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Universities in Gold Coast

Griffith University

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
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.

Times Higher Education has ranked Griffith University within the top 300 universities (2016).

Cricos Code: 00233E

Our programs at the Griffith University

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 ranked within the top 500 in the 2018 World University Rankings.

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

Cricos Code: 00017B

New York Film Academy Australia

The New York Film Academy was established in 1992 with the vision of teaching film in a "learning by doing" mindset. Founder and veteran producer, Jerry Sherlock, integrated this philosophy into each aspect of the Academy's curriculum, blending traditional film school education with hands-on experiences including writing, producing and editing of original films.

In 2013, New York Film Academy Australia opened its doors. It's Gold Coast campus is home to a two-level, state of the art facility located in Southport, and is in the perfect location for filmmaking with the beautiful Broadwater waterfront promenade and numerous parkland areas nearby. NYFA Gold Coast students have access to the renowned Village Roadshow Studios for production work during their program. This unique opportunity allows for students to study on the backlot of a working international film studio which has been the location for many Hollywood films including, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, The Shallows and several more.

The New York Film Academy is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Cricos Code: 03366A

Upon program completion, students will receive a transcript issued directly by the New York Film Academy. Students requiring a U.S. transcript will have the option to request a supplemental transcript from Endicott College who serves as the School of Record for the New York Film Academy. For more information on this option, please contact ISA.

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