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
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 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.
Apply online or through an international registered recruitment representative.
*You will need $50AUD for the non-refundable application fee.
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.
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.
6. ACCEPT YOUR OFFER
To accept your offer you must return evidence of meeting any outstanding conditions in your Letter of Offer, formally accept your offer and pay 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).
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.
30 October 2017 – 17 February 2018
Our third teaching trimester runs from Monday 30 October 2017 to Friday 17 February 2018.
Monday 26 February – Saturday 23 June
Our first teaching trimester for 2018 runs from Monday 26 February to Friday 1 June. Exams conclude on Saturday 23 June.
Monday 9 July — Saturday 20 October
Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 9 July. Trimester 2 exams run from Saturday 6 to Saturday 20 October.
31 January 2018
Apply for Trimester 1
We recommend you apply for undergraduate and postgraduate programs by 31 January to start studying in Trimester 1 2018.
3 June 2018
Apply for Trimester 2
We recommend you apply for undergraduate and postgraduate programs by 3 June to start studying in Trimester 2 2018.
30 September 2018
Apply for Trimester 3
We recommend you apply for undergraduate and postgraduate programs by 30 September to start studying in Trimester 3 2018.
For dates including non-standard academic calendars visit academic calendar and key dates.