Award-winning English programs

For 30 years, Griffith English Language Institute, Griffith University’s official English language provider, has been delivering award-winning English language programs to international students. We provide English language courses to over 1000 students a year, from more than 40 different countries. Classes are currently being delivered virtually. Students residing in Brisbane or the Gold Coast attend classes on campus and have face-to-face interaction with classmates and staff. Students located elsewhere in Australia or internationally attend classes virtually.

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Experience the award-winning GELI program from the comfort of your own home.


English Australia is the national peak body for the English language sector of international education in Australia.

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Direct Entry Program

For students wanting to gain entry to a Griffith University degree, Study Abroad or Exchange program, or Griffith College diploma.

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English Language Program

We know there are lots of reasons you may want to improve your English language skills, and we have an English Language Program to help you achieve your English goals.

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High School Preparation

A specialised program for international students aged between 13 and 18 years entering an Australian secondary school.

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Award-winning excellence

Multi award-winning institute and recipient of national industry awards.

Academic workshops

Free after-class workshops to help you improve in specific skills areas such as grammar and vocabulary.

Quality teaching

Our teachers are highly experienced in teaching students of all levels and cultural backgrounds.

Independent Learning Centre

Enhance your language skills outside class. Each campus has its own dedicated Independent Learning Centre.

Access to Griffith University facilities

Including library, computer labs, sporting facilities, and health and welfare services.

Exciting activities program

Participate in free and low-cost activities to practise your English, make friends, learn new skills and enjoy Australian culture.

Living in Australia

We are located across three Griffith University campuses in the cities of Brisbane and the Gold Coast in South East Queensland.

Free airport pick-up

We offer a free airport pickup service from the Brisbane and Gold Coast airports to take you to your pre-arranged accommodation. This service is available for all new Direct Entry Program and English Language Program students.

Airport pickup service

Cost of living

The cost of living in South East Queensland is considered more affordable than other major Australian cities such as Sydney and Melbourne.

Cost of studying in Australia


Whether you would like to live on-campus or off-campus, there are a number of options you can explore to find housing to suit your needs. You can also choose homestay and live with a local Australian family while you study.

Choosing where to live


Enjoy the advantages of studying on Griffith University’s campuses while you learn English. We have facilities and services that will help you make the most of your studies and your life in Australia.

Each centre has its own dedicated Independent Learning Centre.

Student life

Scholarships and awards

GELI Excellence Award

The GELI Excellence Award rewards outstanding students who:

  • progress well in their studies and;
  • embrace the GELI experience.

GELI Direct Entry Program Scholarship

The GELI Direct Entry Program Scholarship rewards outstanding students who are commencing at Griffith University in an undergraduate or postgraduate (coursework) degree.

Our awards

2016 English Australia/ETS TOEFL Award

For innovation

2015 Australian Financial Review Higher Education

2014 Office of Learning and Teaching Program Award

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