Are you eligible for special consideration?
If there are circumstances or obstacles which have impacted your studies and your academic results, you may be eligible for special consideration via the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS).
SEAS considers a range of factors that may have the ability to affect your performance and results, like your financial situation, your health, or your living circumstances.
SEAS categories are:
Because the past few years have been particularly challenging, many students are likely to meet one or more categories that may qualify them for special consideration. We recommend talking to your school about applying for SEAS.
Scholarships aren’t just awarded for academic achievement, they’re also awarded to promote gender equity, to counter personal hardship, to assist with financial needs, to recognise community and volunteer work. There are scholarships available to students from a refugee or migrant background, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and for students relocating from a rural or regional area.
At Swinburne, we believe education should be available to everyone, regardless of circumstances. That's why we offer a range of study pathways to take you from a certificate to a uni diploma or degree.
Using a pathway program, you'll get academic credit to move through the qualification levels.
Want to know which pathway options exist for the course you’re interested in? Try our Pathway Planner and find out.
The Moondani Toombadool Centre is the department responsible for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander matters at Swinburne, including student support, Indigenous teaching, learning and research, and celebrations like NAIDOC Week.
As a Swinburne student, you’ll have access to community and support through Moondani Toombadool, like the Indigenous Study Success Program, the Indigenous Student Lounge and more.
Looking at applying to study with Swinburne? Before you do, take a look at the exhaustive list of scholarships available to Indigenous students, they cover everything from study supplies to relocation and more.
If you’re a student living with a disability, medical or mental health condition, or carer responsibilities, you are eligible for support at Swinburne called AccessAbility.
First, you’ll need to register for AccessAbility. Then you’ll work with an AccessAbility advisor to develop an Education Access Plan to make sure your studies and student life work for you. Your advisor will also be able to connect you with all the support services you might need throughout your studies.
Swinburne students can access a wealth of free and easy advice and assistance because we know that your mental health, physical health, and stress levels are all tied into how you do in your studies (and in your life altogether). Access support services like psychology and counselling, financial advice and assistance, study help, our medical and sexual health clinic, and more. On campus or virtually.
Keep on exploring
We offer a wide range of scholarships to help selected students from all walks of life reach their academic goals.
Work Integrated Learning
Swinburne guarantees real industry experience in all our bachelor degrees in the form of placements, internships or industry-linked projects.
Get Hungry podcast
What’s the secret sauce to career success? We put this question to celebrated industry professionals over lunch in our podcast, Get Hungry.
Student support servicesNeed support? Swinburne’s student support services can help with your studies, career, health and wellbeing, accommodation, child care, IT, safety and more.
AccommodationDiscover all your student housing options at Swinburne, including on-campus accommodation, shared apartments, studio apartments and short-term accommodation.
Book a tour of our leafy Hawthorn campus led by a Swinburne Student Ambassador to discover our study spaces and community hubs, and get a feel for life as a Swinburne student.