Improve your opportunity to gain a place in your preferred program
Bridging, preparatory and pathway programs are available to help you upgrade to your preferred Griffith undergraduate program or to satisfy subject prerequisites.
How to apply
How to apply
1. Select your pathway
Our alternative-entry options include:
- bridging and preparatory programs
- Continuing Education Certificates
- single course of study
- cross-institutional study
- upgrading via university study
- non-formal entry.
You can find out more about each of these options by following the links at the bottom of this page.
2. Check entry requirements
Explore our comprehensive range of degrees available at our study website.
OP, ATAR, IB and Rank
An Overall Position is the tertiary entrance rank assigned to eligible Year 12 students in Queensland based on their performance in senior secondary school subjects. An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank is the rank assigned to eligible Year 12 students in other Australian states and territories. Some high schools also offer the Diploma of the International Baccalaureate program. If you do not have an OP, ATAR or IB, you can still receive an admissions rank on the basis of previous secondary schooling, tertiary, bridging and preparatory studies, tertiary admissions tests or work experience and qualifications.
Prior assumed knowledge
All Griffith degrees have an English subject prerequisite. Maths (A, B or C), Physics, Chemistry and Biology will be replaced by prior assumed knowledge for the majority of our undergraduate degrees. This means it is not compulsory for you to have studied these subjects in high school (or equivalent). However, it is highly recommended that if you are applying for a degree with prior assumed knowledge, that you have undertaken these subjects or bridging subjects to improve your chances of success.
3. Check fees and scheme duration
You can find indicative fees for specific degrees via our study website. Domestic students studying an undergraduate degree may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place. This means that you pay a student contribution for your degree with the majority of the cost covered by the Australian Government. You can visit our fees and charges section to find out more about costs.
These schemes vary in duration. Some can be completed in one trimester while others may be completed over multiple trimesters.
From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, which gives you the flexibility to pace your study to suit your needs. You will have greater flexibility as well as the ability to fast-track your degree by studying in our new trimester teaching periods.
You may be able to apply directly to the University for the alternative-entry pathway schemes. Admission may be based on criteria including personal background, skills, motivation and commitment to succeed in university study. Check the information on your pathway scheme for details on how to apply.
After completion, you may need to apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre or New South Wales-based University Admissions Centre for entry into your preferred degree.
5. Accept your offer
Offers will be made directly from Griffith University. Simply follow the instructions on your offer to accept and enrol in your degree.
6. Check available scholarships
We offer scholarships for students from different backgrounds at different stages of their university career. Visit our scholarships page to find out what you’re eligible for.
I'm OP eligible. What are my options?
You may be able to upgrade your admissions rank by undertaking studies in an alternative program.
I'm OP ineligible. What are my options?
Undertaking a Preparatory Program will assist you to be more competitive in gaining entry to your preferred undergraduate program.
What is the difference between a bridging course and preparatory program?
Preparatory Programs provides a pathway if you wish to undertake university study but lack the formal qualification required for entry to an undergraduate program. Upon successful completion of the preparatory programs you will be well prepared to embark on further study and receive a competitive admission rank.
If you have not studied prerequisite subjects (English, Maths B or Science), a bridging course can provide you with the opportunity bridge the gap between your levels of knowledge that is required to meet the subject prerequisite.
Admission ranks can be awarded for your senior secondary study, tertiary or other qualifications. If you have more than one admission rank these will be assessed in order from highest to lowest.
What are my pathways options?
There are a number of opportunities to access pathway and preparation programs for applicants who have not met the entry requirements from their high school study. These options can help you upgrade to your preferred undergraduate program or to satisfy subject prerequisites.
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
The STAT is a two-hour multiple choice exam. Non-current school-leavers 18 years or over can sit this exam and gain a rank towards admission into most Griffith programs. A high score in STAT may also meet the English subject prerequisite for some programs.
Single Course of Study at Griffith
Successfully completing a minimum of two single courses (subjects) of study can provide you with a rank for entry into an undergraduate program and meets the English subject prerequisite.
Meeting subject prerequisities
If you have not met your prerequisite requirements via your secondary studies, Griffith accepts a range of alternative ways to meet subject prerequisite or assumed prior knowledge requirements.
Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (CATP)
Successful completion of the full certificate from an approved institution guarantees a place in a range of Griffith programs. You may undertake specific modules to meet subject prerequisite requirements. A minimum rank is available for two or more successfully completed modules.
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Monday 27 February — Friday 26 May
From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester kicking off on Monday 27 February.
Monday 3 July — Friday 22 September
Our second teaching trimester for 2017 runs from Monday 3 July to Friday 22 September.
Monday 30 October — Friday 2 February
Our third teaching trimester runs from Monday 30 October 2017 to Friday 2 February 2018.