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Griffith University Quick Snap
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Main Campus: Gold Coast
City Population: Gold Coast: 590,000
Brisbane: 2.3 million
Student Population: 50,000
International Students: 8,500
Trimester 1 Starts: February
Trimester 2 Starts: July
Trimester 3 Starts: October
Faculties: Arts, Education and Law
Griffith Business School
Griffith Health
Griffith Sciences

Griffith University


Since opening its doors in 1975, Griffith University has come to be regarded as one of Australia's most innovative post-secondary institutions and one of the most influential universities in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Established in 1971 and officially opened in 1975, the University is named in honour of Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920), a former Premier and Chief Justice of Queensland and the first Chief Justice of Australia.

Griffith University, Australia

Griffith was the very first university in Australia to offer degrees in Asian studies and environmental studies to their students and the university remains a pioneer in these fields. They have grown to be a large multi-campus institution with internationally recognised strengths in teaching and research. Griffith now offers more than 300 degrees across five campuses and is home to more than 44,000 students from 131 countries. Griffith is Australia’s ninth largest higher education provider.

Students at Griffith learn from degrees informed by world-class research and industry connections. Students learn in and out of the classroom, with teaching methods tailored to suit the needs of each degree. Depending on your degree, you might learn through work placements, overseas field trips, industry projects for real clients, or laboratory studies in Griffith's state-of-the-art facilities.

Faculties at Griffith University

  • Arts, Education and Law
  • Griffith Business School
  • Griffith Health
  • Griffith Sciences

With more than $320 million worth of upgrades to Griffith's campuses across Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast being rolled out over the next few years, students study in an exciting and progressive environment.

You’ll learn in new teaching spaces that have been designed to inspire creativity, promote collaboration and encourage innovation. You’ll also enjoy a great campus lifestyle, with access to a range of new sporting facilities and student experiences. Just some of the university's new campus developments include

  • the $150-million Griffith Health Centre, extended Library and Learning Commons and new Griffith Business School building at the Gold Coast;
  • the amazing new 6-star, green-rated Sir Samuel Griffith Centre at Nathan; and
  • a world-class tennis centre and upgraded aquatic and fitness centre at Mt Gravatt.

Offering more than 300 degrees, Griffith University has an extensive range of study options that can take you where you want to go:

  • Humanities and languages
  • Business and commerce
  • Education
  • Engineering and IT
  • Environment, planning and architecture
  • Health
  • Criminology and law
  • Music
  • Science and aviation
  • Visual and creative arts

Five stars for getting a job

Griffith University received a five-star rating for excellence, including graduates’ employability, from the prestigious QS Stars rating. According to the rating results, Griffith graduates demonstrate more than academic strength; they also possess ‘work-readiness’, an ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural team, to deliver presentations and to manage people and projects. The QS Star rating used common indicators including surveys of employers, graduate employment rates and careers service support to assess Griffith Graduates.

Griffith's campuses

Griffith's 5 campuses span 3 cities between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, each with distinct areas of teaching and research strength and working closely with its local community. Campuses include

Gold Coast campus
Logan campus
Mt Gravatt campus
Nathan campus
South Bank campus

Why Canadians Enjoy Studying at Griffith

Griffith University, Australia

Griffith University is an award-winning industry leader in services and support for international students. Here are some of the services available to international students:

International Student Advisors
Griffith's team of dedicated International Student Advisors offer personal support, advice and information on issues that can affect your life in Australia, and your studies at the uni.

Griffith Mates
The Griffith Mates are a team of Australian and international students dedicated to welcoming new students and enhancing your university experience. Mates come from a range of nationalities, speak more than 30 languages, and are there to support you throughout your Griffith journey.

International Student Administration
Student Administration operates from Griffith Student Centres which have dedicated counters for international students. Student Administration can help you with

  • admission and credit transfer
  • enrolment
  • student fees and charges
  • student IDs
  • transport concessions
  • class timetables
  • program advice
  • withdrawals
  • deferments
  • examinations
  • assessment applications
  • student forms and policies
  • graduation

Griffith University Postgraduate Students Association
The Griffith University Postgraduate Students Association offers social and cultural activities, information-sharing and activities, professional development, and research networking for postgraduate students.

Location: Brisbane, Logan, Gold Coast

Griffith University, Australia

Griffith University is spread over five campuses between Brisbane and the Gold Coast in southeast Queensland. Students are perfectly placed to make the most of everything Queensland has to offer academically, culturally and geographically.

Gold Coast Campus

Set among native bushland and located just minutes from the pristine beaches of the famous Gold Coast, this comprehensive campus plays host to more than 16,500 students from all over Australia and the world. Widely acknowledged for its strengths in Health, Griffith's Gold Coast Campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including the $136-million Griffith Health Centre, co-located with the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Students can relax at a campus café, and enjoy extensive sporting facilities, including an Olympic-standard athletics track, a gym and basketball and tennis courts. There are many handy services right on campus, such as banking, post, medical, welfare and student guild services.

Logan Campus

This community-focused campus is renowned as a national showcase of social inclusion in higher education, having achieved this through innovative partnerships, industry engagement and program pathways, with a strong focus on community health and education. Home to more than 2,500 students, this campus is based in one of Australia’s most rapidly developing regions, between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Griffith University's Logan campus offers all of the resources and expertise you'd expect to find at one of Australia's top universities, including flexible learning options and accelerated degree programs in Business and, Information and Communication Technology. Students also have access to a bookshop, café/bar, a general store, a community lounge and sporting facilities, plus welfare, counselling and other support services.

Mt Gravatt Campus

Teaching and research on the Mt Gravatt campus focuses on the application of social and behavioural sciences in relation to the prevention of and intervention in critical social issues. Current research programs include those of the Griffith Social and Behavioural Research College and on-campus research centres include The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security.

Adjacent to Nathan campus with panoramic views to Brisbane, this modern campus is within walking distance of the South East Busway. A bookshop, a cafeteria, a gym and a state-of-the-art tennis centre are just some of the convenient facilities available on campus to the 4,800 students located here. Students can also access welfare, counselling and other support services.

Nathan Campus

Home to world-class expertise in the environment, corporate sustainability, Asia and the emerging bio-sciences, Nathan is the original Griffith campus. With more than 13,900 students and situated in tranquil, native bushland on the edge of Toohey Forest, Nathan campus is a short walk or bus ride from the university's Mt Gravatt campus or a 10-minute drive from central Brisbane. Public transport connects the campus to Mt Gravatt, Garden City shopping centre and the Brisbane CBD.

Students enjoy relaxing in campus cafés and bars, and have access to a bookshop, a general store, a post office, a computer shop, and banking and sporting facilities including a gym, squash courts, tennis courts and playing fields. Students can also access welfare, counselling and other support services.

South Bank Campus

South Bank is situated in the cultural heart of Brisbane's CBD and is accessible easily by public transport.

Griffith's South Bank Campus, which encompasses the Queensland College of Art, Griffith Film School and the Queensland Conservatorium, is renowned for excellence in the creative and performing arts and is steadily building a reputation in postgraduate and executive education through the Griffith Graduate Centre. Ideally located in Brisbane's picturesque South Bank Parklands, the campus is only a 10-minute walk from the Brisbane CBD and is adjacent to the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, the State Library, Museum, Performing Arts Complex and the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre. Students can access welfare, counselling and other support services and apply for residential accommodation at the Mt Gravatt and Nathan campuses.

Some Popular Griffith University Programs for Students from Canada

Griffith University, Australia

Griffith University Architecture School (Undergraduate)

  • Bachelor of Architectural Design

Griffith University Architecture School (Graduate)

  • Master of Architecture

Griffith University Arts and Humanities (Undergraduate)

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Communication
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Public Relations and Communication
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Film and Television

Griffith University Arts and Humanities (Graduate)

  • Master of Arts
  • Master of International Relations

Griffith University Business School (Undergraduate)

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Government and International Relations
  • Bachelor of International Business

Griffith University Business School (Graduate)

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Human Resource Management
  • Master of Marketing
  • Master of Professional Accounting

Griffith University Dental School

Griffith University Engineering and IT School

  • Master of Civil Engineering
  • Master of Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • Master of Electronic and Sport Engineering
  • Master of Enterprise Architecture
  • Master of Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Information Systems and Information Technology Management
  • Master of Information Technology

Griffith University Environmental Sciences

  • Master of Environment
  • Master of Urban and Environmental Planning

Griffith University Health Sciences

  • Graduate Diploma of Exercise Science

Griffith University Law School

Griffith University Medical School

Griffith University Nursing School (Undergraduate)

  • Bachelor of Nursing

Griffith University Occupational Therapy School (Undergraduate)

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Griffith University Pharmacy School (Undergraduate)

Griffith University Public Health School

  • Master of Public Health

Griffith University Science (Undergraduate)

  • Bachelor of Biomolecular Science
  • Bachelor of Forensic Science
  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Bachelor of Marine Science
  • Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Science

Griffith University Science (Graduate)

  • Master of Aviation Management
  • Master of Science

Griffith University Speech Pathology School

  • Master of Speech Pathology

Griffith University Teacher Education

  • Master of Teaching
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