Griffith University

Griffith University was created to be a different kind of university – challenging conventions and pioneering solutions through innovative teaching and research. Our degrees are designed to prepare students for the future – developed in consultation with industry, based on cutting-edge research, and taught by Australia’s most awarded teachers. 

At Griffith University, 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 and most credible world university rankings, we are ranked in the top 400 – placing us in the top 3% worldwide*.

Griffith is committed to helping international students make the most of their time in Australia by providing quality education, guidance and support. We teach across three trimesters each year, with intakes available in February, July and October. 

Popular study areas include:

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

For more information visit our Study website.


Griffith hosts 50,000 students across five campuses in South East Queensland, spanning three major cities (Gold Coast, Logan and Brisbane). Students choose Queensland not only for the quality education, but for its superb subtropical climate, welcoming environment and mixture of natural wonders and vibrant city life. 

Learn about life in Australia and our campuses.

* Academic Ranking of World Universities; CWTS Leiden Rankings; and the QS World University Rankings

Griffith English Language Institute

For over twenty-five years, Griffith English Language Institute, Griffith University’s official English language provider, has been delivering award-winning English language programs.

  • Direct Entry Program – for students wanting to gain entry to a Griffith University degree or Griffith College diploma.
  • High School Preparation – a specialised program for international students aged between 13 and 18 years entering an Australian secondary school.
  • English for work, travel or personal reasons – no matter whether you are a beginner or advanced, we will help you achieve your English goals.

For more information visit Griffith English Language Institute.

At Griffith University you will have access to our diverse range of student support initiatives, including programs and staff dedicated specifically to helping international students. We provide students with first-class support during their Griffith experience, from arrival through to graduation and beyond.

Orientation and arrival: Orientation is when you get to know Griffith and have fun meeting people before you start classes. 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 hosted by the Griffith Mates.

Griffith Mates: The Griffith Mates are a diverse peer-support network for international students, with members who speak over 30 languages. Look out for the Mates at orientation – they may even be waiting to welcome you at the airport!

International Student Advisory: If you need some extra personal support, make an appointment with an International Student Advisor. Our team of dedicated staff provides advice and information on issues that can affect your life in Australia and your studies at Griffith.

EnglishHELP: If English is your second language, we provide a free English language learning service to develop your academic English and improve your overall academic performance. 

Peer Assisted Study Sessions: Peer Assisted Study Sessions are study groups for specific courses that students often find difficult or demanding. 

Health and wellbeing: If you need a doctor there are health and medical services located on the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses, as well as medical centres and hospitals near each campus. If you need someone to talk to about personal issues, we offer free, confidential student counselling on all our campuses.

Financial assistance: The Welfare and Student Liaison Office offers budgeting advice, a textbook exchange service and other support services.

Disability services: Through our Disability Service, we aim to improve the participation, retention and success of students with disabilities, while ensuring easy access to learning environments. 

For more information visit International Student Services.

Melissa Iarusso, Canada

Bachelor of Journalism

"My journalism degree has inspired me to learn more about various avenues of the profession and has opened my eyes to new ideas and careers that I would have never thought of or considered. My internship with the World Surf League is a great example - before coming to Australia I knew nothing about surfing, and now I feel more confident in my writing and editing skills thanks to my awesome mentors. Studying at Griffith for a year now, I would say the highlight of this experience so far is the people. Getting involved on campus with CSA, living at the village and starting a beach volleyball league on campus has given me the opportunity to meet friends from around the world, share ideas, share a passion for travel and adventure, explore and make lifelong friendships that I will cherish."

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