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.

Application closing dates

Trimester 2 2020: Applications closed.

Trimester 3 2020: Applications open.

Trimester 1 2021: Applications open.

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


Domestic students

You can apply for an internal transfer if you are:

  • a current continuing undergraduate student
  • a commencing undergraduate student
  • 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 academic calendar)
  • 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 highly competitive programs, you may not receive the outcome of your application until closer to the Trimester start date.

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.

For these highly competitive and/or quota managed programs, you may not receive the outcome of your application until closer to the trimester start date. Offers for these programs will not be made prior to December, with many offers released in January and inline with when the QTAC offers are released.

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.


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

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.

Change to fees

For Commonwealth Supported students, changing your program could change your Fees Band. For International students there may be a change to the tuition fee applicable to the new program or the new semester of commencement. Visit Paying your fees.

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

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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