We've got Swinburne experts on hand to help you find your way, with everything from choosing your course to exploring campus and completing your application. 

Still weighing up your options? Or ready to apply? Are you a Year 12 student, or are you looking at reskilling or upskilling? TAFE? Or postgrad? Whatever your study level and wherever you’re headed, there’s a pathway here for you.

What best describes you?

Ready to apply now?

If you’re ready to apply and think you’ve got it figured out, you can start the application process online now. If you need a hand while you progress, you can always give us a call on 1300 794 628 (option 2) or send us an email.

Deadlines for applying

Depending on your study level and the course you’re applying for, there are application deadlines specific to you. Keeping track of these dates could mean the difference between getting into your course and missing out. Take a look at the list of key upcoming deadlines to find out which apply to you.

Application deadlines

Helpful resources

Need help with applying?

If you’re ready to apply but think you might need a hand, we’ve got you covered.

Book a video call with a Wayfinding expert

If you’d like to be taken step-by-step through your application, you’re in luck. At Swinburne, there’s a whole team dedicated to guiding you through the process. All you’ll need is a spare 45 minutes. 

If you have specific questions about the course you have in mind, or your pathway options, you can book a free and easy 20-minute one-on-one with our course specialists. 

You're ready to start in 2021? Tick! You've got your documents ready? Tick! Now all you need is a hand figuring out the applications system. Book here and we'll help you through it step-by-step.  

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Still not sure where you’re headed exactly? If you’ve had a look around at the courses on offer but need some questions answered before you can make any big decisions, book here.

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Still exploring?

So you’ve taken the first big step: deciding to study. But there’s still the particulars to iron out. Which course is the right course? How will I balance it all? And where do I want my study to take me?  

If you’re still stuck on courses, you might want to have a virtual flip through our 2021 Course Guide. It’s where all the fiddly little details live, like course structure, career outcomes and entry requirements. And it’s the first place you’ll want to look when choosing your path.  

Curious about life at Swinburne? Check out our campuses, take a tour around Swintopia, or read more about campus and student life here. You can even take a Real Life campus tour around Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus.

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Swinburne's Hawthorn campus

Want to study with a university that puts your employability first? At Swinburne, we commit to priming you for your career by building real industry experience into your course. So that by the time you’re ready to enter (or re-enter) the workforce, you've already got an impressive CV. We call this Work Integrated Learning

What else are we about? Take a look at the links below to get to know us. 

  • Why choose Swinburne?

    Our commitment to high-quality teaching over our 110-year history is what makes us educational leaders in science, technology, innovation, business and design. At Swinburne, we help you reach your academic goals in a fun, vibrant and accepting environment.

  • Students getting university advice at an event held on campus

    Study levels and options

    From bachelor degrees to PhDs and diplomas to short courses, learn more about the different types of study levels we offer here at Swinburne.

  • Students sitting and listening in class to their tutor

    Student stories

    We pair you with a leading employer in your area of study, and you receive credit towards your degree, professional skills and a real-life overview of your potential future.

I applied through VTAC

So, you’ve done the unthinkable – completed Year 12 in the year 2020 – and now it’s time to move forward. Whether your preferences didn’t pan out the way you’d hoped or you’re just having a change of heart, we’re here to help.  

Want to know what courses you’re eligible for? Why not try out our handy ATAR calculator – just type in your ATAR and you’ll get a list of all your options! 

Once you’ve found a course that suits, it’s time to explore Swinburne. 

Ultimate Offer Rounds Calendar
Key 2021 dates

Ultimate Offer Rounds Calendar

To make your life easier, here’s one we prepared earlier.

I’m an international student. Where do I start? 

You can start right here. At Swinburne, we’re proud to welcome students from all over the world each year into our community. And no matter where you are, we’re committed to providing quality teaching, flexible study options and dedicated support services to make sure your uni experience is worth every moment. 

First things first: why not check out our international students hub, where you’ll find everything from visa advice to tips for applying and lots more.  

If you’re looking at courses but still feeling a little lost, why not chat online to some Swinburne people – staff and students included – about what’s on your mind. 

Application and acceptance dates for 2021
International students

Application and acceptance dates for 2021

Key dates for international students for 2021 first-half intakes.

Need more support finding your way?

If you’re feeling a little stuck figuring out your options or next steps, call us on 1300 794 628 (option 2 or 3) for assistance with the application process.

If you are calling from outside Australia, please dial +61 3 9214 8444.

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