Griffith University

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Want to study with a leader in online education? Say hello to Griffith University.

This Queensland-based uni has been teaching online for over 20 years, and has received more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other institution. At least 20% of all Griffith students are fully online due to the quality of the courses on offer. 

You can enrol in your Griffith University course directly through Open Universities Australia to skip entry requirements or unlock extra flexible study options. We’ll help you find undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses with start dates in February, July and October.


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in Australia on the QS World University Rankings 2023


in Australia on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023

Discover Griffith University online degrees

Undergraduate GRF-CCJ-DEG-2023

Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Available majors

  • Major in Criminal Justice

Undergraduate GRF-BUS-DEG-2023

Bachelor of Business

Available majors

  • Major in Marketing
  • Major in Human Resource Management
  • Major in Management
  • Major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Major in Sport Management
  • Major in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Undergraduate GRF-ART-DEG-2023

Bachelor of Arts

Available majors

  • Major in Art History
  • Major in Creative Writing
  • Major in Criminal Justice
  • Major in History
  • Major in Journalism
  • Major in Literature
  • Major in Public Relations
  • Major in Screen and Media Studies
  • Major in Sociology

Discover Griffith University online subjects and short courses

Undergraduate GRF-CCJ113-2023

Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice

Undergraduate GRF-AFE135-2023

Business Data Analysis

Undergraduate GRF-GBS104-2023

The Purpose of Business

Undergraduate GRF-CCJ103-2023

Law, Crime and Justice

Meet a student

When Taylah didn't get the ATAR she needed to study forensic science, she was devastated. But then she discovered there was another way into her Griffith University course through Open Universities Australia.

Read Taylah’s story

Griffith University’s 5 campuses are located across Queensland, in Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast. The university also has a fast-growing digital campus that offers more than 100 online qualifications. 

Griffith University was founded in 1971 by the Queensland government, who wanted to give Brisbane a second university. Courses officially opened for enrolments in 1975. 

Griffith was the first university in Australia to introduce degrees in environmental science, Asian studies and forensic science. Today, you can get qualified in even more specialised areas like climate change adaptation, water management and catchment science. Some of these courses aren't offered anywhere else in the world.

Griffith ranks within the top 200 in the world for engineering and technology, business, education, criminology and law. The university’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is particularly well regarded and has been named an "above world standard" place to conduct criminology research.

Griffith University also has a strong commitment to social justice and equality. The university has the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student population of any Queensland uni, and has a dedicated support service called GUMURRII that is available to all First Australian students. 

As of 2022, there are more than 55,000 Griffith University students. At least 15,000 study online.   

Griffith University is considered one of the best young universities in the world, coming in at #33 on the Times Higher Education list in 2022. This ranking looks at things like graduate employability, the quality of teaching and the quality of the university's research.

Since 2012, Griffith University has won 50+ Australian Awards for University Teaching, which is more than any other institution. 

Over 200,000 people have graduated from Griffith University, so there are quite a few notable alumni. 

Well-known former students include: 

  • Jim Chalmers, Treasurer of Australia
  • Anthony Chisholm, Senator for Queensland
  • Dinesh Palipana OAM, the second person with quadriplegia to graduate as a doctor in Australia
  • Professor Alan Cowman AC, Deputy Director and Head of Infection and Immunity at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
  • Katarina Carroll APM, first female commissioner of the Queensland Police Service
  • Joe Brumm, Emmy award-winning creator of Bluey
  • Emma McKeon, swimmer and Australia's most decorated Olympian
  • Kate Miller-Heidke, ARIA-nominated singer-songwriter
  • Megan Washington, ARIA-winning singer-songwriter
  • Ange Anderson, radio presenter
  • Melissa Lucashenko, Miles Franklin award-winning author of Too Much Lip

Griffith University may look at your ATAR result (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) when considering you for admission into undergraduate study. Every course has a different minimum ATAR, so it’s best to review the entry requirements on the course listing page. 

However, if you don’t have the required ATAR, you can still get into your undergraduate course online by applying via Open Universities Australia. We have a unique arrangement in place with Griffith University that allows students to start studying through single subjects, regardless of academic history. Provided you successfully complete those initial subjects, you will be guaranteed entry into the full qualification. 

Learn more about how this works.  

Griffith University allows you to study more than 100 qualifications fully online, at a pace that suits your schedule. You can complete up to 4 subjects at once, depending on what makes sense for you, though many students like to complete their degree a subject at a time so they can juggle other commitments.   

You’ll access all course content through the Griffith University portal, which is called Learning@Griffith. Every week, you’ll download video lectures, electronic readings and learning activities, and comment on discussion forums about your subjects. You will also have the chance to chat face-to-face with your lecturers and classmates via Microsoft Teams, which helps make it feel like you're part of a traditional class. 

You’re free to complete your coursework in your own time, provided you meet the regular assessment deadlines set by your teachers. And if you need support, plenty is available. Griffith online students have access to IT, academic and student services, plus 24/7 access to the digital library.

When you enrol through us, we handle all the administration for you, but you will study directly with Griffith University. 

There are a few reasons to consider enrolling in your online course this way. 

You can skip entry requirements

We have a unique open-door policy that makes it possible for everyone to get into uni, regardless of their academic history. If you don’t meet the entry requirements for a Griffith degree, we can help you enrol through single undergraduate subjects. 

You have more control over how you study

If you’re worried about the impact uni could have on your work, family or social life, it’s worth giving us a call. We’ll help you find flexible study options you’ve never even heard about. 

We’re always here to guide you

As a not-for-profit, we’re able to give you truly unbiased advice about Griffith uni courses. Our only priority is finding a course that makes sense for you. We can also advise you on your Griffith University enrolment, study planning and government loans. We will be by your side throughout your time as a student.   

Navigate to the course you’re interested in on our website. If it’s a subject or short course and there is an upcoming start date, you will be able to enrol instantly. 

If it’s a degree, select ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts to begin your Griffith University application. You will be asked to supply some supporting documentation, including proof of your identity, your tax file number, and a unique student identifier (USI).

We’ll submit everything to Griffith University on your behalf. The university will then email you to confirm whether your application has been successful.

Please note that different courses are open at different points throughout the year. Check our key dates page for Griffith University enrolment dates. 

For more information about enrolment, read our online self-service enrolling instructions.


If you need help enrolling in your Griffith University course, get in touch with one of our friendly student advisors. 

You can ask them about anything, including subject selection, applying for a HELP loan, and submitting your documentation. They can even walk you through the enrolment process, step-by-step, over the phone.   

You can also find a direct Griffith University contact here.

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