Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
All Study Abroad and Exchange students on a student visa are required to have OSHC. It is a condition of your Australian student visa that you obtain Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of your student visa for your studies in Australia. As long as you are a student at Griffith and you are on an Australian Student Visa you will be covered by OSHC through Allianz Global Assistance, Griffith University's preferred provider.
You will be required to pay your OSHC fee to Griffith University at the time of accepting your offer. You will be charged A$309 for 1 semester and A$666 for semester 1 and 2 (2014 rates). These fees are not set by Griffith University and are subject to change. The full amount for OSHC must be paid to Griffith up front. Students who are citizens of Norway are normally exempt from paying OSHC under a mutual government arrangement. Swedish students must have insurance through CSN International (the Swedish National Board of Student Aid) to be exempt from OSHC.
Study Abroad Program - Tuition fees
The cost of the Griffith Study Abroad Program for 2015 is A$8,000 per semester and A$9,500 per semester for the Queensland Conservatorium at South Bank (Major Study only).
*Please note that our printing and copying services are a user-pay system and not included in the tuition fee.
Text books will cost approximately A$200-600 per semester and students in specialist courses may need to purchase additional equipment, including lab supplies and art supplies.
Higher fees may be charged for courses that involve practical work, individual tuition or travelling in the inter-semester period (e.g. International Business Country Study).
Students are required to pay a levy for QCA courses at the Gold Coast and South Bank campuses. This is payable directly to the school on arrival and contributes towards the cost of consumables and materials required for practical courses. Students are not required to purchase textbooks for these courses. The amount payable depends on the number of QCA courses students take each semester:
- 1 or 2 courses = $37.50 per semester
- 3 or 4 courses = $75.00 per semester
South East Queensland is generally considered one of the more affordable places on the East Coast. Living expenses are estimated at between A$9,000 and A$15,000 per semester (this is in addition to the University's fees and charges detailed above).
|Local Telephone call
|Loaf of bread
|Cup of coffee from cafe
|Burger - take away
|Movie ticket - student price
|Main meal from restaurant
|Weekly average spend on food for one person (from supermarket)
|Television - 51cm screen
|Car insurance and registration - 1 year
|Computer (new pc/laptop)
|Car (small, new)