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.

Flexible study options

International students starting or continuing study in 2020

Want to apply to a different program?

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.

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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.

Understand Griffith’s entry requirements


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.

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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

Sponsored students must also supply documents confirming:

*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.

If you are currently studying at an Australian high school you may apply through QTAC or UAC.

*If you plan to start studying in Trimester 2 or 3 2020 or Trimester 1, 2021 there is no application fee. For applications onwards from Trimester 2, 2021 you will need $50AUD for the non-refundable application fee.

Application dates

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.

Contact us

Do you have a question? Get in touch with us

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).

Related information

Under 18 Student Agreement (PDF 110k)

Key dates

Trimester 3, 2020

Orientation: 26 - 30 October 2020

Teaching weeks: 2 November 2020 - 5 February 2021

Study days: 8 - 10 February 2021

Exam period: 11 - 20 February 2021

Trimester 1, 2021

Orientation: 1 - 5 March 2021

Teaching weeks: 8 March - 4 June 2021

Study days: 7 - 9 June 2021

Exam period: 10 - 19 June 2021

Trimester 2, 2021

Orientation: 12 - 16 July 2021

Teaching weeks: 19 July - 15 October 2021

Study days: 18 - 20 October 2021

Exam period: 21 - 30 October 2021

Trimester 3, 2021

Orientation: 1 - 5 November 2021

Teaching weeks: 8 November 2021 – 11 February 2022

Study days: 14 – 16 February 2022

Exam period: 17 – 26 February 2022


We offer a generous range of scholarships to support remarkable international students coming to study in our undergraduate, postgraduate, research and pathway programs.

View international scholarships

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 English Language Institute

Griffith College

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.

Griffith College