We know how to make international students feel welcome

Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia offers your students the ideal study abroad destination.

They will benefit from studying at an internationally renowned university, recognised for its research, high-quality education and innovative industry collaborations. We also pride ourselves on consistently rating highly for student satisfaction.

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Coming to Swinburne

Swinburne has a long history of making international students feel at home and providing them with the support they need to succeed both academically and personally. 

There’s a wealth of information available on our website to help international students prepare and plan for their arrival into Australia. We can also arrange a variety of accommodation options (such as on-campus, off-campus or homestay accommodation) for them and we even provide an airport welcome and transfer service.

A special week-long orientation program for exchange and study abroad students is run just prior to the start of each semester to help them familiarise themselves with their school, the campus and living in Melbourne.

Any exchange or study abroad student who arrives before orientation can also attend our welcome session. At the session, they are given essential information, greeted by a friendly face and introduced to other students, so they can feel at home right away.

Swinburne students socialising watching an Australian Football League match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Study Abroad and Exchange Fact Sheet

Study Abroad and Exchange Fact Sheet

Interested in our study abroad programs for your students? Read our Study Abroad and Exchange Fact Sheet for more information on our study abroad programs.

Returning home

At the end of your students’ stay, we organise a returning home session which covers the logistics of travelling home and strategies for dealing with return-culture shock.

We can also arrange for invoices and your students' academic transcripts to be sent to you if required.

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We’ve made it easy for our network of international agents and partners to find the information they need to make decisions and advise students.

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Does your student want to spend more than six months at Swinburne?

If your student is interested in studying their entire degree with us, you can find out more information about the options available.

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Study tours for international students

As well as our student exchange and study abroad opportunities for individuals, Swinburne can arrange a special study tour for a group of students from overseas organisations. Study tours provide an opportunity for international students to experience Australian life and culture in a safe and friendly environment. 

Benefits of arranging a tour at Swinburne

We can develop a study tour or short course to be taught at Swinburne. These programs can be tailored to your particular requirements and can include a combination of English language and specialised content.

Some areas that may interest you are:

  • English language for academic or vocational purposes 
  • Multimedia technology 
  • Business studies 
  • Hospitality and tourism 
  • Human services (e.g. aged care and childcare) 
  • Environmental and public safety 
  • Performing and visual arts 
  • Horticulture

Start and finish dates are negotiable. Most programs range from two to 10 weeks, but can be of any duration depending on your special requirements and the content of the study tour.

We can arrange accommodation for individuals or groups as per your requirements.

A great way to make the trip really memorable for students is to choose homestay accommodation. Students stay with a local family, where they have their own bedroom and are provided with daily meals. They are treated as part of their host family. It is a perfect opportunity for students to experience Australian culture and to practise their English.

  • Airport greeting and transfer 
  • Homestay accommodation 
  • English language classes 
  • Tuition, including study notes and materials 
  • Initial testing, final reports and a special certificate of completion 
  • Access to computers and other student facilities 
  • Entrance to mainstream classes and lectures 
  • Educational excursions and sightseeing tours 
  • Guest lecturers 
  • Recreational activities 
  • Industry placement 
  • Industry visits 
  • Certificate presentation and farewell event

Want to tailor a study tour for your students?

Speak to us about tailoring a study tour specifically for a cohort of your students. Call +61 3 9214 3866 to speak with the team or email intlgroupprograms@swinburne.edu.au

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