Griffith University

Griffith University's first campus opened in 1975 with 451 enrolled students. Today we are a multi-campus university with more than 50,000 students from over 130 countries. What has not changed is our range of relevant, internationally focused degrees that prepare graduates for incredible careers.

At Griffith, we provide a different type of education. For 40 years we have pioneered cutting-edge, forward-thinking programs in diverse study areas. We were the first university in Australia to recognise the importance of, and introduce degrees in, globally significant fields such as environmental studies, Asian studies and international business.


  • Ranked among the top three per cent of all universities* and among the top 50 universities under 50# worldwide
  • Five South East Queensland campuses (three in Brisbane, one on the Gold Coast and one in Logan)
  • Australia's number one university teacher for the past two years**
  • Five stars for graduate employability***
  • Hands-on learning with industry partners.

Campus locations

Griffith University has five campuses in South East Queensland: Gold Coast, Logan, Mt Gravatt, Nathan and South Bank.


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

**2014/15 Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching Australian University Teacher of the Year Award

***2017 QS Stars University Ratings

#2017 QS World University Rankings, 2016 Times Higher Education Rankings


Griffith offers more than 200 programs at undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels.


Popular study areas include:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Architecture
  • Asian studies and international business
  • Aviation
  • Biotechnology
  • Business management
  • Dentistry and oral health
  • Design
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environment and planning
  • Film and animation
  • Hotel management
  • Information technology and multimedia
  • Journalism and media
  • Law and criminology
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy and exercise science
  • Public health
  • Science
  • Social work
  • Sport management
  • Visual and creative arts.

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From learning in a new language to planning a career, as an international student you take on new and exciting challenges in every area of your life. We anticipate what you need from arrival to graduation, so your time at Griffith is not only educationally rewarding but life-enriching.


International Student Advisors are the first point of contact for absolutely any problems or questions you might have.


EnglishHELP is a free English language learning service if your first language is not English.


Health services with qualified doctors are located on the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses, and free, confidential student counselling is available on all campuses. If you have a disability, you can also access support from one of our disability service officers.


Careers and employment officers can help you plan your career from the start of your degree. Our Industry Mentoring Program pairs you with an experienced professional from your chosen career for advice and guidance, while our work-integrated learning courses give you professional experience that counts towards your degree.


Griffith Mates is a diverse group of students who speak around 30 different languages and come from all over the world. They help you practise your English, make friends, find your way around campus and become acquainted with the Australian environment.


Visit our student blog to find out more about student life at Griffith:

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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