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Griffith University, Gold Coast


Program Location Gold Coast, Australia
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20103
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring 2018 02/17/18 to 06/24/18
Past Dates
Fall 2017 06/28/17 to 10/15/17

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

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Overview
Griffith University, Gold Coast

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.

One hour south of Brisbane (the capital of Queensland) is the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast is famous for its miles of surfing beaches and hinterland rainforest; it is considered "Australia's playground."

Griffith's Gold Coast campus, with over 13,000 students from all over Australia and the world, is set amongst native bushland and just minutes from pristine beaches. 

For more program information, please visit the program website.

Eligibility

Griffith University, Gold Coast

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, PSY, NUR & SLHS (HHS)

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Housing
On-campus accommodation is available and assistance can be provided with finding off-campus accommodation. Griffith University offers an Airport Pick-up service for all new international students. Students will be 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: Spring 2018

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$230.00
Round-trip Airfare$2,360.00
Housing$5,500.00
Visa$550.00
Books and Supplies$365.00
Meals$1,595.00
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 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, Gold Coast

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.

Resources

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 studyabroad@purdue.edu.

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