Exchange Program-Australia



griffith university

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Established in 1975 Griffith University today has five campuses that span over three cities in beautiful Queensland, Australia. Each campus provides its own specialty of study and support services for its students. For example, Nathan campus one of Griffith’s larger campuses offers a college community complete with dorms, sports fields, and bookstore. Then Logan campus is a smaller campus great for those focused on Education and Community Health. Griffith University is one of the largest universities in Australia; forty thousand student currently enrolled ten thousand of those students are international. The university has a very strong research program in Environment Science and offers a variety of other courses. Students can view the website to find more information on each of the campuses and what they have to offer.  


Griffith has five campuses on Queensland, Australia. (Click on links to view campuses) 



 Griffith Global Mobility Fact Sheet 17                                      


At the Gold Coast campus is Griffith College of Health, for students pursing a degree in Medicine and Oral Hygiene. Logan campus has a strong focus on Education and Community Health. Mt. Gravatt is well known for the Social and Behavior Science research. Nathan is one of Griffith’s larger campuses offering a variety of courses with a strong emphasis in Asian studies, Corporate Sustainability and other general education courses. The South Bank campus is Griffith college of Art and Film and offers graduate studies Students can view available courses by visiting Griffith's website.


1. Visit the online Degree and Career Finder
2. Select the ‘courses’ button
3. Enter a keyword (For example, “marketing” or “engineering”)
4. Filter the results if required
5. Search

Full time = 3 to 4 classes that are 10 Griffith credits each                      


Complete the Student Exchange Program Inquiry Form.
Schedule and attend a formal interview with Melissa Matsubara: be prepared to discuss your motives for studying abroad and your degree plan
Complete the HPU Study Abroad Application

Once you have been selected by HPU to study abroad, you will complete the Griffith University Application: here.     


HPU Study Abroad Application Deadline:
Fall and Summer: Mid-March
Spring: Mid-October

Griffith University Program Application deadline (see Fact Sheet for specific dates):
Fall Semester: Mid-April
Spring Semester: Mid-October       

Academic Calendar: see Fact Sheet               


Fall Semester: Early July to October
Spring Semester: February to June       


Must have completed one year of college credit
Must intend to graduate from HPU
Must have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
Must be fluent in English    


Griffith University offers a variety of accommodations to students. Depending on the campus you are studying at students have the option of on campus housing, homestay, and off campus housing. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangement as soon as possible to secure their placement. 

On-campus accommodation: On-campus accommodation is available in the Griffith University Village (GUV), operated by Campus Living Villages on behalf of Griffith University.  For on-campus housing at GUV, please apply on-line:

Off-campus accommodation: Off-campus accommodation is available in the surrounding suburbs and includes a number of purpose-built, private student apartment complexes. For information please refer to the following Gold Coast campus Student Guild website: you are looking into a Homestay, this option is also available:

Other Off-Campus Resources:
Semester in Australia:

For additional important information about Griffith, Queensland and Australia such as climate, lifestyle and visa regulations please refer to the Griffith Destination Guide:  


Participants can apply for a visa online. Information is at the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs’ website: click here. U.S. Passport information is available at 522-8283 (recording) and online at      


This is an exchange partner school, so students will pay their regular tuition directly to HPU. Housing and other costs are arranged separately.


Please begin the Study Abroad process by contacting the HPU study abroad office at or by completing a Student Exchange Program Inquiry Form or stop by the Study Abroad Office in UB 200.

HPU Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs
Hawaii Pacific University
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Tel: 1-808-544-9326, Fax: 1-808-544-9355

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