Overview

Swinburne's International Study Abroad Program (Inbound) - Two Semesters allows students from overseas institutions to spend two semesters at Swinburne and study classes from across various disciplines to suit their individual requirements. 

Students have access to the full range of Swinburne’s academic offerings. 

The Swinburne Exchange program is a non-award program. Generally, students transfer credit from their study at Swinburne to their home university degree.

Studies of area we offer

  • Arts, psychology and social sciences
  • Business, entrepreneurship and management
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Health and community services
  • Information technology, networks and computing
  • Media and communications
  • Science, technology and the environment

Skills you’ll learn

  • Intercultural collaboration
  • Self-awareness
  • Adaptability
  • Global network of friends
  • Professional contacts

Key codes

CRICOS course code
030776C
Hawthorn VTAC code
International student visa

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Qualifications

To be eligible for the program you generally must have successfully completed a year of study at a higher education institution. US students are expected to have a GPA of 2.6 or higher. Your home institution must also have an exchange agreement in place with Swinburne.

Course prerequisites

Students must ensure they have met prerequisite/corequisite requirements listed for each unit of study before enrolling.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Finding your fit

At Swinburne, we recognise that not one size fits all. If this course doesn’t meet all your study criteria, check out these alternatives.

Course structure

Study Abroad students take a full-time study load, which is 100 Swinburne credit points per year. Most Swinburne subjects are 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Study Abroad students are encouraged to take Australia: A Global Context (POL10005). This subject is designed to offer a concise introduction to Australia’s history, culture and politics, with particular emphasis based on examining Australia’s changing place in the global community.

The Swinburne Study Abroad program is a non-award program. Generally students transfer credit from their study at Swinburne to their home university degree.

6-8
Units
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Transfer credit to home university degree

Your units

Units of study Unit code
Elective units
Australia: A Global Context
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
POL10005

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2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$15,600 – $20,800

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$15,600 – $20,800

Skills first government-subsidised place

To qualify for a government-subsidised place, you must meet various eligibility criteria. The course you’ve applied for must also be offering government-subsidised places. Swinburne will determine your eligibility by conducting a full assessment of your eligibility during the course application process.

How do I pay my fees?

You can pay your Swinburne fees in person, via credit card, BPAY, or at Australia Post. Check to see if loans and employer sponsored training are also available.

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Eligibility for VET student loans (VSL)

If you apply for a VET Student Loan, Swinburne must first verify your identity. If you are eligible, we will provide your enrolment information to the government so you can complete the application within their eCAF system.

The VET Student Loan amount for this course is capped. You must start repaying this loan once you earn above the compulsory repayment threshold.

Concessions rates for vocational students

If you’re enrolling in a Certificate IV-level program or below, are eligible for a government-subsidised training place and hold a valid concession card, you may be eligible for a concession of 80 per cent off the published fee of your unit(s) tuition – which means you’ll only be charged 20 per cent of the published fee.

Student services and amenities fee

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

From 1 January 2024, all Diploma level and above courses will contribute to the Student Services and Amenities fee. Below is the capped amount for 2023 as a guide ahead of fees for 2024 being announced.

Please refer to the Student Services Amenities Fee page for more information.

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

This amenities fee is included within your annual tuition fee listed above. The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

Please refer to the Student Services Amenities Fee page for more information.

Apply through an agent

Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

Representatives and agents
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Apply directly

Ready to take on a new challenge and reach your academic goals? If you already know which course you want to study and understand the entry requirements, what are you waiting for? Apply online! 

Course code
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Course code
SA-INTSA1
CRICOS code
030776C
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Start dates
Location
Last date to apply
Start dates
Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
24-July-2024
Start dates
29-July-2024
Start dates
Location
Start dates
Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
29-July-2024