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Griffith University


Griffith University is a large university located just south of Brisbane on Australia's Eastern Coast. The University has five campuses. One campus is located on the Gold Coast (approx. 30 minutes from the beach), and the other four campuses are inland, in or near the city of Brisbane. These four campuses enjoy close proximity to the nation's oldest art institution, the Queensland College of Art (QCA) and Australia's largest music school, the Queensland Conservatorium of Griffith University (QCGU). The majority of students attending Griffith University through SUNY Cortland are likely to attend the Gold Coast, Mt. Gravatt or Nathan Campuses, depending on their area of study.

International students are an integral part of Griffith University, and you will find yourself studying in a cosmopolitan setting with students from all four corners of the globe. Griffith offers extensive academic facilities, including state of the art teaching and research laboratories, computer laboratories, extensive library collections, academic support for international students and access to internet and email.

City, Country 

Gold Coast & Brisbane, Australia


Semester and/or Academic Year 


Spring Semester (Semester 1): February 17, 2014 - June 28th, 2014
Fall Semester (Semester 2)  July 21 - November 21, 2014

View Griffith University's Academic Calendar


2.5 GPA, Must be second semester sophomore or higher


Spring Semester: October 15, 20131
Fall Semester:     April 15, 2014

To apply, please complete and submit:

  1. SUNY study abroad application
  2. Griffith University Study Abroad Application
  3. Copy of Biographical Page of Passport
  4. Official Transcript: Please send to SUNY Cortland International Programs Office, 219 Old Main, PO Box 2000, Cortland, NY 13045
    Non-Cortland students (only) must return completed Judicial Review and Code of Conduct forms as well.
Cortland Students: To ensure that the courses you take abroad will satisfy your degree requirements, you are required to submit he Course Approval Form to the International Programs Office by mid-November for spring term applicants or May 1, for fall term applicants.
Non-Cortland students must speak with their home campus study abroad office for information on the course approval process.
Travel Information

Flights are booked by participants.
Students will be given specific flight information after application deadline.
Students are encouraged to book and travel with other participants.

Spring 2014 Travel Dates:

Departure Date from U.S.: February 11, 2014 (Arrive February 13)
Departure Date from Griffith University: June 28, 2014

Fall 2013 Travel Dates:

Departure Date from U.S.: July 13, 2013 (Arrive July 15)
Departure Date from Griffith University:  November 22, 2014

Program Costs

Fall 2014 Budget **Tentative and Subject to Change**

Accepted students will receive an updated budget as a part of their acceptance packet.

This program qualifies for an Exchange Award, which can result in considerable savings on the total program cost. The Exchange Award is available to SUNY Cortland students only. Please contact International Programs to obtain an application for the award and an exchange budget for this program.

Program Course Information

You will take 4 courses abroad. Each are worth 4 credits each. Please select at Least SIX Courses and list in order of preference on the Griffith application.

Search for Courses- please be sure to select correct semester/year in your search and campus:
Griffith University Course Selection Guide


Students studying at the Nathan/Mt. Gravatt campuses are required to live On-Campus.

Students studying on the Gold Coast Campus are required to live at Griffith University Village.

Note: The cost of accomodation is not included in the program fee and participants are responsible for applying, booking, and paying for their accomodation. Accomodation application guidance will be available after acceptance. Students are encouraged to apply early.

Host Website

Griffith University

Griffith University photo album

Student Mentors

Email one of our student mentors to learn more about Griffith University from a student's perspective.

Amanda LePera studied at Griffith Nathan Campus for the Spring 2012 semester

Stefanie Meyers studied at Griffith Gold Coast for the Spring 2012 semester

Program Advisor

Contact Gonda Gebhardt, SUNY Cortland study abroad advisor, for any questions you may have.