If you have not yet achieved the English language requirement for your Griffith University degree or Griffith College diploma, you can join our highly popular Direct Entry Program. You will be placed in the pathway according to your English level, based either on your proficiency test results or a placement test on arrival.
As you progress through the pathway, you will build your English language skills in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, and at the higher levels you will practise academic skills that will help you to be successful in your studies at Diploma, Bachelor, Master or PhD level.
When you have successfully completed the Direct Entry Program you can enter your Griffith University degree or Griffith College diploma without needing to submit a proficiency test result.
Direct Entry Program to Griffith University
*Students may opt to take an English proficiency test to determine their readiness for Griffith University at any stage of their English studies.
You can enter most Griffith degrees if you have IELTS 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0, or equivalent.
A highlight of the pathway for degree students includes 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.
Students needing an English proficiency score other than IELTS 6.5 to enter their degree will have their application assessed according to the required entry level. Students are advised to check that their degree accepts successful completion of the Direct Entry Program for degree entry.
Direct Entry Program to Griffith College
*Students may opt to take an English proficiency test to determine their readiness for Griffith College at any stage of their English studies.
You can enter most Griffith College diplomas if you have IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score below 5.0, or equivalent. Some diplomas require a higher score.
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
If you submit results for a recognised proficiency test taken within two years before your Direct Entry Program commencement date, and achieved an overall IELTS of 4.5 with no sub-score below 4.0, or equivalent, you will not have to sit a placement test on arrival at GELI.
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.
You will be placed in either morning classes (8:15am – 12:45pm) or afternoon classes (1:00pm – 5:30pm). It's not possible to choose your class time but we will consider any special circumstances you may have when both class times are available. You can use your free time to take full advantage of our after-class workshops, Activities program, the Australian lifestyle and opportunities to work around your study schedule.
Visit our key dates page for information on orientation and program start dates.