Apply now to study at The ANU Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (CAIS)
CAIS offers a range of undergrauate programs including our flagship degree the Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies.
The Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (BMECA) takes students through the topics, debates and developments in the Middle East and Central Asia. Students study the socio-cultural, political, historical and economic structures of these regions and develop a comprehensive knowledge of their relationship to global socio-cultural, political and economic trends. In order to further engage with the history and culture of the regions, students can elect to study a Middle Eastern or Central Asian language as either a major or minor in their program. (BMECA CRICOS Code: 074006D)
CAIS has courses in Middle Eastern and Central Asian studies plus three languages - Arabic, Persian and Turkish
To find out why study at CAIS is an excellent choice for your future - hear from our students
ANU Application process has changed
Find out how school leavers can apply now to ANU undergraduate progams
In response to COVID-19 study disruptions, ANU has changed its admissions process for Year 12 students who are applying directly to ANU for undergraduate study in 2021.
ANU will now make offers based on Year 11 results on 10 August 2020, and these will be honoured for study in 2021 as long as students have completed Year 12.
If your Year 11 results don't meet entry requirements, ANU will automatically consider your Year 12 results in the December offer round.
Learn more about these changes and how it may affect your application.