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Griffith University

4.2 out of 5 (30 ratings / 24 reviews) Southport, Queensland, Australia
The mission of Griffith University is to engage in outstanding scholarship that makes a major contribution to society and to produce groundbreaking research. Students will be provided with an excellent education and the capacity to develop and apply knowledge to exercise influence and make meaningful life-long contributions to their communities.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Journalism & Media (1)



Since we started teaching over 40 years ago, we’ve been deeply connected to the Asian region, socially conscious and environmentally aware, an integral part of the community and heavily industry focused. We’ve also become a comprehensive, research-intensive university, ranking in the top 2% of universities worldwide.


We are dedicated to producing remarkable graduates. As one of the leading providers of higher education in the Asia-Pacific, we have a reputation for remarkable research and teaching excellence. Our degrees span a wide range of disciplines and are informed by world-class research and industry connections. We also offer a range of personal and learning support services to help you succeed.


From what could be the world’s first malaria vaccine—now at human trial stage—to the first photo of a single atom’s shadow, Griffith researchers are at the forefront of discovery. Working in our world-class research centres, institutes and schools, our researchers are driven to better understand our world and improve people’s lives. Our research strengths span a broad spectrum of areas, from chronic diseases to criminology and Asian politics to the arts.


Griffith University graduates are more equipped for the new world of work. We include real-life industry experiences in your degree and have a range of employability initiatives designed to give your career a kickstart. At Griffith you will have access to unique internship opportunities and we’ll help you develop your ePortfolio. We also have the first Australian franchise of Unitemps, which can help you get a job while you study. Griffith’s ticks of employability are just the start of a great university experience.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Student services

We offer a wide variety of student support services for international students. From our friendly International Student Advisors to our English language support, our staff and services are committed to helping you succeed and ensuring your transition to university is easy and enjoyable.

Housing services

Whether you’re looking to live on campus, solo in a studio or in a share house close by, we’re here to help you find the right place. If you’re an international student, a Homestay is a great way to live a true Australian life, living with a local Australian family while you study. We also have temporary group accommodation for conferences, sporting events and other large gatherings. Check out the options here, or get in touch with our helpful team if you have any further questions

Library services

In our libraries we provide spaces that are adaptable and comfortable where you can access services and resources, meet up for group study or find a space for individual work. In all our libraries we provide computers for study, laptops you can borrow or connect your own device to the wireless network. 

ICT services

Getting connected and using reliable technology is imperative to the modern student's success. Common-use computers are available for all students to use, with 24/7 access on selected labs.

Medical services

There are many different factors that contribute to your wellbeing, such as living a healthy lifestyle, engaging in meaningful social activity, and looking after your mental health. Griffith's Online Health and Wellness Centre can help you find support for your individual needs using the menu below, or you can scroll down to browse aspects of wellness to learn more about each one.

Student Life

Campus life

Spanning three cities in South East Queensland, our five physical campuses are located at the Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan, Mt Gravatt and South Bank. Our digital campus is located at your fingertips and spans the globe. Each campus environment, whether physical or digital, has state of the art facilities, and support services to make university life easier and enjoyable.

Sports facilities

Our students, staff and local communities have the chance to use our world-class sporting and fitness facilities, as well as join our social teams and sports clubs. We also have a wide range of sporting events and competitions you can get involved in as a student, whether you're looking to compete for fun or represent the university.

Student clubs

Our clubs range from educational, professional, political, recreational, cultural and community to religious, sporting and special interest groups. If you can’t find a club or society to suit your particular passion or interest, we can help you start one as support is readily available.

Student Reviews

High achiever to grabs every opportunity presented to her
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was deeply engaged at University in various committees including the Academic Committee, Business School Learning and Teaching Committee, Postgrad Students Association as the Equity Officer, WALI wellbeing and mental health awareness program. I have worked part time in various capacities over a six year period. I have also studied full time during this period with a...

New generation doesn't sleep
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My overall experience until now is positive, Griffith University has structured my master course in a very good way. All students have all the instruments to perform well in every subject, moreover, professors are selected to offer the best experience possible to students. Unfortunately, there are not many scholarships across all trimesters, many of us are pushed to work...

Graduate with Vast Knowledge and Memories
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Griffith University in the most remarkable uni in the country, so with my experience there is awesome, as an international student they have made it easier for us to cope up and learn well. They provide us student tutors to help us study, English-help to help us with writing and speaking better English. They have the state of the art facilities that makes learning...

Southport, Queensland, Australia