Applying to study at Griffith is easy
Read through these steps to understand how to successfully apply to Griffith University.
How to apply
1. Choose the program you want to study
If you are applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate program, search for your program on the degree and career finder to check you meet the academic and English language entry requirements. If you do not meet the entry requirements for your program, explore your options.
If you are applying for an English language course please visit the Griffith English Language Institute.
If you are applying for the Study Abroad or Exchange program, please visit Griffith Global Mobility.
If you are applying for a research degree, please visit Griffith Graduate Research School.
2. Check if you are eligible for credit
If you have existing formal qualifications or relevant work experience, you may be eligible to receive credit towards your program. Find out if you are eligible for credit.
To apply, provide details of your previous qualification or work experience in the ‘credit for previous study’ section when you submit your application (see step 4). You may be required to supply detailed course outlines of your previous qualification(s) in English.
3. 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 results, 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.
You can apply to Griffith University a number of ways:
- directly through Griffith University’s International Online Application System. You will need $50AUD for the non-refundable application fee
- an international agent or provider
- QTAC or UAC (only if you are currently studying at an Australian high school)
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 and career finder.
How to track the progress of your application:
5. Accept your offer
Once you have a Letter of Offer, you can accept by following this step-by-step process. This will include:
- returning evidence of meeting any outstanding conditions in your Letter of Offer
- formally accepting your offer
- paying your total deposit fee.
Once you have successfully accepted your offer, we will send you a Confirmation of Enrolment which you can use to apply for a student visa. You must not apply for your Australian student visa until you have received your CoE(s).
Related informationUnder 18 Student Agreement (PDF 110k)
Griffith provides a number of scholarships for international students. Financial aid and sponsorship support is also available.
Credit for prior learning
You may be able to gain credit toward your Griffith studies for prior learning undertaken in your home country or in Australia, including the International Baccalaureate.
Improve your skills to meet entry requirements
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.