Griffith University Exchange Program
About the Program
Griffith University, founded in 1971, prides itself in being in the top 3% of universities worldwide. Through this comprehensive, research-intensive university, students have the opportunity to pursue their academic curriculum through a wide range of faculties. Their cutting edge approach to academia in the areas of Engineering, Health and Sports Science, Business, and Humanities makes their campus a natural draw for students from around the world. Aside from the strong curriculum and commitment to education, Griffith is located in the beautiful coastal region of Queensland on the east coast of Australia.
Dates of the Academic Semester:
Griffith University officially takes the place as Dayton's first exchange located in the Southern Hemisphere, and with exciting growth around the world, we must also be aware of the unique nuances that come with their academic calendar. Since the seasons are flipped in relation to the United States, the dates of the Fall and Spring semester often appear off cycle from our academic year. Please be cognizant that July- October will be considered Fall term and February to June will be considered the Spring term.
To see more of Griffith's campus and location please click here: What it's Like to Study at Griffith?
To review the majors and area of study offered at Griffith please visit their Degree and Career Finder
To look more in depth at the courses in your area of study please visit their individual pages and utilize their course finders. For instance, if you are a business major you would use the following link: School of Business Course Finder
Study Abroad - Degree & Career Finder Course Search 2015.pdf
Academic Offerings: Business (AACSB-accredited), Engineering, Exercise and Health Sciences, Music and Visual Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Sciences
Students will have the opportunity to choose from a number of different types of housing with studying at Griffith. They will be able to determine if they would prefer on campus housing, community apartments, or home stays. For more information please visit their website.
However, keep in mind our relationship is with the Gold Coast campus ONLY.
Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing - both at the time their application is being processed and at time of departure.
Students will be required to participate in a pre-departure orientation in the semester prior to their program.
Pre-departure is MANDATORY
for all accepted participants.
Dates and times will be announced within your application as they are scheduled.
Cost and Refund Policy
Students will be responsible for UD Tuition (billed by UD), as well as the room, board, and travel costs associated with this program (arranged independently). Most financial aid will apply to the semester budget for each student.
Additional Information and things to consider
If you do not yet have a passport, or if it is/or is about to expire, it is advised that you process a new one as soon as possible. This is documentation that is needed for the final stages of your application as well as for your visa.
To obtain an Australian Visa, you will need to apply online through the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
It will be the student (temporary) non-award sector (subclass 500) visa
Before you apply for your visa:
1. Must be accepted to study full-time at an education institution in Australian
2. Organised appropriate welfare arrangements for the duration of your intended stay in Australia if you are under 18 years of age
How long does it take to obtain:
You can track your application after you apply through https://online.immi.gov.au/lusc/login
Method of obtaining:
It takes about four weeks to process. The visa gets e-mailed to you and is connected to your passport once approved. You must pay for your application fee when applying
After you apply, they might ask you to:
attend an interview
provide additional information
provide biometric information
provide police certificates.
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