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.

Flexible study options

How we can help you reach your study goals

What you can study

Griffith has an extensive and diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses to choose from. You can select courses from most study areas, programs and year levels. However, some study areas are restricted or are not available (see below).

Restricted courses

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

  • Architecture
  • Aviation
  • Criminology
  • Dental Technology (Exchange students only)
  • Education
  • Postgraduate Law*

*Limited offerings available. Contact for more information. Additional conditions may apply.

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

  • Dentistry
  • Master of Business Administration courses
  • Medicine
  • Music (QCM courses)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Postgraduate Psychology
  • Practicums and Clinical Placements
  • Internships

The following course is only available to Study Abroad students:

  • Community Internship (3002LFC)

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.

Community Internship

To add Community Internship to your course approval report email your request to

*not available for exchange students

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:

  • 10CP - generally 1 course (only available for offshore students)
  • 20CP - generally 2 courses (only available for offshore students)
  • 30CP - generally 3 courses
  • 40CP - generally 4 courses
  • 50CP - generally 5 courses

For onshore students, 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.

Please note: A 50CP enrolment is a high volume workload and should be carefully considered prior to selecting this option.

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.

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