Currently studying at Swinburne?

If you're a student already studying at one of our Australian campuses and want to study overseas, please visit our study abroad and exchange page.

Find out how

Student exchange program requirements and fees

To be able to participate in our Student Exchange program, you must receive a nomination from your home institution, which must be one of our partner universities.

Academic Requirements

  • Successful completion of one year of university studies
  • Students from US universities need a GPA of 2.6 or higher
  • Students from Mexican universities need a GPA of 70% or higher
  • If you choose Design or Film and TV subjects, you will need to submit a portfolio with your application showcasing your work. 

English Requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide documentary evidence of your English skills, such as:

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (no band below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet-based): 75 (no band score below 17)

Students from Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden may apply with an alternative language assessment. Contact us for more details by calling +61 3 9214 3866 or email us your question via studyabroad@swinburne.edu.au.

Tuition Fees

Students that come to Swinburne as an exchange student are not required to pay tuition fees to Swinburne. You will continue to pay your regular tuition fees (if applicable) to your home university.

Please note that additional costs, such as your Overseas Student Health Cover (OHSC) may apply.

You will need to meet your own travel expenses, accommodation charges, living expenses (including food, bills, transport, books and stationery) and any additional spending money.

Travel costs not covered by the student exchange program fees:

  • return airfare to Melbourne, Australia
  • travel insurance
  • visa (where applicable)
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Health insurance is mandatory for all international students studying in Australia. Some countries have a reciprocal arrangement with the Australian government. If your country of residence is not one of these, we can arrange appropriate insurance for you. This will be explained in your letter of offer.
  • Extra excursions and social activities. Swinburne Student Life offers many sporting and cultural clubs as well as volunteer opportunities. They also organise low-cost day and weekend trips to tourist places of interest.

Accommodation costs will depend on your choice. There are on-campus and off-campus options, including homestay, shared rentals, individual rentals, bed and breakfasts, hotels and serviced apartments.

Take a look at our student accommodation pages to get an idea of costs and a downloadable guide about finding accommodation in Melbourne. You will also find contact details for Swinburne’s student accommodation adviser.

Freshman Abroad program requirements and fees

Recently graduated high school? Study your first year of uni at Swinburne and explore Australia through our freshman abroad program. Let the adventure begin!

Academic Requirements

  • recent high-school results graduate (Australian Year 12 equivalent)
  • if you choose Design or Film and TV subjects you will need to submit a portfolio with your application showcasing your work.

English Requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide documentary evidence of your English skills, such as:

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (no band below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet-based): 75 (no band score below 17)

Students from Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden may apply with an alternative language assessment. Contact us for more details by calling +61 3 9214 3866 or email us your question via studyabroad@swinburne.edu.au.

Tuition Fees

If you are enrolled at a university that offers a Freshman Abroad program at Swinburne, you will simply pay fees directly to your home university.

All other Freshman Abroad students will be charged per subject, with the option of studying 3 or 4 subjects per semester

Tuition fees include tuition costs, airport pick-up and orientation.

  • 2020 – 3 units (subjects) per semester: A$7,425
  • 2020 – 4 units (subjects) per semester: A$9,900

You will need to meet your own travel expenses, accommodation charges, living expenses (including food, bills, transport, books and stationery) and any additional spending money.

Travel costs not covered in the freshman abroad program fees: 

  • return airfare to Melbourne, Australia
  • travel insurance
  • visa (where applicable)
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Health insurance is mandatory for all international students studying in Australia. Some countries have a reciprocal arrangement with the Australian government. If your country of residence is not one of these, Swinburne can arrange appropriate insurance for you. This will be explained in your letter of offer. 
  • Extra excursions and social activities. Swinburne Student Life offers many sporting and cultural clubs as well as volunteer opportunities. They also organise low-cost day and weekend trips to tourist hot spots and other points of interest.

Accommodation costs will depend on your choice. There are on-campus and off-campus options, including homestay, shared rentals, individual rentals, bed and breakfasts, hotels and serviced apartments.

Take a look at our student accommodation pages to get an idea of costs and a downloadable guide about finding accommodation in Melbourne. You will also find contact details for Swinburne’s student accommodation adviser.

Study Abroad program requirements and fees

If you’re currently enrolled in a university overseas that isn’t a partner of Swinburne, you can still experience the fun and excitement of studying in Australia through our study abroad program. Awesome!

Academic Requirements

  • successful completion of one year of university studies
  • students from US universities need a GPA of 2.6 or higher
  • students from Mexican universities need a GPA of 70% or higher
  • if you choose Design or Film and TV subjects you will need to submit a portfolio with your application showcasing your work. 

English Requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide documentary evidence of your English skills, such as:

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (no band below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet-based): 75 (no band score below 17)

Students from Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden may apply with an alternative language assessment. Contact us for more details by calling +61 3 9214 3866 or email us your question via studyabroad@swinburne.edu.au.

Tuition Fees

You will be charged per subject, with the option of studying 3 or 4 subjects per semester. Tuition fees include tuition costs, airport pick-up and social and orientation program especially designed for study abroad students.

  • 2020 – 3 units (subjects) per semester: A$7,425
  • 2020 – 4 units (subjects) per semester: A$9,900

Note: If your home university is part of our partner network you may be able to qualify for special partner rate fees. Please contact us for more details by calling +61 3 9214 3866 or via email studyabroad@swinburne.edu.au.

You will need to meet your own travel expenses, accommodation charges, living expenses (including food, bills, transport, books and stationery) and any additional spending money.

Travel costs not covered in the freshman abroad program fees: 

  • return airfare to Melbourne, Australia
  • travel insurance
  • visa (where applicable)
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Health insurance is mandatory for all international students studying in Australia. Some countries have a reciprocal arrangement with the Australian government. If your country of residence is not one of these, Swinburne can arrange appropriate insurance for you. This will be explained in your letter of offer. 
  • Extra excursions and social activities. Swinburne Student Life offers many sporting and cultural clubs as well as volunteer opportunities. They also organise low-cost day and weekend trips to tourist hot spots and other points of interest.

Accommodation costs will depend on your choice. There are on-campus and off-campus options, including homestay, shared rentals, individual rentals, bed and breakfasts, hotels and serviced apartments.

Take a look at our student accommodation pages to get an idea of costs and a downloadable guide about finding accommodation in Melbourne. You will also find contact details for Swinburne’s student accommodation adviser.

Have you checked with your home university?

We recommend you contact your home university about your plans to study here at Swinburne as they may have additional eligibility criteria and fees.

Want to study abroad in Melbourne?

Love the idea of studying abroad in Melbourne but unsure where to start? If you’ve checked the entry requirements above but still have a few questions, the friendly team at Swinburne Abroad are here to help! Email the team via studyabroad@swinburne.edu.au, call +61 3 9214 3866 or talk to one of out in-country representatives.

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