A leading university for international students

At Griffith Health, we are committed to helping international students make the most of their time in Australia by providing quality education, guidance and support. With a range of international partnerships that create a global network for students and graduates, Griffith Health continues to be a top choice for international students. South East Queensland’s beautiful climate and iconic landmarks, along with our reputation and world-class rankings, are just some of the many reasons international students choose to come to Griffith.


Professor Andrew Davey, Director of International (Health) studied pharmacy at Cardiff University, Wales and has held academic positions in Otago (NZ), South Australia and at Griffith University. He has extensive experience working with international partners, both onshore and offshore, including development of teaching, research and student mobility initiatives.

"The Global Health Sector is experiencing rapid growth which is underpinned by advances in technology and a re-defining of the way in which health care professionals work together for the benefit of the patient. At Griffith University we are ideally placed to equip students with the skills and experiences they need to succeed within their career. Industry and population growth around our campuses is amongst the highest in Australia which helps to create remarkable opportunities for Work Integrated Learning and building critical employability capabilities. This compliments our highly renowned Interprofessional Learning programs and ensures that our Health Graduates continue to be highly regarded within the workplace. We also have an extensive network of overseas partners that provide opportunities for students to gain unique international experiences."


‘Griffith’s support services made my transition to Australia and its culture very smooth as help was always available as soon as I needed it. I clearly remember being worried about the different education style in Australia, especially referencing, but so many resources were available to guide me through it.’

Aayushi Gaur Master of Global Public Health

International Leads

International Leads are academics within the 8 Schools of the Health Group, who provide leadership around international student support, partnership development and enhancing the student experience. They are supported by discipline-based international champions.

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In the 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey Results, the top four academic disciplines for graduate employment outcomes are:

Study Area Full-time
Pharmacy 97.2%
Medicine 94.9%
Rehabilitation 89.3%
Dentistry 86.8%

The Department of Employment lists Medical and Health Care Services as the fastest growing industry sector, with rapid growth also predicted in several sectors that employ Heath and Health Science graduates, including:

  • Medical and Other Health Care Services
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Social Assistance Services
  • Public Administration

World-wide Trends

Ageing and growing populations, greater prevalence of chronic diseases, exponential advances in innovative, but costly, digital technologies—these and other developments continue to increase health care demand and expenditures.

Deloitte's 2019 Global Health Care Outlook projects global health care spending to increase dramatically, reaching over $10 trillion by 2022. Growth has risen exponentially since 2013:

2.9% 5.4%

Health care spending in the next year will be primarily driven by:

  • aging and growing populations
  • developing market expansion
  • clinical and technology advances
  • rising labour costs


Griffith Health has developed strong national and international partnerships, which contribute to our students' and staff's ability to be globally mobile. Our formal agreements with international partner institutions range from collaborative research and academic initiatives through to student mobility and joint program arrangements.

In addition, our Gold Coast campus forms part of the 200-hectare Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct (GCHKP) which provides a unique global location for high-tech industry development, research collaboration and jobs of the future.


We offer a generous range of scholarships to support remarkable international students coming to study in our undergraduate, postgraduate, research and pathway programs.

Applying for our scholarships is free and simple. You can apply for multiple scholarships with just the one application form. Explore our scholarships below to see what you may be eligible for.

We also have a number of awards and academic prizes, which are presented at the end of each academic year to outstanding students for their remarkable achievements.

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