Regional and interstate students

Swinburne has a range of services for students from regional areas and interstate.

Special consideration

The Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) is offered through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) for students who have experienced educational disadvantage.

SEAS allows VTAC selection officers to grant extra consideration for course entry by taking into account any short or long-term disadvantage.

As a regional student, you may be eligible to receive special consideration towards your application based on your location.

Relocation assistance

Educational disadvantage

Swinburne’s student equity service provides students the opportunity to demonstrate educational disadvantage from previous studies.

Educational disadvantage relating to regional applicants may include:

  • lack of specialist teachers for certain subject areas
  • difficulty in accessing study materials and resources
  • attendance at a rural secondary school that is classified as disadvantaged.

Swinburne Relocation and Equity Awards

Swinburne offers Relocation and Equity Awards, and Commonwealth Learning Scholarships for rural, regional and interstate students commencing university studies. These awards are designed to assist with study-related costs and are based on academic merit and financial need.

Assistance for indigenous students

At Swinburne, we are committed to ensuring that our tertiary courses are accessible to indigenous students. Our Indigenous Education team assists students with scholarships, accommodation and ABSTUDY.

Making the transition to Melbourne

Orientation week

Orientation at Swinburne includes welcome events, entertainment, introductory workshops and campus tours with hosts who are current students.

Swinburne Student Amenities Association

The Swinburne Student Amenities Association (SSAA) organises sporting and entertainment activities throughout the year, including Orientation Week. The SSAA also provides support, academic advice and representation for students.