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  • Locations: Gold Coast, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: UD applicants only
  • Costs (Click term to view): Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/01/2020 06/01/2020
NOTE: Exact program dates are TBD.

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange Language of instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Housing Options: Home stay, Off-campus housing, On-campus housing
Class Eligibility: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Click here for a definition of this term Non-UD Students: No
Program Advisor: Heather Schieman Click here for a definition of this term Academic Level: Undergraduate
CAP-Approved Courses: Yes
Program Description:

Griffith University Exchange Program

Griffith University Main

About the Program

Griffith University, founded in 1971, prides itself in being in the top 3% of universities worldwide. Through this comprehensive, research-intensive university, students have the opportunity to pursue their academic curriculum through a wide range of faculties.  Their cutting edge approach to academia in the areas of Engineering, Health and Sports Science, Business, and Humanities makes their campus a natural draw for students from around the world.  Aside from the strong curriculum and commitment to education, Griffith is located in the beautiful coastal region of Queensland on the east coast of Australia. 

Dates of the Academic Semester: Griffith University officially takes the place as Dayton's first exchange located in the Southern Hemisphere, and with exciting growth around the world, we must also be aware of the unique nuances that come with their academic calendar.  Since the seasons are flipped in relation to the United States, the dates of the Fall and Spring semester often appear off cycle from our academic year.  Please be cognizant that July- October will be considered Fall term and February to June will be considered the Spring term. 

To see more of Griffith's campus and location please click here: What it's Like to Study at Griffith? 


To review the majors and area of study offered at Griffith please visit their Degree and Career Finder.  
To look more in depth at the courses in your area of study please visit their individual pages and utilize their course finders.  For instance, if you are a business major you would use the following link:  School of Business Course Finder 
Study Abroad - Degree & Career Finder Course Search 2015.pdf

Academic Offerings: Business (AACSB-accredited), Engineering, Exercise and Health Sciences, Music and Visual Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Sciences


Students will have the opportunity to choose from a number of different types of housing with studying at Griffith.  They will be able to determine if they would prefer on campus housing, community apartments, or home stays. For more information please visit their website. However, keep in mind our relationship is with the Gold Coast campus ONLY. 


Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing - both at the time their application is being processed and at time of departure.

Pre-departure Orientation

Students will be required to participate in a pre-departure orientation in the semester prior to their program.
Pre-departure is MANDATORY for all accepted participants.
Dates and times will be announced within your application as they are scheduled. 

Cost and Refund Policy

Students will be responsible for UD Tuition (billed by UD), as well as the room, board, and travel costs associated with this program (arranged independently).  Most financial aid will apply to the semester budget for each student.

 Additional Information and things to consider

If you do not yet have a passport, or if it is/or is about to expire, it is advised that you process a new one as soon as possible.  This is documentation that is needed for the final stages of your application as well as for your visa.


To obtain an Australian Visa, you will need to apply online through the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
It will be the student (temporary) non-award sector (subclass 500) visa 

Before you apply for your visa: 
1. Must be accepted to study full-time at an education institution in Australian 
2. Organised appropriate welfare arrangements for the duration of your intended stay in Australia if you are under 18 years of age

Cost Estimates

How long does it take to obtain: You can track your application after you apply through
Method of obtaining: It takes about four weeks to process. The visa gets e-mailed to you and is connected to your passport once approved. You must pay for your application fee when applying 

After you apply, they  might ask you to:
attend an interview
provide additional information
provide biometric information
provide police certificates.

Passports and visas >>
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Program Ratings:
Overall Experience:
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Program Value:
1 2 3 4 5
Academic Experience:
1 2 3 4
Cultural Experiences:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Taylor Rose McCarthy, Fall 2018 Participant
I would recommend this program to other students. I would say if a student is looking for a more cultural experience then maybe not this program because the culture in Australia is not too different from America, but it does have some differences. It was very nice that they spoke English and made it easy to get around. I recommend going out of your comfort zone and meeting new people and try new things and experiences. Make the most of your time there because it goes by fast. Try to plan out the places you want to visit and spread it out across the semester. Don't wait until the end to do all your travelling.

Shannon Elizabeth Hirko, Fall 2018 Participant
This program is absolutely amazing. The culture of Australia is incredible-everyone is super friendly and the locals are awesome. The location of Griffith is perfect; Gold Coast has beaches, mountains, cities, and so much more to do. There are also lots of study abroad students to hang out with! The academics are slightly different-they're much more relaxed and grades are very heavily dependent on finals. I would highly recommend living at the village, it's a little more expensive than other options but it's very conveniently located close to campus, they plan lots of activities for residents, and you'll meet a lot of people living there. Overall, this experience was better than I could have ever expected and I would highly recommend it to anyone considering going.

Bridget Anne Dunnigan, Spring 2018 Participant
This program was one I will always hold close to my heart. It was so, so amazing with so many new experiences and opportunities. This program allowed me to create friendships with people all over the world, learn and understand about new cultures and places, and grow significantly as an individual. I would advise every student to do this program and to take on change and unfamiliarity. Until you actually study abroad, you will never know the true feeling or impact it has on those who have done it in the past. This is something I can confidently say you will not regret and you will become a better person because of it.