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GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY - [GU], BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND Colleges

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Situated in Queensland on the East coast of Australia, Griffith is a public research university. Initially started in 1971, it is still a comparatively young university that opened its doors for the first time with 451 students in 1975. Initially started with one campus in Nathan, the university now has expanded to five campuses across three cities: Gold Coast campus, Logan Campus, Nathan Campus, Mount Gravatt Campus, and the South Bank Campus. Across these schools around 200 degrees are available at undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. level

The university has around 120 student clubs and societies available including the Pride society, the gamer's club, the racing team, the acapella society, and the Griffith Government and International Relations Society.

The study programs at Griffith University are structured across four academic wings such as arts, education and law, business, health, and science which are further divided into disciplines. 

Rankings

Placed in the top 2% of universities worldwide, Griffith ranks highly as a young university. A few mentionable rankings are as follows:

According to Times Higher Educations - 

  • It is ranked #201–#250 World University Rankings
  • Ranked 35th in the 2019 Young University Rankings

According to 2020 QS World University Top 50 Under 50 Rankings it has been placed at #37

According to Shanghai Rankings-

  • Griffith stands at #4 in Nursing
  • Ranked at 29th in Law Studies 

Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic
Year of Establishment1971
Campus SettingSuburban
Average Cost of Attendance25,000 USD - 35,000 USD
International Population5,864
Annual Acceptance Rate (Estimated)50%
The student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Number of Campuses5
Mode of ProgramFull time/Part-time/Online
Work-Study ProgramAvailable
Official Websitegriffith.edu.au

Admission Process

Where to Apply: Interested students who are seeking to get admission to the Griffith University can go to their official application portal or apply through one of their registered recruitment agents or providers.

When to Apply: 

SessionDeadline
Trimester 1January 31
Trimester 2June 3
Trimester 3September 30

Please note: International candidates must allow enough time for their visa application to be processed. 

Application Fee: All applicants are charged with a non-refundable application fee of 34.15 USD

How to Apply: Since some courses have higher entry requirements or specific prerequisites such as medical checks or professional work experience, search for your degree to view the degree-specific requirements.

UG aspirants are required to have an overall grade average of 65% in the best 4 subjects. 

However, English language requirements will stay the same: 

TestScore required
IELTS6.5
TOEFL(PBT)575
TOEFL (IBT)79, with no sub-score<19
PTE58 with no score less than 50
ISLPRNot less than 3+ in each skill

Programs

There are a wide variety of programs offered at Griffith University (more than 200-degree courses) under 10 areas of study. A few of the popular courses at Griffith University include - dentistry, medicine, law, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing, public health, and teaching.

Moreover, in the past, Griffith has received more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other university, such as Australian University Teacher of the Year Awards, Teaching Excellence Awards and many more. 

Campuses

Griffith University’s campuses are unique for their nature-centric settings within urban environments. 

The university has its campuses situated in Mt. Gravatt, Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan, and South Bank, giving students a choice between studying in the capital of Queensland or in a more quiet ambiance. 

  • Mt. Gravatt Campus - Opened in 1997, it is located on the edge of Toohey Forest and is the original site of the Griffith College.
  • Gold Coast Campus - Close to the famous golden beaches of Surfers Paradise, the campus provides courses like - Health Sciences, Criminal Justice, Arts, and Design. 
  • Logan Campus - Home to nearly 2500 students, it is based in Queensland’s third-largest city. Logan’s key study areas include - Business, Education and, Community Health
  • Nathan Campus - Known as the inaugural campus which opened its gates in 1975 for the first time with 451 students, now consists of 13,000 students and offers degree programs in business, engineering, and information technology.
  • South Bank Campus - Placed in Brisbane’s cultural heart, the South Bank Campus is known for its excellence in the creative and performing arts and is a few minutes’ walks to the Queensland Art Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art, and the Brisbane Convention Centre.

Accommodation

Finding your kind of accommodation as an international student can be a tiresome process. Luckily, Griffith offers a wide variety of rooms to choose from, so that getting a room nearby your college campus is the last thing you need to worry about. Types of accommodation provided at Griffith university include: 

  • On-campus rooms: as an on-campus student, you can get access to lectures, labs, libraries, and other campus facilities quite easily; all while living in a pleasant scenic view. All on-campus residents are also provided with a 24-hour helpline to ensure that they always have someone to talk to. 
  • Homestay: Homestays are an effective way to help international students immerse themselves in Australian culture and improve their English, while the host families make friends from all around the world and gain interesting insights into other cultures. Homestay accommodation is available for all 5 campuses. 
  • Off-campus rooms: off-campus accommodation or the Preferred Partnerships Program provides accommodation to international students across Griffith’s 5 campuses between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Room providers are inspected by University staff for location, price, and other facilities such as communal spaces and car parking and most importantly safety. Interested candidates may apply through the Griffith University accommodation website.

Griffith University Tuition and Living Expenses

The total cost of attendance at Griffith University would vary according to the course you opt for. Total fees for a few of the popular course at Griffith University are mentioned below in a tabulated format:

Course nameTuition and Fees (USD)Room and Board (USD)Approximate Total (USD)
Bachelor of Biomedical Science22,473 - 22,818 4,19126,664 - 27,009
Bachelor of Laws20,398 4,19124,589
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy22,818 - 23,510 4,19127,009 - 27,701
Bachelor of Information Technology21,4364,19125,627
Bachelor of Nursing21,7814,19125,972

Similarly, course fees for a few popular graduate programs are as follows:

Course NameTuition and Fees (USD)Room and Board (USD)Approximate Total (USD)
Doctor of Medicine 47,7137,38755,100
Master of Business Administration27,3137,38734,700
Master of Biotechnology22,8197,38730,206
Master of Professional Engineering24,8947,38732,281
Master of Finance21,7817,38729,168

Scholarship/Financial Aid

The university supports the international student population by offering a variety of scholarships to UG, PG, and research degree aspirants. Scholarships are designed to help remarkable students with impeccable academic achievements who have the potential to make a positive contribution to the Griffith society. Below mentioned are a few of the scholarships available for international students:

Name of the ScholarshipAmount AwardedApplication Needed
Griffith International Distinction Scholarships4,098 USDNo
Griffith Remarkable Scholarships50% of tuition feesYes
International Student Excellence Scholarship 25% of tuition feesYes
International Overseas Student School Leaver Scholarship10% of tuition feesNo
International Student Post-Graduate Scholarship10% of tuition feesNo

Work While you Study

As an international student with a current student visa, you cannot undertake work until you have started your course in Australia. Students are allowed to work part-time up to 40 hours per fortnight during the teaching period and unrestricted hours during any scheduled course break.

Moreover, the Australian Government allows students who are enrolled in masters by research or doctorate program to work unlimited hours with a limitation to undertake only limited paid employment. 

Please note - you will need to apply for a Tax File Number and Tax Returns before you begin working in Australia.

ADMISSION:

Griffith University offers more than 2500 undergraduate and postgraduate courses and over 200 degrees; apart from its various research-based studies, online courses and professional courses. To apply in time students should keep these factors in mind-

  • Application months- International students should apply to any of the undergraduate or graduate programs by January (1st trimester), June (2nd trimester), September (3rd trimester).
  • Application method- Students can register and apply through the Griffith University online admission system.
  • Other academic and English language exams- Students must apply for their visa a few months before the session begins and they must have the required IELTS, TOEFL, PTE or ISLPR score.

Highlights

Application fee (non-refundable)50 AUD
Acceptance rate50%
ACT/SAT score30/1240
Mode of paymentTelegraphic Transfer (TT), Bank Draft/Cheque, Credit Card
Academic calendarTrimester system
Intake monthsJanuary/June/ September
Work experienceFor Music/Visual Arts program
Financial assistanceScholarships/grants/research funding/employment integration

Griffith University Admission Deadlines

Students ought to be mindful of the following dates in order to facilitate a timely admission process. These are the general admission deadlines for Griffith university.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate students
SemesterDeadline
WinterBy 31st January
SummerBy 1st June
FallBy 30th September

Griffith University Undergraduate Admission

Applicants need to fulfill these minimum admission requirements for admission to Griffith University.

  • Academic certificates must be translated into English.
  • English Language entrance exam results
  • Work experience letters or certificates (applicable for students applying for music or visual arts degree)
  • Medical certificate
  • Sponsored students may include documents wherein they specify their sponsor, the program chosen, any fee included and duration.

Griffith University SAT/ACT Scores

Students must have a GPA of 3.5 on average and have the required score in any of these requisite qualifying exams/academic records in order to be considered for admission to Griffith University-

Exams AcceptedAverage score needed
SAT1020
ACT24/3.0
ATAR64.85
Korea CSAT305

Griffith University English Proficiency Test Scores

Students are advised to take any of the following English Language Tests and achieve the minimum score listed in order to establish their efficiency in understanding and communicating in the language and to safeguard a seat at the university-

English Proficiency TestMinimum Score
IELTS6.5
TOEFL/TOEFL iBT575/79
ISLPR3+ in each of reading, writing and listening
CAEGrade C
CPEGrade C
PTE50

Visa and additional information

To acquire a student visa, which is a mandatory procedure, in order to reside in Australia; students may refer to the following steps-

  • Students should get a visa from the embassy of Australia, Consulate or High Commission located in their homeland.
  • To apply, these statements shall be needed-
  • The purpose of visiting Australia, i.e. study
  • Qualifying the English language requirements needed for reception of Visa
  • You shall be deemed responsible for your wellbeing and ease of access to funds/fee required to study
  • You have a student medical insurance at hand

Documents required to apply for a Visa

While applying for Visa studies are expected to submit the following documents-

  • Official letter
  • Copy of passport
  • Proof of Financial Sufficiency Statement
  • GTE statement/GS status

Griffith University Graduate Admissions

Griffith University has over 200 degrees available in the fields of Management, Science, IT, Health Care, Education, Social and Psychological Science, Performing Arts and Creative Arts. The general application procedure is the same for both programs-

Where to apply- Griffith University Online Application Page

Application fee- 50 AUD

  • Academic scores and certificates
  • English Language Test results
  • Passport details
  • Work experience Portfolio/Audition for( Visual Arts and Music only)

The admission requirements are similar for all the courses while the deadlines change. Below is a table reflecting an overview of some of the Undergraduate/Graduate courses offered by Griffith University-

CourseApplication Deadline
BA Construction Management (Honours)Winter: 31st January
Summer: 1st June
BA Asian Studies
BA Criminology and Criminal Justice
MA in Educational Studies
MA Electronic and Sport EngineeringWinter: 1st January
No summer sessions
MA Safety LeadershipWinter: 1st January
No summer sessions
MA Visual ArtsWinter: 31st January
Summer: 1st June

Griffith University is a diverse place, deemed amongst one of the bests of Higher Education providing universities. Students are advised to follow the academic timetable updated on the website to get admitted without delays and obstructions. Visa and online application dates should be kept in mind and pre-application counseling can be taken via university services.