Griffith University

International students

General admission requirements

As an international student completing one of the following qualifications in 2022, you will apply for admission through UAC and will generally be selected on the basis of your performance in these studies (ie your ATAR or equivalent):

  • an Australian Year 12 qualification (either outside or in Australia)
  • an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3.

When assessing your application, Griffith University may take any or all of your qualifications or attempts at study into account.

International students at Griffith University

Additional selection criteria

In some programs at Griffith, selection for admission can be based on criteria in addition to, in combination with, or instead of standard admission criteria. Admission criteria are specified in the individual course descriptions.


Tuition fees for each trimester depend on the program, and the number of credit points, in which you are enrolled. A standard trimester enrolment is 40 credit points; however, some programs require you to enrol in more or fewer credit points per teaching period.

Students commencing any program as a new or continuing student will be subject to an annual indexed increase of no more than 2.5 per cent of their tuition fees. Tuition fees do not include any special equipment or resources that may be required.

To secure their place, successful applicants are required to pay a deposit before starting their studies. The deposit amount is normally one trimester’s fee and is stated in the University’s offer letter. Throughout their enrolment, students are required to pay each trimester’s fees by the due date as prescribed by the University. A student who fails to pay each trimester’s fee in full by the due date may have their enrolment terminated.

All students are required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee, which is embedded in the undergraduate international tuition fee.

Griffith University tuition fees for international students are available in the course search.

To find out more about fees and charges for international applicants, visit the Griffith University website.

While at university, you can access a range of services to support your physical, personal, cultural, educational and financial wellbeing. Services range from clubs, sporting and social events, to employment assistance, study assistance, counselling, mental health services, advocacy, legal assistance and emergency assistance. These services are all delivered using Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) funds. Students are required to pay the SSAF.

Your stay in Australia

It is a requirement of the Department of Home Affairs that prospective international students can demonstrate that they have sufficient funds while living in Australia. Living costs include items such as:

  • accommodation (including rental bond)
  • electricity and/or gas
  • entertainment
  • food
  • personal and household items
  • telephone and internet bills
  • transport (bus/train).

To find out more about living expenses in Australia, visit the Griffith University website.

To assist students in preparing for their journey to Australia and their studies at Griffith, Griffith International has developed the Prepare for University website, an international student guide to accommodation, transport and on-campus services.

To find out more, visit the Griffith University website.

During your stay in Australia you are permitted to work for up to 40 hours per fortnight during teaching periods, and unlimited hours outside teaching periods. Certain categories of voluntary, unpaid work is included in this total, and work undertaken as part of your course is not included. You should not rely on working to fund your tuition or living expenses while in Australia as work cannot be guaranteed and spending excessive amounts of time working may adversely affect your studies.

To find out more, visit the Griffith University website.

Before you are granted a student visa, the Australian Government must be satisfied that you have appropriate accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements in place for the period that you will be under 18 years of age while in Australia. Griffith University will accept responsibility for welfare and support of international students who are under 18 years of age provided certain arrangements are in place.

To find out more about Australian Government requirements, visit the Australian Government's Department of Home Affairs website.

Griffith University offers a full range of student support services once you have become a Griffith student. Services include:

  • welcome information
  • airport reception
  • accommodation assistance
  • comprehensive orientation
  • International Student Advisory Service.

Airport reception

Griffith University can organise a free-of-charge airport reception service to meet commencing students on arrival. The service will collect students at Brisbane Airport (International and Domestic) or Gold Coast Airport and take them directly to their accommodation.

International student advisors

International students have dedicated support through international student advisors who can help with general welfare and personal issues that may affect their ability to study and cancelling enrolment or taking leave of absence.

Student Connect

Student Connect staff can help with academic policies and procedures, including program structure and course selection, enrolment and credit.

It is a condition of a student visa that international students have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their visa. OSHC provides cover towards the costs of medical and hospital care international students may require while they are in Australia. OSHC does not cover dental treatment.

Griffith University's preferred provider is Allianz. The University will organise the OSHC for you for the duration of your studies with the University.

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General information for Griffith University

Courses available

Undergraduate International


Student Business Services, Griffith University,
Gold Coast campus, Parklands Drive,
Southport QLD 4222

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Future students
1800 677 728

+61 7 3735 6425

Current students
1800 154 055

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Important dates

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Entry schemes via UAC

Educational Access Schemes