We support elite athletes to achieve sporting and academic excellence
Griffith Sports College plays a vital role in fostering students who are also elite athletes, helping them devote time to training and competition while they complete their tertiary studies. As part of the Elite Athlete Friendly University Network, the Sports College integrates sporting and academic aspirations.
Elite Athlete Program Benefits
Through dedicated assistance from Griffith Sports College, over 550 student athletes successfully balance the high demands of elite sport and university life each year.
- Direct admission
- Consideration for program admission flexibility
- Personalised degree advice and course planning
- Timetabling assistance and class flexibility
- Assessment and exam flexibility
- Opportunity to study with other institutions
- Access to on-campus sporting facilities and gym
- Funding for specific sporting events
- Access and special rates for physiotherapy and sports science services
- Tutoring assistance may be available
Join Griffith Sports College
If you compete at a state, national or international level in your sport, you might be eligible to join the Griffith Sports College.
Elite athletes are identified as participating in an Australian Institute of Sport and Griffith University recognised sport.
OUR ELITE ATHLETES
Griffith Sports College proudly supports champs such as Cameron McEvoy, Ashleigh Gentle and Emma McKeon. The College’s distinguished alumni spans 50 Olympians, Paralympians and Commonwealth Games athletes.
We partner with leading sports clubs along with state and national sports organisations to enhance and complement elite sport in Australia.
Our world-class sporting facilities include an aquatic centre, athletics track, tennis courts, gyms, fields and recreation halls.
July 08, 2019
Ready, set, race! Griffith racewalker in top form for World Uni Games in Italy
Griffith Occupational Therapy student and arguably Australia’s fastest racewalker at the moment, Katie Hayward, is counting down to the start of the 20km walk at the World University Games in Italy. The 18 year old readily admits her preparation has been better than expected and with the Tokyo...
March 11, 2019
Tokyo calling for Griffith student
Griffith Health student Katie Hayward looks set to become one of our youngest ever Olympic Track and Field representatives.
February 28, 2019
Griffith earns top-50 result for multiple subjects in 2019 QS World University Rankings
The University scored in 32 subject areas ranked by the organisation, up four from 2018.
January 30, 2019
Griffith and Surf Australia join forces to make waves
Griffith University has jumped on board with Surfing Australia to ride the wave of shaping the next generation of surfing talent.
Titans player graduates
NRL star Ryan James made his name with the Gold Coast Titans at the same time he was completing a business degree at Griffith University. He speaks to us about how he balanced the two challenges in his life with the help of the Griffith Sports College and the GUMURRII Student Support Unit.