Griffith University

00233E Australia

Why choose study in Australia

Home for the best universities in the world
Australia has some of the best colleges in the world. Several Australian universities are listed in the top 100 best universities in the world. With approximately more than 22,000 courses in 1,100 institutions, a great number of fields or study areas are available, making it highly likely that you can take up your choice of degree, training or course.

The numbers above show that Australian education has the quantity and variety, but it is also worth noting that the country leads in quality. Seven out of the top 100 universities in the world can be found in Australia. Their university system also ranks 8th in the world, ahead of countries such as the UK, Germany and Japan. With these, Australia is recognized as a country that offers world-class education.

Some of the most popular fields to study are the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, social sciences and medical fields. Australian study programmes cover almost every possible subject students might need.

Australian degree is a globally recognized degree
When you study in Australia, your degree is trusted and recognised internationally. The Australian education system maintains its international reputation through high educational standards, with its universities standing out in world league tables. Moreover, most courses and training undertaken by international students in Australia are covered by Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). It is a system of learning which is authorised by the Australian government.

Be at the forefront of Technology and Innovations
Australia has a reputation for adopting new technologies at a faster rate than in most other countries. Facilities for teaching, training and research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology. One of the most appealing aspect of the country for international students is the quality of scientific research. Australia is at the forefront of new technology and innovations. Students who study in Australia can take advantage the country’s impressive technology and research resources. Australia has quality of scientific research programs available for international students.

Pay reasonable tuition fees
Australian education programs represent great value for money. Fees for vocational courses in Australia start from $AUD7000 and can reach around $AUD30,000 per year. An undergraduate program can cost you from $AUD15,000 to $AUD33,000 per year and postgraduate tuition fees range from $AUD20,000 to $AUD37,000 annually. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) courses start at around $AUD4000 while fees for foundation studies start from $AUD15,000 per year. Planning to take up an English language course? These courses start from only $AUD300 per week depending on the course length.

Australian courses are often shorter than alternatives in other countries, particularly in the US. Most Australian bachelor degree courses can be completed in three years and even less if the education provider works on a trimester system. This means that you can save a whole year's tuition fees if you choose to study in Australian rather than in the US or the UK.

Start a successful career while studying
Australian cities have excellent job prospects and a multicultural community of students who are supported through student services programs. Australian graduates have excellent job prospects from their internationally-trusted universities. Working during your studies is also encouraged – international students on student visas are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week to boost their living expenses. Work experience and internships are all ways in which you can gain Australian work experience in your field of study and be competitive in the international job market after graduation

University Overview

Entry requirements

No matter what level of study students have completed or what English level they have, the University has a range of pathways to help students achieve their study goals.
English Language Requirements
Griffith University accepts the following English tests for standard entry into undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs.
IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no subscore less than 6.0
TOEFL: a minimum score of 575
Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL: a score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 58 with no score less than 50
ISLPR: no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR
Some degrees may require higher levels of English or only accept specific English language tests.
Undergraduate Academic Entry Requirements
Standard academic entry to the University is undergraduate degrees require completion of secondary school comparable to Australian Year 12 or equivalent academic achievement.
Postgraduate Academic Entry Requirements
For standard entry into most Master is degrees, students must hold a bachelor degree or higher (or equivalent) from a recognised university. They must meet minimum Grade Point Average entry requirements. Griffith also recognises the knowledge gained through work experience, as well as prior study, for some degrees.
Students can read more about the entry requirements here…


Griffith University is six campuses are a thriving network of learning and innovation. Spanning three cities in South East Queensland, the campuses are located at Gold Coast and Logan as well as Nathan, Mt Gravatt and South Bank in Brisbane.
Each location has a wide range of modern spaces to suit every study need as well as facilities and services to help make University life easier and enjoyable.
The University offers a range of on-campus accommodation options, from dorm-style rooms to furnished flats.
Lecture theatres
The modern lecture theatres on offer at the institution are state-of-the-art learning spaces that range in size from 50 to 700 seats.
Sporting facilities include gyms, pools, athletics tracks, fields, tennis courts and recreation halls.
Food and drink
The University offers a wide variety of on-campus cafes, bars and restaurants.
Griffith University is network of libraries offer individual and group study zones as well as academic training workshops.
Studio and labs
The studios and labs have been custom-built so that students can learn in industry-relevant spaces.
Computers and printing
The University has common-use computer labs, copying and printing facilities on campus.

Graduate outcomes

The Griffith Careers and Employment Service provides a range of solutions for students, graduates, businesses and staff.
Through its on-campus recruitment service, Unitemps, it helps connects employers with students and assists Griffith students to find part-time work while they study.
The Careers and Employment Service can help students with the following:
Understand their career options
Market themselves to employers
Transition to graduate employment
Find suitable employment while they are studying.
It will also have a range of information and events to help students on their journey.
Voluntary placements
The University knows the value of organised work experience and can help students promote their volunteer-based vacancies to Griffith is student population.
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)
Griffith offers a wide range of work-integrated learning programs from information technology, engineering and dentistry to journalism, public relations and creative arts. WIL placements are mutually beneficial for employers to tackle projects and for students to gain experience in their chosen industries while receiving credit toward their degree.


Griffith University is a public research university spread across six campuses in South East Queensland, Australia, in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Logan. Ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide, it offers 200 degree programs, many of which have been recognised for their excellence - Hospitality and Tourism Management has been ranked in the Top 2 worldwide, while subjects including Nursing and Law are ranked in the Top 50 (ShanghaiRanking is Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017).
Degrees at Griffith University have an international focus, and are held in good stead almost everywhere in the world, but students wishing to expand their horizons don't have to wait until graduation to travel the world. The University offers them the chance to participate in overseas programs, both short and long term, which range from internships and placements to volunteering.
Students have the opportunity to choose elective subjects to help shape their program, allowing for them to expand their career options with a variety of skillsets by the time they graduate.
There are over 120 clubs and societies at Griffith University, covering everything from sports to specialist interests. Students are encouraged to get involved and meet new people while learning something new, develop an existing skill or pursue a passion.
Across the six campuses students have access to many state-of-the-art facilities, including Apple Mac computers, well-stocked libraries, book shops, food and drink outlets and convenience stores. There is even an Eco Centre at the Nathan campus, and a new Aquatics and Fitness Centre at the Gold Coast campus, boasting an Olympic-sized swimming pool, two well-stocked gyms and a new training area.

Scholarships & funding

The University offers an exciting and generous range of scholarships to support international students coming to study in the undergraduate, postgraduate, research and pathway programs. The University is scholarships recognise remarkable students with outstanding academic achievements and the potential to make a positive contribution to Griffith. Scholarships are offered to encourage and support immediate family members of Griffith students and alumni.
These are the scholarships on offer for the international students:
Griffith Remarkable Scholarship
This Scholarship is offered to outstanding students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework studies at Griffith University.  It covers 50% of tuition fees for the duration of the undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree program.
Griffith International Distinction Scholarships
These scholarships are provided to international students who are completing an undergraduate degree at Griffith University with a cumulative GPA of 6.0 or higher and wish to complete an honours or postgraduate coursework degree at Griffith University.
The award value is AUD 6,000 in total (two tuition payments of AUD 3,000) or a total of AUD 3,000 (one payment) for a Graduate Certificate.
International Student Excellence Scholarship - High School Leavers
Each intake, Griffith International will award scholarships to the students with the highest academic entry scores commencing in an eligible degree program. The scholarship covers 25% of tuition fees that will be deducted from undergraduate tuition fees for the duration of the program.
International Student Excellence Scholarship - Postgraduate Coursework
Students with the highest academic entry scores commencing eligible postgraduate coursework programs will receive a scholarship covers 25% of tuition fees that will be deducted from postgraduate coursework tuition fees for the duration of the program.

Study options

Architecture, Construction and Planning
Griffith is practice-led design studios and strong focus on sustainability form the degrees, giving them a richer learning experience.
Business and Government
Students may find opportunities in all levels of government departments or agencies, private enterprise and consultancy, among others.
Criminology and Law
The Griffith Law School is ranked in the top 100 globally. Students will benefit from industry-informed learning and gain valuable experience working on real cases and clients during studies.
These degrees prepare students for work by linking theory with practice, and give them the opportunity to develop their teaching skills in interesting and diverse locations.
Engineering, IT and Aviation
Griffith is engineering degrees span civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical and software engineering, with IT degrees across computer science, information systems and multimedia design. It also has Australia's most highly recognised Aviation programme.
Humanities, Languages and Social Science
Students will develop a deeper understanding of societies, cultures and people, and how to communicate effectively with them.
Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Griffith is students and researchers learn within world-class facilities, preparing to work in disciplines across a range of health professions.
Music and Performing Arts
Students will learn in state-of-the-art spaces from award-winning teachers dedicated to producing polished music professionals of the highest calibre.
Science and Environment
Students will learn from award-winning teachers in modern labs and will also benefit from the ties with industry and gain valuable hands-on experience in the field.
Visual and Creative Arts
Students can choose from design, fine art, photography, and digital media. Queensland College of Art also boasts Australia's largest film school, Griffith Film School, where they can study film and screen media production, animation and games design.
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What's new

Griffith University is in the top ten of Australian institutions according to a new performance measure ranking universities on a range of published research criteria.
The University Ranking of Academic Performance lists universities on criteria including citation, impact and journal standing.
Griffith University has been ranked the tenth-best performed on a national level and is inside the top 300 on world rankings.
Ranked in 39 of the 61 subjects and disciplines, Griffith University was placed in the global top 100 in Nursing (11), Commerce Management, Tourism and Services (29), Law & Legal Studies (36),  International relations (37), Marine Sciences (48), Education (53), Sociology (53), Studies in Human Society (57), Human Movement & Sports Sciences (58), Business (69), Environmental Sciences (78), Environmental Engineering (92).
Griffith University Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Ned Pankhurst said the subject rankings show the excellence in research being undertaken across a wide range of disciplines.
To be a ranked in the top ten in Australia for our research and innovation is testament to the diligence and focus of our academics who are passionate about making a difference and improving society.
Read more here…

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 - Rank: 301st

Diversity Index - Rank: 122

Feel At Home Index - Rank: 3.64%

QS World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 325th

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 251st

Overall Cost of Living


Campus Accomodation




Post Graduate


Overall Cost of Living Value

A$ 23.270

Campus Accomodation Value

A$ 13.780

Undergraduate Value

A$ 29.150

Postgraduate Value

A$ 27.050

Overall Review

Overall Experience : 4 / 5

Admission Process : 5 / 5

Scholarships : 4 / 5

Life Experience : 5 / 5

Job Prospects : 5 / 5