Welcome to Griffith

Now that you have been accepted into Griffith's Study Abroad or Exchange program you will be able to begin planning your arrival.

Pre-departure Pack

The Study Abroad and Exchange Pre-departure Pack contains important information that will help you to prepare for your studies prior to your arrival and during your first week at Griffith.


We host a compulsory Inbound Student Orientation to welcome all new Study Abroad and Exchange students to Griffith. The session discusses important information and advice for making the most of your experience at Griffith and includes activities and prize competitions.

Orientation at Griffith


As an international student, you are required to hold a valid Australian visa for the duration of your study in Australia. Once you have accepted your offer and been issued with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) you will be able to apply for a visa. Make sure you allow sufficient time for your visa to be processed.

Generally Study Abroad and Exchange students apply for an Australian Student Visa. If you are applying for a Working Holiday Visa you will need to contact the Global Mobility office immediately. Not all students are eligible for a Working Holiday Visa; Griffith Global Mobility recommends you apply for a student visa.

You will need to contact the Department of Home Affairs or your local Australian Government overseas office for any assistance or enquiries.

Student visas


We offer a free airport pickup service from the Brisbane and Gold Coast airports to take you to your pre-arranged accommodation.

Please note: Airport pickup can be booked after a Confirmation of Enrolment has been issued.

Plan your move to Australia

Prepare for your studies at Griffith and your move to Australia. This includes when to arrive, accommodation, money, phones, medications and much more.

Griffith Mates

Griffith Mates are a diverse group of students who speak around 46 different languages. They welcome students during Orientation Week and host fun events and volunteering activities to help you make new friends, expand your worldview and enhance your cross-cultural and leadership skills.

International Student Support

A wide variety of support services are available for international students, from our friendly International Student Advisors to our English language support team.

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