Your English pathway to academic study
If you have not yet achieved the English language requirement for your Griffith University degree, Study Abroad or Exchange program or Griffith College diploma, you can join our highly popular Direct Entry Program.
A highlight for Griffith University degree students studying the Direct Entry Program is the final 10 weeks, where you will attend lectures, participate in class tutorials, and complete essays and a research assignment to prepare you for your studies.
Pathway to Griffith University
When you successfully complete the Direct Entry Program at the equivalent IELTS level needed for your degree or diploma, you can enter your program directly without needing to submit a proficiency test result.
Griffith English Test
Take our free online English test to learn your commencing class level at Griffith English Language Institute.
How long will I need to study English?
You can enter most Griffith University degrees if you have IELTS 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0 (or equivalent), and most Griffith College diplomas if you have IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score below 5.0 (or equivalent).
Check the specific English language requirements for your program.
English proficiency and placement test
You will not have to sit a placement test on arrival if:
- you submit results for a recognised proficiency test and achieved an overall IELTS of 4.5 with no sub-score below 4.0, or equivalent
- your proficiency test was taken within two years before your Direct Entry Program commencement date.
If you do not have a proficiency test score, you will do a placement test when you arrive on campus and be placed into the appropriate level of the program.
Recognised proficiency tests
- IELTS (take a test at Mt Gravatt campus)
- PTE Academic (take a test at Gold Coast campus)
- ISLPR (take a test at Mt Gravatt)
- TOEFL iBT
HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS
GELI has been the best pathway to reach my academic goals. Since I started my studies at GELI I have been able to learn so much, not only about English but also I have acquired multiple skills that I will be able to use in my studies and professional life. I was also the winner of the ‘Excellence Award’, this has encouraged me to always continue to do the best I can to be a better version of myself.
- Mauricio Gonzalez Betancur