Australian student visa regulations require all international students to study full-time – this means you can study either 3 or 4 subjects per semester (which is what we call “units”).
As a Study Abroad or Exchange program student, you can choose these from any of our study areas according to your interests. At the end of your studies with us, we will mail your academic transcript to your home institution, so you can request a credit transfer. You can also add a Study Abroad Certificate of Specialisation on top of your transcript.
The following information gives you a good estimate of credit equivalency, but it is important that you check with your home university for accurate credit transfers.
3 Swinburne subjects | 37.5 Swinburne credits | 22.5 ECTS
4 Swinburne subjects | 50 Swinburne credits | 30 ECTS
3 Swinburne subjects | 37.5 Swinburne credits | Approx. 12 US credits
4 Swinburne subjects | 50 Swinburne credits | Approx. 15 US credits
Note: This information should be used as a guide only and you should seek confirmation from your home university. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
The academic year in Australia is divided into two semesters:
- Autumn Semester: February–June
- Spring Semester: July–November
Remember, the Southern Hemisphere is opposite to the Northern Hemisphere, if you choose to arrive in February you’ll arrive towards the end of the Australian summer (bring shorts!) and if you arrive in August, winter will be in full swing before we head into spring.
In addition, our Summer and Winter Terms run during the holidays, giving you the chance to take additional subjects and get ahead in your degree!