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    STUDY ABROAD
    AND EXCHANGE
    Guide

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    BE REMARKABLE

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    About
    Griffith

    At Griffith, we believe in, strive for and celebrate the Remarkable.
    We rank among the world’s best universities and continue to improve our international standing. In the largest and most credible world university rankings, we are ranked in the top 300—placing us in the top 2% worldwide.

    Griffith in numbers

    Worldwide ranking

    Global Mobility team

    Creating global citizens

    2,500 courses

    Future focused

    Community internship

    Global impact

    Teaching excellence

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • Study Areas

    Specialised Trimester

    A Griffith Specialised Trimester is the perfect way to demonstrate your expertise in a particular study area. Choose one of the specialised study areas marked on this page, and study three or more courses in that area. Upon completion of your Specialised Trimester you will receive a personalised certificate.

    Business and government

    Criminology and law

    Education

    Engineering, IT and aviation

    Architecture, construction and planning

    Humanities, languages and social science

    Medicine, dentistry and health

    Music and performing arts

    Science and environment

    Visual and creative arts

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • Know your
    options

    Community Internship

    Engineering research
    project

    English + University

    How many courses can
    I study?

    Griffith’s Study Abroad and Exchange programs embody our commitment to forward thinking education. We provide you with specialised courses and activities to make sure you have a remarkable experience in Australia.

     
     
     
     
     
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    Gold Coast

    Brisbane

    Our location

    Life in Queensland

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    Student life

    Student Stories

    Work while you study

    Your student experience

    Cost of living

    Accommodation

     
     
     
     
     
     
  • How to apply

    Step 1

    Study Abroad applicants

    Check if you meet academic entry requirements.

    You must have an above average overall Grade Point Average (equivalent to 4.5 on Griffith’s 7.0 scale).Students straight from high school may be eligible for this program.

    Exchange applicants

    Request nomination from your
    home university.

    If you are from an exchange partner university, you must be nominated by your home university and meet their exchange program requirements to be eligible for
    the program.

    Step 2

    Check if you meet English language entry requirements.

    If you are from a non-English speaking background, you must provide proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to IELTS 6.0.
    (6.5 for postgraduate students).

    Step 3

    Prepare supporting documentation.

    Including certified copies of your most recent official academic transcript, proof of English language proficiency and a copy of your passport.

    Step 4

    Apply online.

    Apply online or via a registered recruitment representative.

    You can complete your Study Abroad
    or Exchange program application in
    four simple steps.

    Application deadlines*

    Study Abroad

    • Tri 1 (Feb to Jun): 30 Jan 2020
    • Tri 2 (Jul to Oct): 30 May 2020
    • Tri 3 (Oct to Feb): 30 Sep 2020

    Exchange

    • Tri 2 (Jul to Oct): 15 Apr 2020
    • Tri 3 (Oct to Feb): 15 Jul 2020
    • Tri 1 (Feb-Jun): 15 Oct 2020

    *You will need to apply in sufficient time to allow you to obtain a student visa.

     
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    Welcome

    Studying overseas for even a short time can have a long term impact. Spending time at Griffith University will provide you with a different perspective on your academic studies, while you will also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the multicultural lifestyle of Australia’s beautiful South East Queensland. Griffith University is proud to welcome students from 130 different countries every year, as well as having approximately 40,000 local students from diverse backgrounds. With campuses in both Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Griffith offers a range of programs and many of them offer short term study options. The biggest challenge is deciding between the vibrant city of the Gold Coast and the cosmopolitan State capital, Brisbane, with both offering a range of events and activities, as well as a remarkable student experience. I hope you find this Guide informative, and that you will have the chance to find out for yourself why so many students from around the world travel to Griffith University.

    Professor Sarah Todd
    Vice President (Global)

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    About Griffith

    Study areas

    Know your options

    Life in Queensland

    Student life

    Applying

    Contact

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Ranked in the top 2% worldwide

    Griffith ranks alongside some of the best universities in the world.

    (Based on the International Association of Universities -
    World Higher Education Database, listing more than 18,500
    institutions of higher education. Current as at July 2019.)

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    Community Internship

    Make a difference while developing professional skills and gain credit towards your degree.

     
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    Global impact

    Through our teaching and research we support you to make a difference in the world.

     
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    Australia’s most awarded university for teaching & learning

    Learn from the best, with teachers who have won more Australian Government awards, citations, and fellowships than
    any other university in the past
    five years.

     
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    Future focused

    Prepare for the future of work with courses informed by industry and based on cutting-edge research.

     
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    Dedicated Griffith Global Mobility team

    To help you with everything from your application to maximising your time at Griffith.

     
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    Creating global citizens

    Our courses have an international focus, preparing you for work around
    the world.

     
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    2,500 courses

    Undergraduate and postgraduate level courses can be pre-approved.

     
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    Griffith in
    numbers

    Griffith ranks highly for a range of subjects in the most recent QS World University Subject Rankings and Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU):

    Top 50

    • Hospitality & Tourism Management
      (#1 in Australia)^
    • Nursing (ranked #1 in Australia)^
    • Performing Arts (ranked #50 & #1
      in Queensland)*
    • Sports-related Subjects (ranked #33)*
    • Law (ranked #29 & #1 in Australia)^

    Top 51–100

    • Energy Science Engineering^
    • Oceanography^
    • Education^
    • Water Resources^
    • Political Sciences^
    • Development Studies*

    Griffith in numbers

    6 campuses

    50,000+ students

    8,500+ international students

    200,000+ graduates

    130+ nationalities

    200+ degrees

    *2019 QS World University Subject Rankings

    ^2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

    2019 U.S.
    News Best Global
    Universities: 240

    2019 Times HE
    World University
    Rankings: 201-250

    2019 CWTS Leiden
    Ranking: 264

    2019 QS World
    University Rankings: 320

    2019 Academic Ranking
    of World Universities: 301-400

    2018-2019 University Ranking
    by Academic Performance: 279

  • To find a course in one of the listed areas visit degrees.griffith.edu.au and search by ‘courses’. For information on course availability and restrictions
    visit griffith.edu.au/inbound-study-options.

     
     

    Gold Coast campus

    Logan campus

    Nathan campus

    Mt Gravatt campus

    South Bank campus

    Specialised Trimester option

    Only available to students who are doing a degree in this
    study area

    Courses available in Trimester 3

    • Architecture - G
    • Construction Management - G
    • Urban and Environmental Planning - N

    Architecture, construction and planning

  • To find a course in one of the listed areas visit degrees.griffith.edu.au and search by ‘courses’. For information on course availability and restrictions
    visit griffith.edu.au/inbound-study-options.

     
     

    Gold Coast campus

    Logan campus

    Nathan campus

    Mt Gravatt campus

    South Bank campus

    Specialised Trimester option

    Only available to students who are doing a degree in this
    study area

    Courses available in Trimester 3

    • Accounting* - G N
    • Asian Studies - G N
    • Economics* - G N
    • Employment Relations* - G N
    • Entrepreneurship & Self Employment* - G N S
    • Event Management* - G N
    • Finance & Financial Planning* - G N
    • Government & International Relations* - G N
    • Human Resource
      Management* - G N
    • International Business - G N
    • International Tourism & Hotel Management - G N
    • Logistics & Supply Chain Management - G N
    • Management* - G N
    • Marketing* - G N
    • Politics & Public Policy - G N
    • Real Estate & Property Development* - G N
    • Sport Management* - G N
    • Sustainable Enterprise* - N
    • Tourism Management* - G N

    Business and government

  • To find a course in one of the listed areas visit degrees.griffith.edu.au and search by ‘courses’. For information on course availability and restrictions
    visit griffith.edu.au/inbound-study-options.

     
     

    Gold Coast campus

    Logan campus

    Nathan campus

    Mt Gravatt campus

    South Bank campus

    Specialised Trimester option

    Only available to students who are doing a degree in this
    study area

    Courses available in Trimester 3

    • Criminology - G M
    • Criminal Justice* - G M
    • Law - G N

    Criminology and law

  • To find a course in one of the listed areas visit degrees.griffith.edu.au and search by ‘courses’. For information on course availability and restrictions
    visit griffith.edu.au/inbound-study-options.

     
     

    Gold Coast campus

    Logan campus

    Nathan campus

    Mt Gravatt campus

    South Bank campus

    Specialised Trimester option

    Only available to students who are doing a degree in this
    study area

    Courses available in Trimester 3

    • Health & Physical Education - G
    • Music Education - S
    • Primary Education* - G M
    • Secondary Education* - G M
    • Special & Inclusive Education - M

    Education

  • To find a course in one of the listed areas visit degrees.griffith.edu.au and search by ‘courses’. For information on course availability and restrictions
    visit griffith.edu.au/inbound-study-options.

     
     

    Gold Coast campus

    Logan campus

    Nathan campus

    Mt Gravatt campus

    South Bank campus

    Specialised Trimester option

    Only available to students who are doing a degree in this
    study area

    Courses available in Trimester 3

    • Aviation & Aviation
      Management - N
    • Civil Engineering - G N
    • Computer Science - G N
    • Electrical & Electronic
      Engineering - G
    • Electronic Engineering - N
    • Electronic and Computer Engineering - N
    • Electronic and Energy
      Engineering - N
    • Electronic and UAV
      Engineering - N
    • Engineering Project
      Management - G
    • Environmental Engineering - N
    • Industrial Design - G
    • Information Technology* - G N
    • Mechanical Engineering - G N
    • Multimedia - G N
    • Software Engineering - N

    Engineering, IT and aviation

  • To find a course in one of the listed areas visit degrees.griffith.edu.au and search by ‘courses’. For information on course availability and restrictions
    visit griffith.edu.au/inbound-study-options.

     
     

    Gold Coast campus

    Logan campus

    Nathan campus

    Mt Gravatt campus

    South Bank campus

    Specialised Trimester option

    Only available to students who are doing a degree in this
    study area

    Courses available in Trimester 3

    • Australian & Indigenous
      Studies - G N
    • Creative Writing &
      Literature* - G N
    • History* - G N
    • International Studies* - G N
    • Islam-West Relations* - G N
    • Journalism* - G N
    • Languages - Japanese, Chinese, Spanish & Italian* - G N
    • Linguistics* - G N
    • Media & Communication* - G N
    • Public Relations* - G N
    • Screen Studies & Production* - G N
    • Security Studies* - G N
    • Social Sciences* - G N

    Humanities, languages and social science

  • To find a course in one of the listed areas visit degrees.griffith.edu.au and search by ‘courses’. For information on course availability and restrictions
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    Gold Coast campus

    Logan campus

    Nathan campus

    Mt Gravatt campus

    South Bank campus

    Specialised Trimester option

    Only available to students who are doing a degree in this
    study area

    Courses available in Trimester 3

    • Biomedical Science - G N
    • Counselling* - G M
    • Environmental Health - G
    • Exercise Science - G
    • Health Science - G
    • Human Services - G L
    • Medical Science - G N
    • Nursing - G N
    • Nutrition - G
    • Psychological Science* - G M
    • Public Health - G
    • Social Work - G

    Medicine, dentistry and health

  • To find a course in one of the listed areas visit degrees.griffith.edu.au and search by ‘courses’. For information on course availability and restrictions
    visit griffith.edu.au/inbound-study-options.

     
     

    Gold Coast campus

    Logan campus

    Nathan campus

    Mt Gravatt campus

    South Bank campus

    Specialised Trimester option

    Only available to students who are doing a degree in this
    study area

    Courses available in Trimester 3

    • Composition - S
    • Music & Sound Design - G
    • Music Technology - S
    • Musical Theatre - S
    • Performance - Brass, Classical Voice,
      Guitar, Jazz, Keyboard, Percussion, Strings, Woodwind - S
    • Popular Music - S

    Music and performing arts

  • To find a course in one of the listed areas visit degrees.griffith.edu.au and search by ‘courses’. For information on course availability and restrictions
    visit griffith.edu.au/inbound-study-options.

     
     

    Gold Coast campus

    Logan campus

    Nathan campus

    Mt Gravatt campus

    South Bank campus

    Specialised Trimester option

    Only available to students who are doing a degree in this
    study area

    Courses available in Trimester 3

    • Applied Mathematics
      & Statistics* - G N
    • Aquatic Ecosystems - N
    • Bioinformatics - G N
    • Biochemistry &
      Molecular Biology* - G N
    • Chemistry* - G N
    • Geography* - G N
    • Marine Biology* - G
    • Microbiology* - N
    • Physics* - G N
    • Wildlife Biology* - G N
    • Climate Change Adaptation - N
    • Ecology & Conservation
      Biology* - G N
    • Environmental Health - G
    • Environmental Management* - N
    • Environmental Protection
      & Pollution - N
    • Environmental Science* - G N
    • Environmental Sustainability - N
    • Physical Environmental Science - N
    • Soil and Water Science* - N
    • Urban Environments* - G N
    • Water Resources - N

    Science and environment

  • To find a course in one of the listed areas visit degrees.griffith.edu.au and search by ‘courses’. For information on course availability and restrictions
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    Gold Coast campus

    Logan campus

    Nathan campus

    Mt Gravatt campus

    South Bank campus

    Specialised Trimester option

    Only available to students who are doing a degree in this
    study area

    Courses available in Trimester 3

    • Animation - S
    • Art Theory - S
    • Creative and Interactive Media - S G
    • Contemporary Indigenous Art - S
    • Design - S G
    • Film and Screen Media Production - S
    • Fine Art - S
    • Games Design - S
    • Industrial Design - G
    • Photography - S

    Visual and creative arts

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    How many courses can I study?

    How many courses can I study?

    At Griffith, a typical full-time study load is 30 to 40 credit points (CP). One course (subject) is usually worth 10CP. You can choose from the following options per trimester:

    • 30CP - generally 3 courses
    • 40CP - generally 4 courses
    • 50CP - generally 5 courses
    • 10CP = 3 to 4 credits in the US system
    • 10CP = 7.5 ECTS in the European system

    Note: the above information should be used as a guide only.

    How much will it cost?

    Study Abroad program

    Undergraduate and postgraduate

    30CP - $9,130
    40CP or 50CP - $10,135

    Queensland Conservatorium (music)
    30CP, 40CP or 50CP - $11,575

    Exchange program

    Exchange students are nominated by a Griffith partner university and are not required to pay tuition fees to Griffith University. Any tuition fees are paid to your home university.

    Most students will be required to cover the cost of Overseas Student Health Cover.

  • English + University

    Our English + University program is the best way to meet Griffith’s English language entry requirements before you begin your Study Abroad trimester (or year). English + University students complete Griffith English Language Institute’s award winning Direct Entry Program then begin their Griffith University Study Abroad program as
    a confident English speaker, listener, reader and writer. Additional fees apply.

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  • Engineering research project

    If you are an undergraduate (bachelor) student enrolled in an engineering or related degree, you may be eligible to undertake the 4604ENG Internship Research Project as part of your Study Abroad or Exchange program. This 40 credit point course is equivalent to a full-time trimester study load and gives you the opportunity to complete a research internship with a Griffith University academic supervisor.

    Find out more

     
  • Community Internship

    The Community Internship is a 10 credit point course, available to students from all degrees. Through this course you will be able to make a difference in a local community organisation while developing a range of professional and personal skills. You will spend a minimum of 50 hours in a volunteering placement and combine this with academic learning. With hundreds of internship opportunities, we can tailor the internship to match your study area or interests.

    Find out more

     
  • Our Location

    Local attractions

     
  • Brisbane

    Gold Coast

  • Brisbane

    Fast facts

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    Brisbane is a vibrant, expanding city, offering
    world-class education, a beautiful climate and superb lifestyle. It is an ideal place to study and develop
    your career.

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    Fast facts

    Population:
    2.27 million people

    283 days of
    sunshine a year

    Average temperature:
    15°C – 25°C

    One of the world’s most liveable cities

    Culturally diverse population: 28% of Brisbane’s residents were born overseas

    State capital of Queensland

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    International Students in Brisbane: Sanjay from Nepal

    International Students in Brisbane: Yilly from China

    Study Brisbane Compilation

     
     
     
  • Beautiful beaches, an excellent quality of life and friendly people make the Gold Coast a popular study destination.

    Gold Coast

    Fast facts

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    Population: More than
    500,000 people

    300 days of
    sunshine a year

    Average temperature:
    15°C – 25°C

    Spans nearly 60 km of coastline with some of the best beaches on the planet

    Culturally diverse population: 28% of
    Gold Coast’s residents
    were born overseas

    100,000
    hectares of World
    Heritage-listed rainforests

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    China to the Gold Coast: An Education Experience

    Living on the Gold Coast and Studying at Griffith University

    Griffith University Gold Coast campus tour

     
     
     
  • Your student experience

    Sport and fitness

    Griffith offers a variety of sporting facilities and competitions.

    Orientation

    Orientation is when you get to know Griffith and have fun meeting people before you start classes.

    Religion

    Each Griffith campus provides access to prayer facilities as well as multi-faith chaplains.

    Clubs and societies

    Griffith has over 120 clubs in cultural, religious, political, educational, sporting, professional and special interest areas.

    International Student Buddy Program

    The International Student Buddy Program runs from Week 1 to Week 4 of Trimester, with two drop-in style ‘Mates Meetups’ each week at the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses. Current students (Senior Buddies) provide peer support to commencing international students (Junior Buddies) with each weekly session covering topics to help ease your transition to university life. This is a safe and comfortable environment where you can ask questions about Griffith, life in Australia, as well as practise your English. It’s also a great way to make friends!

    Explore blog

    Explore is the Griffith International blog - it has thousands of readers with all stories written by Griffith students.

    Griffith Beach Care group (Gold Coast campus)

    Help restore and care for our beautiful coastal environments with the Griffith Beach Care group. This is a great way to give back to the environment, meet new people and see the beaches of the Gold Coast.

    Griffith volunteer community

    Griffith Bush Care group (Brisbane campuses)

    Help restore the Australian bush environment and, if you are lucky, see koalas, possums, and sugar gliders. Join us to develop your teamwork skills, learn more about the environment and meet new people.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Student stories

    ‘I have absolutely loved my trimester at Griffith because of the people, the weather, and the
    location. The course convenors are passionate about the subjects they teach and I have made so many new friends that I now consider family.’

    Gabrielle, USA

    Business administration student

    ‘Studying abroad in Australia was one of the best decisions I have made. Griffith is a very
    welcoming community and creates many opportunities for students to do a wide array of activities from ice-skating to surfing on the beautiful Gold Coast with very low costs. There are always new events happening on and off campus that I look forward to trying out.’

    Riley, Canada

    Business student

     
     
     
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    Work while you study

    Key facts about working in Australia

    • Student visa holders can work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight (2 week period) during the teaching period, once classes have started.
    • Student visa holders can work unlimited hours during scheduled University-wide teaching breaks.
    • Australia has a high national minimum wage.
    • Work rights in Australia mean you are entitled to a healthy and safe work environment, regular breaks and rest periods.

    Services to help you

    Griffith’s Careers and Employment Service can help you find part-time paid work while you are studying through Unitemps, provide you with advice on how to apply for a job, and help you prepare for finding your first graduate job.

    griffith.edu.au/careers
    griffith.edu.au/careers-employment/unitemps

     
     
     
     
  • Cost of living

    The cost of living in South East Queensland, where our five Griffith University campuses are located, is considered more affordable than other major Australian cities such as Sydney and Melbourne*.

    The Australian Government requires students to have access to a minimum of AU$20,290 (Australian dollars) per year to meet their living costs.

    *In the QS Best Student Cities 2018 rankings, Brisbane and the Gold Coast are ahead of Sydney and Melbourne in the Affordability Rank.

    Your total cost of studying in Australia will include:

    • tuition fees
    • visa application fees
    • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
    • flights
    • cost of living
    • other personal and study-related expenses.

    Find out more

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    Cost of Living

    Whether you would like to live on-campus or off-campus, there are a number of options you can explore to find housing to suit your needs.

    On-campus

    On-campus accommodation is available at all campuses except South Bank. On-campus accommodation is usually fully furnished and provides access to laundry facilities, gym equipment, common rooms, internet and organised student activities.

    griffith.edu.au/accommodation/on-campus

    Off-campus

    In Australia, share housing - where you share a house or apartment with a number of other students - is the most common form of off-campus accommodation. You may wish to organise temporary accommodation for your first few days or weeks in Queensland.

    griffith.edu.au/international-accommodation

    Homestay

    Homestay accommodation gives you the option of living with an Australian family while you study.

    griffith.edu.au/homestay

    Accommodation

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Disclaimer

    Griffith has used reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information contained in this publication is correct at the time of printing but this information may be subject to corrections or changes without notice. Griffith reserves the right to alter, change, or discontinue degrees and courses without notice. Griffith assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information provided by third parties. The publication of degree details in this document does not create an obligation on the part of Griffith to teach a degree in any given year, or teach it in the mode described in this publication. It is the responsibility of students to check and confirm all general and degree-specific information prior to application and enrolment. In particular, degree offerings, duration, mode, commencement, campus location, fees, and entry requirements need to be checked and confirmed. All costs and fees contained in this publication are in Australian dollars (AU$). Applications and enrolments are subject to Griffith’s Privacy Policy, which is available online at griffith.edu.au/privacy-plan.


    ESOS Compliance

    The provision of education services to international students by Australian educational institutions is governed by the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Regulations under this Act. Griffith, in providing education services to overseas students, complies with the National Code of Practice through the Department of Education. Visit: internationaleducation.gov.au and education.gov.au.

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    Key dates

    Teaching periods

    Tri 1: Mon 24 Feb - Fri 22 May 2020
    Tri 2: Mon 6 Jul - Sat 17 Oct 2020
    Tri 3: Mon 26 Oct 2020 - Sat 13 Feb 2021

    Application deadlines*

    Study Abroad
    Tri 2 (Jul to Oct): 30 May 2020
    Tri 3 (Oct to Feb): 30 Sep 2020
    Tri 1 (Feb to Jun): 30 Jan 2021

    Exchange
    Tri 2 (Jul to Oct): 15 Apr 2020
    Tri 3 (Oct to Feb): 15 Jul 2020
    Tri 1 (Feb to Jun): 15 Oct 2020

    *You will need to apply in sufficient time to allow you to obtain a student visa.