to their academic transcript.

In selecting candidates for the GSP, the selection panel is looking for students who demonstrate both the academic rigour and personal qualities that will enable them not only to academically excel, but also to act as outstanding ambassadors for ANU and potential leaders of the future. The selectors are looking for applicants who combine a consistently good standard of results with a depth of engagement in the topic as it relates to their current or future academic goals.


Seeking credit for GSP courses at IARU partner universities is not a requirement, however you are encouraged to apply for credit status upon your return to ANU. Please note that the amount of credit that can be awarded may vary depending on the course and is at the discretion of your ANU academic college.

Participation Costs

Cost information for each course is available in the course information found on the IARU website. Please note that some universities require students to pay a refundable housing deposit. It is the student's responsibility to arrange payments with the host university.

Top ranked students attending a GSP course offered at an IARU partner institution will be entitled to financial support from ANU - information can be found here. Students will be advised of any financial support from ANU at the time of their nomination.

If a student is nominated to attend a GSP course, but is not receiving funding from ANU, they may attend as a self-funded student. Alternate funding may be available, but students should be aware that it is their responsibility to seek this.

Application Details

Complete the application by March the 16th, 2018.
You will be advised of the outcome of your application by April the 6th, 2018


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2018 16/03/2018 06/04/2018 TBA TBA

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