Apply as an asylum seeker or refugee
Through our Swinburne Welcome Scholarships (and a variety of other initiatives) we welcome asylum seekers and refugees to study at Swinburne. Here’s how to apply as an asylum seeker or refugee and achieve your academic goals.
Applying for university in a foreign country can seem like a complicated process. The easiest way to apply to study at Swinburne is by giving us a call on 1300 368 777 (select option 2) or by making an appointment to visit us on campus.
We can talk through the options available to you and assist you in submitting your application.
Financial initiatives for asylum seekers and refugees
If you’re on one of the following visas, you may be eligible for one of the initiatives below:
Skills First program
If you hold one of the visas above and are applying for a Certificate I to IV or a Diploma to Advanced Diploma, you’re eligible for a Skills First place and could have your citizenship requirement waived.
If you’re applying for a Certificate I to IV, you may also receive a concession rate on your course fees. If you are applying for a Diploma or Advanced Diploma you will also need to apply for a Swinburne Welcome Scholarship so that your Skills First place fees are covered by the scholarship.
Note: To apply for a skills first place, you must submit your application on campus.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses
If you’re eligible for a Skills First place, you may also be able to apply for Free TAFE for Priority Courses. You’ll need to complete your application on campus.
Swinburne Welcome Scholarship
If you hold one of the visas listed above and are applying for an undergraduate course, a Diploma/Advanced Diploma or UniLink Diploma, you may be eligible for a Swinburne Welcome Scholarship.
Swinburne Welcome Scholarships include a full fee waiver. In applying for an undergraduate or Unlink Diploma course you will need to submit an online course application as an international student and apply for a Swinburne Welcome Scholarship.
Want to talk to us?
If you’re unsure of anything, give us a call on 1300 368 777 (select option 2) or book a one-on-one appointment.