Griffith University is an innovative and influential university with five campuses spread between Brisbane and Gold Coast. Griffith’s study programs prepare and equip students to become future leaders in the global markets, so find your own field and head to Griffith University.
We offer free study counseling and help you with all the practicalities such as financing, application, housing and scholarships if you wish to study a:
- Semester (Study Abroad)
- Pathway Program and Diploma
- Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate
- Associate Degree
...at Griffith University.
At Griffith University you can study practically everything e.g Business, Engineering, Medicine, Journalism, Law, Criminology, Dance, Music, Arts, Languages, Psychology or what about Photography or Oceanography? Anything is possible and we help you find your dream studies.
Who can study at Griffith University?
If you have completed an Upper Secondary Education with satisfactory results, you are eligible to apply to study at Griffith. Studies at Griffith are for those who:
- take a gap year and want to try to live in Australia - study for a semester or two and take courses of your interest
- are already enrolled in a university in your home country and want to study a semester or two in Australia and transfer the ECTS-points to your education at home (also called Study Abroad/Freemover)
- dream of studying an entire Degree at Griffith e.g. a Bachelor or Master
- have completed a 2-year further education and want a ‘top-up’ to obtain a Bachelor's Degree
- who want to study their Ph.d. in Brisbane
We give you a smooth start to your studies in Brisbane
Through us, you can be sure to have the best start to your studies in Brisbane with an arrival package.
Read more about our arrival package for students in Brisbane.
Subtropical climate and world-class education
Subtropical climate, a unique mix of nature and dynamic urban life, world-class education and pioneering research – that is what you’re up for at Griffith University. The Gold Coast and Brisbane are the perfect places to make the most of your student life: diverse and internationally-focused study opportunities, cultures, foods, traditions, friends, new life experiences and adventures await you!
Griffith University is known for its aspirations to meet the ever-changing needs of the students, industry and the community. Since day one, the university has had a strong sense of responsibility for the social and environmental aspects of the world and was the first Australian University to introduce a degree in environmental science. Griffith works closely with the businesses, the government and society to contribute towards social, scientific, technological, artistic and economic progress.
5 reasons to study at Griffith University
There are many great reasons to choose Griffith, here are the top 5:
- 'Griffith Mates' welcome all new students and ensures a smooth transition. These guys are a fun loving, helpful and engage mix of local and international students, speaking over 30 languages. Their goal is to help you transition to university life and make your Griffith experience the best possible.
- Practical approach to teaching, internships opportunities, degrees in progressive and research based study programs, excellent teachers and researchers and Career mentoring Programs make Griffith graduates extremely employable.
- Griffith University's campuses contribute to making your time enjoyable. You have two excellent locations on Australia's East Coast making your time abroad enjoyable.
- Griffith has world-leading expertise in Water science, Drug discovery and infectious diseases, Asian politics, security and development and Climate change adaptation, just to mention a few fields.
- Griffith University is actually one of Australia's leading sport universities, offering degrees such as sports science and coaching. The facilities are excellent: tennis centre, aquatic centre and athletics track just give you an idea.
Griffith University accomplishments & rankings
- Griffith University has been placed among the world’s top 300 universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
- Griffith Business School is accredited by AACSB.
- Griffith is one of six Innovative Research Universities in Australia.
- Griffith University features among the world’s most elite institutions in 28 subject areas in the QS World University Rankings by subject.
Accommodation at Griffith University
There’re different options of accommodation – one for each mindset.
On-campus accommodation is available at Gold Coast, Nathan and Mt Gravatt campuses. If you choose this option, you’ll be in walking distance from campus and you’ll quickly get to know other international and Australian students.
You can also choose the off-campus options, which can give you more freedom and might even be cheaper than the student housing options on campuses. The student guilds, International Student Advisors and the University’s accommodation service will assist you in finding your own place. The student guild on Gold Coast campus even offers a mini-van service during the orientation week to drive you around to view available rental places – just ask for help, be proactive and you’ll be sure to find place.
If you wish to live in a family environment, you may opt for the homestay alternative. A homestay is a good opportunity to take a deep dive into Australian lifestyle and to really get to know the local way of living. Of course homestay is a very different experience than living with your new university friends, and there nigh be some new family rules to learn.