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Griffith University in Australia

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Griffith University

Founded in 1971 and opening its doors in 1975, Griffith University is a public research university located in South East Queensland on the east coast of Australia. Griffith currently boasts over 50,000 students, 8,500 of whom are international students, and 200 degree programs with some of the top teachers in Australia. Exchange students have the opportunity to take major, minor, GenEd and elective courses.

Major figures

  • 50,000+ Students
  • 2,500 Undergraduate and graduate courses
  • 200 Degree programs
  • 8,500 International students

 

Program dates

Griffith University operates on a trimester system instead of a semester system. 

Trimester 1 (Spring): Late February through early June 

Trimester 2 (Fall): Early July through late October

Due to interference with Temple's academic calendar, students are not permitted to study abroad during Trimester 3. Students who wish to spend two semesters at Griffith will participate in a calendar year (February through October).

Academics

Exchange participants are required to take a full-time course load (at least 12 Temple credits) while abroad and will earn transfer credit.

Course Offerings

Students should enroll in three to four 10 credit point courses for a total of 40 credit points (approximately 12-16 Temple credit hours). Undergraduate coursework is available in:

  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Asian Studies
  • Australian and Indigenous Studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance
  • Foreign Languages
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing
  • Media and Communications
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Public Health
  • Public Relations
  • Real Estate
  • Sport Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management

Language of instruction

English

School location

While Griffith has six campus locations, Temple students will study at the Gold Coast campus. Located just minutes from the beaches, the campus offers a dynamic and exciting student lifestyle, with many on-campus services, facilities, cafes and restaurants.

Facilities

The campus has comprehensive facilities, including a library, computer labs, retail shops and restaurants, and a health center.

Accommodations

Students may choose to live in on-campus housing, university-arranged homestays, or find independent housing. Students are able and encouraged to book short-term accommodation before they settle on a long-term housing option. 

Griffith University Village
Students have the option of choosing from several different room layouts, ranging from studios to 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartments. A typical 5 bedroom apartment comes with the following amenities:

  • Bed, desk, closet, shelf, chair
  • Internet access (wifi)
  • Full kitchen
  • Outdoor balcony
  • Television, lounge chairs

Griffith University Village also has a number of amenities available, such as laundry facilities, a swimming pool with outdoor lounges and deck chairs, student lounge, outdoor table tennis and pool table, a basketball court, a convenience store, and a cafe.

Homestay

Students who want to experience Australian culture firsthand may choose to live in a homestay. Students who select to live in a homestay will have the following provided:

  • Meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fully furnished room

Host families are also close to public transport and have been carefully vetted by Griffith University.

Independent Housing
Students may elect to find independent housing in sharehouses or apartments. More information can be found on Griffith's "Where to Live" page, linked below.

Program costs

Students pay Temple tuition and fees directly to Temple.

Eligibility

Open to qualified students matriculated at Temple University. 

Applying to the program

Application Deadline: March 1 for the fall semester and spring/calendar year priority; September 1 for the spring semester/calendar year