Griffith University (GU) Brisbane, Admission, Criteria & Application Deadlines 2021

    Brisbane, QueenslandLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    Estd1971established year
    Anam Shams's profile photo

    Anam Shams

    Content Curator

    Griffith University, Queensland, Australia enrolls 50,000+ students including 8,500+ international students from over 130 countries worldwide. Highly known for its quality of education and strong research areas, Griffith offers over 150 courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels along with a range of short courses, standalone professional programs and flexible degrees for international students.

    Griffith provides programs in over 10 study areas throughout its six campuses, including five physical campuses and a digital campus for online courses. Some of the popular programs offered at Griffith University include Business, Engineering, Cyber Security, education, and Biotechnology. Griffith also provides programs in English through Griffith English Language Institute (GELI).

    Griffith University is ranked among top 2% universities in the world for providing various research and job opportunities for international students. Students can apply for Griffith admissions in three sessions , January 31 (first semester), July 4 (second trimester) and October 17 (third trimester). While applying for admission students must check the eligibility criteria requirements on the university's official website. One can apply directly through the university's website or can even take help from a consultant or agent.

    COVID Updates

    • In 2021, the university is allowing smaller classes to be offered on campus as usual.
    • To offer students greater flexibility, GU will continue a blended-learning approach, with many more opportunities to study on campus and online.
    • Students have the choice to proceed with their examinations online for the rest of the trimester.
    • Amid the Global covid-19 pandemic, University is also providing counseling services for students amongst many other support resources.
    • University has also funded over 2.5 Million AUD worth scholarship to students who continue to face financial difficulties amid the covid-19 situation.


    Year of Establishment 1971
    Type of University Public
    Average Annual Tuition and Fees (International) AUD 30,000- 35,000
    Application Fee (non-refundable) 50 AUD
    Acceptance Rate 50%
    Mode of Payment Credit Card, Bank Draft/Cheque , Telegraphic Transfer (TT)
    Academic Calendar Trimester System
    Intake Months January/June/September
    Number of Campuses 6
    Financial Aid Grants/ Scholarships/Research Funding/Work Study
    University Website

    Top Programs at Griffith University

    Programs Fee (AUD) Entry Requirements
    Master of Business Administration [M.B.A] 40,500 Any Bachelor degree or higher (4.5 GPA) and relevant work experience
    Master of Information Technology [M.I.T] 34,000 Any Bachelor degree (4.5 GPA) or higher
    Master of Architecture [M.Arch] 34,000 Recognized Bachelor degree in Architectural Design (5.0 GPA) Griffith Bachelor degree in Architectural Design (4.5 GPA)
    Master of Business [M.Bus] 32,500 Any Bachelor degree or higher
    Master of Engineering [M.Eng] Electronic and Computer Engineering 37,500 Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering or higher
    Bachelor of Computer Science [B.C.S] 32,000 An overall grade average of 65% in the best 4 academic subjects in high school
    Bachelor of Information Technology [B.I.T] 32,000 An overall grade average of 65% in the best 4 academic subjects in high school
    Master of Science [M.Sc] Cyber Security 34,000 Any Bachelor degree (4.0 GPA) or higher
    Master of Science [M.Sc] Biotechnology 34,500 Related Bachelor degree (4.5 GPA) or higher
    Master of Engineering [M.Eng] Project Management 37,500 Bachelor degree in Engineering (4.0 GPA) or higher

    Griffith University Admission Deadline

    Below mentioned are the admission deadlines for both undergraduate and graduate programs at Griffith University.

    Trimester Deadline
    Trimester 1 January 31
    Trimester 2 July 4
    Trimester 3 October 17

    The deadlines may vary for postgraduate programs, students are advised to refer to the university's website for any such changes.

    Graduate Admission at Griffith University 

    The university offers more than 150 postgraduate and over 14 research programs for international students from more than 130 countries across it's six campuses. Some popular master programs at Griffith University include Masters of cyber security, Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A), Masters of Organizational Psychology, Masters of International Business (M.I.B). The application fees to apply for any program at Griffith is 50 AUD.

    Requirements for post-graduate programs 

    • Certified copy of academic transcripts.
    • English proficiency test results.
    • Letter of recommendation: Letter of recommendation from your teachers and professors. must include:
      • Relationship with the applicant.
      • Performance of the applicant.
      • Accomplishments of the applicant.
      • Nature of association with the applicant.
    • Students may also be asked to submit their Curriculum vitae (CV) for a few courses..
    • If a student has given any standardized test, they may also submit the results of the same.
    • Statement of Purpose: SOPs should include the following :-
      • Introduction
      • Why Griffith University?
      • Why this program?
      • What are your career goals?
      • Your achievement and experience?
      • Skills and knowledge.
    • Passport size photographs
    Test Scores
    GMAT 550
    GAMSAT 50 in each section.
    MCAT 123 in each section

    The requirements may differ from programs to programs. In such a case students are advised to refer to the university's official website.

    Top Graduate Programs at Griffith University

    Program Requirements Master of Business Administration Master of Cyber Security Master of Engineering Master of Architecture Master of Information Technology Master of Business
    Start Date Trimester 1 (February) Trimester 2 (July) Trimester 3 (October) Trimester 1 (February) Trimester 2 (July) Trimester 1 (February); Trimester 2 (July) Trimester 1 (February); Trimester 2 (July) Trimester 1 (February) Trimester 2 (July) Trimester 3 (October) Trimester 1 (February) Trimester 2 (July) Trimester 3 (October)
    Duration 1 to 1.5 years full-time 3 (online only) years part-time 2 years 1.5 to 2 years 2 years 1.5 to 2 years 2 years
    Entry Requirements Any bachelor degree or higher (4.5 GPA) Relevant work experience IELTS: 6.5 GMAT score of 550 Any bachelor degree. IELTS: 6.5 Bachelor degree in engineering (5.0 GPA) or higher Recognised bachelor degree in Architectural Design (5.0 GPA) Any bachelor degree (4.5 GPA) or higher. IELTS: 6.5 Any bachelor degree or higher. IELTS: 6.5
    Online Trimester 3 Available Available Available Available Available
    Employment Consultancy; marketing; international trade and investment organisations. Cyber security solutions for business, government and individuals Building, construction, infrastructure; recognition as a graduate engineer in Australia Architecture-related organisations including private practice and consulting firms Project managers; program managers; business analysts; change managers; data analysts, IT Services Consultancy; marketing; international trade and investment organisations.

    English Language Requirements at Griffith University

    International students are required to provide proof of English language proficiency through one of the standardized exams to study in Australia mentioned in the table below.

    Exam Minimum Score required
    IELTS Minimum score of 6.5, with no subscore less than 6.0
    TOEFL (iBT) Score of 79 (no subscore less than 19)
    PTE Overall score of 58 with no score less than 50
    ISLPR No score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only).

    Country Specific Requirements for International Students

    Country Qualifications Entry Requirements
    Afghanistan Afghanistan Baccalaureate Grade average of 89 in the final year results OR Successful completion of a recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program
    Bangladesh Bangladeshi Higher Secondary or Intermediate Certificate Grade average of 4.0 in the final year results OR Successful completion of a recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program
    Bhutan All India Senior School Certificate or Comparable Qualification (awarded by CBSE or ICSE) An overall grade average of 65% in the best 4 subjects
    India All India Senior School Certificate or Comparable Qualification (awarded by CBSE or ICSE) Anoverallgradeaverageof 65% in the best 4 academic subjects
    Myanmar Myanmar Basic Education High School Examination Grade of 86 in the final year results
    Nepal Nepalese Proficiency Certificate Nepalese Higher Secondary Certificate Grade average of 86 in the final year results
    Sri Lanka Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education Grade average of 2.3 in the best 3 Advanced Level subjects

    Griffith University Undergraduate Admissions 

    International students aiming to get admission at Griffith University should satisfy the eligibility requirements as mentioned by the University and the government of Australia. Students who face any issues while filling up the application form may refer to the contact information available on the website. There are alot of agents who help in the process of completing the application, students may take help from them in any case of problems.

    Basic Requirements

    • Complete an online application at the official website of the University - You can fill in your applications on the university website of Griffth.
    • Academic Results- A copy of all your academic transcript including a copy of your degree and school transcripts.All of your academic performance is referred to as your Academic Standing at Griffith University.
    • Students need to submit scores of standardized exams to study in Australia, not older than 2 years.
    • GPA scores- Students must have an average GPA of 3.5
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Copy of passport
    • Visa related documents

    Visa related information

    Getting a hold of an Australian student visa is a must for any international student who aims to study at the University. Students have to get a hold of a visa from the Australian High Commission inIndia. Students may refer to the following. There are a certain documents that student must be prepared beforehand with:-

    • Enrollment proof.
    • Passport.
    • Visa fee application.
    • Passport size photographs.
    • Statement of Purpose.
    • Health insurance policy.
    • Financial ability evidence.
    • Academic Results documents.
    • Students should meet the minimum requirements required for the visa.
    • Certified copy of English proficiency skills.

    Application Evaluation Process of Griffith University

    The application submission for Trimester 3 closes on August 31 and University takes upto 3-4 weeks to give a decision . Following status might appear when students are tracking their application.

    • Statuses that require your action: This status generates automatically based on the information completed in the form and need for the associated supporting documents to commence the assessment process.
    • We are working on your application: Your application is being checked to ensure it is complete and has all the required information and supporting documents. The time this can take depends on when your application is lodged.
    • We are holding your application: If you apply for a postgraduate program in a future trimester, they may need to hold your application until they know the number of places available.

    Students receiving an acceptance offer through QTAC or UAC, will be sent a 'Notice of Offer'. Students have to accept the offer and enrol at Griffith by the due date as per the instructions in the offer letter. Griffith will send the enrollment information separately.

    Griffith University is a research-led institution offering various nationally reputed programs. Admission procedure at GU is easy to follow and the decision is out within two weeks. Students who do not meet the admission requirements at GU can apply for foundation programmes or GELI. International students are offered various scholarships at Griffith University to support their finances.


    Ques. I am an international student. What if I do not meet the academic requirements for my program at GU?

    Ans. If you have already applied to study and do not meet the University's specified academic requirements for your degree program, the Admissions Officer at GU will recommend an alternative pathway that will help you to meet the entry requirements.

    Ques. I am an online student, can I access support at Griffith University?

    Ans. Students of Griffith's online campus are entitled to access the same support and reporting options as those on campus. Counselling and Wellbeing provides e-counselling, which includes phone, video and email counselling.

    Ques. What if I have ongoing safety concerns at Griffith Campus?

    Ans. For all emergencies call 000 to request Police, Fire or Ambulance services.

    Ques. What higher degree by research programs are available at GU, other than a PhD?

    Ans. Griffith University offers a range of doctorate programs in addition to the PhD, including:

    • professional doctorates
    • masters by research and specialist masters by research
    • graduate diplomas research.

    Ques. I am an international student. What if I do not meet the English requirements for my degree program at Griffith?

    Ans. If you have already applied to study and do not meet the University's specified English language requirements for your degree program, the Admissions Officer at Griffith will recommend an alternative pathway that will help you to meet the entry requirements.

    Ques. How do I study to bridge my overseas qualifications at Griffith University?

    Ans. You can apply directly to the University to undertake a single course of study if your current qualifications do not meet the relevant Australian Accreditation or Professional Body.


    Filter By
    StreamDegree TypeStudent StatusNationalityBatchCourse
    SORT BY :
    Newest First

    Nursing (1)
    Political Science (1)
    Psychology (1)
    Sciences (1)
    Social Studies (1)
    Course (10)
    Faculty (7)
    Griffith (7)
    Structure (5)
    Experience (4)
    Scholarship (4)
    Semester (4)
    Amount (3)
    Career (3)
    Degree (3)
    Knowledge (3)
    Payment (3)
    Review (3)
    Program (2)
    Queensland (2)

    10 Reviews Found

    8.2 /10

    Went through high school applications process. Applied for two other universities. This degree costs around 3000 dollars AUS per semester for four years. Got accepted to this college first and only out of the three. Finished high school (grade 12) with an OP 16 which was enough for below the required score of two of the three universities. It is a large university with a large business program so for the business side of the degree there is over 300 students.

    Scholarship :

    HECS allows me to defer payment for my degree until a later date when on a significant wage. Also includes a negotiable payment amount installment.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    8.5 /10

    Griffith’s admission process is an extremely easy process and reasonable with admission scores. Admission fees were on the lower end compared to other universities - and has amazing opportunities to meet others currently working in the Psychology field. Griffith’s admission process found to be one of the easiest.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    10.0 /10

    Griffith is the only college who provide the pathway program which allows international students to opt nursing. The pathway program is studying diploma in healthcare to bachelor of nursing degree. I came to know about this course from Griffith college student ambassador. I only have academic background of year 12 with 65%.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    5.3 /10

    Its a nice quiet uni in the woods. It's a beautiful campus. The courses are understanding and at my pace. The community is international and very queer-friendly. Griffith uni has nice classes with recorded lectures and workshops. I also did a biomedical science degree. The lecturers listen to students.

    Scholarship :

    The campus does not offer these. IF you are a Ph.D. student or masters student you can apply for a $20k scholarship. The Aus govt isn't approving these though so you likely won't get one. I never worked at uni.

    7 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    6 /10 infrastructure
    1 /10 accomodation
    1 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    6.0 /10

    It was known for being a good uni for a teaching degree. The campus is small and easy to navigate but still has a couple of cafes and lots of space to study. The uni was very close to my house so I saved money by staying at home.

    7 /10 academic/food
    6 /10 faculty
    5 /10 infrastructure
    5 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    6 /10 extracurricular
    8.3 /10

    I chose Griffith because it is well rated by other peers and very well known for its nursing course. It's close to home and easy for me to access the on-campus classes and off campus curriculum online.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    5 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    7.2 /10

    This college has a very good 2d animation program in comparison to other universities. Many other universities focus on just 3d animation which is not relevant to what I wish to do. Also, the possible networking to do at an art college campus was an advantage.

    7 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    7.7 /10

    The entry level was easy to achieve for the degree I wanted, had really good reports from past students. It has great teaching staff for the subjects with a ton of real-world experience and offers a lot of practical elements to go with the theory. Also has pretty decent and cheap accommodation.

    Scholarship :

    I have received financial aid in the form of a once off $240 bursary from the University. I have also received scholarships from the Australian Centrelink department in the form of a Relocation Scholarship to move to university. I also received a student start-up loan from Centrelink to assist with the costs of study each semester and regular Youth Allowance payments to assist with the cost of living while studying.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    6.8 /10

    I chose this college because of its wide range of courses I can choose between and the ability to merge some degrees within each other. At some colleges, they only have degrees such as law but at Griffith, they have degrees that you can merge such as law and politics.

    8 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    6 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    7.7 /10

    I was from a different state where the closest uni didn't offer my chosen degree, Griffith came and had an info day and I really liked the values and the location to move to.

    Scholarship :

    Yes, I gain financial help via Centrelink who give me youth allowance payments for studying full time.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    6 /10 extracurricular


    No Comments To Show

    Similar Colleges

    Flinders University

    Flinders University

    Adelaide, South Australia
    University of Adelaide

    University of Adelaide

    Adelaide, South Australia
    M.B.B.S ₹44.09L/Yr
    University of South Australia

    University of South Australia

    Adelaide, South Australia
    B.Pharm ₹23.15L/Yr
    University of New England

    University of New England

    Armidale, New South Wales
    M.Sc ₹18.63L/Yr
    Australian Catholic University

    Australian Catholic University

    Brisbane, Queensland
    Bachelor ₹21.62L/Yr
    Queensland University of Technology
    B.Eng/B.Sc ₹28.78L/Yr
    University of Queensland

    University of Queensland

    Brisbane, Queensland
    M.B.A ₹60.09L/Yr
    Australian National University

    Australian National University

    Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
    M.Econ ₹24.57L/Yr
    University of Canberra

    University of Canberra

    Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
    M.N ₹20.34L/Yr

    interested in this College ?

    Get free counselling