Griffith University's Vice Chancellor dedicates funding each year in International Experience Incentive Scheme (IEIS) grants to assist students with the cost of their overseas program. Grants are available to domestic and international students participating in an overseas program supported by Griffith Global Mobility. These include:
- Summer/winter study abroad
- International internships
- Clinical placements and practicums
- Industry experiences
- Volunteer and service learning
- Faculty-led study tours
- Workshops and conferences
- Higher Degree Research projects
All IEIS grant approvals are subject to funding availability. In the event there is insufficient funding available to fund all applicants, reduced funding will be offered or applicants may be unsuccessful.
Recipients of an IEIS grant are also required to:
- Adhere to the requirements of their overseas program;
- Remain enrolled in a Griffith University program;
- Complete at least one pre-departure session delivered by the Griffith Global Mobility office (on-line or in person);
- Represent Griffith appropriately while overseas; and
- Repay the grant in full if the overseas program for which the grant is awarded is not completed and there are no extenuating circumstances.
Students may normally receive one grant per program as the grant is intended to assist with pre-departure expenses including airfares and visa applications. Students who participate in a second non-contiguous program may be considered for an additional IEIS grant. Students cannot receive an IEIS grant if they are receiving another type of grant (e.g. New Colombo Plan).
The following table outlines the grant amounts allocated to the relevant international experience, as approved by Griffith Global Mobility. Grants will be awarded subject to funding availability.
|Trimester or year exchange
Your Program GPA is assessed including your most recent Trimester results prior to departure for exchange.
Students who receive an Australian Government grant (including NCP) for the exchange program will not receive an IEIS grant.
|Higher Degree Research
HDR candidates wanting to attend a conference or workshop that is related to their research field must refer to the GGRS-IEIS Conference Travel Grants application process.
All candidates will need to have their Program Convenor/Principal Supervisor provide a letter to confirm that they have support from their host school at Griffith to attend/complete their research overseas.
|Industry Affiliates Program (IAP) Engineering
||IEIS amounts are not based on GPA for IAP, although a minimum GPA of 4.5 is typically required to be supported by Griffith Global Mobility.|
|Short Term Programs and Study Abroad (including Short-Term Exchange )||
The following guide applies, however grant amounts will be determined by the Manager, Global Mobility, at the time of application and depending on the duration of the program.
|IEIS grants are not based on GPA for these programs, although a minimum GPA of 4.5 is typically required to be supported by Griffith Global Mobility.|
Trimester or year exchange students will automatically be assessed for an IEIS grant as part of their exchange application. All other students are required to follow the Short term program registration. Once we receive all the required documents, you will be assessed for an IEIS grant.
Note: The IEIS grant for students participating in a faculty-led study tour may be paid directly to the host School to offset the costs of the program. Please check with the Course Convenor to confirm the arrangement.