Ready to submit an application? You’re in the right place.

To check what information you need to prepare, and learn more about the application process, refer to our step-by-step guides.

More information about applying
  • Apply to Swinburne for the first time

    Start here if you: 

    • have never studied with Swinburne before
    • have not applied to Swinburne before, or have applied but not recieved an offer
    • are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or an international student applying for a research course
    • are not a Year 12 applicant. Year 12 students are required to apply for tertiary study through VTAC.
  • Continue an application

    Start here if you:

    • would like to continue an application you've already started.

    Please note if you started your application:

    • before 3 July 2023, you will need to begin a new application due to our application portal update
    • after 3 July 2023, you can continue your previous application.
  • Apply as an international student

    Start here if you:

    • are not a permanent resident or citizen of Australia or New Zealand
    • are a new, current, or returning international student
    • hold a temporary visa
    • are not applying for a research course.
  • Apply as a current or returning student

    Start here if you:

    • currently studying at Swinburne or you've studied with Swinburne in the past
    • an Australian resident, citizen, or an international student applying for a research course.
Start dates and deadlines

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To begin an application, you may need some documents and information on-hand. What these are will depend on what type of applicant you are and what type of course you're applying for. As you progress through the process, the portal will let you know what's required at any one time.

If you find that you don't have the required supporting documentation or information, you can always save your application and come back to it.

More information about applying

Applying can sometimes be an involved process. That's why we're always on hand to help, either in person, on the phone, or through video chat. An application help appointment can cover everything from what to apply for, to going through the process with you step-by-step.

You'll find more about your application support options at the end of this page.

If you're still unsure about what kind of application to start, get in touch!

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If you've completed previous study or have relevant work experience, you might be eligible for what we call advanced standing, or recognition of prior learning. You can include your relevant study in your general online application, though any work experience will be assessed after you've received an offer, and can even be assessed after you've commenced your course.

Learn more about credit for prior study or experience

You will most likely hear about your application's outcome within a week. However, some factors that can contribute to the processing time are the:

  • course you are applying for
  • time of the year
  • completeness of the application (for example: if your application is missing any required documents).

Get support with an application

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1300 794 628 (Option 2)

Calling from outside Australia

+61 3 921 484 443

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