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Broaden your horizons

Asia accounts for 60% of the world's population and is rapidly developing both socially and economically. Australia is recognised as a crucial player in Asia with our integration into this region vital to our continued prosperity.

With deep knowledge of Asia, you'll position yourself as a sought-after graduate. You'll develop expertise and an in-depth understanding of the region's political, economic and cultural environment and be prepared to take advantage of new and exciting opportunities working in Australia and overseas as an expert on Asian affairs.

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Study Asian studies at Griffith

Recognised expertise

Griffith has been at the forefront of Asian issues and research for more than 25 years. Our Griffith Asia Institute builds on this progressive tradition, providing cutting-edge research on political and cultural issues in Asia and the South Pacific. The Institute has strong affiliations with think tanks, government and industry, and promotes Asian engagement through a number of high-profile initiatives.

Learn a language

Study Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese or Korean language as part of your Asian Studies degree. Graduates with the ability to communicate cross-culturally are valuable assets to any modern organisation with the type of skills employers take note of.

Experience Asia first-hand

Through the Griffith in Asia Initiative, you’ll have opportunities to study abroad and immerse yourself in Asian culture. You’ll get out of the classroom and into the field through a range of fully structured and supported international internships, semester exchange programs, and language and study tours.

Multiply your career options

Combine your Asian Studies degree with Business, Commerce, Law or Government and International Relations to develop a unique skill set that will give you an added advantage in the employment market. You can complete a double degree in less time than it takes to complete two degrees back to back, allowing you to work in either field or pursue a career that combines both.

5-Star Rated

Griffith Business School is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality in Business and Management by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Estelle McCabe

Studying a degree in Asian Studies has reinforced Estelle McCabe's interest and appreciation of Asian business, culture and history and is positioning her strongly to pursue a career in Japan. Her ambition to work as a communications specialist fostering Japanese—Australian relations in the resources sector was also boosted by a New Colombo Plan Scholarship. 'I'm confident that living, learning and working in Japan will improve and develop not only my Japanese language but also my negotiation skills by improving fluency and understanding of the spoken word.' The scholarship enabled Estelle to spend a semester at Saitama University, near Tokyo, through which she gained credits for her Asian Studies degree at Griffith.

Estelle McCabe

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The rise of Asia brings new opportunities for graduates with expertise in this region. Griffith's Bachelor of Asian Studies will prepare you for careers both in Australia and overseas in government, business consultancy, travel and tourism, education, international agencies, training, export consultancy, foreign affairs, foreign trade, defence, security agencies and media.

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Griffith Asia Institute ranked top university-affiliated regional studies centre in Australia

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Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December

Ongoing Q&A sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.   Find out more

Monday 26 February — Saturday 23 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 26 February 2018 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Saturday 9 to Saturday 23 June.

Sunday 8 April — Monday 9 April

Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo - Adelaide

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo in Adelaide to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Tuesday 1 May — Wednesday 21 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Lismore

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Wednesday 2 May — Thursday 3 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

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Thursday 3 May — Sunday 6 May

VCE and and Careers Expo - Melbourne

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Wednesday 9 May — Wednesday 21 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Townsville

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Thursday 10 May — Wednesday 21 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Cairns

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Friday 11 May — Saturday 12 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

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Monday 14 May — Wednesday 21 February

Pathways to Medicine Information Evening - Gold Coast campus

What you need to know to maximise your chances of gaining a place to study Griffith's Doctor of Medicine.  

Tuesday 15 May — Wednesday 21 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Toowoomba

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Tuesday 15 May — Wednesday 21 February

Mature Student Open Evening - South Bank campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students.  

Tuesday 15 May — Wednesday 21 February

Pathways to Medicine Information Evening - South Bank campus

What you need to know to maximise your chances of gaining a place to study Griffith's Doctor of Medicine.  

Thursday 17 May — Wednesday 21 February

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students.  

Monday 21 May — Friday 25 May

Q&A Sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.   Find out more

Tuesday 22 May — Wednesday 21 February

Parent and Student Advice Night - Nathan campus

Tour the campus and get personal study and subject selection advice with our expert study advisers at this informative on-campus event. Meet current Griffith students and their parents and hear about their experiences of the transition from school to university.  

Thursday 24 May — Wednesday 21 February

Parent and Student Advice Night - Gold Coast campus

Tour the campus and get personal study and subject selection advice with our expert study advisers at this informative on-campus event. Meet current Griffith students and their parents and hear about their experiences of the transition from school to university.  

Tuesday 29 May — Wednesday 21 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Mackay

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Wednesday 30 May — Wednesday 21 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Rockhampton

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Tuesday 19 June — Wednesday 21 February

Discover Griffith - Nathan campus

Join us at our Nathan campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You'll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.  

Thursday 21 June — Wednesday 21 February

Discover Griffith - Gold Coast campus

Join us at our Gold Coast campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You'll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.  

Monday 9 July — Saturday 20 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 9 July . Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 6 to Saturday 20 October.

Saturday 21 July — Sunday 22 July

TSXPO (Tertiary Studies Expo)

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Tuesday 24 July — Wednesday 21 February

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

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Monday 6 August — Wednesday 21 February

Townsville Careers Expo

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Sunday 12 August — Wednesday 21 February

OPEN DAY - Nathan, Gold Coast and South Bank campuses

Discover what's possible at Griffith at Open Day. Visit our Gold Coast, Nathan or South Bank campus to attend information sessions and activities, chat with academics about your preferred degree, find out about services and support, and tour our campuses. Find out more