30 months
45360 AUD/year
35430 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Are you a maths whiz who wants stimulating work, limitless potential and an ever growing salary? The Actuarial Practice program at the Australian National University will make you a thought leader in financial fields. With an ANU Master of Actuarial Practice degree you will excel your career literally anywhere in the world. 


Upon successful completion of the Actuarial Practice program at the Australian National University, students will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate key concepts in actuarial studies and related fields, including:
  • Utilise concepts in financial mathematics, including the time value of money, annuities, bond and loan calculations
  • Apply mathematical statistics, regression modelling and other statistical techniques to actuarial problems
  • Describe and apply stochastic processes, survival models and their application in actuarial contexts
  • Model and value cash flows dependent on death, survival, illness, retirement, and other contingencies
  • Apply risk modelling techniques across a variety of financial situations
  • Apply these key concepts in advanced contexts by integrating technical concepts and business awareness
  • Analyse and interpret specific business situations so that the correct actuarial techniques can be applied.
  • Utilise critical thinking to solve specific actuarial problems and communicate their results to a relevant audience.
  • Apply actuarial research planning and methodology.

Career Options

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.


The Master of Actuarial Practice enables students to undertake a sequence of accredited courses that satisfy certain educational requirements of the Actuaries Institute.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Statements and Reporting
  • Business Economics
  • Continuous Time Finance
  • Applied Foundations of Finance
  • Applied Corporate Finance
  • Applied Investments 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements


  • At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 
  • Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0, with at least one course in the field of mathematics that must cover calculus and linear algebra.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    45360 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45360 AUD per year during 30 months.
  • National

    35430 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35430 AUD per year during 30 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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