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Universities in Gold Coast

Griffith University - Gold Coast


Established in 1971, Griffith University is a young, dynamic university with a focus on issues of global importance and has an established reputation of being one of the nation's leading universities. The University is recognized by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Australia, and the Griffith University Business School has AACSB International accreditation and is a member of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative. Griffith is committed to excellence in teaching, learning, and research. It offers a comprehensive range of courses for a changing world. Griffith University teaches across most academic disciplines and has particular strengths in:

International Business & Asian Studies
Environmental Science
Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Management
Visual & Creative Arts, Film & Animation
Exercise Science & Nutrition
Criminology & Criminal Justice
Social Justice and Social Enterprise
Information & Communication Technology
Engineering (Civil, Coastal, Construction Management, Environmental, Electronic)

Griffith's Gold Coast campus is home to 17,300 students from around the world. Campus is conveniently located just a 10 minute bus ride from Southport - a main coastal town of the Gold Coast and 20 minutes from Surfer's Paradise, one of the most popular beach towns in all of Australia. The Gold Coast is known as one of Australia's most famous holiday spots, balancing breathtaking natural beauty and a buzzing cosmopolitan atmosphere. Students can enjoy some of the world's best beaches and forest areas, excellent restaurants, shopping centers, and sporting facilities. The University has an extensive range of clubs and societies available to learn new skills and meet new people, and with all this at a student's doorstep, it's easy to see why so many love it here.

In the QS World University Rankings, Griffith University- Gold Coast has ranked in the top 400 universities in the world for the last seven years, which means they are in the top 5% of universities in the world.

Griffith University supports ISA students with three USD $1000 awards per year. One of the scholarships is specifically dedicated to students taking courses within the Arts, Education, and Law disciplines at Griffith University.

Cricos Code: 00233E

Bond University


Granted official University status by the State of Queensland in 1987 and having welcomed its first student body in May of 1989, Bond University is Australia's first private, not-for-profit University, offering a personalized academic environment. The university is recognized by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Australia. Additionally, Bond University is recognized as an accredited Australian university by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). Home to approximately 4,000 undergraduate and post-graduate students, nearly 50 percent of which are international students, Bond University is nationally recognized as having the smallest student-to-staff ratio and offers a choice of more than 2,000 subjects, available through the Faculties of Law, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health Sciences and Medicine, as well as the Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture. Bond is unlike many other Australian universities, as it runs on a trimester system with semesters commencing in January, May and September, allowing a six-semester degree to be completed in two years, instead of three, without increasing semester workloads.

The university is located in Robina, Queensland, a suburb of the famous Gold Coast. Students will enjoy the best of both worlds while at Bond University: all the modern conveniences, entertainments and excitement of city life, mixed with the leisure lifestyle of an internationally renowned beach resort destination. From the Gold Coast, students can easily travel to all parts of Queensland and the world, including such internationally famous tourist resort areas as the Great Barrier Reef, the Sunshine Coast and Byron Bay, along with many others!

The university is ranked 22nd in Australia in the 2014 QS Australian University Rankings.

The Bond University Sponsored Scholarship supports ISA students with a number of scholarships totalling $8,000 AUD per year.

Cricos Code: 00017B

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