At Griffith, we offer hundreds of study possibilities

Our Study Abroad and Exchange program embodies our commitment to forward thinking education. We rank among the world’s best universities and continue to improve our international standing. In the largest and most credible world university rankings, we are ranked in the top 350 - placing us in the top 2% worldwide.

What you can study

Griffith has over 2,500 undergraduate and postgraduate courses to choose from. You can select courses from different study areas, programs and year levels.

Explore your options

Pre-approved Courses

Griffith has an extensive range of first, second and third year pre-approved courses across 20 different disciplines, making course choices flexible and simple.

Specialised Trimester

Specialised Trimester is the perfect way to demonstrate expertise in a particular study area. Students choose three or more courses in a chosen study area. 

Community Internship

The Community Internship course allows you to earn 10 credit points while gaining work experience through placement with a not-for-profit organisation.

English + University

English + University students complete Griffith English Language Institute's award winning Direct Entry program then begin their Griffith University Study Abroad program.

Pre-approved courses

Our pre-approved courses makes choosing your courses flexible and simple. We offer an extensive range of first, second and third year pre-approved courses across 20 different disciplines.


It is your responsibility to check the Degree Finder to ensure any pre-requisites and/or assumed knowledge (if applicable) have been met. Failure to do so may result in unsuccessful course completion.


  • Courses are subject to availability and can change before the start of any given trimester or during the first two weeks of trimester
  • Having approval does NOT guarantee you a place in a course.  Courses may be cancelled prior to or after your arrival and/or have a strict quota
  • If your course is not on the Pre-Approved Course List, please nominate your course approval request to
  • Your Course Approval Report (CAR) will only list courses for which convenor approval is required
  • Please ensure you have at least six approved courses before enrolment commences to allow for changes to course offerings and timetable clashes.
  • Trimester 3: Please note that Trimester 3 Course Options is a complete list of course availability - those courses highlighted in RED are Pre-Approved.

Restricted courses

The following courses are restricted to students who major in the same area:

  • Architecture
  • Aviation
  • Criminology
  • Education
  • Music (South Bank campus)
  • Dental Technology (Exchange students only)

The following study areas are not available to Study Abroad and Exchange students:

  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Postgraduate Psychology
  • Postgraduate Law
  • Practicums and Clinical Placements
  • Master of Business Administration courses

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Choose from 2,500 undergraduate and postgraduate level courses

Specialised Trimester

Specialised Trimester is an opportunity for students to gain recognition and experience in a specialised study area offered by Griffith University. The certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete at least 3 courses from one of the listed specialisations. A typical full-time study load is four courses per trimester, students have the flexibility to include a course outside of the specialisation to either complement or differentiate your trimester abroad.


  • Suitable for students who have completed at least one year of university-level studies
  • Students must meet any listed pre-requisites and ensure your course selection is offered at your selected campus and trimester intake.

English + University

English + University students complete Griffith English Language Institute's award winning Direct Entry program then begin their Griffith University Study Abroad program as a confident English speaker, listener, reader and writer.

Community Internship

As part of your study at Griffith, students have the opportunity to participate in a Community Internship as part of their course selection. Community Internships allows students to gain real-world experience with a not-for-profit organisation and earn 10 credit points.  The Service Learning team will find a suitable internship in your chosen study area.

Enrolment guidelines

Selecting and enrolling at Griffith is easy. Keep these guidelines in mind when choosing your courses.

How many courses can I study?

At Griffith, a typical full-time study load is 30 to 40 credit points (CP).  One course (subject) is usually worth 10CP.  You can choose from the following options per trimester:

  • 30CP - generally 3 courses
  • 40CP - generally 4 courses
  • 50CP - generally 5 courses

You must enrol in a minimum of 30CP to comply with student visa requirements. If you hold a student visa, you can only study online for one third of your total program. This means that if you are enrolled in 30 credit points (cp), you can only complete one 10cp course via online study.

What's the course equivalent at my home university?

Typically, 10CP at Griffith is equivalent to:

  • 3 to 4 credits in the US system
  • 7.5 ECTS in the European System


You will need to meet any prerequisite requirements to be eligible to enrol in courses. Search the degree finder to view the specific entry requirements of your courses.


You can enrol in courses once you have accepted your offer, been issued your Certificate of Enrolment (CoE), enrolment has opened and you have received your Welcome to Griffith email. Please note we do not enrol you, it is your responsibility.

Engineering research project

Undergraduate students who are enrolled in an Engineering or related degree may be eligible to undertake 4604ENG Internship Research Project and work with a Griffith academic supervisor to complete a research internship.

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