Griffith University

English language proficiency

Griffith University recognises a number of English language tests as proof of English language proficiency. These are set out in the following tables, together with the minimum results required.

All English language proficiency test results must be no more than two years old (ie not taken before 1 October 2017 for October 2019 entry, 1 February 2018 for February 2020 entry, or 1 July 2018 for July 2020 entry).

Highlighted English language proficiency requirements have been updated since applications opened. Confirm all requirements with Griffith University.

Make sure you also read about qualifications that usually satisfy ELP.

Undergraduate

Test*/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFL Not accepted
IELTS

IELTS Indicator online test: Not accepted

7.5 overall (min. 8.0 in speaking and listening, min. 7.0 in reading and writing)

Only Academic results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
ISLPR A score of at least 4 in each of the areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
  • Only tests administered by ISLPR Language Services
Post-secondary, associate degree and/or degree level studies Successful completion of bachelor level study of at least one year full-time equivalent where the language of instruction is English
  • Completed in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom or United States of America
  • Completed within the last 5 years
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompletion of an AQF Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation or AQF Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation
Senior secondary study Successful completion
  • Completed in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom or United States of America
  • Completed within the last 5 years

Test*/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFL

Paper-based score: 580

Internet-based score: 92 (min. 22 in each subtest)

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test: Not accepted

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

IELTS

7.0 overall (min. 6.5 in each subtest)

IELTS Indicator: Not accepted

Only Academic results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

PTE Academic

65 overall (min. 58 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

  • Not accepted for B Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE)

Overall score of 185 (no score less than 176) on C2 Proficiency

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

ISLPR

Min. 4 in each skill

  • Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
  • Only tests administered by ISLPR Language Services

International Baccalaureate

Grade 3 at higher level or grade 4 at standard level in English A

OR

Grade 3 at higher level or grade 4 at standard level in English B

Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

C pass in English Studies or one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level: Ancient History/Classical Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Citizenship Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking (formerly Critical and Contextual Studies), Economics, English (English Language/English Literature), Film Studies, General Studies, Global Perspectives and Research, Government and Politics, History, History of Art, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Media Studies (Media is not a humanities subject), Philosophy, Religious Studies, Social Policies, Sociology, Drama and Theatre, World Development

GCSE/GCE 'O' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

B pass in any English (including English as a Second Language) or humanities subject specified above

Australian TAFE and private provider studies Completion, or at least one year full-time equivalent study, at AQF Diploma level or above. For other qualifications, contact the institution.
Post-secondary, associate degree and/or degree level studies

From American Samoa, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Cook Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Liberia, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Ireland, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe: Successful completion, or at least one year full-time equivalent study, in which the language of instruction and assessment/examination for the entire duration was in English.

From a country, other than those specified above: Completion of at least two years full-time equivalent study in an associate degree, degree or equivalent study where the language of instruction and assessment for the entire two years was in English. Applicants must provide a letter from the Principal or Registrar of the institution at which he or she studied confirming successful full-time study was conducted in English as part of the University’s process for assessing and verifying the applicant meets the English language requirement.

Senior secondary study

From American Samoa, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Cook Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Liberia, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Ireland, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe: Successful completion with English as the language of instruction and assessment/examination for the entire duration.

From a country other than those specified above or listed below: Within the last 5 years, successful completion of at least the 2 final years with English as the language of instruction and assessment/examination, and gaining a satisfactory pass in English in the final year. Applicants must provide a letter from the Principal or Registrar of the institution at which he or she studied confirming successful full-time study was conducted in English as part of the University’s process for assessing and verifying the applicant meets the English language requirement.

Austrian Maturity Certificate (Reifexeugnis / Reifeprufungszeugnis / Matura / Maturazeugnis)

GPA of 2 in English from the last three years of Austrian High School Diploma Completed within the last 5 years
Danish Senior High School (Studentereksamen)Grade 7 in English A (both Oral & Written) or Grade 10 in English B (both Oral & Written) in the final examination or across the final year’s work of Upper Secondary School studiesCompleted within the last 5 years
Finnish Matriculation CertificateGrade 4 in EnglishCompleted within the last 5 years
German Abitur (Senior High School Diploma)4 in English in at least one of three years of senior high schoolCompleted within the last 5 years
German DAAD English language testB2 (4 star) in all three bandsCompleted within the last 5 years
HKDSE4 in English languageCompleted within the last 5 years
Iceland StudentsprofGrade 6 in EnglishCompleted within the last 5 years
India Senior Secondary Qualifications from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Council for Indian Certificate Examination (CICE) or National Open School Grade of 70% in English Completed within the last 5 years
Malaysian STPM C pass in English Literature
Malaysian SPM B pass in English
Malaysian Cambridge English Language 1119 Grade of C6
Malaysian Independent Chinese Secondary Schools Unified Examination Certificate Grade of B5 in English
Norway Vitnemal Senior High School Diploma 4 result in English in at least one of the three years of senior High School Completed within the last 5 years
Netherlands-Dutch Diploma of Pre-University Education (VWO) VWO with 7 or higher Completed within the last 5 years
Swedish Upper Secondary School (Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskolan) VG in English A or B Completed within the last 5 years

Test*/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFL

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 24 in listening and reading, 27 in writing, 23 in speaking)

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test: Not accepted

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS

7.0 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest)

IELTS Indicator online test: Not accepted

Only Academic results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic

65 overall (min. 58 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

B Occupational Therapy: 65 overall (min. 65 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
OET B in listening, reading, writing and speaking Results must be no more than two years old (ie not taken before 1 February 2018 for February 2020 entry)
International Baccalaureate

Grade 3 at higher level or grade 4 at standard level in English A

OR

Grade 3 at higher level or grade 4 at standard level in English B

Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

C pass in English Studies or one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level: Ancient History/Classical Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Citizenship Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking (formerly Critical and Contextual Studies), Economics, English (English Language/English Literature), Film Studies, General Studies, Global Perspectives and Research, Government and Politics, History, History of Art, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Media Studies (Media is not a humanities subject), Philosophy, Religious Studies, Social Policies, Sociology, Drama and Theatre, World Development

GCSE/GCE 'O' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

B pass in any English (including English as a Second Language) or humanities subject specified above

Australian TAFE and private provider studies Completion, or at least one year full-time equivalent study, at AQF Diploma level or above. For other qualifications, contact the institution.
Post-secondary, associate degree and/or degree level studies

From American Samoa, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Cook Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Liberia, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Ireland, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe: Successful completion, or at least one year full-time equivalent study, in which the language of instruction and assessment/examination for the entire duration was in English.

From a country, other than those specified above: Completion of at least two years full-time equivalent study in an associate degree, degree or equivalent study where the language of instruction and assessment for the entire two years was in English. Applicants must provide a letter from the Principal or Registrar of the institution at which he or she studied confirming successful full-time study was conducted in English as part of the University’s process for assessing and verifying the applicant meets the English language requirement.

Senior secondary study

From American Samoa, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Cook Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Liberia, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Ireland, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe: Successful completion with English as the language of instruction and assessment/examination for the entire duration.

From a country other than those specified above or listed below: Within the last 5 years, successful completion of at least the two final years with English as the language of instruction and assessment/examination, and gaining a satisfactory pass in English in the final year. Applicants must provide a letter from the Principal or Registrar of the institution at which he or she studied confirming successful full-time study was conducted in English as part of the University’s process for assessing and verifying the applicant meets the English language requirement.

Austrian Maturity Certificate (Reifexeugnis / Reifeprufungszeugnis / Matura / Maturazeugnis) GPA of 2 in English from the last three years of Austrian High School Diploma Completed within the last 5 years
Danish Senior High School (Studentereksamen)Grade 7 in English A (both Oral & Written) or Grade 10 in English B (both Oral & Written) in the final examination or across the final year’s work of Upper Secondary School studiesCompleted within the last 5 years
Finnish Matriculation CertificateGrade 4 in EnglishCompleted within the last 5 years
German Abitur (Senior High School Diploma)4 in English in at least one of three years of senior high schoolCompleted within the last 5 years
German DAAD English language testB2 (4 star) in all three bandsCompleted within the last 5 years
HKDSE4 in English languageCompleted within the last 5 years
Iceland StudentsprofGrade 6 in EnglishCompleted within the last 5 years
India Senior Secondary Qualifications from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Council for Indian Certificate Examination (CICE) or National Open School Grade of 70% in English Completed within the last 5 years
Malaysian STPM C pass in English Literature
Malaysian SPM B pass in English
Malaysian Cambridge English Language 1119 Grade of C6
Malaysian Independent Chinese Secondary Schools Unified Examination Certificate Grade of B5 in English
Norway Vitnemal Senior High School Diploma 4 result in English in at least one of the three years of senior High School Completed within the last 5 years
Netherlands-Dutch Diploma of Pre-University Education (VWO) VWO with 7 or higher Completed within the last 5 years
Swedish Upper Secondary School (Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskolan) VG in English A or B Completed within the last 5 years

You must also satisfy the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council’s English language proficiency requirements.

Test*/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFL TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test: Not accepted

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 24 in reading and listening, min. 23 in speaking, min. 27 in writing)
  • Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
  • Contact Griffith University if you have achieved the required scores in multiple sittings
IELTS
IELTS Indicator online test: Not accepted

7.0 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest)
Only academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 65 overall (min. 65 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
OET Grade B in each subtest
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

Test*/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
IELTS
6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest) Only Academic results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate

Grade 3 at higher level or grade 4 at standard level in English A

OR

Grade 3 at higher level or grade 4 at standard level in English B

Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

C pass in English Studies or one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level: Ancient History/Classical Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Citizenship Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking (formerly Critical and Contextual Studies), Economics, English (English Language/English Literature), Film Studies, General Studies, Global Perspectives and Research, Government and Politics, History, History of Art, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Media Studies (Media is not a humanities subject), Philosophy, Religious Studies, Social Policies, Sociology, Drama and Theatre, World Development.

GCSE/GCE 'O' Levels (from UK or Singapore) B pass in any English (including English as a Second Language) or humanities subject specified above
Australian TAFE and private provider studies Completion, or at least one year full-time equivalent study, at AQF Diploma level or above. For other qualifications, contact the institution.
Post-secondary, associate degree and/or degree level studies

From American Samoa, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Cook Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Liberia, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Ireland, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe: Successful completion, or at least one year full-time equivalent study, in which the language of instruction and assessment/examination for the entire duration was in English.

From a country, other than those specified above: Completion of at least two years full-time equivalent study in an associate degree, degree or equivalent study where the language of instruction and assessment for the entire two years was in English. Applicants must provide a letter from the Principal or Registrar of the institution at which he or she studied confirming successful full-time study was conducted in English as part of the University’s process for assessing and verifying the applicant meets the English language requirement.

Senior secondary study

From American Samoa, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Cook Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Liberia, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Ireland, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe: Successful completion with English as the language of instruction and assessment/examination for the entire duration.

From a country other than those specified above or listed below: Within the last 5 years, successful completion of at least the 2 final years with English as the language of instruction and assessment/examination, and gaining a satisfactory pass in English in the final year. Applicants must provide a letter from the Principal or Registrar of the institution at which he or she studied confirming successful full-time study was conducted in English as part of the University’s process for assessing and verifying the applicant meets the English language requirement.

Austrian Maturity Certificate (Reifexeugnis / Reifeprufungszeugnis / Matura / Maturazeugnis)

GPA of 2 in English from the last three years of Austrian High School Diploma Completed within the last 5 years
Danish Senior High School (Studentereksamen)Grade 7 in English A (both Oral & Written) or Grade 10 in English B (both Oral & Written) in the final examination or across the final year’s work of Upper Secondary School studiesCompleted within the last 5 years
Finnish Matriculation CertificateGrade 4 in EnglishCompleted within the last 5 years
German Abitur (Senior High School Diploma)4 in English in at least one of three years of senior high schoolCompleted within the last 5 years
German DAAD English language testB2 (4 star) in all three bandsCompleted within the last 5 years
HKDSE4 in English languageCompleted within the last 5 years
Iceland StudentsprofGrade 6 in EnglishCompleted within the last 5 years
India Senior Secondary Qualifications from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Council for Indian Certificate Examination (CICE) or National Open School Grade of 70% in English Completed within the last 5 years
Malaysian STPM C pass in English Literature
Malaysian SPM B pass in English
Malaysian Cambridge English Language 1119 Grade of C6
Malaysian Independent Chinese Secondary Schools Unified Examination Certificate Grade of B5 in English
Norway Vitnemal Senior High School Diploma 4 result in English in at least one of the three years of senior High School Completed within the last 5 years
Netherlands-Dutch Diploma of Pre-University Education (VWO) VWO with 7 or higher Completed within the last 5 years
Swedish Upper Secondary School (Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskolan) VG in English A or B Completed within the last 5 years

Completed Test*/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFL

Paper-based score: 575

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 19 in each subtest)

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test: 79 (min. 19 in each subtest), accepted for July, Nov 2020 and March 2021 intakes only
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS
6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)

IELTS Indicator online test: 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest), accepted for July, Nov 2020 and March 2021 intakes only
Only Academic results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 58 overall (min. 50 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Cambridge Linguaskill (General or Business)Average score 175, minimum individual skills score 170

Accepted for July, Nov 2020 and March 2021 intakes only

Taken from January 2020 onwards
Duolingo English TestScore of 110

Accepted for July, Nov 2020 and March 2021 intakes only

Taken from January 2020 onwards
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE) Minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE) Minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169)Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
ISLPR 3+ in each skill
  • Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
  • Only tests administered by ISLPR Language Services
International Baccalaureate

Grade 3 at higher level or grade 4 at standard level in English A

OR

Grade 3 at higher level or grade 4 at standard level in English B

Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

C pass in English Studies or one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level: Ancient History/Classical Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Citizenship Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking (formerly Critical and Contextual Studies), Economics, English (English Language/English Literature), Film Studies, General Studies, Global Perspectives and Research, Government and Politics, History, History of Art, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Media Studies (Media is not a humanities subject), Philosophy, Religious Studies, Social Policies, Sociology, Drama and Theatre, World Development.

GCSE/GCE 'O' Levels (from UK or Singapore) B pass in any English (including English as a Second Language) or humanities subject specified above
Australian TAFE and private provider studies

Completion, or at least one year full-time equivalent study, at AQF Diploma level or above. For other qualifications, contact the institution.

Post-secondary, associate degree and/or degree level studies

From American Samoa, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Cook Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Liberia, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Ireland, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe: Successful completion, or at least one year full-time equivalent study, in which the language of instruction and assessment/examination for the entire duration was in English.

From a country, other than those specified above: Completion of at least two years full-time equivalent study in an associate degree, degree or equivalent study where the language of instruction and assessment for the entire two years was in English. Applicants must provide a letter from the Principal or Registrar of the institution at which he or she studied confirming successful full-time study was conducted in English as part of the University’s process for assessing and verifying the applicant meets the English language requirement.

Senior secondary study

From American Samoa, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Cook Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Liberia, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Ireland, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe: Successful completion with English as the language of instruction and assessment/examination for the entire duration.

From a country other than those specified above or listed below: Within the last 5 years, successful completion of at least the two final years with English as the language of instruction and assessment/examination, and gaining a satisfactory pass in English in the final year. Applicants must provide a letter from the Principal or Registrar of the institution at which he or she studied confirming successful full-time study was conducted in English as part of the University’s process for assessing and verifying the applicant meets the English language requirement.

Austrian Maturity Certificate (Reifexeugnis / Reifeprufungszeugnis / Matura / Maturazeugnis) GPA of 2 in English from the last three years of Austrian High School Diploma Completed within the last 5 years
Danish Senior High School (Studentereksamen) Grade 7 in English A (both Oral & Written) or Grade 10 in English B (both Oral & Written) in the final examination or across the final year’s work of Upper Secondary School studies. Completed within the last 5 years
Finnish Matriculation Certificate

Grade 4 in English

Completed within the last 5 years
German Abitur (Senior High School Diploma)

4 in English in at least one of three years of senior high school

Completed within in the last 5 years
German DAAD English language test B2 (4 star) in all three bands Completed within the last 5 years
HKDSE 4 in English language Completed within the last 5 years
Iceland Studentsprof Grade 6 in English Completed within the last 5 years
India Senior Secondary Qualifications from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Council for Indian Certificate Examination (CICE) or National Open School Grade of 70% in English Completed within the last 5 years
Malaysian STPM C pass in English Literature
Malaysian SPM B pass in English
Malaysian Cambridge English Language 1119 Grade of C6
Malaysian Independent Chinese Secondary Schools Unified Examination Certificate Grade of B5 in English
Norway Vitnemal Senior High School Diploma 4 result in English in at least one of the three years of senior High School Completed within the last 5 years
Netherlands-Dutch Diploma of Pre-University Education (VWO) VWO with 7 or higher Completed within the last 5 years
Swedish Upper Secondary School (Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskolan) VG in English A or B Completed within the last 5 years

International Year 12s

Test*/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFLNot accepted

IELTS

IELTS Indicator online test: Not accepted

7.5 overall (min. 8.0 listening and speaking, 7.0 reading and writing)
Only Academic results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

ISLPR

4 in each of the areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
  • Only tests administered by ISLPR Language Services)
Senior secondary study Successful completion
  • Completed in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, or United States of America
  • Completed within the last 5 years

Test*/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFL

Paper-based score: 580

Internet-based score: 92 (min. 22 in each subtest)

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test: Not accepted

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS

7.0 overall (min. 6.5 in each subtest)

IELTS Indicator: Not accepted

Only Academic results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic

65 overall (min. 58 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

Nutrition and Dietetics: Not accepted

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE) Overall score of 185 (no score less than 176) on C2 Proficiency Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
ISLPR Min. 4 in each skill
  • Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
  • Only tests administered by ISLPR Language Services
International Baccalaureate

Grade 3 at higher level or grade 4 at standard level in English A

OR

Grade 3 at higher level or grade 4 at standard level in English B

Diploma must be awarded

Test*/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFL

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 24 listening and reading, 27 in writing, 23 in speaking)

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test: Not accepted

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS

7.0 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest)

IELTS Indicator online test: Not accepted

Only Academic results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 65 overall with a minimum of 58 in listening, reading, speaking and writing

B Occupational Therapy: 65 overall (min. 65 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
OET B in listening, reading, writing and speaking Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate

Grade 3 at higher level or grade 4 at standard level in English A

OR

Grade 3 at higher level or grade 4 at standard level in English B

Diploma must be awarded

You must also satisfy the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council’s English language proficiency requirements.

Test*/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFL TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test: Not accepted

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 24 in reading and listening, min. 23 in speaking, min. 27 in writing)
  • Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
  • Contact Griffith University if you have achieved the required scores in multiple sittings
IELTS
IELTS Indicator online test: Not accepted

7.0 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest)
Only academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 65 overall (min. 65 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
OET Grade B in each subtest
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

Test*/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
IELTS

6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)

Only Academic results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate

Grade 3 at higher level or grade 4 at standard level in English A

OR

Grade 3 at higher level or grade 4 at standard level in English B

Diploma must be awarded

Test*/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFL

Paper-based score: 575

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 19 in each subtest)

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test: 79 (min. 19 in each subtest), accepted for July, Nov 2020 and March 2021 intakes only

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS
6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)

IELTS Indicator online test: 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest), accepted for July, Nov 2020 and March 2021 intakes only
Only Academic results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 58 overall (min. 50 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Cambridge Linguaskill (General or Business)Average score 175, minimum individual skills score 170

Accepted for July, Nov 2020 and March 2021 intake only

Taken from January 2020 onwards
Duolingo English TestScore of 110

Accepted for July, Nov 2020 and March 2021 intake only

Taken from January 2020 onwards
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE) Minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE) Minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
ISLPR Min. 3+ in each skill
  • Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
  • Only tests administered by ISLPR Language Services
International Baccalaureate

Grade 3 at higher level or grade 4 at standard level in English A

OR

Grade 3 at higher level or grade 4 at standard level in English B

Diploma must be awarded

Courses available

Undergraduate International

Location

Student Administration, Griffith University,
Gold Coast Campus, Parklands Drive,
Southport QLD 4222

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Phone

Future students
1800 677 728

International
+61 7 3735 6425

General
07 3735 7111

Current students
1800 154 055

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Important dates

Academic calendar

Entry schemes via UAC

Educational Access Schemes