Study Abroad at Griffith
Griffith's Study Abroad program welcomes students from all over the world who wish to study at Griffith for one or two trimesters. Study Abroad students pay tuition to Griffith and apply directly, through a Study Abroad partner university or a Study Abroad agent or provider.
How to apply
1. Check you meet academic entry requirements
To be eligible for Griffith's Study Abroad program, students must meet the following requirements:
- be at least 18 years old
- have an above average overall Grade Point Average (equivalent to 4.5 on Griffith's 7.0 scale)
- Postgraduate students: have successfully completed the equivalent of an Australian Bachelors Degree.
Please note: Students straight from high school may be eligible for this program.
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 Pre-approved courses, course availability and restrictions visit the Global Mobility Study Options page.
4. Prepare supporting documentation
As part of your Study Abroad 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
Students can apply online or via a registered agent or provider.
- Apply online using Griffith's International Online Application System. Certified copies of your official academic transcript and proof of English proficiency (if applicable) must be mailed to the Griffith Global Mobility Office.
Students applying through an agent or provider:
- One of Griffith's registered international agents or providers in your country will assist you and submit your application on your behalf.
Apply through one of our registered recruitment agents or providers
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
30 January 2019
30 May 2019
30 September 2019