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Your English pathway to academic study

Interested in studying a degree, diploma or study abroad program? Join our highly popular Direct Entry Program to improve your English language skills and achieve the English language level needed for successful study at Griffith University or Griffith College.

Course features

In the Direct Entry Program you will build your English language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. At the higher levels, you will practise academic skills that will help you succeed in your studies at diploma, bachelor, master or PhD level. In the final 10 weeks, you will attend lectures, participate in class tutorials, and complete essays and a research assignment - to prepare you for your studies at Griffith University.

Pathway to Griffith University

Successfully complete the Direct Entry Program to enter your Griffith program directly without needing to provide a proficiency test result.

Hours per week

20 hours in class plus 5 hours independent study.


Class times are 10:30 am – 3:15 pm AEST or, when available, 2:00 pm – 6.30 pm AEST. A class time will be selected for you, with special circumstances taken into account where possible.

Small classes

Small class sizes ensure that you receive personal attention from your teachers and can progress quickly through your studies.

Independent learning

Continue to practise English after class using specially-developed learning plans.

How to apply

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Program length

If you have an English language proficiency score, use our guide to find out how many weeks you will need to study to meet your English entry requirements for a Griffith University degree or Griffith College diploma.

Work out how long you need to study

If you don’t have a proficiency score, you can take our free online test to find out your commencing class level in the program.

Griffith English Test

Start date

With classes starting every five weeks, you can choose to start your English classes when it suits you best.

Choose your start date


Your tuition fees will vary depending on the number of weeks you are enrolled. You will also need to pay an enrolment fee.



Use your free time to take advantage of our after-class workshops and activities program, explore the Australian lifestyle, or use the opportunity to work part-time while you study.

English Test Centre

At any stage of your study you may choose to take an English test on-campus to work out how ready you are for Griffith University.

Gold Coast: Pearson PTE Academic

Hear from our students

Studying English at GELI in Australia has been a whole different experience in my life, and something that has taught me a lot about different countries and a huge amount about myself and my way of living and thinking. It has not only improved my English skills but has also given me the opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, learn more about new cultures and develop new skills.

Kelen, Brazil

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