Helping mature students achieve their aspirations

With more than 50% of our student population comprising of mature students (also often called Adult Learners or Mature-age students). These are students who have taken a gap between school and university and may have take alternative pathways to university based on other education or experience. We are experts at helping mature students settle into university life and study. Regardless of your educational background, there are admissions pathways to help you achieve your university dreams. We hold outreach activities with partnering TAFEs, community colleges, VET providers and community service organisations to raise higher-education aspirations of mature students. We also help mature students navigate admission pathways to university and transition smoothly into tertiary study.

Information for future students

Download our guide

Our mature students or adult learners’ guide is packed with helpful info for those going to university for the first time. Here you can find tips on:

  • transitioning to university
  • university terminology
  • managing costs
  • dos and don’ts of being a uni student
  • stress management
  • steps for success
  • how to get help.

If you would like a print copy of our Guide please contact our Mature Student Coordinator.


You to Uni was developed by Griffith to help mature students or adult learners in Queensland, who are looking to do further study, understand their options and make informed decisions.

You can also visit the national First in Family website which contains a range of resources such as study tips and survival hints for families and students alike.

QTAC provides a one-stop shop for 16 higher education providers in Queensland and Northern New South Wales, across both undergraduate and postgraduate admissions.

A new national Government website called Course Seeker is also now available options for all types of tertiary options.

QTAC STAT support

We run a free QTAC STAT preparation workshop and STAT sitting for eligible students (dates to be advised). The workshop provides a thorough overview of the test, practice questions and exam strategies that can help boost your confidence. The STAT test can help you to gain, or improve, your Selection Rank for university entry.

Applying to Griffith?

There are many ways of getting into Griffith, even if you don’t have formal qualifications. Contact our Student Recruitment Officer to explore your options or see our Admissions Pathways web page for information on:

  • experience-based admissions pathways for mature students leavers or those aged over 18
  • admission pathways to Griffith from Griffith College, TAFE and other VET providers
  • bridging and enabling programs and upgrading via university study.

Information for current students

Peer Welcome Program

The Griffith Peer Welcome Program helps new students settle into university by assigning them with experienced students equipped to share their survival tips during the first weeks of study. The program runs from Weeks 1 to 3 for commencing undergraduate degree students in a variety of Griffith schools.

Student stories

Mature students stories

Mature students share their experience embarking on a pathway to university.

Need more information?

Contact the Student Recruitment Officer

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Get in contact with us or book an appointment to see how we can help.

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