Student Guide

About Griffith		                              2
Life in Queensland                            4
Our location		                                6
Build your career                             8
Work while you study                         10
Scholarships		                               11
Accommodation                                12
Cost of living		                             13
Your student experience                      14
Student support                              16
Know your options                            18
What am I eligible to study?                 19
Griffith English Language Institute (GELI)   20
Griffith College                             22
Remarkable research                          24
Index			                                     26
Architecture, construction and planning      28
Business and government                      30
Criminology and law                          36
Education		                                  39
Engineering, IT and aviation                 42
Humanities, languages and social science     47
Medicine, dentistry and health               50
Music and performing arts                    58
Science and environment​	                    60
Visual and creative arts                     63
Undergraduate academic entry requirements 66
How to apply		                               68
How to use this guide                        69

Griffith in numbers
6 campuses
50,000+ students
8,500+ international students
200,000+ graduates
130+ nationalities
200+ degrees

                                           Griffith University International Student Guide 2020
Welcome to the 2020 Griffith
University International Student Guide.
As a former international student
myself, I know that making the
decision to study overseas is a big one.
This Guide contains information to
help you make the right choice about
where and what to study. For nearly
50 years, Griffith has been helping
students achieve academic success,
and ensuring that all our graduates
are well-supported and ready for
their future careers. We are proud to
host students from approximately
130 countries, and pride ourselves
on providing a remarkable student
experience. We recognise the
importance of international rankings
but, equally importantly, are
committed to ensuring that you have
the opportunity to learn from some
of the best university teachers in
Australia, in programs that have been
designed with the future in mind.
With five campuses in South East
Queensland, Griffith offers an amazing
environment in which to live and study,
as well as a world-class education.
Congratulations on taking this first
step, and I hope that you will find
what you are looking for in the pages
of this Guide. Remember, too, that
there is more information and detail
about what Griffith has to offer at
griffith.edu.au. Good luck with
making your decision. Together with
colleagues across the University, I hope
we have the opportunity to welcome
you to Griffith.
Professor Sarah Todd
Vice President (Global)
About Griffith
               2                                       At Griffith, we believe in, strive for and celebrate the Remarkable.
                                                       We rank among the world’s best universities and continue to
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                                                       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 2% worldwide.

                                                       Ranked in the                           Research that makes                    Global impact
                                                       top 2% worldwide                        a difference                           Through our teaching and research
                                                       Griffith ranks alongside some           Benefit from our vibrant research      we support you to make a difference
                                                       of the best universities in             culture and learn from researchers     to the world.
                                                       the world.*                             at the forefront of discovery.

                                                       Australia’s most                        Future focused                         Prepared for
                                                       awarded university for                  Prepare for the future world of        employment
                                                       teaching & learning                     work with degrees developed in         We include real-life industry
                                                                                               consultation with industry and based   experiences in our degrees and
                                                       Learn from the best, with teachers
                                                                                               on cutting-edge research.              have a great range of employability
                                                       who have won more Australian
                                                       Government awards, citations, and                                              initiatives to help you be job-ready.
                                                       fellowships than any other university
                                                       in the past five years.^

                                                                                               Creating                               Young and ambitious
                                                                                               global citizens                        We rank highly as a young university
                                                                                               Our degrees have an international      – 35th in the QS Top 50 Under 50.†
                                                                                               focus, preparing you for work
                                                                                               around the world.

                                                       2019 U.S.
                                                       News Best Global
                                                       Universities: 240
                                                       2018 Times HE World
                                                       University Rankings: 251–300
                                                       2018 CWTS Leiden Ranking: 300
                                                       2018 QS World University
                                                       Rankings: 329                                                                  *Based on the International Association of Universities - World

                                                       2019 Academic Ranking of World                                                 Higher Education Database, listing more than 18,500 institutions
                                                                                                                                      of higher education. Current as at July 2019.
                                                       Universities: 301-400                                                          ^Teachers who have won more Australian Government awards,
                                                                                                                                      citations and fellowships than any other university in the past
                                                       2018-2019 University Ranking                                                   five years.
                                                       by Academic Performance: 279                                                   †2019 QS University Rankings Top 50 under 50
Top subjects
Griffith ranked in the top 150 in the QS World University        3

Subject Rankings 2019 for a range of subjects:

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Top 50
·· Hospitality and Leisure Management
   (ranked 20th)
·· Nursing (ranked 32nd)
·· Sports-related Subjects (ranked 33rd)
·· Performing Arts (ranked 50th worldwide
   & #1 in Queensland)

Top 51-150
··   Architecture / Built Environment
··   Development Studies
··   Environmental Sciences
··   Communication and Media Studies
··   Education
··   Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Life in Queensland
               4                                       Find out about food, transport, places of worship,
                                                       shopping, arts and entertainment, sport, and more at
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                                                       Gold Coast
                                                       Beautiful beaches, an excellent
                                                       quality of life and friendly people make
                                                       the Gold Coast a popular study destination.

                                                              Average temperature: 15°C – 25°C

                                                              Population: More than 500,000

                                                              300 days of sunshine a year

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

                                                              100,000 hectares of World Heritage-listed rainforests

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

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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.

 Average temperature: 15°C – 26°C

               Population: 2.27 million

          283 days of sunshine a year

One of the world’s most liveable cities

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

           State capital of Queensland
Sunshine Coast

                                                       Our location
               6                                       Our five campuses
                                                       are located across
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                                                       the cities of
                                                       Brisbane, Logan
                                                       and Gold Coast.                                                                               Brisbane
                                                       We have a growing                                                                              Airport

                                                                                                                 South East B
                                                       digital campus                                South        BRISBANE
                                                                                                                       Br i                                        r
                                                       for online study.
                                                                                                                                           s ban e R i v e
                                                                                                     Bank                       (10km radius)

                                                                                                           inter-campus b

                                                                                                                                Mt Gravatt

                                                         Logan campus
                                                         28.4km to Brisbane City

                                                            Car = 30 minutes                                 Logan
                                                            Bus = 1 hour

                                                                                                                                                                 Brisbane to Gold Coast

                                                                                                                                                                       1 hour


                                                                                                             GOLD COAST

                                                                                                                                                                           Gold Coast

                                                                                                                                                                         GOLD COAST

                                                         Digital campus
                                                         - study online
                                                         3rd largest and fastest growing
                                                         Griffith campus
                                                         Delivered 100% online
                                                         Study anywhere, anytime

                                                                                                                                                    New South Wales
                                                       Find out more at griffith.edu.au/life-at-griffith                                                                                  Gold Coast
Mt Gravatt campus
                                                                11.7km to Brisbane City
                                                                   Car = 15 minutes
                                                                   Bus = 20 minutes
                                                                   Bicycle = 50 minutes

                                                                                                                 Nathan campus

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                                                       Garden City Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                 12.9km to Brisbane City
Student One accommodation                                                                                            Car = 15 minutes
                                                                                                                     Bus = 20 minutes
                           The ‘Gabba’ (sports stadium)                                                              Bicycle = 50 minutes

                                             Pacific Motorway
The Capital - innovation hub

                                                                                                                 South Bank campus
  Brisbane City Centre                                                                                           Griffith Film School
 and Queen Street Mall                                                                                           Queensland College of Art
                                                                                                                 Queensland Conservatorium
                                                        Queensland Performing Arts Centre                        1.1km to Brisbane City
                                                                                                                     Car = 5 minutes
                                                                          Brisbane Student Hub                       Bus = 10 minutes
                                                                                                                     Bicycle = 6 minutes
                                                                                                                     Walk = 13 minutes

                                                                                                                                Gallery of Modern Art

                                                                                Gold Coast campus
                                                                                4.5km to Southport CBD              60.9km to Brisbane City
                                                                                   Car = 10 minutes                     Car = 60 minutes
                                                                                   Light rail = 9 minutes               Student Guild intercampus
Site of 2018 Gold Coast                                                            Bicycle = 20 minutes                 bus = 75 minutes
 Commonwealth Games
     Athletes Village

Gold Coast Health and                      Southport Central
 Knowledge Precinct                         Business District                         Surfers Paradise

                Gold Coast        Light rail station    Griffith Business School        Griffith English Language Institute       Griffith University
              Private Hospital                                                                  and Griffith College           Village accommodation

                                                                 Food outlets

    Gold Coast
University Hospital   Light rail station    Griffith Health Centre                        Library           Aquatic Centre
                                                                                                                                                   courtesy of
                                                                                                                                            City of Gold Coast
Build your career
               8                                       Griffith University graduates are well equipped for the new world of
                                                       work. We include real-life industry experiences in our degrees and have
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                                                       a great range of employability initiatives to help you be job-ready.

                                                       Work-integrated                                        Community Internship                                 Careers and
                                                       learning                                               The Community Internship is a 10 credit              Employment Service
                                                       Employers like to see experience from the real         point course, available to students in most
                                                                                                                                                                   Our Careers and Employment service supports
                                                       world on your resume. You can gain practical           degrees. Through this course you will be able
                                                                                                                                                                   you to plan your career, become job ready and
                                                       experience while you study, build your portfolio       to make a difference in a local community
                                                                                                                                                                   find work while you study and after you graduate.
                                                       and develop networks through internships and           organisation while developing a range of
                                                                                                                                                                   Get help with resumes, cover letters, interview
                                                       industry placements. Many work-integrated              professional and personal skills. You will spend
                                                                                                                                                                   preparation and job search techniques to improve
                                                       learning opportunities will allow you to earn credit   a minimum of 50 hours in a volunteering
                                                                                                                                                                   your employability and increase your chances of
                                                       towards your degree.                                   placement and combine this with academic
                                                                                                                                                                   finding your dream job.
                                                                                                              learning. With hundreds of internship
                                                                                                              opportunities, we can tailor the internship          griffith.edu.au/careers
                                                                                                              to match your study area or interests.

                                                       Griffith Honours College
                                                       Griffith is the only university in Australia with an
                                                       honours college. The Griffith Honours College
                                                       is an extracurricular program that provides            Leadership programs                                  Exchange and
                                                       experiences to increase your employability
                                                                                                              Join one of our leadership programs, including       short-term programs
                                                       and graduate opportunities. Many of these
                                                                                                              the Griffith Business School Student Leadership      Participating in an overseas program as a part
                                                       experiences are exclusive to Griffith Honours
                                                                                                              Program, Griffith Honours College or Griffith        of your Griffith University degree is one of the
                                                       College students and will enable you to develop
                                                                                                              Mates. You will receive formal recognition           best experiences you can have at university.
                                                       a global perspective while enhancing your
                                                                                                              for participating in these programs and gain a       You can spend as little as one week, or as long
                                                       leadership, communication, teamwork, research
                                                                                                              range of experience and skills sought after by       as one year in destinations around the world.
                                                       and industry skills.
                                                                                                              future employers.                                    We offer a trimester or year-long exchange
                                                       griffith.edu.au/griffith-honours-college                                                                    program, as well as short-term options including
                                                                                                                                                                   global internships, volunteering, service learning,
                                                                                                                                                                   academic-led study tours, clinical placements and
                                                                                                                                                                   research practicums.

                                                                                                              Internships and                                      griffith.edu.au/go-global
                                                       Mentoring                                              industry placements
                                                       Griffith’s range of mentoring programs will            Gain industry experience, observe professionals
                                                       connect you locally and globally, allowing you         and ask questions to become career ready.
                                                       to engage with students, alumni and industry           Griffith offers internship and industry networking
                                                       professionals. Through our Industry Mentoring          opportunities in nearly all study areas.
                                                       Program we find you a suitable mentor to
                                                       support and guide your career development.

                                                       Find out more at griffith.edu.au/employability

                                                                                                              ‘There was so much of my Griffith degree that was directly
                                                                                                              applicable to my workplace. All the practical components of my
                                                                                                              degree, all the industry input and knowledge, all the opportunities
                                                                                                              to work directly with the industry, they are invaluable.’
                                                                                                              Alana Scott
                                                                                                              Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)
Did you know that you can work while
you study in Australia? We have services
dedicated to helping you find a part-time
job while you study. See page 10                                                         9

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                                                             at a nursing home
                                                         has helped me develop
                                                          workplace skills and
                                                       has allowed me to easily
                                                connect with the seniors in the
                                              community. All these wonderful
                                        experiences couldn’t have been possible
                                                 without Griffith University!’
                                                                   Daniel Mak
                                                      Bachelor of Medical Science
Work while you study
10                                                     In Australia you can work part-time while you study
                                                       and Griffith has services to help you find a job.
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                                                       Working while you study in                           Careers and Employment
                                                       Australia can complement                             Service
                                                       your student experience.                             Our career development consultants help you to:       You can search for job vacancies through the
                                                                                                            ·· understand your career options                     Griffith website at:
                                                       Key facts about working in Australia:                                                                      ·· Griffith’s CareerBoard
                                                                                                            ·· market yourself to prospective employers
                                                       ·· Student visa holders can work a maximum of        ·· find suitable employment while studying.           ·· Unitemps
                                                          40 hours per fortnight (2 week period) during
                                                          the teaching period, once classes have started.   We show you how to start professional networking      You can also search for job vacancies on:
                                                       ·· Student visa holders can work unlimited           and how to use social media as part of your job       ·· seek.com.au
                                                          hours during scheduled university-wide            search. We also give the latest information on        ·· careerone.com.au
                                                          teaching breaks.                                  recruitment practices, including employment
                                                                                                            and career options relating to your degree. Our       Find out more at: griffith.edu.au/careers
                                                       ·· Australia has a high national minimum wage.
                                                                                                            online support and resources will help you to write
                                                       ·· Work rights in Australia mean you are entitled    professional resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn
                                                          to a healthy and safe work environment,           profiles suitable for Australian employers.
                                                          regular breaks and rest periods.

                                                                                                            ‘The greatest thing about Australia is that I could
                                                                                                            work and study at the same time. A lot of countries
                                                                                                            don’t allow me to do that. In Australia they allow us to
                                                                                                            work 40 hours per fortnight.’

                                                                                                            Dennis Kim
                                                                                                            Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management

                                                                                                                                                                  OPERATED UNDER FRANCHISE BY

                                                       Unitemps helps students apply for part-time work
                                                       Griffith was the first university in                 Unitemps is an in-house recruitment service that
                                                                                                            facilitates connections between Griffith students
                                                       Australia to offer Unitemps, a service
                                                                                                            and employers who are offering temporary
                                                       dedicated to helping you apply for                   paid work opportunities. The Unitemps team is
                                                       paid part-time work while you study.                 committed to helping you be the best candidate
                                                                                                            you can be, while identifying flexible, student-
                                                                                                            friendly job opportunities that can provide
                                                                                                            financial support while you study and enhance
                                                                                                            your employability upon graduation.

                                                       Find out more at:
We provide excellent scholarship opportunities                                                                                                           11

for our international students.

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We offer an exciting and generous                  Griffith University supports outstanding            Australia Awards Scholarships
range of scholarships to support                   international students with a range of
                                                                                                       At Griffith, we host and support a diverse
                                                   scholarships, including:
international students coming                                                                          community of Australia Awards scholars. The
to study in our undergraduate,                     ·· excellence scholarships for undergraduate        prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships,
                                                      and postgraduate students                        funded by the Australian Government’s
postgraduate, research and
                                                   ·· scholarships for family members of current       Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT),
pathway programs. Our                                 international students and alumni                offer next-generation leaders from across
scholarships recognise remarkable                  ·· discipline-specific scholarships for             the world an opportunity to undertake study
students and their potential to                       selected programs                                and research in Australia. The scholarships aim
make a positive contribution to                    ·· higher degree by research scholarships           to help developing countries reduce poverty,
Griffith and our community.                                                                            achieve sustainable development and increase
                                                   Scholarships are also awarded to the top graduate
                                                                                                       access to quality education.
                                                   of the Griffith English Language Institute Direct
                                                   Entry Program and the top Griffith College
                                                   Diploma graduate for each session.
                                                                                                       Endeavour Scholarships
                                                                                                       The Endeavour Leadership Program offers
                                                   For more information visit:                         outstanding opportunities to international
                                                   griffith.edu.au/international-scholarships          students to undertake study, research or
                                                                                                       professional development in Australia. Griffith
                                                                                                       is proud to host Endeavour Leadership program
                                                                                                       awardees in a range of disciplines.

   ‘Griffith University helps me in achieving my dream. The
   scholarships and learning process at Griffith changed my life.
   I met people with different backgrounds and expertise at
   Griffith, and thus I learned many things from them. Studying
   at Griffith has been a mind-opening experience for me, as well
   as shaping me to be a wise researcher and academic that
   contributes to the better world.’
   Maria Dharmesti
   PhD in Marketing
   Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (GUIPRS) and Griffith
   University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (GUPRS) recipient

                                                                                                                          Vice President (Global),
                                                                                                                       Professor Sarah Todd, and
                                                                                                                     colleagues with some of our
                                                                                                                   previous international student
                                                                                                                           scholarship recipients.
12                                                     Whether you would like to live on-campus or off-campus, there
                                                       are a number of options you can explore to find housing to suit
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                                                       your needs. You can also choose homestay and live with a local
                                                       Australian family while you study.

                                                       Off-campus                                           Off-campus accommodation:
                                                       In Australia, share housing – where you share        You may wish to organise your long-term
                                                       a house or apartment with a number of other          off-campus accommodation after you arrive in
                                                       students – is the most common form of off-           Australia, to ensure you are choosing a suitable
                                                       campus accommodation.                                living and study environment.

                                                       When looking for suitable off-campus                 Off-campus accommodation websites:
                                                       accommodation you will need to consider:
                                                                                                            ··   realestate.com.au
                                                       ·· the cost of rent (usually advertised weekly)      ··   domain.com.au
                                                       ·· if utilities are included in your rent            ··   flatmates.com.au
                                                          (electricity, water, gas)
                                                                                                            ··   studentaccommodationfinder.com.au
                                                       ·· if internet is included in your rent
                                                                                                            ··   semesterinaustralia.com
                                                       ·· if the accommodation is furnished
                                                                                                            ··   bedssi.com
                                                       ·· how close the accommodation is to
                                                                                                            ··   studybrisbane.com.au
                                                          your campus
                                                                                                            ··   studygoldcoast.org.au
                                                       ·· access to public transport.
                                                       griffith.edu.au/international-accommodation          Student One                                         On-campus
                                                                                                            Student One is our preferred supplier for off-      On-campus accommodation is available
                                                       Temporary accommodation:                             campus student accommodation in Brisbane.           at all campuses except South Bank. Living
                                                       We recommend you organise temporary                  Student One is located within the heart of the      on campus is a fantastic way to meet
                                                       accommodation for your first few days or weeks       Brisbane City and provides high quality, flexible   new people, find out about new cultures,
                                                       in Queensland, as it is important that you inspect   accommodation options.                              and develop independence. On-campus
                                                       your long-term off-campus accommodation                                                                  accommodation is usually fully furnished
                                                       before you move in.                                                                                      and provides access to laundry facilities,
                                                                                                                                                                gym equipment, common rooms, internet
                                                       Temporary on-campus accommodation                                                                        and organised student activities.
                                                       is available at Mt Gravatt, Nathan and               studentone.com
                                                       South Bank campuses.                                                                                     ·· Self-catered: Gold Coast, Nathan,
                                                                                                                                                                   Mt Gravatt and Logan campuses
                                                       griffith.edu.au/international-accommodation          Homestay                                            ·· Postgraduate self-catered: Nathan
                                                       Temporary accommodation can also be found            Homestay accommodation gives you the option            and Mt Gravatt campuses.
                                                       through these websites:                              of living with an Australian family while you       ·· griffith.edu.au/accommodation/
                                                                                                            study. Homestay is available to students at all        on-campus
                                                       ·· airbnb.com
                                                                                                            Griffith campuses. Homestay is a great way
                                                       ·· lastminute.com
                                                                                                            to develop your English language skills and         UniCentral Griffith
                                                       ·· wotif.com                                         experience life in Australia and offers catered     UniCentral Griffith is our preferred
                                                                                                            and self-catered options.                           supplier of on-campus accommodation
                                                                                                                                                                at the Logan campus. It is located only 5
                                                                                                                                                                minutes’ walk from the Griffith University
                                                                                                                                                                Logan campus.

                                                                                                                                                                Griffith University Village
                                                                                                                                                                Griffith University Village (GUV) is
                                                                                                                                                                our preferred supplier for on-campus
                                                                                                                                                                accommodation at the Gold Coast
                                                                                                                                                                campus, providing a range of self-catered
                                                                                                                                                                accommodation options.

Cost of living                                                                                                                                   Tuition fee
South East Queensland is an affordable                                                                                                      Tuition fees are reviewed                                 13

and friendly place to study and offers a                                                                                                annually but we guarantee that

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                                                                                                                                         your fees will not increase by
combination of quality education and high                                                                                                more than 2.5% per year for
                                                                                                                                         the minimum time it takes to
living standards.                                                                                                                        complete your program. This
                                                                                                                                         means that you are provided
                                                                                                                                         with certainty and confidence
The cost of living in South East                                  Calculating your total cost                                           regarding the total cost of your
Queensland is considered more                                     of study                                                                degree at Griffith. Detailed
affordable than other major Australian                            Your total cost of studying in Australia will include:               information on the fees relevant
cities such as Sydney and Melbourne*.                             ··   tuition fees                                                        for your degree, including
The Australian Government requires students                       ··   visa application fees                                              the fees applicable in your
to have access to a minimum of A$20,290                           ··   Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)                                  commencing trimester,
(Australian dollars) per year to meet their                       ··   flights                                                                    is available at
living costs.
                                                                  ··   cost of living
*In the QS Best Student Cities 2018 rankings, Brisbane and
the Gold Coast are ahead of Sydney and Melbourne in the           ··   other personal and study-related expenses.                          degrees.griffith.edu.au
Affordability Rank.
                                                                  Find out more at

Weekly cost of living estimate
                                                      Self-catered on-campus                   Share house off-campus                            Homestay off-campus
 Campus availability
 Rent                                                 $170 - $317                              $160 - $450                                       $255 - $275 p/week
 Food                                                 $80 - $280                               $80 - $280                                        Included
 Transport to university                              Walking distance                         $20 - $40                                         $20 - $40
 Electricity and gas                                  Included                                 $20 - $50                                         $20 - $50
                                                      $20 - $55 (internet included
 Mobile phone and internet                            at Gold Coast, Mt Gravatt and            $20 - $55                                         $20 - $55
                                                      Nathan campuses)
 Entertainment                                        $80 - $150                               $80 - $150                                        $80 - $150

                                                                                                                                                                                At a
                                                                                                                                                                    Dinner: $19.50
                                                                                                                                                            Movie ticket: $12.50
                                                                                                                                                        Glass of tap beer: $6.00
                                                                                                                                                           Fast food meal: $9.00
                                                                                                                                                 Return trip to campus: $4.50
                                                                                                                                                           Regular coffee: $4.50
                                                                                                                                                           Men’s haircut: $23.00
                                                                                                                                         Monthly gym membership: $53.00
                                                                                                                                                             Loaf of bread: $2.50
                                                                                                                                                  The information above is based on 2019 costs.
                                                                                                    Please be advised prices above are indicative and individual differences mean prices will vary.
Your student experience
14                                                     Meet new people, make friends, enjoy the Australian lifestyle and,
                                                       most importantly, have fun! We want you to have the best possible
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                                                       experience with your studies and enjoy your time at Griffith.

                                                       Sport and fitness                                       Griffith volunteer                                  Clubs and societies
                                                       Griffith offers a variety of sporting facilities        community                                           Griffith has over 120 clubs in cultural, religious,
                                                       and competitions.                                                                                           political, educational, sporting, professional and
                                                       ·· Join Griffith Sport for social sport competitions.   Griffith Bush Care group                            special interest areas.
                                                       ·· Enjoy discount student memberships for               (Brisbane campuses)                                 There are also international student clubs,
                                                          facilities including:                                Help restore the Australian bush environment        societies and associations, including: Africa,
                                                          -- on-campus gyms                                    and, if you are lucky, see koalas, possums, and     Bangladesh, China, Philippines, India, Indonesia,
                                                          -- athletics track – Gold Coast                      sugar gliders. Join us to develop your teamwork     Iraq, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Malaysia,
                                                          -- Mt Gravatt Tennis Centre                          skills, learn more about the environment and        Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Sri Lanka,
                                                                                                               meet new people.                                    Thailand, and Vietnam.
                                                          -- swimming pools at Mt Gravatt and
                                                             Gold Coast campuses.                                                                                  griffith.edu.au/clubs
                                                                                                               Griffith Beach Care group
                                                                                                               (Gold Coast campus)                                 International Student
                                                       Orientation                                             Help restore and care for our beautiful coastal     Buddy Program
                                                       Once you are ready to enrol in your first trimester     environments with the Griffith Beach Care
                                                                                                                                                                   The International Student Buddy Program runs
                                                       you will be sent a link to myOrientation, an            group. This is a great way to give back to the
                                                                                                                                                                   from Week 1 to Week 4 of trimester with two
                                                       online orientation that will provide you with key       environment, meet new people and enjoy the
                                                                                                                                                                   drop-in style ‘Mates Meetups’ each week at
                                                       information to prepare you for study and life at        beaches of the Gold Coast.
                                                                                                                                                                   the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses. Current
                                                       Griffith. Orientation Week is when you get to           griffith.edu.au/mates                               students (Senior Buddies) provide peer support
                                                       know Griffith, connect with your key support                                                                to commencing international students (Junior
                                                       network and have fun meeting people before you                                                              Buddies) with each weekly session covering
                                                       start classes.                                          Religion                                            topics to help ease your transition to university
                                                       ·· Find out about studying and living in Australia      Each Griffith campus provides access to prayer      life. This is a safe and comfortable environment
                                                          at the compulsory International Student              facilities as well as multi-faith chaplains.        where you can ask questions about Griffith and
                                                          Welcome and Orientation Day.                                                                             life in Australia, as well as practise your English.
                                                       ·· Discover Brisbane or Gold Coast highlights                                                               It’s also a great way to make friends!
                                                          on a free Twilight City Walking Tour with the                                                            griffith.edu.au/international-buddy
                                                          Griffith Mates.
                                                       ·· Enjoy free food and activities at your campus.

                                                             BLOG FOR                                            Explore is the Griffith International blog – it
                                                                                                                  has thousands of readers with all stories
                                                             GRIFFITH                                              written by Griffith students. Lots of our
                                                                                                                 writers are international students who share
                                                          INTERNATIONAL!                                          their experiences and advice. Writing for
                                                                                                                       Explore gives you the chance to:
                                                                                                                       ·· improve your writing skills
                                                                                                                      ·· get feedback on your work
                                                                                                                        ·· have your work published
                                                          griffith.edu.au/explore-blog                         ·· inspire other students with your stories.

                                                                                    Griffith University International Student Guide 2020
Griffith Mates
Enjoy the most memorable years
of your life with the Griffith Mates.
The Griffith Mates are a diverse peer-
support network for international students,
with members who speak over 46 languages.
Look out for the Griffith Mates at Orientation – they
may even be waiting to welcome you at the airport!
Griffith Mates will help you make the most of university, develop
friendships, practise your English, and:
• meet other international and Australian students
• join in volunteering opportunities, e.g. learn about the Australian environment
• visit amazing locations with the Griffith Mates on day trips around
  South East Queensland
• attend free on-campus events and activities from games and sports to
  networking events
• expand your worldview with cross-cultural leadership opportunities by
  becoming a Griffith Mate.
Student support
16                                                     You will have access to Griffith University’s diverse range of
                                                       student support initiatives, including programs and staff dedicated
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                                                       specifically to helping international students.

                                                       Orientation and arrival                              International Student                                Accommodation
                                                       Attend your compulsory International Student         Advisory                                             See pages 12-13 for information regarding
                                                       Welcome and Orientation session during                                                                    accommodation options at Griffith.
                                                                                                            If you need some extra information or support
                                                       Orientation Week to supplement the information       on campus, make an appointment with an               griffith.edu.au/accommodation
                                                       provided online through myOrientation. Meet          International Student Advisor. International
                                                       your International Student Advisors, connect with    Student Advisors provide information to support
                                                       Griffith Mates and other commencing students,        you to manage your life and your studies within
                                                                                                                                                                 Health and wellbeing
                                                       then join us for an International Welcome Market.                                                         If you need a doctor there are health and medical
                                                                                                            the conditions of your student visa. Our team of
                                                       The Griffith Mates will help you get to know your    dedicated and highly experienced staff can answer    services located on the Gold Coast and Nathan
                                                       campus with campus tours during Orientation.         any questions throughout your time on campus         campuses, as well as medical centres and
                                                       Discover the beauty of Brisbane or the Gold          and help guide you towards academic success.         hospitals near every campus.
                                                       Coast through free Twilight Walking Tours hosted     griffith.edu.au/                                      If you need someone to talk to about personal
                                                       by the Mates.                                        international-student-advisors                       issues, we offer free, confidential counselling
                                                       griffith.edu.au/orientation                                                                               sessions on our campuses and a range of online
                                                                                                                                                                 counselling options.
                                                                                                            Academic enrichment and
                                                       Free airport pickup service                          learning support                                     griffith.edu.au/student-services
                                                       Have a friendly face to meet you at the airport      EnglishHELP: If English is your second language,
                                                       when you arrive in Australia! International          we provide a free English language learning          Disability services
                                                       students commencing at Griffith University can       service to continue developing your academic         At Griffith, we seek to remove barriers that
                                                       apply for free airport pickup, which takes you       English and improve your overall academic            students with disabilities face in higher education.
                                                       from the airport directly to your pre-arranged       performance. From dedicated courses to free          Through our Disability Service, we aim to improve
                                                       accommodation. The service is free for eligible      one-on-one tutoring sessions, we offer a range       the participation, retention and success of
                                                       international students arriving into the Brisbane    of solutions that can help you achieve your goals.   students with disabilities, while ensuring easy
                                                       or Gold Coast airports.                                                                                   access to learning environments.
                                                       griffith.edu.au/airport-reception                                                                         If you would benefit from the support offered by
                                                                                                            PASS: Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are
                                                                                                                                                                 our Disability Service, we encourage you to make
                                                                                                            study groups for specific courses that students
                                                       Career support                                       often find difficult or demanding. The sessions
                                                                                                                                                                 contact with our friendly staff before you start,
                                                                                                                                                                 or at any time during your degree.
                                                       Our Careers and Employment service assists           are facilitated by student leaders who have
                                                       with career planning, part-time work                 previously completed the course and achieved         Prospective students requiring disability support
                                                       opportunities and mentoring. More information        excellent results.                                   should make contact early so we can provide advice
                                                       is available on page 10.                                                                                  and information about the support available.
                                                       griffith.edu.au/careers-employment                   peer-assisted-study-sessions                         griffith.edu.au/student-services

                                                       Library                                              Financial assistance                                 Safe campuses
                                                       Become acquainted with the library - we have         If you are having trouble with budgeting or          All members of the Griffith University community
                                                       six libraries with a range of resources for study,   money, the Welfare and Student Liaison Office        have a right to feel welcome, safe and supported.
                                                       including computers, quiet study areas and group     offers budgeting advice, a textbook exchange         We are committed to providing safe and inclusive
                                                       work spaces.                                         service and other support services.                  campus communities, free from harassment, bullying,
                                                       griffith.edu.au/library                              griffith.edu.au/student-services                     discrimination and assault and encourage members
                                                                                                                                                                 of the Griffith community to call out, report and seek
                                                                                                                                                                 support when these behaviours occur.
                                                       Find out more:

                                                                                                            ‘Griffith’s support services made my transition to Australia
                                                                                                            and its culture very smooth as help was always available as
                                                                                                            soon as I needed it. I clearly remember being worried about the
                                                                                                            different education style in Australia, especially referencing,
                                                                                                            but so many resources were available to guide me through it.’
                                                                                                            Aayushi Gaur
                                                                                                            Master of Global Public Health

                                                Griffith University International Student Guide 2020

                                   With staff
                                and students
                             from more than
                              130 countries,
                            we celebrate and
                     support the diversity of
                   our community. Griffith
                   is truly an international
              university - almost a quarter
         of our students and graduates are
       from overseas. We provide students
     with first-class support during their
Griffith experience, from arrival through
                 to graduation and beyond.
Know your options
18                                                     No matter what level of study you have completed,
                                                       or what English level you have, we have a range of study
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                                                       options and pathways to help you achieve your study goals.

                                                       Study options and pathways at Griffith

                                                            Completion of secondary
                                                                                                           Diploma or Foundation program
                                                            (high) school, comparable                                            (1 year)
                                                               to Australian Year 11                             Griffith College (see page 23)
                                                         (or equivalent academic achievement)                                                                                         English language course
                                                                                                                                                                                               (10– 50 weeks)
                                                                                                                                                                                  Griffith English Language Institute
                                                            Completion of secondary                                                                                                          (see page 20)
                                                                                                               Masters Qualifying Program
                                                            (high) school, comparable                                          (4 months)
                                                               to Australian Year 12                             Griffith College (see page 23)
                                                         (or equivalent academic achievement)

                                                                                                                     Postgraduate degree
                                                               Undergraduate degree
                                                                       (3–4 years)
                                                                                                                              (1–2 years)                                           Graduate research degree
                                                                                                                      • Master (coursework)                                                       (2–4 years)
                                                                      • Bachelor
                                                                                                                       • Graduate Diploma                                            • PhD and Master (research)
                                                                • Bachelor with Honours
                                                                                                                      • Graduate Certificate

                                                                                                      Trimester teaching                                                        Online study
                                                                                                      At Griffith we teach across three trimesters,                      Our online degrees are delivered 100% online,
                                                           T3                                         rather than two semesters – this gives you the                     giving you flexibility over where and when you
                                                                                            T1        flexibility to pace your study to suit your needs.                 study. Choose between full-time and part-time
                                                                                                                                                                         study options.
                                                                                                      Trimesters 1 and 2 are compulsory, so if you
                                                                                                      begin your degree in Trimester 3, you must                         You can identify our online degrees throughout
                                                                                                      complete Trimesters 1 and 2 in the following                       this Guide by the symbol above.
                                                                                                      year; however, if you begin in Trimester 1 or 2,                   Please note: If you enrol in an online or external degree you are
                                                                                                      it is not compulsory to enrol in Trimester 3.                      not eligible for an Australian student visa.

                                                                                                      Please note: A small number of Griffith degrees require students

                                                                         T2                           to enrol in Trimester 3.

                                                         Study Abroad program
                                                         Our Study Abroad program allows you to
                                                         complete one, two, or three trimesters of
                                                         study in Australia and earn credit towards
                                                         your home degree.

                                                         See our Study Abroad and Exchange Guide
                                                         for more information.

What am I eligible to study?
Read below for an overview of entry                                                                                                                                           19

requirements for Griffith University degrees.

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Academic entry requirements
Undergraduate (bachelor)

Standard entry*                                                                                                                   Pathway option(s)
Completion of secondary school comparable                               Some programs have higher entry requirements,         Study a Foundation or diploma program
to Australian Year 12 OR equivalent                                     specific prerequisites or require the submission      through Griffith College. See page 23.
academic achievement.                                                   of portfolios, medical checks or professional
                                                                                                                              Gain direct entry into the relevant
                                                                        work experience.
                                                                                                                              Griffith University bachelor degree
                                                                                                                              upon completion.

Postgraduate (master)

Standard entry*                                                                                                                   Pathway option
A bachelor degree or higher (or equivalent)                             You must meet minimum Grade Point Average             Study the Masters Qualifying Program
from a recognised university.                                           (GPA) entry requirements. Griffith also recognises    (MQP), delivered by Griffith College.
·· Master (coursework)                                                  the knowledge gained through work experience,         See page 23.
                                                                        as well as prior study, for some degrees.
·· Graduate Diploma                                                                                                           The MQP provides you with an opportunity
·· Graduate Certificate                                                                                                       to upgrade your prior study to meet direct
                                                                                                                              entry requirements to a selection of Griffith
                                                                                                                              masters programs.


Standard entry*                                                                                                                   Pathway option(s)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)                                              Master of Philosophy (MPhil)                          Graduate Diploma of Research Studies
·· A bachelor degree (or equivalent) with class I                       ·· a bachelor degree (or equivalent) with at least    Griffith offers graduate diplomas in
   honours or class IIA honours; or                                        class IIB honours incorporating a significant      specific disciplines.
·· a master degree (or equivalent) incorporating                           research component; OR
   a significant research component; or                                 ·· a record of research, or a qualification granted
·· a record of research, or a qualification granted                        by a professional or other body which is
   by a professional or other body which is                                deemed to be of a standard comparable to a
   deemed to be of a standard comparable to a                              bachelor degree with class IIB honours.
   bachelor degree with class IIA honours.

English language entry requirements
Undergraduate (bachelor), Postgraduate (master) and Research

Standard entry*                                                                                                                   Pathway option(s)
·· IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no subscore                        ·· Pearson Test of English (Academic): overall        Complete the Direct Entry Program
   less than 6.0; OR                                                       score of 58 with no score less than 50; OR         at Griffith English Language Institute.
·· Internet-based (iBT) TOEFL: score of 79                              ·· ISLPR: no score less than 3+ in each skill of      See page 20.
   (no subscore less than 19); OR                                          the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language
                                                                                                                              The duration of English study required
                                                                           Services only).
                                                                                                                              will vary depending on your current level
                                                                                                                              of English.

*Visit degrees.griffith.edu.au to view the academic and English language entry requirements for your degree.
Griffith English Language Institute (GELI)
20                               For nearly 30 years, Griffith English Language Institute (GELI)
                                 has been delivering award-winning English language programs
Pathways to Griffith - English

                                 to international students.

                                 Academic workshops                                      Independent Learning                                            Activities program
                                 Join our free after-class workshops to
                                                                                         Centre (ILC)                                                    Participate in free and low-cost activities
                                 improve in specific skill areas such as                                                                                 to practise your English, make friends and
                                                                                         Use these dedicated centres and their resources
                                 grammar and vocabulary.                                                                                                 engage with the local community.
                                                                                         to undertake additional English study.

                                                                                         ‘I chose to study at Griffith English Language Institute because it
                                                                                         is one of the best English schools in Australia. On top of that, they
                                                                                         have wonderful structure and great services to support my study.’
                                                                                         Kelen Marczak Polli
                                                                                         Former GELI student and GELI Excellence Award winner

                                 Direct Entry Program                                    Fees                                                            2020 key dates
                                 Join our highly popular Direct Entry Program to         Your tuition fees for the Direct Entry Program                   Orientation                Classes Start
                                 gain the English skills necessary to enter a Griffith   will vary depending on the number of weeks you                   2 January                  6 January
                                 University Degree or Griffith College Diploma.          are enrolled.                                                    6 February                 10 February
                                                                                                                                                          12 March                   16 March
                                 You will be placed in the appropriate class based       Up to 25 weeks: $450 per week
                                                                                                                                                          16 April                   20 April
                                 on the results from your proficiency test or the        26+ weeks: $420 per week                                         21 May                     25 May
                                 Griffith English Test. As you progress through          Enrolment fee: $225                                              25 June                    29 June
                                 the Direct Entry Program, you will build your                                                                            30 July                    3 August
                                 English language skills in Reading, Writing,                                                                             3 September                7 September
                                 Listening and Speaking, and at the higher levels        GELI classes                                                     8 October                  12 October
                                 you will practise academic skills that will help        Class sizes at GELI are small so you will receive                12 November                16 November
                                 you to be successful in your studies at diploma,        personal attention from your teachers and
                                 bachelor, master or PhD level. A highlight of the       progress quickly through your studies.
                                 pathway for Griffith University degree students
                                 includes the final 10 weeks, where you will             There are 25 hours of study per week: 20 hours
                                                                                         of face-to-face learning in class and an additional
                                                                                                                                                                 Griffith English Test
                                 attend lectures, participate in class tutorials, and
                                                                                         5 hours of independent learning each week using                     Take our free online English test to find
                                 complete essays and a research assignment to
                                                                                         GELI’s independent learning plans.                                   your English class placement level for
                                 prepare you for your studies.
                                                                                                                                                               Griffith English Language Institute.
                                 When you successfully complete the Direct Entry         Classes are held daily Monday to Friday from
                                 Program at the equivalent of the IELTS level            8.15am - 12.45pm, allowing plenty of time in                               griffith.edu.au/geli
                                 needed for your degree or diploma, you can enter        the afternoon for additional study or to join the
                                 your program directly without needing to submit         Activities Program.
                                 a proficiency test result.

                                                                                         Sample morning timetable
                                                                                         Day/Time            Monday               Tuesday             Wednesday          Thursday            Friday
                                                                                         8.15 – 9.15am       Language in Use      Critical Thinking   Language in Use    Critical Thinking   Language in Use
                                                                                         9.15 – 10.15am      Language in Use      Critical Thinking   Language in Use    Critical Thinking   Language in Use
                                                                                         10.15 – 10.45am     Break
                                                                                                             Research Preparation                   Research Preparation                   Research Preparation
                                                                                         10.45 – 11.45am                          Issues in Society                      Issues in Society
                                                                                                             and Practice                           and Practice                           and Practice
                                                                                                             Research Preparation                   Research Preparation                   Research Preparation
                                                                                         11.45am – 12.45pm                        Issues in Society                      Issues in Society
                                                                                                             and Practice                           and Practice                           and Practice


                                                                                                                                                                                         Pathways to Griffith - English
How long will I need to study at GELI?

    University degree                                                                                    ENTRY SCORES
    (requiring IELTS 6.5*)                              IELTS Academic                     PTE Academic                    TOEFL iBT                      ISLPR

                                      WEEKS             6.5 (no sub-score
Pathways to Griffith - Academic

                                  Griffith College offers a diploma pathway to the second year of
                                  nearly 50 Griffith bachelor degrees. With a flexible trimester system
                                  and supportive learning environment, Griffith College is your best
                                  pathway to fast-track your degree at Griffith University.
                                  Griffith College diploma programs are equivalent     Other pathways to Griffith University
                                  to university-level study, and are delivered in a
                                  supportive and specialised learning environment      Foundation Program                                                   Masters Qualifying Program
                                  to better prepare you for success in your
                                                                                       Griffith College also offers a Foundation Program,                   The Griffith University Masters Qualifying
                                  bachelor degree. And because Griffith College
                                                                                       which is a bridging course for students who need                     Program (MQP) provides you with an
                                  is situated on-campus at the Gold Coast and
                                                                                       to study the equivalent of Australian Year 12. You’ll                opportunity to upgrade your prior study to meet
                                  Mt Gravatt campuses, you’ll have access to
                                                                                       be trained in the knowledge and skills needed                        the academic requirements for direct admission
                                  university facilities and become part of the
                                                                                       for successful university study and be able to                       to a Griffith University masters program.
                                  Griffith community from day one.
                                                                                       acquire prerequisites for specific Griffith University
                                                                                       degrees. Foundation Program graduates are eligible                   If you are successful in progressing to your
                                  Griffith College offers 11 diploma programs
                                                                                       to progress to a degree or diploma-to-degree                         masters degree, you may be eligible for 10 credit
                                  providing access to the second year of nearly
                                                                                       pathway, subject to conditions.                                      points of advanced standing.
                                  50 Griffith bachelor degrees across diverse
                                  study areas such as arts, business, commerce,                                                                             *Entry into second year of bachelor degrees from a diploma is
                                                                                                                                                            dependent on successfully completing the Griffith College program
                                  psychology, IT, science, nursing, health sciences,                                                                        and meeting degree admission requirements. Students must
                                  hotel management, engineering, criminology                                                                                complete in their second or third years of the degree any first year
                                                                                                                                                            core courses for which credit transfer has not been granted.
                                  and design.
                                  For Griffith College fee information, entry
                                  requirements and credit transfer information,
                                  visit griffith.edu.au/college

                                                                 Secondary School                                Griffith College                                            Griffith University

                                    Postgraduate                                                                                                                            Masters Degree (Year 1)

                                                                                                         Masters Qualifying Program                                       Bachelor Degree (Year 3†)

                                    Undergraduate                                                                 Associate Degree                              =                         (Year 2)

                                                                                                                          Diploma                               =^                        (Year 1)

                                                               Year 12 (or equivalent)                          Foundation Program
                                                               Year 11 (or equivalent)

                                  griffith.edu.au/college                                                                                                Some bachelor degree programs are more than three years’ duration.

                                                                                                         ^Diplomas may not be equivalent to the first year of the relevant Griffith University bachelor degree for all programs.
Griffith College program                                                                                                   Trimesters Months       Start       Campus     IELTS    Credit Pts.   CRICOS

Associate Degree in Commerce and Business                                                                                    4-6     16-24 Feb, Jun, Oct                  5.5      up to 160 070425F
 Griffith bachelor degree(s): Business (80CP), Commerce (80CP), International Tourism and Hotel Management (80CP).

Diploma of Arts and Communication                                                                                            2-3      8-12     Feb, Jun, Oct              5.5      up to 80 093653D
 Griffith bachelor degree(s): Arts (80CP), Communication and Journalism (80CP), Communication and Journalism / Business (80CP).                                                                             23
Diploma of Commerce                                                                                                          2-3      8-12     Feb, Jun, Oct              5.5      up to 80      026674K

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pathways to Griffith - Academic
 Griffith bachelor degree(s): Business (80CP), Commerce (80CP), Government and International Relations (60-70CP), International Business (80CP), International Tourism and Hotel
 Management (80CP), Law/Commerce (80CP), Communication and Journalism / Business (70CP), Design / Business (70CP), Aviation Management (40-50CP).

Diploma of Criminology and Criminal Justice                                                                                  2-3      8-12     Feb, Jun, Oct            variable      80         082070G
 Griffith bachelor degree(s): Criminology and Criminal Justice (80CP), Law/Criminology and Criminal Justice (80CP), Law (40CP).

Diploma of Design                                                                                                            2-3      8-12     Feb, Jun, Oct              5.5      up to 80 056514M
 Griffith bachelor degree(s): Creative and Interactive Media (50CP), Design, Fine Art (40CP), Photography (40CP), Design / Business (50/60CP), Architectural Design (30/40CP).

Diploma of Engineering                                                                                                       2-3      8-12     Feb, Jun, Oct              5.5      up to 80      070423G
 Griffith bachelor degree(s): Engineering (Honours) (70/80CP), Engineering (honours) / Aviation (70CP), Engineering Technology in Electronic and Computer Engineering (70/80CP),
 Industrial Design (40CP).

Diploma of Health Care                                                                                                       2-3      8-12        Feb, Jun                6.5         80         075186J
 Griffith bachelor degree(s): Nursing (80CP).

Diploma of Health Sciences                                                                                                   2-3      8-12        Feb, Jun              variable   up to 80      075188G
 Griffith bachelor degree(s): Biomedical Science (1031) (70CP), Biomedical Science (1094) (80CP), Exercise Science (70CP), Health Science (80CP), Medical Laboratory Science (80CP),
 Nutrition and Dietetics (80CP), Occupational Therapy (40CP), Pharmacology and Toxicology (70CP), Pharmacy (60CP), Physiotherapy (40CP), Science (60-70CP depending on major),
 Sport Development (70CP).

Diploma of Hotel Management                                                                                                  2-3      8-12     Feb, Jun, Oct              5.5      up to 80      052593F
 Griffith bachelor degree(s): Business (80CP), Commerce (70-80CP depending on major), Government and International Relations (80CP), International Business (80CP),
 International Tourism and Hotel Management (80CP).

Diploma of Information Technology                                                                                            2-3      8-12     Feb, Jun, Oct              5.5      up to 80      026675J

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mt Gravatt (Brisbane)|
 Griffith bachelor degree(s): Creative and Interactive Media (50CP), Information Technology (80CP).

Diploma of Science                                                                                                           2-3      8-12        Feb, Jun                5.5      up to 80      092487K
 Griffith bachelor degree(s): Biomedical Science (1031) (80CP), Biomedical Science (1094) (60CP), Environmental Science (80CP), Forensic Science (60/70CP depending on major),
 Marine Science (50-80CP depending on major), Science (70-80CP depending on major).

Diploma of Social and Psychological Science                                                                                  2-3      8-12     Feb, Jun, Oct              5.5      up to 80 092486M
 Griffith bachelor degree(s): Child and Family Studies (80CP), Counselling (80CP), Human Services (80CP), Psychological Science (80CP), Social Work (80CP).

Other pathways to Griffith University

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Gold Coast
Foundation Program                                                                                                            2         8      Feb, Jun, Oct              5.5         N/A        091322F
 Visit: griffith.edu.au/college/programs/foundation

Masters Qualifying Program                                                                                                    1         4      Feb, Jun, Oct              6.0      up to 10 095623E

What you will study                                                         Griffith masters degrees(s)
The Masters Qualifying Program comprises one trimester                      Arts in Visual Arts, Business, Civil Engineering, Civil          Human Resource Management/International Business,
of full-time study. The program aims to provide you with                    Engineering/Engineering Project Management, Design,              Information Systems and Information Technology
the knowledge, values and competencies required for                         Electronic and Computer Engineering, Electronic and              Management, Information Technology, Interactive Media,
successful completion of studies at postgraduate level                      Computer Engineering/Electronic and Sport Engineering,           International Business, International Business/International
in Australia.                                                               Electronic and Energy Engineering, Electronic and                Relations, International Relations, International Tourism
                                                                            Sport Engineering, Engineering Project Management,               and Hospitality Management, Marketing, Marketing/
                                                                            Engineering Project Management Advanced, Environment,            International Business, Marketing/International Tourism
                                                                            Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering             and Hospitality Management, Professional Accounting,
                                                                            and Pollution Control, Finance, Financial Planning,              Screen Production.
                                                                            Global Development, Human Resource Management,
For entry requirements, program outlines, fees, progression requirements and other details visit griffith.edu.au/college
For more detailed information about credit, please refer to griffith.edu.au/college/admissions/how-to-apply

                                                                                                                                                     ‘I wasn’t very confident
                                                                                                                                                  with my English and I saw
                                                                                                                                                    Griffith College as a great
                                                                                                                                             way to transition to university
                                                                                                                                                 with smaller class sizes and
                                                                                                                                                   amazing support systems.
                                                                                                                                      I feel like I am learning in a slow but
                                                                                                                                     safe way. I feel I’ve been prepared for
                                                                                                                                               each step before the next one.’
                                                                                                                                                                          Daniel Arboleda
                                                                                                                                                                            Diploma of Science
Remarkable research
24                                                     Griffith is a research-intensive university that fosters industry, community,
                                                       government, national and international research collaborations.
Griffith University International Student Guide 2020

                                                       Undertake research at Griffith and be part of an elite group of researchers
                                                       who are thinking globally and discovering new-world solutions.

                                                       Research centres                                     Above world standard                                  Research support
                                                       and institutes                                       Latest analysis of Excellence in Research for         You will be supported with research training
                                                                                                            Australia found 99% of our research outputs were      workshops and a comprehensive suite of
                                                       Home to 30+ world-class research centres and
                                                                                                            in disciplines rated at world standard or above.      library services ranging from research and
                                                       institutes, Griffith offers you the opportunity to
                                                                                                                                                                  data management tools to research
                                                       learn from globally renowned researchers.
                                                                                                                                                                  communication training.

                                                       Outstanding resources                                Scholarships                                          International links
                                                       Our researchers are provided with state-of-          We offer a number of competitive higher degree        Griffith staff come from all over the world
                                                       the-art facilities, support services and research    by research scholarships each year to help you        and have strong research partnerships nationally
                                                       environments that best accommodate their needs.      with the cost of tuition and/or living expenses for   and internationally.
                                                                                                            the duration of your research study.

                                                       Research with impact
                                                       Our remarkable discoveries help to shape a better world.
                                                       Malaria vaccine - The Institute for Glycomics is     Robots to help dementia patients - Griffith is        Autism Centre of Excellence - The Centre
                                                       developing and manufacturing a world-leading         leading research into using robots to improve the     is engaged in the development of strategic
                                                       malaria vaccine—PlasProtecTTM— which is now          quality of life for dementia patients through the     research in evidence-based practices to achieve
                                                       at human-trial stage.                                Menzies Health Institute Queensland.                  lifelong outcomes for learners with Autism
                                                                                                                                                                  Spectrum Disorder.
                                                       Shadow of an atom - The world’s first photo of       Protecting wildlife - Griffith experts are at the
                                                       a shadow of an atom was taken by researchers at      forefront of world-leading strategies to protect      Advanced Design and Prototyping
                                                       Griffith’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics.              wildlife from the negative impacts of roads,          Technologies Institute (ADaPT) - Multi-
                                                                                                            aiming to minimise the number of motor vehicle        disciplinary expertise across Griffith University in
                                                       ‘Green’ circuit boards - Environmentally friendly
                                                                                                            accidents involving wildlife.                         collaboration with leading industry partners push
                                                       circuit boards are being developed at the Griffith
                                                                                                                                                                  the boundaries in advanced design, prototyping
                                                       School of Engineering and Built Environment.         Wearable technology - Griffith is working
                                                                                                                                                                  and new materials to engineer next-generation
                                                                                                            with Olympians and other elite athletes to
                                                       Spinal cord paralysis treatment - The                                                                      biomedical and industrial applications.
                                                                                                            develop wearable sports technology monitoring
                                                       Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery is leading
                                                                                                            systems to aid in better performance and injury
                                                       groundbreaking stem cell research into treating
                                                                                                            risk management.
                                                       spinal cord paralysis.

                                                       Research study options                               Master of Philosophy                                  Find a supervisor
                                                                                                            The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is awarded           Griffith has over 2,600 researchers working
                                                       Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)                           for a thesis, drafted under supervision, which        across more than 30 research centres and
                                                       The PhD is Griffith’s premier research training      presents original research and demonstrates           institutes. Our world-class experts utilise state-
                                                       degree. It is awarded for a thesis, drafted under    both knowledge of a research topic and                of-the-art facilities to develop new knowledge
                                                       supervision, which makes an original, significant,   discipline. It is shorter than a PhD and is           in a range of specialist areas that will lead to
                                                       and extensive contribution to knowledge and          available across all schools and disciplines.         novel and exciting solutions to benefit society
                                                       understanding in your field of study. A PhD is                                                             and the environment, as well as influence
                                                       available across all schools and disciplines.        Griffith also offers:
                                                                                                                                                                  governance and policy development.
                                                                                                            ·· specialist Masters by Research
                                                       Griffith also offers:                                                                                      Find your research supervisor at
                                                                                                               (combine coursework with professional
                                                       ·· Doctor of Philosophy (by prior publication)          and/or artistic practice).                         griffith.edu.au/research-study/
                                                       ·· professional Doctorates (psychology,                                                                    find-a-supervisor
                                                          education, musical arts and visual arts).

                                                       Find out more: griffith.edu.au/research-study

                                                                                                 Griffith University International Student Guide 2020
How to apply
At Griffith University, we understand that everyone’s experience is different.
If you are ready to take your research studies or career to the next level,
whatever your circumstances, we can help you achieve your goals.

Step 1                                             Step 2
Choose your preferred                              Check entry requirements.
research degree.                                   Consider a pathway option if you don’t meet
                                                   direct entry requirements (see page 18).

Step 3                                             Step 4
Consider cost of study and                         Choose a research topic and
search for funding options.                        develop a research proposal.
This could include scholarships or sponsorships.

Step 5                                             Step 6
Find a supervisor.                                 Apply online or via a
You must have identified a suitable supervisor     registered recruitment
before you can apply.                              representative.
Visit griffith.edu.au/research-study/              Visit griffith.edu.au/research-study
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