At Swinburne, our students and staff come from more than 100 nations, across every continent of the globe. 

Learn about where our student community comes from in this infographic. A full text alternative is also available. 

Welcome to our diverse student community 

Nationalities: 144 

Languages spoken: 185 

Students by gender: 

Male 47% 

Female 53% 

Total students: 58,227 

International students: 10,089 

Domestic students: 48,138 

Student course enrolment: 

Higher education: 41,399 

Vocational education: 17,410 

Note: Statistics shown correct as at February 2020 and include data for both local and international students. Nationality and continent data is based on the student’s citizenship of their country. 

Our cultural events

Swinburne World Kitchen Day 

Our annual Swinburne World Kitchen day is an opportunity for our migrant student communities to share their traditional dishes, and how these foods connect to their home countries. 

Lunar New Year 

Each year, Swinburne celebrates the Lunar New Year with activities such as an on-campus lion dance and a celebratory dinner function with external stakeholders. 

Diwali festival 

Each year we celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, with a fun, loud and colourful event on campus. Staff and students come to experience Bollywood performances and lessons, fashion parades and food from all over India. 


During Ramadan, we hold a special Iftar event to recognise the role that the Swinburne Islamic Society plays in Swinburne’s commitment to religious tolerance. 

Upcoming events

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Date Event
29 Oct

2020 Swinburne Annual Barak Wonga Oration

Swinburne University of Technology and the Moondani Toombadool Centre are proud to have Dr Lois Peeler AM, deliver this years Annual Barak Wonga Oration.

09 Oct

Swinburne 2020 Diwali Celebrations

Join us in celebrating our diverse community at Diwali, the Festival of Lights

Diwali, a significant event in the South Asian calendar, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of light over darkness. 

28 Sept – 02 Oct

Swinburne Pride Week

Swinburne students, staff, alumni, and industry and community partners are invited to join the online festivities at Swinburne Pride 2020.

09 Jul

Wayapa with Swinburne - Ancient Earth Mindfulness - 9 July

The Moondani Toombadool Centre would like to invite you to join a session a session of Wayapa (Indigenous yoga).

08 Jul

Wayapa with Swinburne - Ancient Earth Mindfulness - 8 July

The Moondani Toombadool Centre would like to invite you to join a session a session of Wayapa (Indigenous yoga).

07 Jul

Wayapa with Swinburne - Ancient Earth Mindfulness - 7 July

The Moondani Toombadool Center would like to invite you to join a session a session of Wayapa (Indigenous yoga).

05 Mar

International Women’s Day 2020

Swinburne’s International Women’s Day 2020 celebration features a panel of remarkable women hosted by our Inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow for Multicultural Engagement, Ms Helen Kapalos, sharing their stories and the challenges they faced and continue to.

02 Feb

Swinburne at Midsumma Pride March

Gather your Swinburne colleagues, families, friends, and allies together as we take to St Kilda's Fitzroy Street, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pride March in Melbourne!

19 Jan

Swinburne at Midsumma Carnival

Swinburne is a proud sponsor of Midsumma Festival, Australia’s premier queer arts and cultural festival that brings together a diverse mix of LGBTQIA+ artists, performers, communities and audiences.

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