If the overseas study is not part of your Griffith program but will contribute to your professional and academic development, such as an overseas conference or volunteer opportunities, then we also encourage you to register with us as we may be able to provide you with support.
By completing your registration, you may be eligible to receive:
- an International Experience Incentive Scheme grant;
- coverage under Griffith University's Corporate Travel Insurance; and
- access to Griffith's International SOS membership and services
Students interested in trimester or year exchange studies must follow the exchange application process.
Step 1: Find an overseas program
There are many types of overseas programs available to students, including:
- short courses (at a partner institution or through third-party provider)
- global internships
- volunteering and service learning
- academic-led study tours
- clinical placements
- research practicums
- conferences and workshops
You can search the database for some programs supported by Griffith Global Mobility. However, please note that it is to be used as a guide only and you are welcome to find a suitable program outside of this database.
Step 2: Check your eligibility
To register your participation in a short term exchange or other overseas program you must:
- Have a GPA of 4.5 or above at the time of registration;
- Be currently enrolled on-campus; and
- Have completed a minimum 10CP at Griffith
Are you an international student?
Griffith Global Mobility seeks to provide students with opportunities to study and live in a new country to enhance their international experience and to help develop their cross-cultural competencies. Therefore, international students will not be supported by Griffith Global Mobility to participate in overseas programs to their home country. If you apply directly to a university in your home country to undertake an overseas program, you do so independently, and participating in that program without support of Griffith Global Mobility may also result in any corresponding study plans not being approved. Special approval to the above may be given based on considerations such as participation in study tours offered by other elements within the University, or experiences that are clinical/industry based or include full-time participation in a work-integrated learning (WIL) or an internship that may provide increased access to employment opportunities after graduation.
Step 3: Prepare your supporting documents
To complete the registration process, you will need to provide the following documents:
- Overseas program acceptance/proof of participation
- Unofficial transcript
- Current passport (with 6 months validity after your return to Australia)
- Evidence of credit such as a Study Plan (if receiving credit)
- Screenshot of your flights registered in MyTrips*
*Please see the MyTrips user guide (PDF 882k) for instructions on how to register. MyTrips is part of International SOS who provide 24/7 emergency support whilst abroad, therefore it is important to ensure that your complete flight details are recorded for safety and insurance purposes.
If your flights have not yet been arranged, you can still complete the Short Term Program Registration and we will follow up with you at a later date.
Step 4: Register online
There is no finite deadline to complete your registration, however it must be completed prior to your departure. We recommend that you complete your registration at least six weeks prior to your departure.
Our assessment of your eligibility for an IEIS grant and coverage under Griffith's Corporate Travel Insurance will not be determined until all required documents have been submitted.
Once you have your registration documents, please complete the following online form. Your will be asked to upload the documents as part of the form.
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After you have completed the registration form, we will assess your registration and the supporting documents.
We aim to assess complete registrations within 10 working days. If any items are outstanding, we will contact you for further information however this will add delay to the assessment. Assessments are made in date order of completed registrations and is not based on departure date.
If approved, we will arrange for an IEIS grant to be paid and will provide you will information regarding travel insurance and pre-departure directions.
Please note, approval takes into consideration the program's risk on your health and safety. Griffith International can refrain from supporting you should it be deemed that elements of the program are not safe.
Step 5: Receive a pre-departure
Once your registration has been assessed and approved, you will be emailed information relating to International SOS and insurance and other useful advice. You will also receive notification about whether you were approved for a grant and when you can expect to receive the funds.
In some cases, the pre-departure may be conducted in person by a Griffith academic and Griffith Global Mobility will be a guest presenter.