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Griffith University, Brisbane

Program Location Brisbane, Australia
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20103
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Fall 2019 06/29/19 to 10/20/19
Past Dates
Spring 2019 02/16/19 to 06/09/19

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Housing
Program Costs Financial Aid
Deadline Returnee Info

Griffith University, Brisbane

Griffith University is in Queensland, Australia, the "Sunshine State." Queensland is the most northern state on Australia's east coast with a landscape ranging from outback deserts to lush topical rainforests and coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. Queensland is Australia's "Sunshine State" and with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, its no wonder that it has earned the nickname.

The capital, Brisbane, is located in the south-east corner of the state and is a modern vibrant city with the perfect mix of city "hussle and bussle" and relaxed outdoor living. Brisbane regularly hosts national and international cultural and sporting events.

Griffith has three campuses in the Brisbane area, Nathan, Mt Gravatt, and South Bank; students are typically able to take classes at multiple campuses, if needed:

  • Nathan is the original Griffith campus and has more than 12,000 students. Situated in tranquil, native bushland on the edge of Toohey Forest, the Nathan campus is a short walk or bus ride from the Mt Gravatt campus or a 10 minute drive from central Brisbane. Public transport connects the campus to Mt, Gravatt, Garden City shopping centre, and the Brisbane CBD (central business district).
  • Mt Gravatt, with its panoramic views to Brisbane, has 4,700 students. It is adjacent to the Nathan campus and accessible via public transport.
  • Griffith's South Bank Campus is renowned for excellence in the creative and performing arts and is ideally located in Brisbane's picturesque South Bank Parklands, only a 10-minute walk from the Brisbane CBD.
For more program information, please visit the program website.


Griffith University, Brisbane

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture][College of Liberal Arts][College of Health and Human Sciences][Polytechnic Institute]
Specifically from: IT & OLS (TECH) and HDFS, HK, HTM, NUR, PSY & SLHS (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.


Griffith Accommodation offers a service to help students find the right place to live while they study at Griffith University. A number of options are available and include: on campus accommodation, off campus accommodation, student hostels, houses or apartments, shared accommodations, and homestay.

At the Nathan campus, the option to live on campus in six residential colleges, offering both fully-catered and self-catered accommodation, appeals to many students. For students wanting to live on the Mt Gravatt campus, the Mt Gravatt Residential College provides fully-catered single room accommodation.

Griffith University offers an Airport Pick-up service for all new international students. Students are met at the airport and taken to prearranged temporary or on-campus accommodation.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2019

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance$250.00
Round-trip Airfare$2,360.00
Books and Supplies$365.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,140.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Griffith University - Fall Semester Feb 1
Griffith University - Spring Semester Sep 15

Returnees Information
Griffith University, Brisbane

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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