Griffith University

RAB 8 Barisal



Since opening its doors in 1975, Griffith University has come to be regarded as one of Australia’s most innovative tertiary institutions and one of the most influential universities in the Asia-Pacific region.

Breaking with university tradition when it offered Australia’s first degrees in Asian and environmental studies, Griffith has grown to be a large multi-campus institution with internationally recognised strengths in teaching and research.

Griffith offers more than 300 degrees in: arts, languages and criminology; business; education; engineering and information technology; environment, planning and architecture; environment and public policy; health; law; music; science; visual and creative arts. Work-integrated learning enhances student learning experiences, producing work-ready graduates who can make a real contribution to their local and international communities.

Today Griffith’s strategic research places it on track to be a world leader in the fields of Asian politics, trade and development; climate change adaptation; criminology; drug discovery and infectious disease; health; sustainable tourism; water science; music and the arts. Griffith is a member of Innovative Research Universities and focuses its research efforts in areas of strategic importance locally, nationally and globally.

Griffith offers a distinctive learning experience that fosters global perspectives in all of its students – from a curriculum engaged with international issues, to staff and student exchanges abroad, and hosting renowned scholars from around the world. Griffith has developed close partnerships with more than 150 educational institutions, many of which are world leaders.

Each of Griffith’s five campuses, spanning Australia’s fastest growing corridor from Brisbane to the Gold Coast, has specific areas of teaching and research strength and works closely with its local community. With more than 40,000 students from 124 countries, Griffith is Australia’s ninth largest higher education provider.

Partnerships with industry, employers, organisations, governments and the wider community make Griffith a truly rich and exciting place to be – a place where the next generation of researchers and professionals is being nurtured to make their own contributions to the world.

Campuses: Nathan, Gold Coast, Logan, Mt Gravatt, South Bank.

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Undergraduate admissions

The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) processes applications for almost all Griffith University undergraduate programs.

Applicants seeking admission to programs at Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus have the option of applying via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Applicants who wish to include preferences for Griffith’s other campuses (Nathan, Mt Gravatt, Logan and South Bank) should continue to apply via QTAC.

Griffith programs with additional or special entry criteria are detailed on the Meeting entry requirements page.

Current Year 12 Queensland and interstate applicants

If you are a current Year 12 student, you may apply using one of two methods:

Non-Year 12 Australian applicants

All other applicants who are Australian or New Zealand citizens, or holders of an Australian permanent residency or an Australian permanent humanitarian visa (including candidates for the Queensland External Senior Examination), apply using one of two methods:

International student applications

International students are those who are not Australian or New Zealand citizens or who do not hold a visa giving permanent residence or permanent humanitarian status in Australia. All International students currently studying in Australia in Year 12 can apply using one of two methods:

All other International students applying from within or outside Australia, based on other than Australian Year 12 qualifications, should apply directly to Griffith International.

The university requires International applicaants to demonstrate that they have adequate proficiency in the English language. Information on the minimum criteria for English proficiency for Griffith University programs is available from the Programs and courses website.

Current International Baccalaureate (IB) student applications

Students who are completing the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma can apply through QTAC or UAC for a place at Griffith University.

If your are completing the IB Diploma at an Australian school you can apply using one of two methods:

You will require your IB student number when applying through QTAC or UAC. Your IB student number will be three letters followed by three numbers, e.g. abc123.

Direct admissions

The University offers direct entry admission to some Griffith undergraduate programs. For further information, applicants should see our Direct admissions page.

Important dates

To find out when you need to apply, please see our Important dates page.

Mid-year entry

For the mid-year entry round, the University offers a number of undergraduate programs all of which are Commonwealth-supported places. Please see our Mid-year admissions page for further information.


Postgraduate study is about reaching your full potential by gaining specialist qualifications that allow you to aim high and be recognised in the crowd.

Griffith University allows you to tailor your study to match your interests, helping you gain an edge in specialised industries and broaden your career opportunities.

At Griffith, our programs are designed to ensure that study can be a viable option while maintaining a busy career and lifestyle. Several of our postgraduate programs incorporate flexible web-based learning or are offered externally, at night or fully online. In addition, many of the courses within our postgraduate programs are flexible.

Postgraduate study at Griffith can usually be completed full-time or part-time. With five campuses in Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast, postgraduate study at Griffith is also convenient.

There are several different ways to enter and re-enter university as well as various pathways to consider and plan for as you progress through your studies.

The following study pathways overview provides an outline of the options that are available to you.

At Griffith, you will find a wide range of smarter postgraduate options. Griffith has the broadest offerings of postgraduate programs of any Queensland university with more than 250 programs to choose from in the following areas:

Postgraduate programs

How to apply

There are two ways to apply for postgraduate coursework study at Griffith University. You can download an application form or apply online.

Step 1: Check for any special or additional application procedures

Some postgraduate coursework programs have special or additional application procedures.

It is important that you check for these specific application procedures for your program. These can include:

  • application to an external service provider such as QTAC (and not Griffith)
  • not filling out the standard application form
  • filling out additional application forms
  • reading and completing other important information

Step 2: Complete the application

You can download an application form:

OR you can apply online:

International students applying to study in Australia must apply via the International online service only:

Your program catalogue entry provides many of the details needed to complete your application.

Step 3: Gather your supporting documents

Most programs require evidence to support your application. The application form contains a checklist for the specific supporting documents that are required.

Step 4: Submit your application on time

You can submit your application form to any Griffith Student Centre.

Application closing dates

Some postgraduate coursework programs have specific or early application closing dates. To avoid disappointment, please check the closing date of your program of interest with any Griffith Student Centre.

Applications may be submitted at any time before the closing date. Application closing dates are (typically) as follows:

  • Semester 1 applications close on 31 January
  • Semester 2 applications close on 30 June
  • Semester 3 applications close on 15 October

Late applications may be considered if places are available and at the discretion of the relevant Program Convenor. Please note that not all programs are offered in all semesters.

Please note that application closing dates for Practical Legal Training programs and the Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice differ from those listed above – please refer to the Legal Practice Centre website for these dates.

Step 5: Assessment

Applications are usually assessed within 30 days. We will send you a letter to confirm receipt of your application and an assessment response will be sent shortly thereafter.

Step 6: Applying for credit

After being accepted into Griffith University, you may apply for credit for prior learning which may reduce the time it will take to complete your degree. For more information, please see our Credit transfer and articulation website.