Learn how to apply for the Student Exchange Program or the Study Abroad Program and take the first steps to starting a new adventure in Australia!
Transferring or beginning your study at Swinburne?
Talk to your home university’s course adviser to make sure that your course has the flexibility to include the Student Exchange Program or the Study Abroad Program.
You need to enrol in a full-time course load of four units per semester (or three if you intend to choose the Study 3 Abroad option which is available to Study Abroad Program students only).
We recommend you list at least six units per semester on your application form – in order of preference – in case one of your units is not available or not suitable.
Browse suggested Study Abroad units by discipline
- Undergraduate – Semester 1 2023 [PDF 367KB]
- Undergraduate – Semester 2 2023 [PDF 363KB]
- Postgraduate – Semester 1 2023 [PDF 276KB]
- Postgraduate – Semester 2 2023 [PDF 276KB]
Still not sure what units you’d like to study?
- Learn more about choosing your subjects.
- Approval will need to be granted on application. You may choose units from any study area as long as you meet the unit’s prerequisites.
- If you apply for a design or a film and TV unit, you will need to include a portfolio of your work with your application – see portfolio guidelines.
- If you’re a Study Abroad Program student, you can choose to add a certificate of specialisation to your studies.
- Check that your chosen units will run in the semester you are intending to study. To do this, you will need to look at the timetable planner. If the year you intend to study is not yet posted on the website, use the current year to get an indication of unit availability.
- Don’t forget, the Australian academic year is the opposite of the northern hemisphere's – Semester 1 is February to June, Semester 2 is July to November.
Talk to your home university’s course adviser to make sure that the classes you are planning to take at Swinburne will count towards your degree. At the end of your studies with us, we will mail a transcript to your home institution or directly to you, so that you can have your credits transferred.
Done the above steps? Great! It’s time to complete the online application form. Make sure you add supporting documentation for your application.
Students from partner universities should seek advice from their home university's international office.
Other students may contact Swinburne Abroad via email@example.com.
Applications submitted after the deadline will be assessed on a case-by-case basis pending availability.
Student Exchange Program
- Semester 1 (February–June) deadline: 1 October
- Semester 2 (July–November) deadline: 1 April
Study Abroad Program
- Semester 1 (February–June) deadline: 27 January
- Semester 2 (July–November) deadline: 2 July