Griffith has a long history of working with students from refugee backgrounds

With engagement and support programs to help transition to university and settle into study, we aim to create an inclusive community by valuing and celebrating cultural diversity across all our activities.

Explore our initiatives for future students and current students below.

Future students


Our Uni-Reach program has worked for many years with schools with a high population of students from refugee backgrounds. Uni-Reach has engagement initiatives for students in Years 7 to 12.

If you are an international student please visit Griffith International.


Depending on your background there are many different ways to get into university.

Our admission pathway options can help you improve your selection rank, upgrade to your preferred Griffith undergraduate degree or satisfy subject prerequisites.
If you didn't complete Year 12 we have access schemes that can help you gain admission to Griffith.

Current students

Learning support

Study smart with the range of online resources provided by the Library to help you improve your academic and study skills. You can also book an academic skills consultation. Learning Advisors can assist you with improve your academic skills. Find out more through the Library.

You can also get support through Griffith's Mentoring programs for additional support.

Griffith University Refugee Scholarship

In 2018 a new scholarships specifically for students who are humanitarian visa holders (or similar categories) who have experienced financial hardship, and/or education disadvantage that has impacted on their ability to achieve their full potential.

This and other scholarships for commencing and continuing students can be found on Griffith’s Scholarships site

Get involved

We host a number of events and activities throughout the year that celebrate the diversity of our staff and students, including Harmony Week, Refugee Week, Reconciliation Week and cultural fiestas and more. Subscribe to the Student Services Facebook page for events.

You can also join a wide range of clubs and societies to network, make new friends and have fun. Read about clubs and societies


Access a full range of student services such as health and medical services, counselling and wellbeing support, disabilities service, welfare and financial assistance and faith and spirituality services. Opportunities to work for us as student mentors and partners are also available.

Explore Student Services

Migrant and refugees stories

Be inspired by other students from refugee and migrant backgrounds who are pursuing their goals of university study.

Contact us

Martina Donaghy - Student Equity Programs Officer

Contact Student Services

Get in contact with us or book an appointment to see how we can help.

Stay connected

Keep in touch with Student Services.