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Gold Coast Universities

With three major universities offering World-Class education, the Gold Coast is a wonderful place to study. Thousands of international students enrol in a Gold Coast university each year, though the city is also popular among Australian school-leavers and mature-age students from other Queensland areas and interstate.

The opportunities for an active social life and being close to beaches and other recreational areas while on time off from study is also very appealing, especially to the younger generation. The Gold Coast is an exciting city with plenty to see and do, so it's no surprise that our universities receive many international and interstate students. For this reason, there is an abundance of student accommodation options with both Bond and Griffith Universities offering on-campus accommodation.

There are three universities on the Gold Coast and various TAFE campuses

Bond University

Australia's first and largest private university, Bond University operates three, 14-week semesters each year. Most students complete a six-semester Bachelor's Degree in just two years. Located in Robina, Bond has particularly good business, law and psychology schools, as well as a full range of other courses on offer. The student-to-teacher ratio is lower, creating a more effective learning environment.

Students can choose between diploma, bachelor, graduate diploma, masters or PhD courses in business, health sciences, humanities and social sciences, information technology, medicine and law. Bond University also has an accredited, on-campus English language institute. 

Bond University also has on-campus accommodation options for students, though there are numerous off-campus options close to the University including Varsity Towers and Chancellor Lakeside Apartments.

For information about Bond University:
Phone: +61 7 5595 1111

Griffith University

The Gold Coast campus is Griffith University's largest campus, and has focused its teaching and research to support the dynamic Gold Coast region and now has over 21,000 students and 450 staff members. More than $100 million has been invested in facilities incorporating leading-edge, international standard technologies, including the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct and Gold Coast University Hospital.

The campus' exciting range of coursework and research degree programs cover fields including arts, business, education, engineering, environment, health, hospitality, information technology, law, music, science, tourism and hotel management, visual and creative arts. Griffith University now has an exciting Medicine program through the Griffith University School of Medicine and Dentistry. 

Located on the Gold Coast light rail line, Griffith is a 20 minute tram ride from Surfers Paradise and offers an excellent range of campus services and student recreation. 

For information about Griffith University Gold Coast Campus:
Phone: +61 7 5594 8800

Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University's Gold Coast campus is located in Coolangatta just a few hundred metres from North Kirra Beach and the Gold Coast Airport. The most popular course options include the arts, engineering, nursing and midwifery, business, education, law, IT, sports science and exercise physiology, psychological science and more.

With innovative learning spaces, including clinical laboratories, computer labs, lecture theatres and student lounges, an excellent library with ocean views and stellar student support services, SCU is a fast-growing university and excellent study choice.

For information about the Southern Cross University:
Phone: 1800 626 481

Images courtesy Tourism & Events Queensland, Getty Images & Griffith University website

Things to do and seeOn the Gold Coast in Queensland

Theme Parks

Combo passes & packages

Free things to do

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


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