How to apply for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
Applying to study at Griffith University is easy. With applications open all year round, you can quickly complete your international undergraduate or postgraduate application with these simple steps.
How to apply
1. Choose the degree
At Griffith we offer hundreds of study options. Our study website will help you find the best degree for you.
2. Entry requirements
Check you meet the academic and English language entry requirements in the Degree finder.
Consider a pathway option if you don’t meet the direct entry requirements.
3. CHECK IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CREDIT
If you have existing formal qualifications or relevant work experience, you may be eligible to receive credit which will reduce the duration of your study.
To apply, provide details of your previous qualification or work experience in the ‘credit for previous study’ section when you submit your application. You may be required to supply detailed course outlines of your previous qualification(s) in English.
4. PREPARE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
Prepare supporting documentation including:
- a certified* copy of your academic results (translated into English if applicable)
- a certified* copy of your English test results (if available) and
- if you are applying for a music or visual arts degree you may need to submit a portfolio of work, or audition (see individual program for details)
Sponsored students must also supply documents confirming:
- program(s) being supported
- duration of support
- inclusions such as tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover.
*To certify your documents, a Justice of the Peace or other public notary—lawyer, policeman, solicitor, embassy official—must see your original documents, and sign and stamp the copies for you.
Apply online or through an international registered recruitment representative.
If you are currently studying at an Australian high school you may apply through QTAC or UAC.
We recommend you apply for undergraduate and postgraduate programs by:
- 31 January (to start Trimester 1)
- 3 June (to start Trimester 2)
- 30 September (to start Trimester 3).
You must allow enough time for your visa application to be processed, to allow you to arrive in time for Orientation. Some programs have different application closing dates. Check if this applies to your program on the Degree finder.
Track your application
If you applied online, login to our International Application System.
If you applied through an agent, check with your registered Griffith agent or provider.
Accept your offer
Ready to accept your offer? We look forward to welcoming you to Griffith.
- If you applied through an registered agent or provider please contact them to accept your offer.
- If you applied online you must login to the International Application system and 'Respond to your offer'.
If you have been issued a conditional or provisional offer we will contact you about the next steps which may include meeting any outstanding conditions.
Once you have formally accepted your offer and paid your total deposit fee you will then receive an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment which you will need to apply for a student visa. You must not apply for your Australian student visa until you have received your CoE(s).
Under 18 and coming to Griffith
Are you an international student under 18 years of age? As part of your visa requirements you must meet the Australian Government’s welfare arrangements which includes approved accommodation or homestay.
Trimester 2, 2022
Orientation: 11–15 July 2022
Teaching weeks: 18 July–14 October 2022
Study days: 17–19 October 2022
Exam period: 20–29 October 2022
Trimester 3, 2022/23
Orientation: 31 October–4 November 2022
Teaching weeks: 7 November 2022–10 February 2023
Study days: 13–15 February 2023
Exam period: 16–25 February 2023
Trimester 1, 2023
Orientation: 27 February–3 March 2023
Teaching weeks: 6 March–2 June 2023
Study days: 5–7 June 2023
Exam period: 8–17 June 2023
For non-standard academic calendars
We offer a generous range of scholarships to support remarkable international students coming to study in our undergraduate, postgraduate, research and pathway programs.
English language programs
Griffith English Language Institute, our official English language provider, delivers award-winning English language courses to international students. Courses are designed for learners at every stage, from beginner to advanced.
Griffith College provides you with the closest alternative to direct entry to a degree at Griffith University. Griffith College's high-quality courses are equivalent to university-level study, and are taught at our Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast campuses.