Supporting you through COVID-19

There have been many changes over the last few months that have resulted in hardship for people all around the world, both economically and emotionally. We have listed a number of helpful services and resources available at Griffith and elsewhere to support you in this uncertain time and help you stay on track with your studies. This site will be updated regularly with new information as it becomes available.

International Student Advisory

For advice, welfare support and support to navigate issues such as payment of tuition fees and student visa issues, please book a phone appointment with an International Student Advisor using the link below or contact the ISA team through ISA@griffith.edu.au. It is important that you reach out to an International Student Advisor urgently if you need assistance. The International Student Advisory can provide information on current support options and refer you to other service providers who can assist.

Flexible study options

International students starting or continuing study in 2020

Financial and career support

COVID-19 Student Support Package now available

If you are a current international student who cannot travel to Australia due to travel restrictions, you may be eligible for the 15% Student Support Scholarship in Trimester 1, 2021. The scholarship is being applied to continuing* students in current degree programs who are studying from overseas and who are not already in receipt of a scholarship. The scholarship will be applied to fees after the census date in Trimester 1, 2021. In addition, Griffith has committed to a $2,000 contribution towards the cost of your return to Australia when this becomes possible, to assist with the cost of travel and quarantine.

*Continuing students are those who commenced their current program prior to 2021 and are enrolled in a program normally delivered on campus.

International student scholarships

Griffith University offers an exciting and generous range of scholarships to support international students. Our scholarships include the International Student Academic Merit Scholarship and International Student Academic Excellence Scholarship.

International scholarships

Griffith committed over $2 million in Trimester 1, 2020 to the Griffith COVID-19 Student Support Bursary for students suffering financial hardship affecting their ability to study online. This more than quadruples what we have provided in previous years and means we will have helped more than 2000 additional students, both domestic and international, who are financially struggling. In Trimester 2, 2020 this commitment increased to a total pool of $5 million to assist students with living expenses.

Study Queensland Student Hub Network

The Queensland Student Hub Network (including the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Cairns student hubs) has transitioned to a virtual format that includes online and phone support.

Study Queensland COVID-19 Updates - 1800QSTUDY (1800 778 839) remains open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Visit the Gold Coast Hub

Visit the Brisbane Hub

External support and information

GRIFFITH MENTAL WELLBEING SUPPORT LINE

The free Griffith Mental Wellbeing Support Line operates 24/7 to provide counselling support to students. Call 1300 785 442 or text 0488 884 146.

External support and information

Study Queensland Student Hub Network

The Queensland Student Hub Network (including the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Cairns student hubs) has transitioned to a virtual format that includes online and phone support.

Study Queensland COVID-19 Updates - 1800QSTUDY (1800 778 839) remains open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Visit the Gold Coast Hub

Visit the Brisbane Hub

External support and information

Renting and accommodation support

Study Queensland Student Hub Network

The Queensland Student Hub Network (including the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Cairns student hubs) has transitioned to a virtual format that includes online and phone support.

Study Queensland COVID-19 Updates - 1800QSTUDY (1800 778 839) remains open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Visit the Gold Coast Hub

Visit the Brisbane Hub

External support and information

Food and day-to-day needs

Griffith International is working with a number of organisations to provide food and meals to international students in severe financial need, being coordinated through the International Student Advisory.

Study Queensland Student Hub Network

The Queensland Student Hub Network (including the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Cairns student hubs) has transitioned to a virtual format that includes online and phone support.

Study Queensland COVID-19 Updates - 1800QSTUDY (1800 778 839) remains open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Visit the Gold Coast Hub

Visit the Brisbane Hub

External support and information

COVID-19 International Student Support and Welfare

Study Australia is the official Australian Government site for international students. Visit this page for the latest verified updates on the COVID-19 crisis and other resources.

Student Support

For an overview of all student support services available at Griffith.