Griffith University was created to be a different kind of university—challenging conventions, responding to trends and pioneering solutions through innovative teaching and research. Its high-quality degrees are specifically designed to prepare students for the future. Our degrees are developed in consultation with industry, based on cutting-edge research, and taught by Australia’s most awarded teachers.  

Griffith hosts 50,000 students across five campuses in South East Queensland, spanning three major cities in Queensland (Gold Coast, Logan and Brisbane). Students choose Queensland not only for the quality education but for its superb subtropical climate, welcoming environment and mixture of natural wonders and vibrant city life.  

Since its beginning, Griffith has been deeply connected to the Asian region, environmentally aware, open to the community and industry-focused. Always ahead of its time, Griffith introduced Australia’s first degrees in a range of important areas, including modern Asian studies and environmental science. 

Ranking in the top 2%  of universities worldwide, Griffith offers degrees in: architecture, construction and planning; business and government; criminology and law; education; engineering, IT and aviation; humanities, languages and social science; medicine, dentistry and health; music and performing arts; science and environment; visual and creative arts. 

Griffith students gain the academic knowledge of a world-class university, as well as the skills and confidence that employers want. Through industry placements and projects for real clients, students put what they learn in the classroom into practice and gain valuable contacts before they graduate. 

Griffith is home to the Griffith Mates – a diverse peer-support network for international students, with members who speak over 46 languages. The Mates run welcome events, Orientation, host trips and tours around Queensland, and organise regular activities and networking opportunities.  

For nearly 30 years, Griffith English Language Institute (GELI), Griffith University’s official English language provider, has been delivering award-winning English language programs to international students. Our graduates use their English skills for travel, work, to pass a proficiency test or to qualify for a Griffith University degree. 

GELI is located on three of Griffith University’s six campuses and our English programs and test centres have almost 200 staff. The award-winning IELTS test centre is located at the Mt Gravatt campus in Brisbane, the PTE test centre is located at the Gold Coast campus.  

Our students enjoy the advantage of studying at an English institute backed by the reputation of Griffith University. We have facilities and services that will help you study, meet people, pursue your interests, and practise your English in a multicultural environment. 

Griffith University ranking highlights  

Griffith ranks among the world’s best universities. In the largest and most credible world university rankings, Griffith is rated in the top 300, placing the University in the top 2% worldwide.   

Global ranking  Position  
Times HE World University Rankings   225  
#Times HE Impact Rankings  38  
U.S. News Best Global Universities  217  
*University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP)  245  
*Leiden Ranking – Top 1% papers by citation  191  
*Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)  201-300  
QS World University Rankings  290  
*National Taiwan University Ranking   293  

Griffith University is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Australia/Pacific – Australian, NZ, and Pacific universities’ commitment to the UN SDG’s.  Griffith also ranks highly as a young university, ranking 33rd in the 2021 QS World University Rankings: Top 50 Under 50 and 29th in the 2021 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.  
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