An extracurricular program for high-achieving students

Griffith Honours College provides experiences and opportunities that help high-achieving undergraduate students reach their full potential.

Admission is limited and based on academic and personal achievement. Future and current undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

Honours College benefits

Increase employability

Increase your employability

Your place in Griffith Honours College will give you the skills needed for high-demand roles. Such skills include leadership, communication and teamwork.

Graduate opportunities

Expand your graduate opportunities

As an Honours College student, you'll be encouraged to undertake practical training and boost your professional network before graduating. You'll also attend networking events.

Global perspective

Gain a global perspective

Honours College students are encouraged to study, volunteer or working overseas for a few weeks, a few months or even a year.

Opportunities aplenty

The Griffith Honours College experience will give you the skills and experiences to help you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. As an Honours College student, you'll also have the opportunity to attend a number of optional activities throughout the year. These activities will be selected to enrich your University experience and professional development. Examples include critical-thinking workshops based on popular culture, model united nations conferences and local volunteering opportunities.


Share ideas and work with leading researchers, academics and other high-achieving students. The Student Advisory Group also organises regular social activities.


Professional training

Undertake practical professional training coordinated by your School or Faculty to place you in a high-quality organisation related to your area of study.


Research bursaries

Second and third-year Honours College students interested in undertaking a short research project can apply for a vacation scholarship.


All Honours College students will be required to participate in:

Orientation: an opportunity to reconnect with fellow Griffith Honours College members at the beginning of each year.

The Annual Honours College Symposium: an interactive event providing insights into emerging global issues.

The Leadership Development Series: developing transferrable skills for university and the workplace.

You will get out of it what you put in, but we anticipate you will need to allow 10–15 hours per trimester for Honours College activities.

Other advantages


Experience the world

You will be encouraged to gain a global perspective by studying, volunteering or working overseas. You could:

  • study for overseas at one of our partner universities
  • participate in the prestigious International Youth Leadership Program in Prague
  • undertake overseas industrial experience at a leading company in your field of study
  • be part of international community volunteering projects.

Funding support for overseas experiences can be applied for through Griffith Global Mobility and the Griffith Honours College.


Receive guidance

You will be supported in your career goals, as each Honours College student will be matched with a mentor. Take part in regular one-on-one sessions and receive personal attention throughout your degree.

Your mentor will assist in selecting the right experiences for you to develop your skills personally and professionally. Depending on your future aspirations, you may be matched with a leading Griffith researcher, academic or an external industry partner.

How to apply

How you apply for Honours College admission depends on whether you're a future or current Griffith student.

If you're applying to study at Griffith, please follow the future students application information.

If you're already studying at Griffith, follow the information for current students application.

Future student applications

Future students wishing to apply for a scholarship and Griffith Honours College are encouraged to do so.

Future students

Current student applications

If you're currently studying at Griffith, you're welcome to apply for entry to the Honours College.

Current students

Current Griffith students


Eligibility criteria

To be considered for selection as a current student, you must:

  • have completed 40 credit points towards your first undergraduate degree at Griffith University
  • be enrolled as a full-time student in your first undergrad degree
  • have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 6.5 out of a possible 7
  • be recommended by a member of the academic community (referee report online form).
  • have undertaken leadership and community activities.
How to apply

How to apply

Admission to the Griffith Honours College is limited and highly competitive. Selection will be based on a combination of academic and personal achievement.

If you're already studying at Griffith, you should apply using the correct form, found below. Please refer to the eligibility requirements when preparing your application.

Applications for 2019 now closed, 2020 intake will open mid-2019

Future Griffith students

Future Students

Future student eligibility

To be considered for selection, you must have:

  • listed Griffith University as a preference on your QTAC or UAC application
  • have an OP 1 to 3 (including IB and interstate equivalent ATAR). If you expect an OP 4 to 6 (or equivalent) with exceptional personal achievements you are also encouraged to apply
  • submitted your completed Deans' Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship, Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship and Griffith Honours College combined online application form by mid-December 2019.

Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship

All successful Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship applicants will have the option of participating in the Honours College as a benefit of their scholarship. Griffith offers one of Australia's most comprehensive, generous and flexible scholarship schemes for high-achieving students in the Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarships.

Conditions apply. Please visit the Griffith Scholarships site for details of the Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship.

Applications for 2019 now closed, 2020 intake will open mid-2019.

Find out more about the Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship

International Students

International students and non-school leavers

Non-school leavers and international students who did not complete Year 11 and 12 in Australia, therefore do not meet the criteria for the Deans' Sir Samuel Griffith and Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarships, may still be eligible to apply for membership of the Griffith Honours College.

Contact us for more information.

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or +61 7 373 54303


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