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    STUDY ABROAD
    AND EXCHANGE
    Guide

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    Remarkable
    Griffith

    At Griffith, 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
    350 — placing us in the top 3% worldwide.

    Griffith in numbers

    Worldwide ranking

    Global Mobility team

    Creating global citizens

    2,500 courses

    Future focussed

    Community
    internship

    Global
    impact

    Teaching excellence

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    Specialised Trimester

    A Griffith Specialised Trimester is the
    perfect way to demonstrate your expertise in a particular study area. Choose one of the 20+ specialised study areas marked on this page, and study three or more courses in that area. Upon completion of your Specialised Trimester you will receive a personalised certificate.

    Business and government

    Criminology and law

    Education

    Engineering, IT and aviation

    Architecture, construction and planning

    Humanities, languages and social science

    Medicine, dentistry and health

    Music and performing arts

    Science and environment

    Visual and creative arts

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    options

    Community Internship

    Engineering research
    project

    English + University

    How many courses can
    I study?

    Griffith’s Study Abroad and Exchange programs embody our commitment to forward thinking education. We provide you with specialised courses and activities to make sure you have a remarkable experience in Australia.

     
     
     
     
     
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    Gold Coast

    Brisbane

    Our location

    Life in Queensland

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    Student life

    Student Stories

    Work while you study

    Your student experience

    Cost of living

    Accommodation

     
     
     
     
     
     
  • How to apply

    Step 1

    Study Abroad applicants

    Check you meet academic entry requirements.

    You must have an above average overall Grade Point Average (equivalent to 4.5 on Griffith’s 7.0 scale).Students straight from high school may be eligible for this program.

    Exchange applicants

    Request nomination from your
    home university.

    If you are from an exchange partner university, you must be nominated by your home university and meet their exchange program requirements to be eligible for
    the program.

    Step 2

    Check you meet English language entry requirements.

    If you are from a non-English speaking background, you must provide proof of
    English language proficiency, equivalent to
    IELTS 6.0.

    Step 4

    Prepare supporting documentation.

    Including certified copies of your most
    recent official academic transcript, proof of English language proficiency and a copy of
    your passport.

    Step 5

    Apply online.

    Apply online or via a registered recruitment representative.

    Step 3

    Verify your eligibility and identify the courses you wish to study.

    Search for available courses at
    degrees.griffith.edu.au.

    A list of pre-approved courses is available at
    griffith.edu.au/inbound-study-options.

    Application deadlines*

    Study Abroad

    • Tri 1 (Feb to Jun): 30 Jan 2018
    • Tri 2 (Jul to Oct): 30 May 2018
    • Tri 3 (Oct to Feb): 30 Sep 2018

    Exchange

    • Tri 1 (Feb to Jun): 15 Oct 2018
    • Tri 2 (Jul to Oct): 15 Apr 2018
    • Tri 3 (Oct to Feb): 15 Jul 2018

    * You will need to apply in sufficient time to allow
    you to obtain a student visa.

    You can complete your Study Abroad or Exchange program application in five simple steps.

     
     
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    STUDY ABROAD
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    Welcome

    Studying overseas for even a short time can truly change the rest of your life – having been an exchange student myself, I am evidence of that! While you will gain another perspective on your academic studies, you will also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the multicultural lifestyle of Australia’s beautiful South East Queensland. If you choose to join us at Griffith, not only do you get to choose between living in Brisbane or on the Gold Coast, you will also be part of a University community that is proud to welcome students from 130 different countries every year. A semester abroad really will open up the world to you, and you’ll also find out a lot about yourself. I hope you find this Guide informative, and that you will have the chance to find out for yourself why so many students from around the world travel to Griffith University.

    Professor Sarah Todd
    Vice President (Global)

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    Remarkable Griffith

    Study areas

    Know your options

    Life in Queensland

    Student life

    Applying

    Contact

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Ranked in the top 3% worldwide*

    Griffith ranks alongside some of the best universities in the world.

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    Community Internship

    Make a difference while developing professional skills and gain credit towards your degree.

     
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    Global impact

    Through our teaching and research we support students to make a difference in the world.

     
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    Teaching excellence

    Study at a university that has some of the top university teachers in Australia.*

    *2014 and 2015 Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching Australian University Teacher of the Year Award

     
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    Future focussed

    We are committed to creating an equitable and environmentally sustainable society.

     
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    Dedicated Griffith Global Mobility team

    To help you with everything from your application to maximising your time at Griffith.

     
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    Creating global citizens

    Our courses have an international focus, preparing you for work around
    the world.

     
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    2,500 courses

    Undergraduate and postgraduate level courses can be pre-approved.

     
  • Griffith in
    numbers

    2018 Times HE World University Rankings: 251–300

    2018 CWTS Leiden Ranking: 302

    2018 QS World
    University Rankings: 325

    2017 Academic Ranking
    of World Universities: 301-400

    2017-2018 University Ranking
    by Academic Performance: 296

    Griffith ranked in the top 150 in the
    QS World University Subject Rankings
    2018 for a range of subjects:

    Top 50

    • Hospitality and Leisure Management
      (ranked 11th & #1 in Australia)
    • Nursing (ranked 41st)
    • Performing Arts (ranked 42nd & #1 in Queensland)

    Top 51–100

    • Development Studies
    • Education and Training
    • Social Policy and Administration
    • Sports-related Subjects

    Top 101–150

    • Law and Legal Studies
    • Architecture
    • Politics
    • Environmental Studies
    • Social Sciences and Management

    Griffith in numbers

    5 campuses

    50,000+ students

    8,500+ international students

    200,000+ graduates

    130+ nationalities

    200+ degrees

    *     QS World University Rankings

    **   2014 and 2015 Australian Government Office for Learning and
           Teaching Australian University Teacher of the Year Award

    *** 2016 World University Rankings, 2016 Times Higher Education Rankings

  • To find a course in one of the listed areas visit degrees.griffith.edu.au and search by ‘courses’. For information on course availability and restrictions
    visit griffith.edu.au/inbound-study-options.

     
     

    Gold Coast campus

    Logan campus

    Nathan campus

    Mt Gravatt campus

    South Bank campus

    Specialised Trimester option

    Only available to students who are doing a degree in this
    study area

    Courses available in Trimester 3

    • Architecture - G
    • Urban Environments* - G N

    Architecture, construction and planning

  • To find a course in one of the listed areas visit degrees.griffith.edu.au and search by ‘courses’. For information on course availability and restrictions
    visit griffith.edu.au/inbound-study-options.

     
     

    Gold Coast campus

    Logan campus

    Nathan campus

    Mt Gravatt campus

    South Bank campus

    Specialised Trimester option

    Only available to students who are doing a degree in this
    study area

    Courses available in Trimester 3

    • Accounting* - G N
    • Asian Studies - G N
    • Economics* - G N
    • Employment Relations* - G N
    • Entrepreneurship & Self Employment* - G N S
    • Event Management* - G N
    • Finance & Financial Planning* - G N
    • Government & International Relations* - G N
    • Human Resource
      Management* - G N
    • International Business - G N
    • International Management* - N
    • International Relations of Asia* - N
    • International Tourism & Hotel Management - G N
    • Logistics & Supply Chain Management - G N
    • Management* - G N
    • Marketing* - G N
    • Politics & Public Policy - G N
    • Real Estate & Property Development* - G N
    • Sport Management* - G N
    • Sustainable Enterprise* - N
    • Sustainable Tourism
      Management* - G

    Business and government

  • To find a course in one of the listed areas visit degrees.griffith.edu.au and search by ‘courses’. For information on course availability and restrictions
    visit griffith.edu.au/inbound-study-options.

     
     

    Gold Coast campus

    Logan campus

    Nathan campus

    Mt Gravatt campus

    South Bank campus

    Specialised Trimester option

    Only available to students who are doing a degree in this
    study area

    Courses available in Trimester 3

    • Criminology - G M
    • Criminal Justice* - G M
    • Law - G N

    Criminology and law

  • To find a course in one of the listed areas visit degrees.griffith.edu.au and search by ‘courses’. For information on course availability and restrictions
    visit griffith.edu.au/inbound-study-options.

     
     

    Gold Coast campus

    Logan campus

    Nathan campus

    Mt Gravatt campus

    South Bank campus

    Specialised Trimester option

    Only available to students who are doing a degree in this
    study area

    Courses available in Trimester 3

    • Health & Physical Education - G
    • Music Education - S
    • Primary Education* - G M
    • Secondary Education* - G M
    • Special & Inclusive Education - M

    Education

  • To find a course in one of the listed areas visit degrees.griffith.edu.au and search by ‘courses’. For information on course availability and restrictions
    visit griffith.edu.au/inbound-study-options.

     
     

    Gold Coast campus

    Logan campus

    Nathan campus

    Mt Gravatt campus

    South Bank campus

    Specialised Trimester option

    Only available to students who are doing a degree in this
    study area

    Courses available in Trimester 3

    • Aviation & Aviation
      Management - N
    • Civil Engineering - G
    • Computer Science - G N
    • Electrical & Electronic
      Engineering - G
    • Energy Engineering - N
    • Engineering Management - G
    • Computer Engineering - N
    • Biomedical Engineering - G
    • Environmental Engineering - N
    • Industrial Design - G
    • Information Technology* - G N
    • Mechanical Engineering - G
    • Mechatronic Engineering - G
    • Microelectronic Engineering - N
    • Multimedia - G N

    Engineering, IT and aviation

  • To find a course in one of the listed areas visit degrees.griffith.edu.au and search by ‘courses’. For information on course availability and restrictions
    visit griffith.edu.au/inbound-study-options.

     
     

    Gold Coast campus

    Logan campus

    Nathan campus

    Mt Gravatt campus

    South Bank campus

    Specialised Trimester option

    Only available to students who are doing a degree in this
    study area

    Courses available in Trimester 3

    • Australian & Indigenous Studies - G
      N
    • Creative Writing & Literature* - G N
    • History* - G N
    • International Studies* - G N
    • Islam-West Relations* - G N
    • Journalism* - G N
    • Languages - Japanese, Chinese, Spanish & Italian* - G N
    • Linguistics* - G N
    • Media & Communication* - G N
    • Public Relations* - G N
    • Screen Studies & Production* - G N
    • Security Studies* - G N
    • Social Sciences* - G N

    Humanities, languages and social science

  • To find a course in one of the listed areas visit degrees.griffith.edu.au and search by ‘courses’. For information on course availability and restrictions
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    Gold Coast campus

    Logan campus

    Nathan campus

    Mt Gravatt campus

    South Bank campus

    Specialised Trimester option

    Only available to students who are doing a degree in this
    study area

    Courses available in Trimester 3

    • Biomedical Science - G N
    • Counselling* - G M
    • Environmental Health - G
    • Exercise Science - G
    • Human Services - G L
    • Medical Science - G N
    • Nursing - G N
    • Nutrition - G
    • Psychological Science* - G M
    • Public Health - G
    • Social Work - G

    Medicine, dentistry and health

  • To find a course in one of the listed areas visit degrees.griffith.edu.au and search by ‘courses’. For information on course availability and restrictions
    visit griffith.edu.au/inbound-study-options.

     
     

    Gold Coast campus

    Logan campus

    Nathan campus

    Mt Gravatt campus

    South Bank campus

    Specialised Trimester option

    Only available to students who are doing a degree in this
    study area

    Courses available in Trimester 3

    • Composition - S
    • Music Technology - S
    • Musical Theatre - S
    • Performance - Brass, Classical Voice,
      Guitar, Jazz, Keyboard, Percussion, Strings, Woodwind - S
    • Popular Music - G

    Music and performing arts

  • To find a course in one of the listed areas visit degrees.griffith.edu.au and search by ‘courses’. For information on course availability and restrictions
    visit griffith.edu.au/inbound-study-options.

     
     

    Gold Coast campus

    Logan campus

    Nathan campus

    Mt Gravatt campus

    South Bank campus

    Specialised Trimester option

    Only available to students who are doing a degree in this
    study area

    Courses available in Trimester 3

    • Applied Mathematics
      & Statistics* - G N
    • Aquatic Ecosystems - N
    • Bioinformatics - G N
    • Biochemistry & Molecular
      Biology* - G N
    • Chemistry* - G N
    • Climate Change Adaptation - N
    • Ecology & Conservation
      Biology* - G N
    • Environmental Health - G
    • Environmental Management* - N
    • Environmental Planning - N
    • Environmental Protection &
      Pollution - N
    • Environmental Science* - G N
    • Environmental Sustainability - N
    • Geography* - G N
    • Marine Biology* - G
    • Microbiology* - N
    • Nanoscience & Photonics - N
    • Physics* - G N
    • Physical Environmental Science - N
    • Soil and Water Science* - N
    • Water Resources - N
    • Wildlife Biology* - G N

    Science and environment

  • To find a course in one of the listed areas visit degrees.griffith.edu.au and search by ‘courses’. For information on course availability and restrictions
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    Gold Coast campus

    Logan campus

    Nathan campus

    Mt Gravatt campus

    South Bank campus

    Specialised Trimester option

    Only available to students who are doing a degree in this
    study area

    Courses available in Trimester 3

    • Animation - S
    • Art Theory - S
    • Creative and Interactive Media - S G
    • Contemporary Indigenous Art - S
    • Design - S G
    • Film and Screen Media Production - S
    • Fine Art - S
    • Games Design - S
    • Industrial Design - G
    • Photography - S

    Visual and creative arts

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    How many courses can I study?

    How many courses can I study?

    At Griffith, a typical full-time study load is 30 to 40 credit points (CP). One course (subject) is usually worth 10CP. You can choose from the following options per trimester:

    • 30CP - generally 3 courses
    • 40CP - generally 4 courses
    • 50CP - generally 5 courses
    • 10CP = 3 to 4 credits in the US system
    • 10CP = 7.5 ECTS in the European system

    Note: the above information should be used as a guide only.

    How much will it cost?

    Study Abroad program

    Undergraduate and postgraduate

    30CP - $8,780
    40CP or 50CP - $9,745

    Queensland Conservatorium (music)
    30CP, 40CP or 50CP - $11,130

    Exchange program

    Exchange students are nominated by a Griffith partner university and are not required to pay tuition fees to Griffith University. Any tuition fees are paid to your home university.

    Most students will be required to cover the cost of Overseas Student Health Cover.

  • English + University

    Our English + University program is the best way to meet Griffith’s English language entry requirements before you begin your Study Abroad trimester (or year). English + University students complete Griffith English Language Institute’s award winning Direct Entry Program then begin their Griffith University Study Abroad program as
    a confident English speaker, listener, reader and writer.

    Find out more

     
  • Engineering research project

    If you are an undergraduate (bachelor) student enrolled in an engineering or related degree, you may be eligible to undertake the 4604ENG Internship Research Project as part of your Study Abroad or Exchange program. This 40 credit point course is equivalent to a full-time trimester study load and gives you the opportunity to complete a research internship with a Griffith University academic supervisor.

    Find out more

     
  • Community Internship

    The Griffith Community Internship course allows undergraduate (bachelor) and postgraduate (master) students to earn 10 credit points while gaining work experience through placement with a not-for-profit organisation. We offer over 450 internships and can help you tailor yours to match your study area. The Community Internship is a fantastic way to demonstrate real-world experience to employers, get to know the Australian community and, if you speak English as a second language, to practise your work-related English skills. To be eligible for the Community Internship you need to have completed one year of university-level studies. The course code for this program is 3002LFC (undergraduate) or 7510LFC (postgraduate).

    Organisations with which students have completed internships include: Red Cross, RSPCA, The Salvation Army, Rotaract Club, Meals on Wheels, and Reporters Without Borders.

    This course:

    • includes 50 hours (minimum) placement
    • includes structured activities, project work
      or research
    • is available in Trimester 1, Trimester 2
      and Trimester 3 is available to students studying at any campus.

    Find out more

     
  • Our Location

    Local attractions

     
  • Brisbane

    Gold Coast

  • Brisbane

    Fast facts

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    Brisbane is a vibrant, expanding city, offering
    world-class education, a beautiful climate and superb lifestyle. It is an ideal place to study and develop
    your career.

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    Fast facts

    Population:
    2.27 million people

    283 days of
    sunshine a year

    Average temperature:
    15 °C – 26 °C

    One of the world’s most liveable cities

    Culturally diverse population: 28% of Brisbane’s residents were born overseas

    State capital of Queensland

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    International Students in Brisbane: Sanjay from Nepal

    International Students in Brisbane: Yilly from China

    Study Brisbane Compilation

     
     
     
  • Beautiful beaches, an excellent quality of life and friendly people make the Gold Coast a popular study destination.

    Gold coast

    Fast facts

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    Population: More than
    500,000 people

    300 days of
    sunshine a year

    Average temperature:
    15 °C – 26 °C

    Spans nearly 60 km of coastline with some of the best beaches on the planet

    Culturally diverse population: 28% of
    Gold Coast’s residents
    were born overseas

    100,000
    hectares of World
    Heritage-listed rainforests

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    China to the Gold Coast: An Education Experience

    Living on the Gold Coast and Studying at Griffith University

    Griffith University Gold Coast campus tour

     
     
     
  • Your student experience

    Sport and fitness

    Griffith offers a variety of sporting facilities and competitions.

    Orientation

    Orientation is when you get to know Griffith and have fun meeting people before you start classes.

    Religion

    Each Griffith campus provides access to prayer facilities as well as multi-faith chaplains.

    Clubs and societies

    Griffith has over 120 clubs in cultural, religious, political, educational, sporting, professional and special interest areas.

    International Student Buddy Program

    The International Student Buddy Program matches current students (Senior Buddies) with a small group of commencing international students (Junior Buddies) for a weekly chat over a free drink. This is a safe and comfortable environment where you can ask questions about Griffith, life in Australia, as well as practise your English. It’s also a great way to make friends!

    Explore blog

    Enjoy the most memorable years of your life with the Griffith Mates.The Mates are a diverse peer-support network for international students, with members who speak over 30 languages.

    Griffith Mates will help you make the most of university, develop friendships and practise your English.

    Griffith Beach Care group (Gold Coast campus)

    Help restore and care for our beautiful coastal environments with
    the Griffith Beach Care group. This is a great way to give back
    to the environment, meet new people and see the beaches of the Gold Coast.

    Griffith volunteer community

    Griffith Bush Care group (Brisbane campuses)

    Help restore the Australian bush environment and, if you are lucky, see koalas, possums, and sugar gliders. Join us to develop your teamwork skills, learn more about the environment and meet new people.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Student stories

    “One thing that has inspired me the most at Griffith is the Griffith Mates program. They helped me a lot when I arrived, which made me feel welcome, and they also create the feeling of helping others in me.”

    Jorge Eduardo Benites Salazar, Peru

    “Griffith has a global reputation which ensures that your talent, potential and skills are recognised worldwide. The learning resources, support and advice available has made me realise that l can achieve my goals irrespective of the circumstances I encounter.”

    Tavonga Chapfuwa,
    Zimbabwe

    “Although English is my second language, there is a variety of support for international students which helped me overcome language barriers. The Student Guild and Griffith Mates Buddy Program have been helping me a lot to adapt to Australian life.”

    Hiroko Fukuma,
    Japan

    “I liked helping Griffith in every
    way possible. I was a Griffith Mate and Senior Buddy. Also, in my School (Business) I was the Vice President for the Griffith Business Students’ Association.”

    Arsalan Khadim, Pakistan

    “I’ve attended numerous volunteering events on- and
    off-campus, from charities to global meetings. Working for the G20 cultural celebrations is a cherished memory in my life.”

    Xincheng Kai, China

    “My (MBA) course director stressed the importance of entrepreneurship, which I don’t think I would have gotten in any other university. Representing Griffith and placing in various international venture investment competitions, including the G20 Global Business Challenge, has definitely been a highlight.”

    Prasanna Sivasubramaniam Shanmuganathan, India

     
     
     
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    Work while you study

    Key facts about working in Australia

    • Student visa holders can work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight (2 week period) during the teaching period, once classes have started.
    • Student visa holders can work unlimited hours during scheduled University-wide teaching breaks.
    • Australia has a high national minimum wage.
    • Work rights in Australia mean you are entitled to a healthy and safe work environment, regular breaks and rest periods.

    Services to help you

    Griffith’s Careers and Employment Service can help you find part-time paid work while you are studying through Unitemps, provide you with advice on how to apply for a job, and help you prepare for finding your first graduate job.

    griffith.edu.au/careers
    griffith.edu.au/careers-employment/unitemps

     
     
     
     
  • Cost of living

    The cost of living in South East Queensland, where our five Griffith University campuses are located, is considered more affordable than other major Australian cities such as Sydney and Melbourne.

    The Australian Government requires students to have access to a minimum of AU$20,290 (Australian dollars) per year to meet their living costs.

    Calculating your total cost of study

    Your total cost of studying in Australia will include:

    • tuition fees
    • visa application fees
    • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
    • flights
    • cost of living
    • other personal and study-related expenses.

    Find out more

     
  • Accommodation

    Cost of Living

    Australia is an affordable and friendly place to study and offers a combination of quality education and high living standards.

    On-campus

    Griffith University offers catered and self-catered college accommodation on the Nathan and Mt Gravatt campuses, while the Gold Coast campuses
    on-campus accommodation is run by a private provider. Living on campus is a fantastic way to meet new people, find out about new cultures, and develop independence.

    Off-campus

    In Australia, share housing–where you share a house or apartment with a number of other students–is the most common form of off-campus accommodation. To ensure you can inspect the property before you move in, it is better to organise off-campus accommodation once you arrive. However, we suggest you organise temporary accommodation for your first few weeks in Queensland, Australia from your home country.

    Homestay

    Homestay accommodation gives you the option to live with an Australian family while you study. Homestays are available to students at all Griffith campuses. They are a great way to develop your English language skills and experience life in Australia. Homestay has catered and self-catered options.

     
     
     
     
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    Disclaimer

    Griffith has used reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information contained in this publication is correct at the time of printing but this information may be subject to corrections or changes without notice. Griffith reserves the right to alter, change, or discontinue degrees and courses without notice. Griffith assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information provided by third parties. The publication of degree and program details in this document does not create an obligation on the part of Griffith to teach a degree in any given year, or teach it in the mode described in this publication. It is the responsibility of students to check and confirm all general and degree-specific information prior to application and enrolment. In particular, degree offerings, duration, mode, commencement, campus location, fees, and entry requirements need to be checked and confirmed. All costs and fees contained in this publication are in Australian dollars (AU$). Applications and enrolments are subject to Griffith’s Privacy Policy, which is available online at griffith.edu.au/privacy-policy.


    ESOS Compliance

    The provision of education services to international students by Australian educational institutions is governed by the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Regulations under this Act. Griffith, in providing education services to overseas students, complies with the National Code of Practice through the Department of Education. Visit: internationaleducation.gov.au and education.gov.au.

    griffith.edu.au/sustainability