Top Reasons to Study in Brisbane, Australia

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Queensland isn’t called the sunshine state for no reason. With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, Brisbane summers are famous for the sub-tropical humid heat cooled by beautiful afternoon storms. Winter days rarely dip below 20 degrees, and between spring and autumn are particularly popular with students, especially around October when the jacarandas begin to bloom across the city – despite them being a sign that exams are looming.

Aside being a beautiful city,  Brisbane offers international student a low cost of living as it is the city with one of the lowest costs of living in comparison with other Australian cities – from transport to accommodation to meals. That doesn’t mean there is a compromise in quality though – it just means that your dollars will go a lot further living in Brisbane than in our southern counterparts – Melbourne & Sydney, we are looking at you.


Where should you consider studying in Queensland?

There are many reasons why you would wish to study at Griffith University: great weather, a relaxed, diverse culture, white sandy beaches and it’s a highly regarded university. Griffith University is a public university in Queensland, Australia. The university has five campuses in three Queensland cities, the largest of which are Brisbane’s Nathan Campus and Southport’s Gold Coast campus. You can practically study anything at Griffith University. The course and the range of topics are so diverse, relevant and international, that graduates are prepared for incredible occupations. The university offers over 200 degrees, you only have to find the field you wish to study the most.

Why study at Griffith University?

The university is considered to be the country’s most innovative institution. It is ranked 35th as a young university in the QS World University Rankings in 2019 and also ranked among the Top 2 Percent of all universities worldwide. Griffith is one of Australia’s most recognized universities for study and education. The Australian Government’s office of Learning and Teaching has acknowledged Griffith University as the leading university in Australia for citation and scholarship program. It is an influential academic center in which graduates are widely recognized worldwide.

What can you study at Griffith University?

Whilst Griffith University offers a plethora of courses ranging from Business to Medical degrees, we have highlighted this particular course which they are known to be number 1 in Australia

At a glance:

CourseBachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management
Duration3 Years (6 Semester)
LocationBrisbane or Gold Coast, Australia
IntakeFebruary, July and October of each year
Tuition feeAUD$ 27,500 per-year (2019 indicative)
Why choose this program?
  • Ranked Number 1 in Australia and 20th in the world for Hospitality & Leisure Management under the QS Subject Ranking 2019 – The best hotel chains in the world which includes Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott will constantly look to hire fresh graduates from Griffith University.
  • Griffith University has a campus based in Gold Coast which is known as Australia’s holiday paradise. Students studying here will easily gain access to practical training in the well-established hospitality industry in Gold Coast
  • All students will have the opportunity to undertake a work-integrated learning activity in this degree. There will be a range of activities which includes industry-based projects, simulations, major case studies, industry placements and executive shadowing programs.
Scholarship opportunityThe ‘Griffith Remarkable Scholarship’ program offers international students the opportunity to receive up to 50% of tuition fees for the duration of the program
To find out more information on course entry requirements, scholarship opportunity, course structure and career outcome, simply connect with Excel Education


How does Griffith University support International Student?

University student support and services enrich the quality of the whole learning and academic success of students. Friendly student consultants and staffs are committed to ensuring that the transition to a university for new international students is simple and pleasant.

You have access to a wide range of free English programs to support your academic goals. Griffith Mates is a diverse group of senior students who speak more than 40 languages. The aim is to guarantee that the transition experience to university life is best achieved by welcoming you during the orientation and helping you to make new friends through fun events and activities.

Griffith University also offers an Industry Mentoring Program (IMP) to help you connect to an experienced professional mentor in the industry you chose. The goal is to help you gain an exposure in the industry, build your network and advance to your career. These programs make graduates of Griffith extremely employable.

Can you work while studying?

During the course of the study period international students can work up to 20 hours per-week and 40 hours during the University holidays. Griffith University offers career and employment services to international students who are seeking for a suitable job while studying. ‘UNITEMPS’ Griffith is the University-based recruitment agency, which provides international students, graduates and alumni with a wide range of paid employment opportunities

What is the entry requirement to study at Griffith University?

Depending on what you are looking to study at Griffith (Undergraduate, Postgraduate or PhD) there are various entry requirements to meet which includes ‘good standing’ academic results from previous education (e.g. A Levels, IB, SAT, etc.) and good command of English. Some courses have higher entry requirements, specific prerequisites which includes presentation of portfolios, medical checks and professional work experience.

To find out more about entry requirements simply connect with Excel Education

How can Excel Education help you?

We offer free study consultation and help you with all the practicalities such as application, accommodation, scholarships, visa processing and flight arrangement if you wish to study:

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  • Undergraduate, Postgraduate or PhD degree program
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Yvonne is a former psychology student from the US. She is passionate about empowering students to achieve their educational goals. If you wish to know more about Yvonne incredible experiences being an international student, you can contact her through Excel Education =)

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