Exchange at Griffith
Exchange places with a Griffith student for one or two trimesters and gain credit for toward your degree. Studying at Griffith University gives students who are enrolled at one of Griffith's exchange partner universities, an opportunity to study in South East Australia, tuition free.
How to apply
1. Request nomination from your home university
To be eligible for Griffith's Exchange program, you must be nominated by your home university and meet their exchange program requirements.
Students must be officially nominated by their home university. All nominations must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Check you meet English language entry requirements
If you are from a non-English speaking background, you must provide proof of English language proficiency:
|English language test||Score/result|
|IELTS||a minimum overall band score of 6.0 (with no sub-score less than 5.5)|
|TOEFL (paper)||a minimum score of 550|
|TOEFL iBT||a minimum overall score of 71 (with no sub-score less than 19 in writing and 17 in all other skills)|
|ISLPR||a minimum score of 3 in each skill|
|Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English||a minimum grade of C|
|Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English||a minimum grade of C|
Please note the following:
- English test results must be no more than two years old from the trimester commencement date.
- Courses may require higher levels of English.
- Each application will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, you will be notified if higher English requirements apply for your course selection.
Applicants should refer to the relevant English language requirements section of one of the following University policies for exceptions to these overall requirements:
- Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy section 3.8
- Postgraduate Programs Admission Policy section 4
If you are unsure whether you meet the entry requirements, listed above, please contact Global Mobility with relevant documentation (e.g. academic transcript), for further advice.
3. Select courses you wish to study
The Course Approval process involves searching for available courses on the Degree and Career Finder. Your academic transcript will be used to assess whether you meet any prerequisite requirements of each course offered at Griffith. If further information is required to make this assessment, such as detailed course profiles, students will be notified.
For more information on course availability and restrictions visit the Global Mobility Study Options page.
4. Prepare supporting documentation
As part of your Exchange application, students will need to submit the following supporting documentation:
- certified copy of your most recent official academic transcript
- certified proof of English language proficiency
- copy of your passport
Please note: Students who choose to study fine art, photography, or music courses at the South Bank campus may be required to submit a portfolio or audition files.
5. Apply online
Nominated students who have been accepted into the Griffith Exchange program will be invited to complete the online Exchange application, once their home university has completed the nomination process.
The application process
1. Submit online application
Our team will assess your online application to ensure you have met the entry requirements and provided all required supporting documentation.
If successful, you will receive a notification of your offer either via Studylink, your recruitment agent or your study abroad provider.
2. Accept and pay
Upon receiving your offer, your next step is to ensure the conditions of offer (if any) have been met, then you can accept and pay. Our team will then confirm payment of your tuition deposit, finalise your application and issue your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).
3. Apply for student visa
On receipt of your CoE, please verify that the information is correct and then apply for your visa. Your CoE, and other important enrolment information will be uploaded to Studylink, and you will be notified via email.
Please note: we will endeavour to issue your CoE within 10 business days.
4. Prepare for your studies
You will be eligible to enrol and plan your timetable once enrolment opens and you have received your Welcome to Griffith email, which includes a link to register for myGriffith. myGriffith is your student portal.
To plan your arrival and orientation, see Before you arrive