The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice provides financial support of up to $5,000 for criminology and criminal justice enrolled undergraduate students to study criminology-related subjects overseas. This scholarship is designed to supplement funding received through other study abroad schemes.
Criminology student Sam Woods enjoyed a six-month study exchange to Simon Fraser University in Vancouver
"My semester abroad at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver was without a doubt one of the most daunting yet rewarding experiences of my life. The thing I enjoyed most about studying at SFU was the electives I was able to undertake. The two courses I enjoyed the most were Terrorism and Human Rights and Civil Liberties, as they were both incredibly interesting and challenging. Compared to Griffith the teaching style at SFU was very different, the lectures are more interactive and it is very common for students to engage in discussion within lectures. Studying at SFU was a great learning experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in studying abroad" Sam said.
Criminology student Lucy Forrester enjoyed a six-month study exchange to the University of Arizona
"My study abroad at University of Arizona was easily the best and most influential six months of my life. During my time abroad I had the experience of true college life, becoming apart of a family-like community, learning a lot about both American culture and myself. This opportunity allowed me to establish connections overseas, travel and explore the states, and make friendships of a lifetime," Lucy said.
To be eligible for this scholarship you must:
- be enrolled in a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and be in your second semester of second year or first semester of your final year of studies
- have submitted an application for exchange to study overseas for a minimum of one semester as part of your Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice program
- be an Australian Citizen and hold a current valid Australian Passport
- submit a current curriculum vitae
- submit a copy of your unofficial transcript
- submit a brief statement (no longer than one A4 page) as to how the international experience will assist you in your studies. In addition, you should comment on what you would like to achieve during your international exchange and how you intend to share your international experience.
- be willing on your return to become a peer advisor for other students considering studying abroad, including by sharing your experience at School events and online.
Scholarships will be awarded on a combination of:
- academic achievement
- demonstrated leadership skills
- community and extra-curricular activities
- Financial need may also be taken into account.
For more information and application process contact firstname.lastname@example.org.