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Griffith University



Griffith University is a public research institution that ranks in the top two per cent of universities worldwide. Offering a wide range of programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, the institution is a highly ranked young university, placing 33rd in the 2021 QS World University Rankings: Top 50 Under 50.

The university is renowned for the quality of its teaching and research. Students have the opportunity to pursue a variety of disciplines from engineering to IT and aviation. Over 200 degrees can be undertaken with the added benefit of the close industry ties that the university boasts.

With a global profile for its programmes, eight of the university subjects are placed in the top 100 by the ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020. In addition, the institution has been acknowledged for the strength of its research, with the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia highlighting that the university performed at world standard or above for 50 disciplines.

Students at Griffith enjoy a holistic experience with access to a wide variety of facilities, services and activities. Students can make use of learning spaces, join sports clubs, access laboratories and enjoy a great outdoor lifestyle at Griffith. Campuses are based in three of Australia's major cities namely Logan, Brisbane and Gold Coast. All offer students the opportunity to enjoy both natural beauty and city attractions. With over 40 years of educational expertise Griffith University has a track record of producing graduates of distinction, borne out by the university's 200,000 strong alumni in over 130 countries.

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Study options

Study options

Architecture, Construction and Planning

Griffith's 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. Hospitality and Tourism Management at Griffith is ranked number 3 globally according to ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020.

Criminology and Law

Law at Griffith is ranked number 1 in Australia according to ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020. 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's 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's students and researchers learn within world-class facilities, preparing to work in disciplines across a range of health professions. Nursing and Midwifery at Griffith is ranked number 2 globally according to ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020.

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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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The standard English language entry requirements for students who wish to pursue their bachelor's, master's and research degrees at Griffith University include:

  • Internet-based (iBT) TOEFL: a score of 79, with no sub-score being less than 19
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 58, with no score being less than 50
  • IELTS: a minimum score of 6.5, which includes no sub-score being less than 6.0.

The academic entry requirements for bachelor's degrees include the completion of secondary school which is comparable to the Australian Year 12 or an equivalent academic achievement. Some of the programs have specific prerequisites, higher entry requirements, or require students to submit portfolios, medical checks, or professional work experience.

Students who wish to pursue master's degrees must have a bachelor's degree or higher, or its equivalent from recognised universities. Students must meet the minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) as an entry requirement to pursue their education at Griffith. The university also recognises the knowledge which students would have gained through work experience, and prior study, for certain degrees.

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The facilities offered at Griffith University include:

Lecture theatres

The university's modern lecture theatres are the most contemporary learning spaces which vary in size, starting from 50 all the way up to 700 seats.


Its sporting facilities include gyms, tennis courts, athletics tracks, pools, fields, and recreation halls.

Food and drink

The university offers a wide range of on-campus cafes and restaurants.


Griffith University has a network of libraries which offers individual as well as group study zones and academic training workshops.

Studio and labs

The university's labs as well as studios have been custom built for the students so that they can learn in an environment that is industry-relevant.


Griffith University's on-campus retail services provide convenience for all of its students.

Computers and printing

Griffith University has common-use computer labs, printing and copying facilities on campus.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

The university offers several scholarships to support the international students, including:

Griffith Remarkable Scholarship

This scholarship rewards exceptional international students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs at Griffith University. The scholarship covers 50% of tuition fees for the entire duration of the programme.

International Student Academic Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship rewards outstanding international students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs at Griffith University. The scholarship covers 25% of tuition fees for the entire duration of the programme.

International Student Academic Merit Scholarship

This scholarship rewards high achieving international students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs at Griffith University. The scholarship covers 20% of tuition fees for the entire duration of the programme.

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Student safety

Student safety

Safe campuses

Griffith University is committed to offering students a safe as well as inclusive campus community, free from bullying, harassment, and discrimination.

On-campus security service

Griffith University's security services are available to its students, 24-hours a day, on all of its campuses. The security services are managed by the Campus Support Team.

The team provides a safe as well as a secure campus experience, focused on safety concerns, first-aid assistance, campus information, on-campus hazards, and traffic as well as parking enforcement. The team are students' point of contact for every security enquiry.

Security escorts

If students stay late on Griffith University's campus, the institution's security escorts will help them safely travel to their cars or on-campus accommodation.

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Graduate outcomes

Graduate outcomes

Careers and employment service

The university's careers and employment service helps students to plan their career, become job ready as well as find work, while they study and after they graduate. Students can get help with resumes, interview preparation, cover letters, as well as techniques for job search to improve their employability and increase their chances of finding their dream job.

The university's career development consultants help students to:

  • understand their career options
  • market themselves to prospective employers
  • find suitable employment while they pursue their studies

The team will show students how to start their professional networking as well as how to use social media in their job search. It also gives students the most recent information on recruitment practices, which includes employment as well as career options relating to their degrees.

The university's online support as well as resources will help students to write cover letters, professional resumes, and LinkedIn profiles which are suitable for Australian employers.

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Meadowbrook Queensland 68 University Drive
Mount Gravatt Queensland 176 Messines Ridge Road
Nathan Queensland 170 Kessels Road
South Brisbane Queensland 226 Grey Street
Gold Coast Queensland Parklands Drive
Griffith University is committed to helping international students make the most of their time in Australia by providing quality education, guidance and support. With more than 200 degrees and a reputation for research and teaching excellence, it continues to be a leading university of choice. A highly ranked university with an international outlook, university?s research excellence, innovative teaching and learning practices, along with strong ties to industry, makes it one of the leading providers of higher education in the Asia Pacific.

Griffith University offers a range of study options and pathways to help international students. It has a range of internationally focused undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees that span a wide range of disciplines and are informed by world-class research and industry connections which prepare students for remarkable careers. The university also offers English language courses, diploma pathway options and a Study Abroad and Exchange program. It also provides a range of student support services aimed at enriching both university and off-campus experience.

Spanning three major cities, Griffith University campuses are perfectly situated. From its spectacular coastlines to its lush, heritage-listed rainforests and city hotspots, Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast offer easy access to some of the best shopping, multicultural dining and entertainment precincts in Australia. Queensland has a beautiful subtropical climate with warm sunny summers and mild winters.
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