Improve your English for university study

If you’re ready for university but don’t have the senior English prerequisite, successful completion of Griffith Bridging English meets Griffith’s English subject prerequisite requirements for a range of Griffith undergraduate degrees. You could commence your studies* in the next available trimester.

*Subject to meeting other admission criteria and selection rank.

Griffith Bridging English

Course topics

Topics covered in the course include:

  • communicating with texts
  • arguments and perspectives
  • sources of academic knowledge
  • writing for university
  • researching, reading and referencing.

Delivery mode

This course is offered part-time over 7 weeks in online mode. It is expected that you will commit to approximately 13–15 hours per week of study comprised of:

  • a compulsory 3-hour, face-to-face tutorial once each week online;
  • approximately 7 hours per week of self-study completing online modules; and
  • approximately 3 hours per week for reading and assessment.


Tutorials are run once weekly from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm

  • Online tutorials use virtual classroom technology

Learn more about the technology requirements.


The course fee is $450.

Course dates

Trimester 3 2023 for degree entry in Trimester 1 2024 
23 November 2023–11 January 2024
The course is subject to meeting a minimum enrolment number and will be offered in online mode
Trimester 1 2024 for degree entry in Trimester 2 2024 
21 March –9 May 2024
The course is subject to meeting a minimum enrolment number and will be offered in online mode


This course is for prospective Griffith University students. You could be:

  • an Australian citizen
  • a New Zealand citizen
  • the holder of a permanent resident/humanitarian visa.

Griffith Bridging English caters to domestic mature-age students who need to meet the English subject prerequisite for Griffith programs, or would like to brush up on their English studies since leaving school.

The course is not available to international students, or applicants who have not completed their studies with English as the language of instruction or worked extensively in an English-speaking environment. Completion of this course will not satisfy English Language Proficiency requirements.

How to apply

Step 1: Check entry requirements

To help you complete your Griffith Bridging English course application you will need to have chosen your Griffith University degree. Remember to check the entry requirements specific to your chosen degree. In addition to English as a subject prerequisite there are also other entry criteria that you will need to meet.

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Step 2: Apply

Complete the Griffith Bridging English application form including your personal details, Griffith University program details, and previous study.

Apply for Bridging English