Entry requirements and admission pathways options for international students

No matter what level of study you have completed or what English level you have, we have a range of admission pathways to help you achieve your study goals. Discover what requirements you must meet for standard entry into undergraduate (bachelor), postgraduate (master) and research degrees.

Understand your degree requirements

Some degrees have higher entry requirements, specific prerequisites or require the submission of portfolios, medical checks or professional work experience. Search for your degree to view your specific requirements.

English language requirements

English language requirements apply to international applicants. If your previous study was undertaken in a language other than English, you may need to take an English language test to demonstrate you met the English language requirements for your degree.

English language tests

We accept the following English tests for standard entry into undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs.

  • IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no subscore less than 6.0 or
  • TOEFL: a minimum score of 575 or
  • Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL: a score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) or
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 58 with no score less than 50 or
  • ISLPR: no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR

Some degrees may require higher levels of English or only accept specific English language tests.

Admission pathway option

If you do not meet the minimum English language requirements, you may complete the Direct Entry Program at Griffith English Language Institute.

The duration of your English study will vary depending on your current level of English.

Undergraduate academic entry requirements

Visit the degree and career finder to view the specific academic entry requirements of your undergraduate (Bachelor) program.

Standard requirements

Standard academic entry to our undergraduate degrees requires completion of secondary school comparable to Australian Year 12 or equivalent academic achievement.

Some degrees have higher entry requirements, specific prerequisites or require the submission of portfolios, medical checks or professional work experience.

Admission pathway option

If you do not meet the academic entry criteria for your degree, you may be able to study a foundation or diploma program to gain direct entry into the equivalent Griffith University bachelor degree.

Postgraduate academic entry requirements

Visit the degree and career finder to view the specific academic entry requirements of your postgraduate (Master) program.

Standard requirements

For standard entry into most master degrees, you must hold a bachelor degree or higher (or equivalent) from a recognised university. You must meet minimum Grade Point Average entry requirements. Griffith also recognises the knowledge gained through work experience, as well as prior study, for some degrees.

Admission pathway option

If you do not meet the academic entry criteria for your degree, you may be able to study the Masters Qualifying Program through Griffith College and qualify for entry into a Griffith University Masters program.

Research academic entry requirements

Visit the degree and career finder to view the specific academic entry requirements of your research program.

Standard requirements

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD):

  • A bachelor degree (or equivalent) with class I honours or class IIA honours; or
  • a master degree (or equivalent) incorporating a significant research component; or
  • a record of research, or a qualification granted by a professional or other body which is deemed to be of a standard comparable to a bachelor degree with class IIA honours.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil):

  • a bachelor degree (or equivalent) with at least class IIB honours incorporating a significant research component; or
  • a record of research, or a qualification granted by a professional or other body which is deemed to be of a standard comparable to a bachelor degree with class IIB honours.

Admission pathway option

If you do not meet the academic entry criteria for your degree, the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies offers graduate diplomas in specific disciplines.

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