Applying to study at Griffith is easy
The following steps can guide you in applying for our undergraduate degrees through QTAC or UAC. We also have specific application information for international and high school students, as well as Griffith College and TAFE graduates. Explore the options below.
If you're an international student, coming straight from high school or a TAFE or Griffith College graduate, please visit the relevant page below for specific information on how to apply to study at Griffith. All other applicants can follow the steps outlined below.
How to apply
How to apply
1. Select your degree
Explore our comprehensive range of degrees available at our study website.
2. Check entry requirements
Check the entry requirements specific to your chosen degree via our study website. Applications are assessed on eligibility (subject prerequisites and other entry criteria) and merit (OP, ATAR or Rank). Some degrees may require you to meet additional criteria, including audition, interview or portfolio.
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 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.
For most Griffith degrees, an English subject is the only prerequisite. Some degrees assume you have studied certain subjects at school and that you’ll be able to build on this knowledge at university. Check out our pages on assumed prior knowledge.
3. Check fees and degree 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 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.
Most of our undergraduate degrees can be completed in three years when studied full time. Check out the study website to see the duration of your chosen program.
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.
4. Lodge your application
Lodge your university application via QTAC or UAC and place your Griffith programs within your preferences.
If you intend to study at the Gold Coast campus, we recommend that you apply either via QTAC or UAC and not both. If you're eligible, you'll still receive your offer with us and you'll save on application fees.
5. Accept your offer and enrol
If you are successful in securing a direct offer with us, congratulations! If you apply through QTAC or UAC, you will be sent a 'Notice of Offer' and all you need to do is accept the offer and enrol at Griffith by the due date as per the instructions in your offer letter. Griffith will send you enrolment information separately.
6. Check available scholarships
Whether you are a high achieving student, elite athlete or need some financial assistance, we have scholarships that recognise and reward your accomplishments, and scholarships that can help you achieve your goals and dreams. Visit our scholarships page to find out what you’re eligible for.
Assumed prior knowledge
Some degrees recommend you begin with foundation knowledge in certain subjects
Griffith Honours College offers an extracurricular program for high-achieving students, with initiatives such as mentoring, industry training and international experiences with partner universities.
Elite athletes can gain direct entry to Griffith through the Griffith Sports College. The College also coordinates with the University to provide elite athletes the study flexibility required to achieve sporting excellence.
Know your options
There are many ways you can improve your chances of gaining entry to Griffith, even if you aren't successful initially. Find out more about access schemes, alternative entry and creating a pathway to your preferred degree.
The cost of tertiary studies
The cost of tertiary studies is a significant investment in your future. There are many options available to assist you with meeting these fees and charges.