The ACU is the world’s first and oldest international university network, established in 1913 to provide a forum to share information, knowledge and ideas.
We believe that our staff are our greatest asset. Our team shares our passion and vision and are key to helping us to achieve our goals.
We organise events for and led by our members across the world and online, including symposia, workshops, summer schools, virtual student exchanges and more.
We have over 400 member universities in more than 40 countries across the Commonwealth and 70% of our members are in low and middle income countries.
View all open opportunities at a glance, including key dates and links to application details.
Our unique range of funding opportunities enable academic researchers and university staff to work with colleagues around the world.
Our opportunities for students include research and travel grants, life-changing international scholarships, and more.
The voice of our members in key policy forums, we bring their needs to the forefront of global education decision-making.
We design and deliver purpose-built initiatives to strengthen our members' capacity for education, research, and innovation.
Collaboration is at our core - we help to build enduring cross-border relationships and enhance international intercultural awareness.
We publish a wide range of reports on higher education-related topics.
Read the inspiring stories of scholars, fellows and grantees who benefitted from our support.
A meeting place for ideas, knowledge and diverse perspectives from universities around the world.
A deep-dive into our work. Explore research into higher education and international development-related topics, stories from scholars, fellows and grantees, and The ACU Review, a magazine written by our members.