KEI:  Griffith University, Australia

Griffith is characterized by an innovative, multidisciplinary approach to teaching and research with a focus on global issues. Griffith is a ‘young’ university, established in Brisbane in 1971 to offer students a different educational experience and with a focus on new areas of study.

Since it started teaching in 1975, Griffith has grown in both size and diversity. Griffith now enrolls over 40,000 students, including 10,000 international students, and offers a huge range of courses through the following academic groups:

  • Arts, Education & Law
  • Griffith Business School (AACSB accredited)
  • Griffith Health
  • Science, Environment, Engineering & Technology

The Griffith teaching and research facilities are those of a large, modern university with specialized facilities on each campus to support discipline-specific activities. Griffith’s team of 1,400 academic staff is dedicated to learning and teaching. 

Areas of study

Choose from hundreds of innovative courses that will complement your studies and add an international perspective to your home degree.  To view course offerings online go to  Select "Gold Coast" campus for available courses.

Credit Point System

A standard course at Griffith is 10-credit points and is considered to equate to approximately 10 hours per week, including all forms of teaching contact and private study.

A typical full-time study load at Griffith is 40 credit points, or 4 courses.

Approximate credit point transfer to Marist College is 10 credit points = 4 credits.  4 courses is 16-credits at Marist College.  Contact MIP for more information.

Research Study Abroad

A range of options exists for Griffith study abroad students to conduct/participate in undergraduate research in areas such as:

  • Engineering
  • Health (excluding Nursing & Psychology)
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Science/Environmental Science

Work Integrated Learning

Griffith has a strong focus on Work Integrated Learning and some opportunities may be available to study abroad students in areas such as Engineering, IT and Social Work. 

Gold Coast Campus Housing

On-campus accommodation is available in the Griffith University Village, operated by Campus Living Villages on behalf of Griffith University. Options include 2 bedroom and 5 bedroom single-room apartments.

For more information, view the Campus Living Villages fact sheet.

Visit the official Australian Government site for information on study abroad in Australia.