At Griffith, we celebrate, believe in and strive for the remarkable. With over 50,000 students, we rank among the world’s best universities and continue to improve our international standing. In the largest and most credible world university rankings, we are ranked in the top 350 – placing us in the top 3% worldwide. Griffith is young and ambitious, ranked in the world's top 50 universities under 50 years of age**.
Griffith's five campuses are all in beautiful South East Queensland, a region that enjoys an average 300 days of sunshine each year. Each campus has a distinct atmosphere and different study options. Enjoy the relaxed, beach lifestyle of the Gold Coast, or vibrant city life of Brisbane.
**2017 QS University Rankings Top 50 Under 50
What can I study?
Griffith offers over 200 degrees in academic study areas including:
- Business and government
- Criminology and law
- Engineering and IT
- Environment, planning and architecture
- Medicine, dentistry and health
- Humanities, social sciences and languages
- Science and aviation
- Visual and creative arts
A comprehensive range of research programmes are also offered. Undertake research at Griffith and be part of an elite group of researchers who are thinking globally and discovering new world solutions.
Griffith ranked in the top 100 in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2017 for a range of subjects:
- Hospitality and Leisure Management (ranked 9th in the world and #1 in Australia)
- Nursing (ranked 34th)
- Development Studies (ranked 42nd)
- Performing Arts (ranked 46th)
- Architecture/Built Environment
- Art and Design
- Law and Legal Studies
- Politics and International Studies
- Social Policy and Administration
- Sports-related Subjects
Reach Your Potential
Employers like to see experience from the real world on your resume. Through Griffith’s Work-Integrated Learning you can gain practical experience while you study, build your portfolio and develop networks through internships and industry placements. Many Work-Integrated Learning opportunities will allow you to earn credit towards your degree.
The Community Internship 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 a range of professional and personal skills. You will spend a minimum of 50 hours in a volunteering placement and combine this with academic learning. With hundreds of internship opportunities we can tailor the internship to match your study area or interests.
Griffith’s range of mentoring programmes will connect you locally and globally, allowing you to engage with students, alumni and industry professionals. Through our Industry Mentoring Programme we find you a suitable mentor to support and guide your career development.
Careers and employment
The Griffith 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 career.
Griffith is the first university in Australia to offer Unitemps, a service dedicated to helping you apply for 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 opportunities.
A leader in student mobility
The Griffith Exchange programme gives you the chance to combine study with travel and add an international dimension to your degree. Most will earn credit towards your degree.
Study Abroad programme
Our Study Abroad programme allows you to complete one, two, or three trimesters of study in Australia and earn credit towards your home degree.
Griffith offers free support services to help you make the most of your time at Griffith. These include International Student Advisors; Griffith Mates to welcome you during orientation and help you transition to life at university; health services; free airport pick-up.
Griffith market days, cultural events, trips and tours, and sporting events, create a vibrant campus life. Griffith also has over 120 clubs and societies. With Griffith Mates running activities throughout the year – including their International Student Buddy programme – there are many ways to be involved with the Griffith community and make life-long friends.
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. You can also choose homestay and live with a local Australian family while you study.