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  • Locations: Brisbane, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Calendar Year 2025 09/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: CSU International Program Class Eligibility: Graduate, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Language of Instruction: English Language Requirement: None
Housing Options: Off Campus GPA Requirement: 2.5
Programs of Studies: Architecture, Biology, Business, Chinese, Communications, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Design, Economics, Engineering, English, Finance, French, German, Graphic Design, Hospitality, International Business, International Relations, Japanese, Journalism, Kinesiology, Management, Marketing, Photography, Political Science, Social Work, Studio Art
Program Description:



Calendar Year Program Deadlines                         
September 1: Priority Deadline
October 1: Secondary Deadline 
November 1: Late Applicant Deadline
Academic Year Program Deadline
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline 
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline as available spaces may be limited on popular programs.


GPA Requirement
2.5 Cumulative GPA

CSU Class Standing
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior.
There are no CSU IP pre-requisites for this program. Students are responsible for verifying that they meet individual course pre-requisites prior to registration with the overseas institution. 

Subjects Available

Digital Media
International Business
Art (Studio)
Marine Science
Exercise Science
Mass Media
Child Development
Graphic Design
Political Science
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Hospitality Management
Recreation and Tourism
Information Technology
Social Work

CLICK HERE to view the online course catalog.

Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

CLICK HERE to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies. 

Students pay the same tuition for Australia: Griffith University as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates at the top of the brochure page.

Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year or Calendar Year abroad on this program. The traditional Australian academic cycle begins in February and ends in November (see Calendar Year below). 

Academic Year: July to June
Calendar Year: February to November


Australia: Griffith University is affiliated with Griffith University, one of the newest universities in Queensland. Opening in 1971, today Griffith has over 30,000 students, including 5,500 international students. Griffith offers more than 140 undergraduate programs on five campuses from Brisbane to the Gold Coast. CSU IP students typically study at Griffith’s Nathan, Gold Coast or South Bank campuses, depending on their area of study. CSU IP students enroll directly in Griffith University, studying alongside Australian students and gaining the experience of being fully integrated into life at Griffith and in Australia. 
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Students are required to have a major (or a closely related major) in one of the approved areas of study listed above. Students will need to complete specific major or related courses in order to be prepared for the coursework at Griffith. Students should consult the Griffith University website for specific courses and keep in mind that not all coursework is available to visiting students and that prerequisites may apply. For more information about the academic programs at Griffith University, and the areas of study offered on each campus, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.
Please note that the Australia: Griffith University is based on reciprocal exchange; the number of CSU IP participants accepted into the program is dependent on the ability of Griffith University to send students to study in the U.S.  Students applying to this program should select a second choice program in Australia (or elsewhere) that also offers their area of study, in the event that they are not selected for participation in their first choice.  The alternate program(s) should be noted on the “Second Choice Questionnaire” which can be found in the CSU IP application.  


Griffith University is spread over five campuses between Brisbane and the Gold Coast in south-east Queensland.  CSU IP students typically study at the Nathan, Gold Coast or South Bank campuses depending on their area of study.  For more information about each of Griffith’s campuses and an interactive map, visit the Griffith Campus Information page.


Students arrange their own housing using information provided by Griffith University. Some students secure housing before departure, choosing to live in on-campus residential colleges (dormitories), while others prefer to arrive early, stay in a hostel/hotel and look for off-campus housing (typically in shared apartments).  Upon acceptance, Griffith will provide students with information about on-campus options, as well as how to find off-campus accommodations.


Specialized Trimester Certificate – This certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete at least 3 courses from a list of specializations. It supports the study abroad experience and is an excellent way to demonstrate skills and expertise in a particular study area. It is also a good incentive to focus on achieving good grades throughout the trimester. More information can be found here.