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Griffith University, Brisbane

Queensland, Australia

Est. 1971

Ranked among top 20 universities in AUS

About Griffith University, Brisbane

Griffith University is a public research university established in 1971. Courses in environmental Sciences and Asians Studies became fully fledged from 1975 and this is one of the universities in Australia, which is extremely Indian friendly. Moreover, Griffith University has the reputation of being a verdant university, which currently offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees in various fields like information technology, planning and architecture, science and aviation, law, education, humanities and languages, among others.

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A$32,500 (~US$23,400) /year
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A$7,600 (~US$5,500) /year
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It is situated in South East part of Queensland. Since Queensland is densely populated and the second largest state in Australia, you will never find yourself alone in the literal sense. In addition, if you are a beach person this is the ideal place for you since you can frequently escape to the beaches, Airlie Beach and Whitehaven Beach.


Most of you will probably be studying in the Nathan Campus because it is the one where you get to pursue most of the degrees. Besides the Nathan Campus, you also have four other campuses named Gold Coast Campus, Logan Campus, Mount Gravatt Campus and South Bank Campus. The Mount Gravatt Campus is the home of research centres focusing on important social issues like suicide. You will find the library building in the Nathan campus, connected to various other buildings through walking paths. Recently Nathan Campus opened the Sir Samuel Griffith Centre, which is known for operating on its own without taking the help of electricity.
While South Bank Campus is the centre of activity for creative acts, Mount Gravatt is the one where you will find outdoor recreation spots, basketball and netball courts apart from the newly modernized aquatic and fitness centre.

Residing Options

You have the option of staying on-campus here, and it is usually recommended to other students too because you get to experience student life first-hand and make friends who come from all walks of life. Although the rooms are small as compared to the rooms you get off-campus, it is worth it since you have the opportunity to mingle with both international and nationals students. But the cleaners come every 6 weeks which is the cause of annoyance for many students. If you are going to the Mount Gravatt Campus, it is best that you opt for the off campus accommodation since this one is isolated.


Thanks to Australia’s tropical weather, you get to enjoy plenty of outdoor activities (barbeques), wildlife, amazing, vast beaches and tons of cultural events. Usually, the climate is your friend but occasionally it might be unpredictable.

Faculty and pedagogy

Griffith University’s presence is highlighted in the national teaching awards and citations of Australia. The fact that Griffith University has won seven awards for excellence in teaching speaks volumes about its faculty. You will see that the teachers here are both professional and friendly at the same time. At times, if you are unlucky you will come across certain unapproachable and unhelpful teachers.

Financial aid

Griffith University offers a variety of financial support to students from different nations. For Indian students specifically, they provide private student loans. Apart from this, you also have the option of getting a sponsorship or a scholarship. You might be wondering whether sponsorship is common in this university. Yes, it is since their government or companies sponsor currently around 300 students here. As for the scholarship, if you possess enough academic merit, then it is a cakewalk for you.

Jobs and placements

Plenty of placement options are available here for students pursuing degrees in Paramedicine, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Applied Psychology, Exercise Science, etc. The best parts that you can also get to experience international placements which means that you will get to experience a whole new culture and develop skills like adaptability, patience and resilience which will definitely take you far ahead in life.


  • Karen Tso – anchor and television journalist at CNBC Europe
  • Nick Vujicic – a motivational speaker and Christian evangelist
  • Brian Fitzgerald – an academic and also a barrister at the High Court of Australia
  • Naomi Castle – an Olympic gold medallist, water polo player
  • Duncan Free – an Olympic gold medallist, rower

  • Verdict

    All said and done, you should not consider this university if you like to study throughout the year because here the pressure is only for the last six weeks before the semester exams. If you are someone who wants to travel and study at the same time, then this university is the one for you.

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