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:
You will need to pay for your own travel, accommodation and living expenses (such as food, bills, transport, books and stationery),
These 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.
You can get an idea on the cost of living in Melbourne from Study Australia or Numbeo.