Making the switch

If you are a current Griffith undergraduate student, you can apply for an internal transfer if you wish to study another Griffith undergraduate program. Before making the switch, we recommend you read Important changes to fees below to understand how your transfer to a new program may impact you financially.

If you are wanting to change your campus, then please see relevant section below.

Application closing dates

Please refer to key dates for application closing dates. Please note some programs may have an earlier closing date. Refer to the program entry in the Degree Finder for more information. For other key dates, including open enrolment for your trimester, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

Applications for the following programs have now closed:

Bachelor of Dental Technology, Bachelor of Dental Technology/Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics, Bachelor of Film and Screen Media Production, Bachelor of Nursing* (Gold Coast and Nathan campuses), Bachelor of Nursing/Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nursing. Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and the Bachelor of Paramedicine

*Bachelor of Nursing at Logan campus is still open. Trimester 2 2021 applications will open on the 1 February 2021.


Domestic students

You can apply for an internal transfer if you are:

  • a current continuing undergraduate student or a commencing undergraduate student
  • an OUA student enrolled in a Griffith CSP program
  • on leave or returning from leave of absence
  • entitled to readmission
  • a deferred student.

International students

You can apply for an internal transfer if you are a current continuing undergraduate student.

If you haven't started at Griffith yet and want to change your program, campus or defer your start date you will need to submit a new application via the International Online Application System.

For other options visit taking a break from study.

You will need to meet the following criteria:

  • admission requirements for the new program including prerequisites
  • special selection criteria where applicable
  • apply by the application close date (applications must be received by the date specified in the Apply to Study – Key dates)
  • not be excluded from a Griffith program
  • there must be places available in the new program.

Identical criteria is used whether applications are assessed at Griffith University, QTAC or UAC. Prerequisites and additional criteria must be satisfied.

Information about the entry requirements, including prerequisites, for each program can be found on the Degree Finder.

You won't be eligible to apply via internal transfer if you are applying:

  • for some honours programs. There is a specific application and assessment process for honours programs.
  • for Bachelor of Acting, Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology, Bachelor of Dental Health Science, Bachelor of Dental Hygiene, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Graduate Entry, Bachelor of Medical Science, Bachelor of Midwifery, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Musical Theatre or Bachelor of Physiotherapy. You can apply for these programs via QTAC for Trimester 1, 2021.
  • for Bachelor of Nursing—for applicants with prior Nursing study that meets the Advanced Standing pathway apply through QTAC or UAC.

Minimum Selection Rank

The minimum Selection Rank from the Trimester 1 January offer round will be the Selection Rank required for Internal Transfer into Trimester 2 or 3 in the same calendar year.

Application progress

You will receive an email to your Griffith student email address with the outcome of your application. Many applications for internal transfer may not be able to be completed until all current Trimester results are finalised. For more information about the status of your application and when offers will be made, visit Track your application – Undergraduate.

Advice for applicants applying for an internal transfer to one of the following programs

Bachelor of Paramedicine, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Dental Technology, Bachelor of Dental Technology/Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics, Bachelor of Nursing/Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nursing.

If you are applying for one of these programs, then we recommend that you submit your application late December* to ensure that your application is considered.

For these highly competitive and/or quota managed programs, offers will not be made prior to December, with many offers released in January in line with when the QTAC offers are released. For more information on when to expect an offer for these programs visit Track your application – Undergraduate.

*2021 dates for T1, 2022 admission to be confirmed later in 2021.

Upgrading your rank?

If you are undertaking tertiary studies in order to apply for a competitive program, to maximise your rank you may need to complete a minimum of 80CP.

For further information visit Upgrading via university studies.


Apply now for internal transfer

Wanting to change CAMPUS?

If you are not changing your program but wanting to apply to change your campus you have two options*.

1. Same program code

If your current program has the same program code across all campuses and you wish to change your campus you can submit your request via email to and provide the following details:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Griffith University Identification Number
  • Program title
  • Campus you wish to change to
  • Also advise if you are intending to change your major.

For the Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Nursing programs you will be required to provide a reason for your request.

Note: Requests to transfer campus are not always guaranteed. Commencing students looking to change campus, should take note of programs now closed, and that you must meet the admission requirements for the other campus – some programs at another campus may have a higher minimum selection rank.

2. New program code

If you are wanting to change your campus and you will be entering a new program code, then you will need to submit your request via Internal Transfer and you will be required to meet the minimum selection rank for that campus.

[*] Please note that the following programs do not allow for Internal Transfers and/or campus change requests: B Medical Science.

Track your application and specific offer timelines

Once you have submitted your application online, you will be able to track your application's progress. To find out what each status means, as well as key processing timelines.

Track your application – undergraduate


Important changes to fees

For Commonwealth Supported students; changes to the student contribution bands in 2021 may impact the amount you will be charged for your courses. More information can be found here. For International students there may be a change to the tuition fee applicable to the new program or the new trimester of commencement. Visit Paying your fees.


You may only enrol in the program you've received an admission offer for. You will need to enrol in your new approved program and complete a new enrolment questionnaire.

For some programs you will be required to enrol within a specific timeframe. Please see Track your application – undergraduate for specific advice.

Unique Student Identifier

From 1 January 2021, all Griffith students will require a Unique Student Identifier in order to be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place and Commonwealth financial assistance (HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or OS-HELP). If you're commencing a new program at Griffith, you will need to obtain a USI (or locate your existing USI) and provide it via the Pre-Enrolment Questionnaire before your first census date. For further information visit Unique Student Identifier.

Award of credit on transfer

You do not need to apply for credit when your transfer is approved. This will be done as part of the transfer process and you will be advised of the outcome. For further information on the credit process you can visit Credit transfer.

Unsuccessful outcome and options

If you are not successful in obtaining a place in the tertiary program that most interests you, there are a number of ways to increase your chances of gaining a place in the future.

This process is often called 'upgrading' or 'admission pathways'.

If you are a domestic student, you can visit Admission Pathways to Griffith or visit Upgrading via university studies for information on options to increase your chances of gaining a place at Griffith.

If you are an international student, see Understanding Entry Requirements

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