International researchers

We value our international research candidates. At Griffith, we encourage international collaborations and strive to support our international candidates to reach their goals. More than a third of all Griffith research candidates are international, and we have research collaborators all over the world.

Saurubh Malviya

'Findings of my study will assist in better understanding the learning opportunities that are available for the children in care in Outside School Hours Care (OSHC), with the intention of informing decision making of policy makers and administrators of OSHC services.'

PhD Candidate, Griffith School of Education

English language proficiency

All research applicants are expected to have reached an appropriate level of proficiency in English. International applicants must provide documentary evidence of their English language proficiency (ELP).  Applicants should familiarise themselves with the admission requirements available in the Higher Degree Research Policy (PDF 314 KB) - section 7.5.

If you do not meet specific English entry requirements for your program, you may wish to consider English pathway options at Griffith University. The Griffith English Language Institute (GELI) provides high quality English language instruction for international students who wish to prepare for postgraduate courses in Australia. GELI has three centres located at Griffith’s Nathan, Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast campuses. You can complete the Direct Entry Program at GELI to meet the language requirements for your program. The number of weeks you will need to study in the Direct Entry Program will vary depending on your level of English and the minimum IELTS score required for your degree . Please check the degree and career finder for the specific requirements of your degree.

Applicants who intend to meet ELP through completion of a GELI program may be considered for scholarship (subject to providing evidence of ability to fund the GELI program).


International candidates are any applicants who are not Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian Permanent Residents, or a holder of an Australian Permanent Humanitarian visa.

International candidates study on a fee-paying basis and they must pay the full costs of their education through tuition fees, either directly or through a third party (sponsor, government, or scholarship). International candidates will also need to consider living costs associated with studying in Australia, such as living expenses and accommodation.

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International Agents

We welcome applications via registered Griffith agents. A Griffith registered agent is required for applicants from Nigeria, this is subject to change.

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