Griffith University

Five campuses in Brisbane and the Gold Coast
Student Population: 
Over 50,000
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Remarkable Griffith

At Griffith, we celebrate, believe in and strive for the remarkable.

We rank among the world’s best universities and continue to improve our international standing. In the largest world university rankings, we are ranked in the top 350, the top 3% worldwide.* Griffith is young and ambitious, also ranked in the world’s top 50 universities under 50 years of age.**

Griffith’s five campuses are located in beautiful South East Queensland, a region that enjoys an average 300 days of sunshine each year. Brisbane is a vibrant, expanding city offering world-class education, a beautiful climate and superb lifestyle, while the beautiful beaches, an excellent quality of life and friendly people make the Gold Coast a popular study destination.

*QS World University Rankings
**2017 Times HE Rankings Top 200 under 50; 2018 QS University Rankings Top 50

What can I study?

Griffith offers over 200 degrees in academic study areas including:

  • Business and government
  • Criminology and law
  • Education
  • Engineering and IT
  • Environment, planning and architecture
  • Humanities and languages
  • Medicine, dentistry and health
  • Music and performing arts
  • Science and aviation
  • Visual and creative arts

World-class subject rankings

In the 2018 QS World University Rankings By Subject, Griffith was ranked as follows:

Top 50

  • Hospitality and leisure management (ranked 11 in the world and 1 in Australia)
  • Nursing (41 in the world)
  • Performing Arts (42 in the world and 1 in Queensland)

Top 51–100

  • Development studies
  • Education and training
  • Social policy and administration
  • Sports-related subjects

Top 101–150

  • Law and legal studies
  • Architecture
  • Politics
  • Environmental studies
  • Social sciences and management


Griffith is a research-intensive university that fosters industry, community, government, national and international research collaborations. Undertake research at Griffith and be part of an elite group of researchers who are thinking globally and discovering new-world solutions.

Build your career

Griffith graduates are well equipped for the new world of work. Real life industry experiences are included in our degrees and we offer lots of employability initiatives to help you get job-ready:

Community Internship

This is a 10 credit point course, available to students in most degrees. Through this course you will be able to make a difference in a local community organisation while developing professional and personal skills. You will spend at least 50 hours in a volunteering placement and combine this with academic learning. We can tailor the internship to match your study area or interests.

Careers and employment service

This service supports you to plan your career, become job ready and find work while you study and after you graduate. Get help with CVs, cover letters, preparation for interviews and job search techniques to improve your employability and increase your chances of finding your dream job.

Graduate employment

Access employment opportunities in your home country and around the world. Our International Student Careers Search portal will help you find employers in your home country who are looking for Australian educated graduates.


Griffith was the first university in Australia to offer Unitemps, a service dedicated to helping you get paid part-time work while you study. Unitemps is an in-house recruitment service that facilitates connections between Griffith students and employers who are offering temporary paid work. The Unitemps team is committed to helping you be the best candidate you can, while identifying student friendly roles to provide financial help while you study and enhance your employability upon graduation.


We offer a range of scholarships for international students coming to study in our undergraduate, postgraduate, research and pathway programmes. These aim to recognise remarkable students with outstanding academic achievements and the potential to make a positive contribution to Griffith and our community.

Tuition fee guarantee

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. If you are a degree student commencing in 2019, we guarantee that your fees will not increase by more than 2.5% per year for the normal duration of your programme. This means you can have confidence on the total cost of your degree at Griffith University.


Whether you would like to live on-campus or off-campus, there are a number of options you can explore to find housing to suit your needs.

Student support services

You will have access to Griffith University’s diverse range of student support initiatives, including programmes and staff dedicated specifically to helping international students.

Orientation and arrival

Attend your compulsory International Student Welcome and Orientation session during Orientation Week to supplement the information provided online through myOrientation.

The Griffith Mates will help you get to know your campus with campus tours during Orientation. Discover the beauty of Brisbane or the Gold Coast through free Twilight Walking Tours with the Mates.

A leader in student mobility

Study Abroad

Griffith University’s Study Abroad and Exchange programmes embody our commitment to forward thinking education. We provide you with specialised courses and activities to make sure you have a remarkable experience in Australia.

Students are eligible to take our Study Abroad programme directly after finishing secondary school.

How many courses can I study?

At Griffith, a typical full-time study load is 30 to 40 credit points (CP). One course (subject) is usually worth 10CP. You can choose from the following options per trimester:

  • 30CP – generally 3 courses
  • 40CP – generally 4 courses
  • 50CP – generally 5 courses

How much will it cost?

Tuition fees for Study Abroad depend on the number of credit points taken. For undergraduate and postgraduate students, Study Abroad tuition is: 30CP – A$8,780 for the semester; 40CP or 50CP – A$9,745 a semester; Queensland Conservatorium (music) 30CP, 40CP or 50CP – A$11,130 per semester of study.

Contact Study Options for more information about applying for Study Abroad or Gap year programmes.

Exchange at Griffith

Exchange students are nominated by a Griffith partner university and are not required to pay tuition fees to Griffith. Any tuition fees due are paid to your home university. Most exchange students will, however, be required to cover the cost of Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

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