Institution of The Month - Griffith University

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Griffith University’s first campus opened in 1975 with 451 students. Today we are a multi-campus university with more than 45,000 students from over 130 countries. What has not changed is our range of relevant, internationally-focused degrees that prepare graduates for incredible careers.

Over our 40 year history, we have pioneered cutting-edge, forward thinking programs in diverse study areas. We were the first university in Australia to introduce degrees in globally significant fields such as Environmental Studies, Asian Studies, and International Business.  Our teaching and research spans five campuses in South East Queensland, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

  • Griffith is ranked #1 in Australia and #9 in the world for Hospitality and Leisure Management, and #1 in Queensland and #34 in Australia for Nursing (2017 QS Subject Rankings). Griffith is also ranked in the top 100 for 11 other subjects: Architecture/Built Environment, Art and Design, Development Studies (#42), Education, Law, Performing Arts (#46), Politics and International Studies, Social Policy and Administration, and Sports-related Subjects.
  • 5 South East Queensland campuses (Gold Coast, Logan, Mt Gravatt, Nathan and South Bank)
  • Over $320 million investments in campus developments over the past five years
  • Australia’s number 1 university teacher 2014 and 2015#
  • 5 stars for graduate employability+
* Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Rankings of World Universities, QS World University Rankings ^Times Higher Education Rankings  #2014 and 2015 Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching Australian University Teacher of the Year Award +QS Stars Ranking

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Griffith offers more than 300 programs at undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels. Study areas include:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Architecture
  • Asian Studies and International Business
  • Aviation
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Management
  • Dentistry and Oral Health
  • Design
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environment and Planning
  • Film and Animation
  • Hotel Management
  • IT and Multimedia
  • Journalism and Media
  • Law and Criminology
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy and Exercise Science
  • Public Health
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Sport Management
  • Visual and Creative Arts

Find the program that best suits you with our Degree and Career Finder.

 Griffith - Nursing students and a staff member in the Nursing Clinical Practice Lab at Gold Coast campus. Elle Glassey,Liz Moore and Ryan Leese in the bed


At Griffith we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable. We offer an exciting range of scholarships to support international students coming to study in our undergraduate, postgraduate coursework or pathway programs, including:

  • Griffith International Excellence Scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and scholarships for family members of current international students and alumni
  • Discipline-specific scholarships for selected programs
  • Higher degree by research scholarships that cover full tuition fees
  • 2018 Commonwealth Games scholarships
  • Scholarships for the top graduate of the GELI Direct Entry Program and the top Griffith College Diploma graduate for each session

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Griffith - Full Moon over Sir Samuel Griffith Centre


  • Griffith is the first university in Australia to offer Unitemps, a service dedicated to helping our students obtain paid part-time work while they study
  • At Griffith, you have the opportunity to gain practical experience through industry placements and working on projects for real clients.
  • Griffith is ranked #1 in Queensland and #29 in the world for Nursing (2016 QS Subject Rankings)
  • Griffith is also ranked in the top 100 for eight other subjects: Architecture/Built Environment, Art & Design, Development Studies, Education, Law, Politics & International Studies, Social Policy & Administration and Performing Arts
  • Our Nathan campus is surrounded by the Toohey Forest, which is also home to lots of Australian wildlife: possums, kookaburras and even koalas are a regular sight!



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