Griffith College Dublin Application & Admission Information Pack - Academic Year 2018-2019

 
Griffith College Dublin Application & Admission Information Pack - Academic Year 2018-2019
Griffith College

 Griffith College Dublin
       Application
               &
       Admission
    Information Pack
Academic Year 2018-2019
Semester 1 – September 2018

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                                                     September 2018 Intake
Dear Partners,

We look forward to welcoming your students to Griffith College in September 2018 and we hope they will enjoy their Study
Abroad experience with us. We are sending you this document to provide you with useful information in relation to the
application process and key dates and deadlines for the September 2018 intake.

                                                                              Contents

1. How to apply........................................................................................................................................................... 3
   1.1 Online Application Form ................................................................................................................................... 3
   1.2 Deadline ............................................................................................................................................................ 3
   1.3 Documentation ................................................................................................................................................. 3
       1.3.1 Documentation to be sent in respect of Study Abroad/Semester Abroad/Erasmus/Top Up/Full Degree
       students .............................................................................................................................................................. 3
       1.3.2 Documentation to be sent by Gap Programme students ......................................................................... 3
       1.3.3 Documentation to be sent by Masters students....................................................................................... 3
   1.4 Online Application Form - Step by Step Guide for Applicants ......................................................................... 4
       1.4.1 Online Application Form – Study Abroad/Semester Abroad/Erasmus/Exchange students ..................... 4
       1.4.2 Online Application Form - Gap Programme students ............................................................................. 10
       1.4.3 Online Application form - Transfer/Final Year/Top-Up Students ........................................................... 16
       1.4.4 Online Application form - Full Degree Undergraduate Students: ........................................................... 23
       1.4.5 Online Application form – Masters/Postgraduate students ................................................................... 29
2. Orientation/Induction for September 2018 intake Griffith College Dublin ......................................................... 36
4. ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2018/2019 ....................................................................................................................... 37
Appendix 1 ................................................................................................................................................................ 38

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                                                  1. How to apply
1.1 Online Application Form
The Griffith College Online Application Form is available at https://www.griffith.ie/apply-online.

1.2 Deadline
Please ensure all applications are submitted no later than Friday, 27th April 2018.

1.3 Documentation
The following documentation is required as part of the application process and should be uploaded when the Online
Application Form is being submitted.
Any additional documentation can be sent to studyabroad@griffith.ie.

1.3.1 Documentation to be sent in respect of Study Abroad/Semester Abroad/Erasmus/Top Up/Full Degree
      students
       A Completed Online Application Form available at https://www.griffith.ie/apply-online
       Proof of ID - Copy of picture page of the student’s passport or National ID Card
       An official copy of the student’s latest transcripts
       Non-Native English Speakers Only - Evidence of English language proficiency - an internationally recognised English
        language test score (e.g. IELTS/TOEFL/TOEIC). Where an Articulation Agreement/Partnership Agreement exists with
        a student’s home institution, a letter on headed paper from that institution, indicating a grade of B2 or higher, is
        acceptable. Please see Appendix 1 attached.

1.3.2 Documentation to be sent by Gap Programme students

       A Completed Online Application Form https://www.griffith.ie/apply-online
       Proof of ID - Copy of picture page of the student’s passport or National ID Card
       Evidence of English language proficiency if applicable - an internationally recognised English language test score (e.g.
        IELTS/TOEFL/TOEIC)
        Note: Students who have no proof of English will be tested upon arrival at Griffith College

1.3.3 Documentation to be sent by Masters students
       A Completed Online Application Form available at https://www.griffith.ie/apply-online
       Proof of ID - Copy of picture page of the student’s passport or National ID Card
       Official undergraduate degree transcripts for each year and each semester to date
        IMPORTANT: An official translation is required for documentation not produced in English
       Evidence of English language proficiency if applicable - an internationally recognised English language test score (e.g.
        IELTS/TOEFL/TOEIC)
        Graduate Business School Applicants Only:
        Graduate Business School applicants are also advised to include the following items as they will strengthen the
        application and give the faculty a more complete overview of the student’s profile:

           o CV/Resumé
           o Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement
           o Two reference letters, one of which should be an academic reference from a former teacher, lecturer or
             professor.
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                      1.4 Online Application Form - Step by Step Guide for Applicants
1.4.1 Online Application Form – Study Abroad/Semester Abroad/Erasmus/Exchange students

Welcome! Please go to www.griffith.ie and click on Apply Online on the right hand side

1st Section: Name/Country of Residence/Nationality/Course Details

Input the following information:
     First name
     Surname (i.e. Family Name/Last Name)
     Email
     Country of Residence (i.e. the country where you are currently living)
     Country of Nationality (i.e. your Nationality according to your passport)

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Once you input the information above, Question 3 will appear “What type of course are you applying for?” Please select
Study Abroad as indicated below.

Once you have selected ‘Study Abroad’, Question 4 will appear, as indicated below. Please select the relevant programme
from the list – Study Abroad 1 Semester or Study Abroad 2 Semester. Erasmus nominated students choose Erasmus 1
Semester or Erasmus 2 Semesters.

When you have selected the relevant programme, please click on ‘Create my Application Form’ to proceed.

2nd Section: Choose a Course

Choose a Campus  Please select Dublin or Cork
Please be advised that it is very important that your Home Institution/Study Abroad Provider/Agent is in agreement with
your choice of campus before final submission of your application.

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When do you want to start?  Please select September 2018

Which faculty are you interested in studying in? This question is related to your modules selection

You can select up to three different faculties.

You can select modules from the following faculties only:
    Business Faculty
    Journalism and Media Faculty
    Computing Science Faculty
    Design Faculty
    Law Faculty
    Music Production  please select “Music and Multimedia”*
    Postgraduate Business/Masters Business Modules  please select “Graduate Business School”**

*Please note that some of the Music and Multimedia lectures are delivered in the College’s outreach centre in Windmill
Lane in Dublin 4, not in the Griffith College campus. It is easy to get to Windmill Lane by bus. Please contact the
International Office if you require any further information.
**IMPORTANT: Please note that modules from the Graduate Business School can only be selected by students who are
currently enrolled in Postgraduate/Masters studies in the area of Business in their home institution.

Once the above is selected, you can click on “Next Step”.

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3rd Section: Personal Details

Please complete all information in this section – Gender, DOB, Learning Difficulty, Contact Details, Address etc.

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How did you hear about Griffith College?
*IMPORTANT* Are you applying to the College via an Agent/Representative/Partner College?
Please select Yes, and in the box given below, please type in the name of your School/College/University/
Study Abroad Provider/Agent

Then you can click on “Next Step” to proceed

4th Section: Upload documents

Please upload required documents.

Please refer to Section 1.3 above in order to find out which documents you need to upload.

Choose your files - Choose Files button → and then upload – Upload button

Additional documentation can be sent to studyabroad@griffith.ie.

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5th Section: Submit your application:

Please read the declaration carefully and tick ‘I agree to Terms & Conditions’, and then click on ‘Submit Application’ button.

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1.4.2 Online Application Form - Gap Programme students

Welcome! Please go to www.griffith.ie and click on Apply Online on the right hand side

1st Section: Name/Country of Residence/Nationality/Course Details

Input the following information:
     First name
     Surname (i.e. Family Name/Last Name)
     Email
     Country of Residence (i.e. the country where you are currently living)
     Country of Nationality (i.e. your Nationality according to your passport)

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Once you have replied to questions 1 and 2 listed above, Question 3 will appear  Please select Study Abroad as indicated
below.

Once you have selected ‘Study Abroad’, Question 4 will appear, as indicated below. Please select the relevant programme
from the list – Gap Programme 1 Semester or Gap Programme 2 Semesters.

When you have selected the relevant programme, please click on ‘Create my Application Form’ to proceed.

2nd Section: Choose a Course

Choose a Campus  Please select Dublin or Cork
Please be advised that it is very important that your Home Institution/Study Abroad Provider/Agent is in agreement with
your choice of campus before final submission of your application.

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When do you want to start?  Please select September 2018

Which faculty are you interested in studying in? This question is related to your modules selection

You can select up to three different faculties.

Your Study Path will be determined on the basis of your English language level - during your Gap Programme you may do 4
modules with no English OR 2 modules + 15 hours of English OR English language only, depending on your English level.

You can select modules from the following faculties only:
    Business Faculty
    Journalism and Media Faculty
    Computing Science Faculty
    Design Faculty
    Law Faculty
    If you wish to study English language during your Gap Programme, please select ‘Griffith Institute of Language’ as
       a faculty
    Music Production  please select “Music and Multimedia”*

*Please note that some of the Music and Multimedia lectures are delivered in the College’s outreach centre in Windmill
Lane in Dublin 4, not in Griffith College campus. It is easy to get to Windmill Lane by bus. Please contact the International
Office if you require any further information.

Once the above is selected, you can click on “Next Step”.

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3rd Section: Personal Details

Please complete all information in this section – Gender, DOB, Learning Difficulty, Contact Details, Address etc

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How did you hear about Griffith College
*IMPORTANT* Are you applying to the College via an Agent/Representative/Partner College?
Please select Yes, and in the box given below, please type in the name of your School/College/University/Study
Abroad Provider/Agent

Then you can click on “Next Step” to proceed

4th Section: Upload documents

Please upload required documents.

Please refer to Section 1.3 above in order to find out which documents you need to upload.

Choose your files - Choose Files button → and then upload – Upload button

Additional documentation can be sent to studyabroad@griffith.ie.

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5th Section: Submit your application:

Please read the declaration carefully and tick ‘I agree to Terms & Conditions’, and then click on ‘Submit Application’ button.

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1.4.3 Online Application form - Transfer/Final Year/Top-Up Students
This section refers to students who are applying to join undergraduate programmes with Advanced Entry and
will be going directly into Year 2/3/4 of a programme.

Welcome! Please go to www.griffith.ie and click on Apply Online on the right hand side

1st Section: Name/Country of Residence/Nationality/Course Details

Input the following information:
     First name
     Surname (i.e. Family Name/Last Name)
     Email
     Country of Residence (i.e. the country where you are currently living)
     Country of Nationality (i.e. your Nationality according to your passport)

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Once you input the information above, the next question will appear “What type of course are you applying for?”, please
select Undergraduate as indicated below.

When you have made your selection, please click on ‘Create my Application Form’ to proceed.

2nd Section: Choose a Course

Choose a Campus  Please select Dublin or Cork or Limerick
Please be advised that it is very important that your Home Institution/Study Abroad Provider/Agent is in agreement with
your choice of campus before final submission of your application.

Choose a Faculty from the list below - for example Business

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When you select a relevant discipline (e.g. Business), a similar box will appear on your screen – please select a relevant
course - for example BA (Hons) in Business Studies.

Preferred study mode – please select Full-Time (Full-Time means you take DAYTIME classes)

When do you want to start?  Please select September 2018

Do you wish to apply for Advanced Entry/Exemptions? – Please select Yes if you are applying for direct entry into
final year of a Griffith College undergraduate programme.

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If you select Yes this box will appear and you can indicate your study path here, e.g. “I am applying to join Year
3 of the BA (Hons) in Business Studies programme”.

Then you can click on “Next Step”.

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3rd Section: Personal Details

Please complete all information in this section – Gender, DOB, Learning Difficulty, Contact Details, Address etc.

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How did you hear about Griffith College
*IMPORTANT* Are you applying to the College via an Agent/Representative/Partner College?
Please select Yes, and in the box given below, please type in the name of your School/College/University/Study
Abroad Provider/Agent

Then you can click on “Next Step” to proceed

4th Section: Upload documents

Please upload required documents.

Please refer to Section 1.3 above in order to find out which documents you need to upload.

Choose your files - Choose Files button → and then upload – Upload button

Additional documentation can be sent to studyabroad@griffith.ie.

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5th Section: Submit your application:

Please read the declaration carefully and tick ‘I agree to Terms & Conditions’, and then click on ‘Submit Application’ button.

If you wish to be contacted by Griffith College with future informations such as events and courses, you can tick the “I agree”
box. Otherwise, you can leave it untick.

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1.4.4 Online Application form - Full Degree Undergraduate Students:
This section refers to students who are applying to join an undergraduate programme starting at Year 1.

Welcome! Please go to www.griffith.ie and click on Apply Online on the right hand side

1st Section: Name/Country of Residence/Nationality/Course Details

Input the following information:
     First name
     Surname (i.e. Family Name/Last Name)
     Email
     Country of Residence (i.e. the country where you are currently living)
     Country of Nationality (i.e. your Nationality according to your passport)

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Once you input the information above, the next question will appear “What type of course are you applying for?”, please
select Undergraduate as indicated below.

When you have made your selection, please click on ‘Create my Application Form’ to proceed.

2nd Section: Choose a Course

Choose a Campus  Please select Dublin or Cork or Limerick
Please be advised that it is very important that your Home Institution/Study Abroad Provider/Agent is in agreement with
your choice of campus before final submission of your application.

Choose a Faculty from the list below - for example Business

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When you select a relevant discipline (e.g. Business), a similar box will appear on your screen – please select a relevant
course - for example BA (Hons) in Business Studies.

Preferred study mode – please select Full-Time (Full-Time means you take DAYTIME classes)

When do you want to start?  Please select September 2018

Once the above is selected, you can click on “Next Step”.

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3rd Section: Personal Details

Please complete all information in this section – Gender, DOB, Learning Difficulty, Contact Details, Address etc.

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How did you hear about Griffith College
*IMPORTANT* Are you applying to the College via an Agent/Representative/Partner College?
Please select Yes, and in the box given below, please type in the name of your School/College/University/Study
Abroad Provider/Agent

Then you can click on “Next Step” to proceed

4th Section: Upload documents

Please upload required documents.

Please refer to Section 1.3 above in order to find out which documents you need to upload.

Choose your files - Choose Files button → and then upload – Upload button

Additional documentation can be sent to studyabroad@griffith.ie.

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5th Section: Submit your application:

Please read the declaration carefully and tick ‘I agree to Terms & Conditions’, and then click on ‘Submit Application’ button.

If you wish to be contacted by Griffith College with future informations such as events and courses, you can tick the “I agree”
box. Otherwise, you can leave it untick.

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1.4.5 Online Application form – Masters/Postgraduate students

Welcome! Please go to www.griffith.ie and click on Apply Online on the right hand side

1st Section: Name/Country of Residence/Nationality/Course Details

Input the following information:
     First name
     Surname (i.e. Family Name/Last Name)
     Email
     Country of Residence (i.e. the country where you are currently living)
     Country of Nationality (i.e. your Nationality according to your passport)

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Once you input the information above, the next question will appear “What type of course are you applying for?”, please
select Postgraduate as indicated below.

When you have made your selection, please click on ‘Create my Application Form’ to proceed.

2nd Section: Choose a Course

Choose a Campus  Please select Dublin or Cork or Limerick
Please be advised that it is very important that your Home Institution/Study Abroad Provider/Agent is in agreement with
your choice of campus before final submission of your application.

Please select your discipline from the list below - for example Graduate Business School

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When you select a relevant discipline (e.g. Graduate Business School), a similar box will appear on your screen – please then
select the relevant course - for example MSc in International Business.

Preferred study mode – please select Full-Time (Full-Time means you take DAYTIME classes)

When do you want to start?  Please select September 2018

Once the above is selected, you can click on “Next Step”.

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Do you wish to apply for Advanced Entry/Exemptions?
IMPORTANT: If you wish to apply for module exemptions, please select “Yes”

If you select Yes this box will appear and you can indicate your study path here.

Then you can click on “Next Step”.

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3rd Section: Personal Details

Please complete all information in this section – Gender, DOB, Learning Difficulty, Contact Details, Address etc.

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How did you hear about Griffith College
*IMPORTANT* Are you applying to the College via an Agent/Representative/Partner College?
Please select Yes, and in the box given below, please type in the name of your School/College/University/Study
Abroad Provider/Agent

Then you can click on “Next Step” to proceed

3rd Section: Upload documents

Please upload required documents.

Please refer to Section 1.3 above in order to find out which documents you need to upload.

Choose your files - Choose Files button → and then upload – Upload button

Additional documentation can be sent to studyabroad@griffith.ie.

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5th Section: Submit your application:

Please read the declaration carefully and tick ‘I agree to Terms & Conditions’, and then click on ‘Submit Application’ button.

If you wish to be contacted by Griffith College with future informations such as events and courses, you can tick the “I agree”
box. Otherwise, you can leave it untick.

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                           2. Orientation/Induction for September 2018 intake
                                          Griffith College Dublin
                                      International Student Information Meetings
                                                                                                     &
                                                           College Induction/Orientation
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              As a new incoming student, you are invited to two information and orientation sessions.

              Session 1: International Student Information Meeting
                                           Wednesday, 12th September 2018 (TBC)
              Session 2: College Induction/Orientation
                                           13th & 14th September 2018
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                                               International Student Information Meeting
              The purpose of the International Student Information Meeting is to introduce you to
              International Office Student Services staff members and give you important information
              to help you to familiarise yourself with Dublin and with Griffith College.
              The details for your Information Meeting are below.
              Date: 12th September 2018
              Time: To be confirmed*
              Venue: To be confirmed*
          *You will be sent an email closer to the time to confirm the venue and time
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                                                                College Induction/Orientation
                                     Thursday, September 13th OR Friday, September 14th 2017
                                       Venue: Auditorium, Academic Facilities Building (AFB)
The Griffith College Induction/Orientation is a one-day introduction to the College where you will get to meet
all new incoming Griffith College students and receive important information from key College staff
members. You will receive the Timetable for your programme of study. In addition you will get to meet the
Students’ Union representatives who will give you important information about sports clubs and societies,
social events, general facilities and welfare services
Induction/Orientation takes place on Thursday, September 13th OR Friday, 14th September 2017. The date
of the Induction/Orientation depends on your programme of study.
    You will be sent an email closer to the time to confirm your Induction/Orientation date and schedule
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                               4. ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2018/2019

          GRIFFITH COLLEGE DUBLIN ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2018/2019
                  SEMESTER 1                                                                SEMESTER 2
           Week                                                                     Week
 Week                                                                     Week
Numbers
        Commencement
            Date
                                     Activity                            Numbers
                                                                                 Commencement
                                                                                     Date
                                                                                                              Activity
                            Semester One Induction Sessions -                                         Semester Two Induction Week -
   0       10/09/2018           12/09/2018-14/09/2018:                      0      28/01/2019            30/01/2019 - 31/01/2019
                              SCHEDULE TO BE CONFIRMED                                                 SCHEDULE TO BE CONFIRMED
   1       17/09/2018                  Lectures Start                       1      04/02/2019                   Lectures Start
                                                                                   11/02/2019 -
                                                                           2- 6                       Semester 2 Lectures Continue
                                                                                    15/03/2019
          24/09/2018 -
  2- 7                       Semester 1 Lectures Continue                                         ASSIGNMENT WEEK - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES
           02/11/2018                                                                             APART FROM ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES - ENGLISH
                                                                            7      18/03/2019
                                                                                                  LANGUAGE STUDENTS CAN CONTACT THE ENGLISH
                                                                                                  LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

                         ASSIGNMENT WEEK - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES
                         APART FROM ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES - ENGLISH
   8       05/11/2018
                         LANGUAGE STUDENTS CAN CONTACT THE ENGLISH
                         LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
                                                                                   25/03/2019 -
                                                                          8 - 12                      Semester 2 Lectures Continue
                                                                                    26/04/2019
          12/11/2018 -
 9 - 12                      Semester 2 Lectures Continue
           07/12/2018

                               LAST WEEK OF LECTURES -                                                  LAST WEEK OF LECTURES -
  13       10/12/2018                                                      13      29/04/2019
                                Lectures End 14/12/2018                                                  Lectures End 03/05/2019

                                                                                                  Study Week - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES APART
                                                                                   06/05/2019 -   FROM ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES - ENGLISH
          17/12/2018 -                                                     14
 14-15                       Christmas Break - No Lectures                          10/05/2019    LANGUAGE STUDENTS CAN CONTACT THE ENGLISH
           28/12/2018                                                                             LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

                                                                           15      13/05/2019           EXAMS START 15/05/2019
                         Study Week - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES APART
          31/12/2018 -   FROM ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES - ENGLISH
  16                                                                       16      20/05/2019                  Exams Continue
           04/01/2019    LANGUAGE STUDENTS CAN CONTACT THE ENGLISH
                         LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

                                                                                                        EXAMS FINISH 29/05/2019
  17       07/01/2019          EXAMS START 08/01/2019                      17      27/05/2019
                                                                                                   *Results released week of 01/07/2019

  18       14/01/2019                 Exams Continue

                               EXAMS FINISH 22/01/2019
  19       21/01/2019
                          *Results released week of 25/02/2019

                                                          SEMESTER 3
           REPEAT EXAMINATIONS - Commence on August 7th 2019 and End on August 23rd 2019

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Appendix 1
                        SAMPLE Letter of Confirmation – English Language Proficiency

This is an example of the type of letter required to be submitted by your home institution/college/university to
confirm your level of English proficiency.

This letter is only acceptable if is printed on official letterhead, signed by a relevant academic staff member,
preferably from the English Language Department, and stamped with the official college stamp.

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To Whom It May Concern,

The purpose of this letter is to confirm the suitability of the student/students listed below for the Griffith College
Study Abroad Programme with respect to their English language proficiency.

The student/students have successfully completed our in-house English examination and achieved a score equivalent
to B2 or higher as defined in the Common European Framework Reference of Languages (CEFRL).

On the basis of this test result, we are satisfied that the student/students meet Griffith College Study Abroad
Programme English language entry requirements.

 Student Name                                                             GCD Reference Number

Signed:

___________________________

Print Name:                             _________________________

Job Title:                              _________________________

Institution Name:                       _________________________

Institution Address:                    _________________________

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