• Students on the Griffith University Gold Coast campus. Photo credit: Griffith University Students on the Griffith University Gold Coast campus. Photo credit: Griffith University
  • Students chat and study in a common area on campus. Photo credit: Griffith University Students chat and study in a common area on campus. Photo credit: Griffith University
  • The Nathan Bray Centre building. Photo credit: Griffith University The Nathan Bray Centre building. Photo credit: Griffith University
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Griffith University is ranked in the top 400 universities worldwide* and is home to more than 43,000 students from 130 countries.

Established in 1971, Griffith is one of Australia’s younger universities. Since it began teaching in 1975, Griffith University has come to be regarded as one of Australia’s most innovative tertiary institutions and one of the most influential universities in the Asia-Pacific region.

At Griffith, you don’t just get a degree, you graduate job-ready with a comprehensive range of skills, work experience and resources to help you kick-start your global career.

* Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), QS World University Rankings, University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) and the Leiden Ranking; 2014.


Griffith’s five campuses are all located in beautiful, sub-tropical south-east Queensland, a region that enjoys an average 300 days of sunshine each year. Each campus has a distinct atmosphere and different academic options. Enjoy either the relaxed, beach lifestyle of the Gold Coast, or the bustling, inner-city life of Brisbane.

What can I study?

Griffith offers over 300 degree programmes and an approach to teaching that is both innovative and highly practical. Whether you’re interested in a bachelor, masters or research degree programme, Griffith University provides a broad range of study areas to choose from, including:

  • Business and government
  • Criminology and law
  • Education
  • Engineering and information technology
  • Environment, planning and architecture
  • Health
  • Humanities, social sciences and languages
  • Music
  • Science and aviation
  • Visual and creative arts

Griffith is also regularly developing new programmes. For a full list of courses and programmes please contact Study Options for a Griffith University prospectus.

Reach Your Potential...

Make the most of your study and your time at Griffith with our range of career-enhancing programmes and initiatives aimed at helping you gain professional experience and a competitive edge.

1. Work-Integrated Learning

Griffith’s Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) programme enables you to undertake a work related project or a placement in a work environment as part of your degree. WIL integrates theoretical learning with practical application and ensures that you transition successfully into the workforce when you graduate.

2. Community Internship

The Community Internship is an elective course which allows Griffith students to gain real-world experience with a not-for-profit organisation and also earn academic credit. The Community Internship is a minimum of 50 hours experience which aims to help you develop an understanding of how your actions contribute to the local community. Griffith has over 400 internship opportunities and can tailor the internship to match your study area or interests.

3. The Industry Mentoring Programme

Griffith’s Industry Mentoring Programme links students with experienced professionals from similar career fields and aims to facilitate a student’s in-depth understanding of potential employing organisations, work roles and workplaces.

4. Careers and employment

Griffith’s Careers and Employment Service helps you to find a career direction, prepare for your job search, find job vacancies and work experience, and launch your global career.

A leader in student mobility

The Griffith Exchange Programme provides you with the opportunity to combine study with travel and add an international dimension to your qualification. You can spend one or two semesters studying at a partner university or participate in a short-term programme. Most programmes will earn you credit toward your Griffith degree while allowing you to immerse yourself in a different culture and gain invaluable international contacts.

Student support

Griffith offers free support services to help you achieve success in your studies. These include:

  • International Student Advisors who provide a dedicated and specialist support service to international students
  • Griffith Mates welcome new students during orientation week and help them transition to life at university
  • Academic, computer and library workshops
  • Health services
  • Counselling services
  • Chaplaincy
  • Welfare and student liaison
  • Student equity and disability support
  • Free airport pick up

Student life

Meeting friends, learning about their cultures and engaging in different activities all enrich your university experience. Griffith Market days, cultural events, fun days and sporting events create a vibrant campus life. Griffith also has over 80 clubs and societies, and joining one of these social or cultural groups is a great way to make friends.

Griffith Mates

Expand your social network with free Griffith Mates events, run by students for students. In addition to a variety of weekly on-campus events, Griffith Mates also run a buddy programme and offers students the opportunity to volunteer in the community and to meet local Australians.

Student accommodation

On-campus accommodation is available at Griffith’s Nathan, Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast and Logan campuses. Off-campus accommodation is also available and renting is the most common type of accommodation chosen by international students. Griffith University offers an off-campus accommodation assistance service to help students find a private rental property when they arrive.

A leading young Australian university

Griffith was created to offer degrees in progressive fields and was the first Australian university to teach degrees in environmental science and in Asian studies. Griffith is among the world’s leading younger universities and is currently ranked 82 in the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 Rankings 2015. Here are just a few of its study highlights:

  • The Griffith Film School is Australia’s largest film school, offering programmes of study in film and television production, animation and games design.
  • The Queensland Conservatorium is one of the two largest Conservatoriums in Australia, with over 800 students training as music professionals.
  • Queensland College of Art was established in 1881 and is one of Australia’s oldest art and design colleges, offering the country’s widest range of visual art programmes.
  • The Griffith School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is recognised as one of Australia’s leading criminology schools.
  • The Griffith Business School holds international accreditation from AACSB International. This accreditation is considered one of the highest achievements for an educational institution. The Griffith Business School is ranked among the top 200 business schools in the world (ARWU 2014) and is committed to high quality education and research. It has a particular focus on sustainable business development, responsible leadership and developing globally competent graduates.
  • The Griffith Law School is ranked among the top 100 law schools in the world by the 2015 QS World University Rankings By Subject.

Griffith University was also ranked in the top 200 by the 2015 QS World University Rankings By Subject for the following:

  • Law (51-100)
  • Education (51-100)
  • Politics and international studies (51-100)
  • Architecture and built environment (51-100)
  • Art and design (51-100)
  • English language and literature (101-150)
  • Business and management (101-150)
  • History (151-200)
  • Environmental sciences (151-200)
  • Agriculture and forestry (151-200)
  • Psychology (151-200)
  • Sociology (151-200)