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Griffith University was founded in 1970 with the goal of offering new degrees in progressive fields and integrating immersive teaching. It has since grown into a large, comprehensive, and research-intensive university, ranking in the top 2% of universities worldwide with many areas of study in the world’s top 50. Griffith’s strong teaching focus has been rewarded by having Australia’s #1 university teacher for the past two years, and 5 QS starts for graduate employability, as well as offering community internship positions to all study abroad students.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Housing 

Resident Coordinator

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions (overnight, day)

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

View all opportunities and amenities

Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Copy of passport
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with student visa

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Brisbane/Gold Coast programs. All excursions and cultural events are subject to change.

  • Byron Bay - Orientation Program

    API Brisbane students will begin their program with a 2.5-day arrival orientation in Byron Bay. This orientation will provide the opportunity to get to know fellow participants, API, and university procedures, and rules, to explore your new region and to allow for a smoother transition into Australian life. Students will spend two nights together in a hostel before moving into their semester housing on day three.

  • Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

    Midway through the semester, all API Australia students will fly to Cairns, Northern Queensland for a three-night adventure. This excursion will include opportunities to learn about Aboriginal culture, the flora and fauna unique to the country, and partake in day snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef!

  • Gold Coast Hinterland

    Students will begin this excursion checking out the rainforests and Mount Tamborine located near the Gold Coast. The group will travel by 4WD to see waterfalls, experience guided walks, and enjoy the beautiful scenery, including plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities. The group will also stop at the iconic gallery walk with morning tea and lunch included.

  • Skypoint Observation Deck

    Enjoy a beverage and the amazing view from 77 floors up, and see the Gold Coast from a new angle!

  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

    Voted one of the top tourist destinations on the Gold Coast, this trip allows students to visit with unique Australian wildlife such as kangaroos, koalas, dingoes, and wombats!

  • Environmental Restoration and Brunch

    Help restore the environment at Lions Head Park as part of the API Gives Back Project. Afterward, enjoy the iconic Australian brunch at a local cafe.

  • Australian Rules Football Game (AFL)

    Come learn about and watch the iconic Australian sport – Aussie Rules Football – and check out a match with the local team!

  • Byron Bay - Orientation Program

    API Brisbane students will begin their program with a 2.5-day arrival orientation in Byron Bay. This orientation will provide the opportunity to get to know fellow participants, API, and university procedures, and rules, to explore your new region and to allow for a smoother transition into Australian life. Students will spend two nights together in a hostel before moving into their semester housing on day three.

  • Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

    Midway through the semester, all API Australia students will fly to Cairns, Northern Queensland for a three-night adventure. This excursion will include opportunities to learn about Aboriginal culture, the flora and fauna unique to the country, and partake in day snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef!

  • Gold Coast Hinterland

    Students will begin this excursion checking out the rainforests and Mount Tamborine located near the Gold Coast. The group will travel by 4WD to see waterfalls, experience guided walks, and enjoy the beautiful scenery, including plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities. The group will also stop at the iconic gallery walk with morning tea and lunch included.

  • Skypoint Observation Deck

    Enjoy a beverage and the amazing view from 77 floors up, and see the Gold Coast from a new angle!

  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

    Voted one of the top tourist destinations on the Gold Coast, this trip allows students to visit with unique Australian wildlife such as kangaroos, koalas, dingoes, and wombats!

  • Environmental Restoration and Brunch

    Help restore the environment at Lions Head Park as part of the API Gives Back Project. Afterward, enjoy the iconic Australian brunch at a local cafe.

  • Australian Rules Football Game (AFL)

    Come learn about and watch the iconic Australian sport – Aussie Rules Football – and check out a match with the local team!

  • Byron Bay - Orientation Program

    API Brisbane students will begin their program with a 2.5-day arrival orientation in Byron Bay. This orientation will provide the opportunity to get to know fellow participants, API, and university procedures, and rules, to explore your new region and to allow for a smoother transition into Australian life. Students will spend two nights together in a hostel before moving into their semester housing on day three.

  • Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

    Midway through the semester, all API Australia students will fly to Cairns, Northern Queensland for a three-night adventure. This excursion will include opportunities to learn about Aboriginal culture, the flora and fauna unique to the country, and partake in day snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef!

  • Gold Coast Hinterland

    Students will begin this excursion checking out the rainforests and Mount Tamborine located near the Gold Coast. The group will travel by 4WD to see waterfalls, experience guided walks, and enjoy the beautiful scenery, including plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities. The group will also stop at the iconic gallery walk with morning tea and lunch included.

  • Skypoint Observation Deck

    Enjoy a beverage and the amazing view from 77 floors up, and see the Gold Coast from a new angle!

  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

    Voted one of the top tourist destinations on the Gold Coast, this trip allows students to visit with unique Australian wildlife such as kangaroos, koalas, dingoes, and wombats!

  • Environmental Restoration and Brunch

    Help restore the environment at Lions Head Park as part of the API Gives Back Project. Afterward, enjoy the iconic Australian brunch at a local cafe.

  • Australian Rules Football Game (AFL)

    Come learn about and watch the iconic Australian sport – Aussie Rules Football – and check out a match with the local team!

  • Byron Bay - Orientation Program

    API Brisbane students will begin their program with a 2.5-day arrival orientation in Byron Bay. This orientation will provide the opportunity to get to know fellow participants, API, and university procedures, and rules, to explore your new region and to allow for a smoother transition into Australian life. Students will spend two nights together in a hostel before moving into their semester housing on day three.

  • Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

    Midway through the semester, all API Australia students will fly to Cairns, Northern Queensland for a three-night adventure. This excursion will include opportunities to learn about Aboriginal culture, the flora and fauna unique to the country, and partake in day snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef!

  • Gold Coast Hinterland

    Students will begin this excursion checking out the rainforests and Mount Tamborine located near the Gold Coast. The group will travel by 4WD to see waterfalls, experience guided walks, and enjoy the beautiful scenery, including plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities. The group will also stop at the iconic gallery walk with morning tea and lunch included.

  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

    Voted one of the top tourist destinations on the Gold Coast, this trip allows students to visit with unique Australian wildlife such as kangaroos, koalas, dingoes, and wombats!

  • Australian Rules Football Game (AFL)

    Come learn about and watch the iconic Australian sport – Aussie Rules Football – and check out a match with the local team!

  • Kangaroo Point Cliffs Adventure

    The Kangaroo Point Cliffs are heritage-listed cliffs across the river from Brisbane’s CBD. Enjoy uninterrupted views of Brisbane as you abseil (rappel) down the 20 meter high cliffs.

  • Environmental Restoration & Q1 Skyscraper

    Help facilitate ecological restoration by joining the Carrara Floodplain LandCare Group to remove weeds and plant trees. After, enjoy a beverage and the expansive views from one of Australia’s tallest buildings – the Q1 building. With 360 degree views of Brisbane to the north, the hinterland to the west, Byron Bay to the south & the Pacific Ocean to the east--this is on the checklist of every visitor to the Gold Coast!

  • Kayak the Brisbane River

    Students kayak along the Brisbane River and see some of the popular South Brisbane area and the city from a different angle.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-16 credits per trimester

API students at Griffith will be able to take courses in a number of subject areas, including business, criminology, creative and visual arts, education, engineering, health, music, sciences, tourism and hospitality, and more! Students can take courses at the Brisbane campuses (Nathan, South Bank, Mt. Gravatt), or the Gold Coast Campus. Griffith University also holds AACSB accreditation.

Griffith University features an Honors College program (extracurricular), as well as a community internship offering (for credit). For more information on these options, contact the API Australia Program Manager.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive a transcript from Griffith University upon completion of their program.

Staff & Coordinators

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    Renata Hade

    Renata will be your Resident Coordinator in Brisbane/Gold Coast and a resource for you while you are in Australia!

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    Rebecca Cott

    Rebecca Cott will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - rebecca.cott@apiabroad.com

COURSE OFFERINGS

COURSE INFORMATION

Griffith University offers a wide variety of courses in the following subjects, the vast majority of which are open to study abroad students: Architecture, Construction and Planning, Business and Government, Criminology and Law, Education, Engineering and IT, Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Music and Performing arts, Science and Environment, and Visual and Creative Arts

Courses at Griffith University consist of a mixture of lectures and tutorials. Laboratory and field experience may also be key components of specific subjects. Generally, lectures meet 1-2 times per week in large lecture halls, whereas tutorials are typically conducted once per week in smaller groups. Self-directed study and outside reading are also important components of the course structure.

CREDIT INFORMATION

Griffith University (Brisbane) in Australia operates on a credit ‘point’ system. A typical course at Griffith is equal to 10 credit points. Full-time status is 40 credits (typically 4 subjects). 1 subject at Griffith University is equivalent to 3-4 U.S. semester credits or 4-6 U.S. quarter credits. Students should be sure to check equivalencies with their home university in order to maintain their full-time enrollment (12 U.S. credits).

Griffith University Course Information

Click here to search the entire catalog of courses at Griffith University.

When searching for courses, click “courses” on the course finder. You can filter options by subject area, start date, campus or type in keywords. Brisbane students can choose courses from the Nathan Campus, Mount Gravatt Campus or South Bank Campus. If for example, you do not immediately find the subject you are looking for, think of a synonym or a similar subject type and search under the appropriate letter for a similar course.

When searching for courses, make sure you are looking at courses available in the correct semester. In Australia, the university system goes by the calendar year vs. the academic year such as in the U.S. Also remember that Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere so their seasons are opposite than those in the Northern Hemisphere. Trimester 1 in Australia refers to the spring term in the U.S. (February - July), whereas Trimester 2 in Australia refers to the fall term in the U.S. (July - December). Study abroad students are able to choose from a large number of subjects offered by Griffith University, however, there are some courses that are not open to study abroad students. Griffith University also provides a list of courses that are pre-approved for study abroad students to take.

Click here to view courses that are pre-approved or restricted.

  • Be sure to check the "course offerings and timetables" to see when and where the course is offered
  • Check to see if the course is open to study abroad students
  • Make note of any course prerequisites
  • If you will need to obtain course pre-approval, API advises selecting 6-8 courses

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Internship Opportunities

Community Internship Program - Griffith offers a 10 CP (3-4 U.S. semester credits) free-choice elective course to all students who have completed a minimum of 80 CP of study. It provides an opportunity for students to develop a range of professional and personal skills while making a difference in their community by combining volunteering with academic learning through a community internship organized by the University. The 50-hour minimum volunteering activity may be related to the student’s discipline studies or could be an opportunity to explore working with an organization outside of their normal discipline learning context. Community Partners who have joined with the University to offer volunteering internships to students include organizations, schools, government departments and corporations engaged in not-for-profit community activities. The community-based volunteering is aligned with a structured academic program of learning that provides insight into the student’s role in the world and explores a range of issues that relate to improving a variety of community needs.

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Certificate Options

Specialized Semester Certificate - This certificate program provides an opportunity for students to gain recognition and experience in a specialized study area offered by Griffith University. The certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete at least 3 courses from one of the available specialties, including arts/humanities, education and law, environmental management, international business, marketing, multimedia, and sustainability. Students should have some experience in the field of their specialty. A typical full-time study load is 4 courses per semester, so students in this program can still take 1 additional course outside of the certificate to complement their semester abroad. For more information, contact the API Australia Program Manager.

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Honors Programs

Griffith Honours College Responsibilities Include:

Meeting with Manager, Griffith Honours College: The Manager of the Griffith Honours College (GHC) will be the students' personal mentor for the semester. GHC Manager will take Study Abroad students for coffee (probably in a group, depending on campus) when they first arrive.

Professional development plan meeting: GHC Manager will also have one-on-one sessions with the students. One-on-one meeting(s) will primarily focus on developing a professional development plan where the GHC Manager will review students CV’s and identify gaps which need to be filled in order for them to take steps closer to their ‘dream career’.

Griffith Honours College Buddy: Students will be matched up with a current GHC student buddy – usually based on same study area or personal interests

Compulsory events: Students will have a few compulsory events to attend throughout the year.

Griffith Honours College workshops: Students will have the opportunity to attend a series of GHC workshops throughout the semester focusing on areas such as critical thinking, crucial conversations, leadership, networking, mental health first aid etc

Volunteering opportunities: Students will have the opportunity to participate in various volunteering activities throughout the semester, usually focused on the community or environment

For more information, contact the API Australia Program Manager.

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Research Programs

Engineering Research Program - Students studying engineering or a related area may be eligible to undertake the 4604ENG Internship Research Project as part of their study abroad program at Griffith University. This course is equivalent to a full-time study load and provides the opportunity for students to undertake a research internship with a Griffith University academic supervisor. For more information on this option, contact the API Program Manager. For more information, contact the API Australia Program Manager.

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Course Information

Click here to search the entire catalog of courses at Griffith University.

When searching for courses, click “courses” on the course finder. You can filter options by subject area, start date, campus or type in keywords. Brisbane students can choose courses from the Nathan Campus, Mount Gravatt Campus or South Bank Campus. If for example, you do not immediately find the subject you are looking for, think of a synonym or a similar subject type and search under the appropriate letter for a similar course.

When searching for courses, make sure you are looking at courses available in the correct semester. In Australia, the university system goes by the calendar year vs. the academic year such as in the U.S. Also remember that Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere so their seasons are opposite than those in the Northern Hemisphere. Trimester 1 in Australia refers to the spring term in the U.S. (February - July), whereas Trimester 2 in Australia refers to the fall term in the U.S. (July - December). Study abroad students are able to choose from a large number of subjects offered by Griffith University, however, there are some courses that are not open to study abroad students. Griffith University also provides a list of courses that are pre-approved for study abroad students to take.

Click here to view courses that are pre-approved or restricted.

  • Be sure to check the "course offerings and timetables" to see when and where the course is offered
  • Check to see if the course is open to study abroad students
  • Make note of any course prerequisites
  • If you will need to obtain course pre-approval, API advises selecting 6-8 courses

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Internship Opportunities

Community Internship Program - Griffith offers a 10 CP (3-4 U.S. semester credits) free-choice elective course to all students who have completed a minimum of 80 CP of study. It provides an opportunity for students to develop a range of professional and personal skills while making a difference in their community by combining volunteering with academic learning through a community internship organized by the University. The 50-hour minimum volunteering activity may be related to the student’s discipline studies or could be an opportunity to explore working with an organization outside of their normal discipline learning context. Community Partners who have joined with the University to offer volunteering internships to students include organizations, schools, government departments and corporations engaged in not-for-profit community activities. The community-based volunteering is aligned with a structured academic program of learning that provides insight into the student’s role in the world and explores a range of issues that relate to improving a variety of community needs.

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Certificate Options

Specialized Semester Certificate - This certificate program provides an opportunity for students to gain recognition and experience in a specialized study area offered by Griffith University. The certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete at least 3 courses from one of the available specialties, including arts/humanities, education and law, environmental management, international business, marketing, multimedia, and sustainability. Students should have some experience in the field of their specialty. A typical full-time study load is 4 courses per semester, so students in this program can still take 1 additional course outside of the certificate to complement their semester abroad. For more information, contact the API Australia Program Manager.

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Honors Programs

Griffith Honours College Responsibilities Include:

Meeting with Manager, Griffith Honours College: The Manager of the Griffith Honours College (GHC) will be the students' personal mentor for the semester. GHC Manager will take Study Abroad students for coffee (probably in a group, depending on campus) when they first arrive.

Professional development plan meeting: GHC Manager will also have one-on-one sessions with the students. One-on-one meeting(s) will primarily focus on developing a professional development plan where the GHC Manager will review students CV’s and identify gaps which need to be filled in order for them to take steps closer to their ‘dream career’.

Griffith Honours College Buddy: Students will be matched up with a current GHC student buddy – usually based on same study area or personal interests

Compulsory events: Students will have a few compulsory events to attend throughout the year.

Griffith Honours College workshops: Students will have the opportunity to attend a series of GHC workshops throughout the semester focusing on areas such as critical thinking, crucial conversations, leadership, networking, mental health first aid etc

Volunteering opportunities: Students will have the opportunity to participate in various volunteering activities throughout the semester, usually focused on the community or environment

For more information, contact the API Australia Program Manager.

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Research Programs

Engineering Research Program - Students studying engineering or a related area may be eligible to undertake the 4604ENG Internship Research Project as part of their study abroad program at Griffith University. This course is equivalent to a full-time study load and provides the opportunity for students to undertake a research internship with a Griffith University academic supervisor. For more information on this option, contact the API Program Manager. For more information, contact the API Australia Program Manager.

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Course Information

Click here to search the entire catalog of courses at Griffith University.

When searching for courses, click “courses” on the course finder. You can filter options by subject area, start date, campus or type in keywords. Brisbane students can choose courses from the Nathan Campus, Mount Gravatt Campus or South Bank Campus. If for example, you do not immediately find the subject you are looking for, think of a synonym or a similar subject type and search under the appropriate letter for a similar course.

When searching for courses, make sure you are looking at courses available in the correct semester. In Australia, the university system goes by the calendar year vs. the academic year such as in the U.S. Also remember that Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere so their seasons are opposite than those in the Northern Hemisphere. Trimester 1 in Australia refers to the spring term in the U.S. (February - July), whereas Trimester 2 in Australia refers to the fall term in the U.S. (July - December). Study abroad students are able to choose from a large number of subjects offered by Griffith University, however, there are some courses that are not open to study abroad students. Griffith University also provides a list of courses that are pre-approved for study abroad students to take.

Click here to view courses that are pre-approved or restricted.

  • Be sure to check the "course offerings and timetables" to see when and where the course is offered
  • Check to see if the course is open to study abroad students
  • Make note of any course prerequisites
  • If you will need to obtain course pre-approval, API advises selecting 6-8 courses

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Internship Opportunities

Community Internship Program - Griffith offers a 10 CP (3-4 U.S. semester credits) free-choice elective course to all students who have completed a minimum of 80 CP of study. It provides an opportunity for students to develop a range of professional and personal skills while making a difference in their community by combining volunteering with academic learning through a community internship organized by the University. The 50-hour minimum volunteering activity may be related to the student’s discipline studies or could be an opportunity to explore working with an organization outside of their normal discipline learning context. Community Partners who have joined with the University to offer volunteering internships to students include organizations, schools, government departments and corporations engaged in not-for-profit community activities. The community-based volunteering is aligned with a structured academic program of learning that provides insight into the student’s role in the world and explores a range of issues that relate to improving a variety of community needs.

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Certificate Options

Specialized Semester Certificate - This certificate program provides an opportunity for students to gain recognition and experience in a specialized study area offered by Griffith University. The certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete at least 3 courses from one of the available specialties, including arts/humanities, education and law, environmental management, international business, marketing, multimedia, and sustainability. Students should have some experience in the field of their specialty. A typical full-time study load is 4 courses per semester, so students in this program can still take 1 additional course outside of the certificate to complement their semester abroad. For more information, contact the API Australia Program Manager.

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Honors Programs

Griffith Honours College Responsibilities Include:

Meeting with Manager, Griffith Honours College: The Manager of the Griffith Honours College (GHC) will be the students' personal mentor for the semester. GHC Manager will take Study Abroad students for coffee (probably in a group, depending on campus) when they first arrive.

Professional development plan meeting: GHC Manager will also have one-on-one sessions with the students. One-on-one meeting(s) will primarily focus on developing a professional development plan where the GHC Manager will review students CV’s and identify gaps which need to be filled in order for them to take steps closer to their ‘dream career’.

Griffith Honours College Buddy: Students will be matched up with a current GHC student buddy – usually based on same study area or personal interests

Compulsory events: Students will have a few compulsory events to attend throughout the year.

Griffith Honours College workshops: Students will have the opportunity to attend a series of GHC workshops throughout the semester focusing on areas such as critical thinking, crucial conversations, leadership, networking, mental health first aid etc

Volunteering opportunities: Students will have the opportunity to participate in various volunteering activities throughout the semester, usually focused on the community or environment

For more information, contact the API Australia Program Manager.

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Research Programs

Engineering Research Program - Students studying engineering or a related area may be eligible to undertake the 4604ENG Internship Research Project as part of their study abroad program at Griffith University. This course is equivalent to a full-time study load and provides the opportunity for students to undertake a research internship with a Griffith University academic supervisor. For more information on this option, contact the API Program Manager. For more information, contact the API Australia Program Manager.

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Course Information

Click here to search the entire catalog of courses at Griffith University.

When searching for courses, click “courses” on the course finder. You can filter options by subject area, start date, campus or type in keywords. Brisbane students can choose courses from the Nathan Campus, Mount Gravatt Campus or South Bank Campus. If for example, you do not immediately find the subject you are looking for, think of a synonym or a similar subject type and search under the appropriate letter for a similar course.

When searching for courses, make sure you are looking at courses available in the correct semester. In Australia, the university system goes by the calendar year vs. the academic year such as in the U.S. Also remember that Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere so their seasons are opposite than those in the Northern Hemisphere. Trimester 1 in Australia refers to the spring term in the U.S. (February - July), whereas Trimester 2 in Australia refers to the fall term in the U.S. (July - December). Study abroad students are able to choose from a large number of subjects offered by Griffith University, however, there are some courses that are not open to study abroad students. Griffith University also provides a list of courses that are pre-approved for study abroad students to take.

Click here to view courses that are pre-approved or restricted.

  • Be sure to check the "course offerings and timetables" to see when and where the course is offered
  • Check to see if the course is open to study abroad students
  • Make note of any course prerequisites
  • If you will need to obtain course pre-approval, API advises selecting 6-8 courses

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Internship Opportunities

Community Internship Program - Griffith offers a 10 CP (3-4 U.S. semester credits) free-choice elective course to all students who have completed a minimum of 80 CP of study. It provides an opportunity for students to develop a range of professional and personal skills while making a difference in their community by combining volunteering with academic learning through a community internship organized by the University. The 50-hour minimum volunteering activity may be related to the student’s discipline studies or could be an opportunity to explore working with an organization outside of their normal discipline learning context. Community Partners who have joined with the University to offer volunteering internships to students include organizations, schools, government departments and corporations engaged in not-for-profit community activities. The community-based volunteering is aligned with a structured academic program of learning that provides insight into the student’s role in the world and explores a range of issues that relate to improving a variety of community needs.

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Certificate Options

Specialized Semester Certificate - This certificate program provides an opportunity for students to gain recognition and experience in a specialized study area offered by Griffith University. The certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete at least 3 courses from one of the available specialties, including arts/humanities, education and law, environmental management, international business, marketing, multimedia, and sustainability. Students should have some experience in the field of their specialty. A typical full-time study load is 4 courses per semester, so students in this program can still take 1 additional course outside of the certificate to complement their semester abroad. For more information, contact the API Australia Program Manager.

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Honors Programs

Griffith Honours College Responsibilities Include:

Meeting with Manager, Griffith Honours College: The Manager of the Griffith Honours College (GHC) will be the students' personal mentor for the semester. GHC Manager will take Study Abroad students for coffee (probably in a group, depending on campus) when they first arrive.

Professional development plan meeting: GHC Manager will also have one-on-one sessions with the students. One-on-one meeting(s) will primarily focus on developing a professional development plan where the GHC Manager will review students CV’s and identify gaps which need to be filled in order for them to take steps closer to their ‘dream career’.

Griffith Honours College Buddy: Students will be matched up with a current GHC student buddy – usually based on same study area or personal interests

Compulsory events: Students will have a few compulsory events to attend throughout the year.

Griffith Honours College workshops: Students will have the opportunity to attend a series of GHC workshops throughout the semester focusing on areas such as critical thinking, crucial conversations, leadership, networking, mental health first aid etc

Volunteering opportunities: Students will have the opportunity to participate in various volunteering activities throughout the semester, usually focused on the community or environment

For more information, contact the API Australia Program Manager.

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Research Programs

Engineering Research Program - Students studying engineering or a related area may be eligible to undertake the 4604ENG Internship Research Project as part of their study abroad program at Griffith University. This course is equivalent to a full-time study load and provides the opportunity for students to undertake a research internship with a Griffith University academic supervisor. For more information on this option, contact the API Program Manager. For more information, contact the API Australia Program Manager.

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Research Programs

Engineering Research Program - Students studying engineering or a related area may be eligible to undertake the 4604ENG Internship Research Project as part of their study abroad program at Griffith University. This course is equivalent to a full-time study load and provides the opportunity for students to undertake a research internship with a Griffith University academic supervisor. For more information on this option, contact the API Program Manager. For more information, contact the API Australia Program Manager.

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Honors Programs

Griffith Honours College Responsibilities Include:

Meeting with Manager, Griffith Honours College: The Manager of the Griffith Honours College (GHC) will be the students' personal mentor for the semester. GHC Manager will take Study Abroad students for coffee (probably in a group, depending on campus) when they first arrive.

Professional development plan meeting: GHC Manager will also have one-on-one sessions with the students. One-on-one meeting(s) will primarily focus on developing a professional development plan where the GHC Manager will review students CV’s and identify gaps which need to be filled in order for them to take steps closer to their ‘dream career’.

Griffith Honours College Buddy: Students will be matched up with a current GHC student buddy – usually based on same study area or personal interests

Compulsory events: Students will have a few compulsory events to attend throughout the year.

Griffith Honours College workshops: Students will have the opportunity to attend a series of GHC workshops throughout the semester focusing on areas such as critical thinking, crucial conversations, leadership, networking, mental health first aid etc

Volunteering opportunities: Students will have the opportunity to participate in various volunteering activities throughout the semester, usually focused on the community or environment

For more information, contact the API Australia Program Manager.

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Course Information

Click here to search the entire catalog of courses at Griffith University.

When searching for courses, click “courses” on the course finder. You can filter options by subject area, start date, campus or type in keywords. Brisbane students can choose courses from the Nathan Campus, Mount Gravatt Campus or South Bank Campus. If for example, you do not immediately find the subject you are looking for, think of a synonym or a similar subject type and search under the appropriate letter for a similar course.

When searching for courses, make sure you are looking at courses available in the correct semester. In Australia, the university system goes by the calendar year vs. the academic year such as in the U.S. Also remember that Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere so their seasons are opposite than those in the Northern Hemisphere. Trimester 1 in Australia refers to the spring term in the U.S. (February - July), whereas Trimester 2 in Australia refers to the fall term in the U.S. (July - December). Study abroad students are able to choose from a large number of subjects offered by Griffith University, however, there are some courses that are not open to study abroad students. Griffith University also provides a list of courses that are pre-approved for study abroad students to take.

Click here to view courses that are pre-approved or restricted.

  • Be sure to check the "course offerings and timetables" to see when and where the course is offered
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  • Make note of any course prerequisites
  • If you will need to obtain course pre-approval, API advises selecting 6-8 courses

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Certificate Options

Specialized Semester Certificate - This certificate program provides an opportunity for students to gain recognition and experience in a specialized study area offered by Griffith University. The certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete at least 3 courses from one of the available specialties, including arts/humanities, education and law, environmental management, international business, marketing, multimedia, and sustainability. Students should have some experience in the field of their specialty. A typical full-time study load is 4 courses per semester, so students in this program can still take 1 additional course outside of the certificate to complement their semester abroad. For more information, contact the API Australia Program Manager.

Language of Instruction: English   

Griffith University Internship Opportunities

Community Internship Program - Griffith offers a 10 CP (3-4 U.S. semester credits) free-choice elective course to all students who have completed a minimum of 80 CP of study. It provides an opportunity for students to develop a range of professional and personal skills while making a difference in their community by combining volunteering with academic learning through a community internship organized by the University. The 50-hour minimum volunteering activity may be related to the student’s discipline studies or could be an opportunity to explore working with an organization outside of their normal discipline learning context. Community Partners who have joined with the University to offer volunteering internships to students include organizations, schools, government departments and corporations engaged in not-for-profit community activities. The community-based volunteering is aligned with a structured academic program of learning that provides insight into the student’s role in the world and explores a range of issues that relate to improving a variety of community needs.

Language of Instruction: English   

Highlights
  • Classes taught in English
  • AACSB accreditation
  • Trimester program
  • Special certificate and research programs
  • Internship opportunities
  • Access Honors College
  • Griffith Mates peer mentor program
  • Griffith is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide (jumping 45 places in 2016!)
  • Highly ranked as a young university, placing in the QS University Rankings Top 50 Under 50.
  • Griffith ranks 8th among Australian universities, according to the latest research rankings in the Nature Publishing Index for the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Griffith is ranked as the top creative arts school in Australia

All API Brisbane students will be housed in a student apartment complex within a 20-25 minute walk/bus ride to all Brisbane campuses. Students will have their own private bedrooms, and share common areas such as a kitchen, dining/lounge room, and bathroom facilities with their flatmates. The housing cost includes internet, utilities, linens, and kitchen supplies.

Due to the range of housing options, housing costs have been separated out from the program costs. The housing range for this program is $4,200-$4,500 per trimester for students at any of the Brisbane Griffith campuses at Mt. Gravatt, Nathan, or South Bank (API reserves the right to change fees based on placements, inclusions, currency fluctuations, or other factors). Housing is billed separately and once housing placement has been confirmed. Please contact the API office for more information.

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*Due to the range of housing options, housing costs have been separated out from the program costs. API reserves the right to change fees based on placements, inclusions, currency fluctuations, or other factors. These fees include internet, electricity, linens, and kitchen utensils. Housing is billed separately and once housing placement has been confirmed. Please contact the API office for more information.

Housing Fees:

  • All Brisbane campuses - $4,200-$4,500
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Feb 13, 2020 - Jun 7, 2020

Pricing Additional Information

Due to the range of housing options, the housing fees are billed separately.

Spring Housing Fees: $4,200-$4,500

Nov 15, 2019 Dec 1, 2019
Spring Feb 14, 2019 - Jun 9, 2019 $12,280 Nov 15, 2018 Dec 1, 2018
Calendar Year Feb 14, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019 $23,580 Nov 15, 2018 Dec 1, 2018
Fall Jun 27, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019

Pricing Additional Information

Due to the range of housing options, the housing fees are billed separately.

Fall Housing Fees: $4,200-$4,500

Apr 15, 2019 May 15, 2019
Academic Year Jun 27, 2019 - Jun 7, 2020

Pricing Additional Information

Due to the range of housing options, the housing fees are billed separately.

Housing Fees: $4,200-$4,500 per trimester

Apr 15, 2019 May 15, 2019