Prepare for University

Your journey to Griffith is about to start

Once you have accepted your offer, here are the next steps you need to make to organise your move to Australia. Whether you are studying at Griffith University or Griffith English Language Institute - we have some great tips to help you get started.

Moving to Australia

To help you get ready for this new and exciting challenge, we have put together some useful information to prepare you for your life in Australia and at Griffith University. This includes booking flights, airport pickup, accommodation, money, phones, internet, and much more.

Make the move to Australia

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Visa and health insurance

Applying for your visa is an important first step to ensure that you arrive in time for orientation. You also need to understand the conditions of your visa and become familiar with your health insurance policy.

Visa information

Health insurance

Culture and customs

Learn about the culture and customs in Australia

Find out more about Australia's culture

myGriffith

Depending on what you are studying, myGriffith will help you:

  • see your daily schedule and exam timetable
  • access student support services
  • discover events at your campus
  • easily access your grades.

Learn more about myGriffith

Enrolment

You will need to enrol in classes before the start of each trimester. Once you have access to myGriffith you can enrol before you leave your home country or when you arrive in Australia.

Enrolment information

Orientation

Orientation includes everything you need to get ready to study! Packed with information about living in Australia, skills workshops and tours – it is your chance to meet staff and students, explore our campuses and find out what to expect as a Griffith student.

International orientation

Register for Buddy program

Need a helping hand to settle into life in Australia and on-campus? The International Student Buddy Program pairs new university students with senior students.

Register for a buddy

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Our campuses

Get to know your campus.

Find out more about our campuses

How prepared are you?

How prepared are you for your move to Australia? Take our quiz and see if you are ready.

Have you organised your student visa?

Is your flight to Australia booked?

Have you found accommodation for at least your first few days in Australia?

Have you booked your pickup from the airport?

Is your schedule for Orientation Week planned?

Are you enrolled in your courses?

Have you registered for the International Student Buddy program?

Do you know about the Griffith Mates program and the activities, trips and tours you can be involved in?

Reset quiz

We are here to help. With so many services and facilities to help you on your path to success at Griffith, be sure to start investigating the options available to you. Here’s a few helpful tips:

We are here to help. With so many services and facilities to help you on your path to success at Griffith, be sure to keep investigating all the exciting options available to you. Here’s a few helpful tips:

We are here to help. With so many services and facilities to help you on your path to success at Griffith, be sure to keep investigating all the exciting options available to you. Here’s a few helpful tips:

We are here to help. With so many services and facilities to help you on your path to success at Griffith, be sure to keep investigating all the exciting options available to you. Here’s a few helpful tips:

We are here to help. With so many services and facilities to help you on your path to success at Griffith, be sure to keep investigating all the exciting options available to you. Here’s a few helpful tips:

We are here to help. With so many services and facilities to help you on your path to success at Griffith, be sure to keep investigating all the exciting options available to you. Here’s a few helpful tips:

We are here to help. With so many services and facilities to help you on your path to success at Griffith, be sure to keep investigating all the exciting options available to you. Here’s a few helpful tips:

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We are here to help. With so many services and facilities to help you on your path to success at Griffith, be sure to keep investigating all the exciting options available to you. Here’s a few helpful tips:

You are on your way! We know there is so much to learn before you even start at university – remember to stay up-to-date on all the opportunities available to you at Griffith throughout your program.

International student visa

You can apply for your visa as soon as you receive your Confirmation of Enrolment. With your CoE, you can apply for your visa using the online visa application system at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Flights

It is a good idea to arrive a few days before Orientation Week to give yourself time to get over any jetlag, settle in, and become familiar with your new surroundings. Both Brisbane and the Gold Coast have international airports, however you may need to first fly into Sydney.

Temporary accommodation

We recommend you book temporary accommodation for your first few days in Australia. On-campus and off-campus accommodation options are available.

Airport pickup

We offer a free airport pickup service for all new students who are arriving for the first time. It is the easiest way to get from the airport to your accommodation. You must book your pickup 72 hours before your scheduled arrival in Australia.

Planning Orientation

Packed with information sessions, skills workshops, social events and tours, Orientation Week is your opportunity to meet staff and students, and explore your campus. Use our Orientation Planner to get the most out of your Orientation.

Orientation planner

Enrolment

Undergraduate and postgraduate students will need to enrol in classes before the start of trimester. Once you receive an email with your Griffith student ID number and password you can enrol online.

Griffith English Language Institute students are automatically enrolled in classes.

International Student Buddy program

Need a helping hand to settle into life in Australia and on-campus? The International Student Buddy Program pairs Griffith University students with senior students for a weekly coffee and a chat. This is a safe and comfortable environment where you can ask questions about Griffith University, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Australia, as well as practice your English. It is also a great way to make friends!

Griffith Mates

Griffith Mates are a diverse group of students who speak around thirty different languages – the Mates program aims to facilitate meaningful interaction and lasting connections between students from all over the world. Griffith Mates host events, activities and day trips to help you make new friends, expand your world view, and enhance your cross-cultural leadership and communication skills.

Learn more about Griffith Mates

Griffith Mates

Griffith Mates help you practice your English, make friends and find out about Australia

Find out more about Griffith mates