Experience the adventure and excitement of studying one or two semesters in the incredible city of Melbourne and explore Australia through our Student Exchange program.
Love the idea of studying in Australia? Experience the unique student lifestyle that studying in one of the most vibrant, cosmopolitan and entertaining cities in the world has to offer through the Swinburne Student Exchange program.
Swinburne Abroad program update
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and border closures, Swinburne is unable to accept applications for our inbound Semester Exchange program until further notice.
If you would like to study at Swinburne as an exchange student in the future, please keep in contact with the study abroad office at your home university. We will update our partners when we can receive applications again.
Crowds flock to Melbourne's Flinders Street Station for the White Night light projection festival in 2014.
Student Exchange program details
The Student Exchange program allows you to experience studying in Australia for one or two semesters. You can begin your studies in either Semester 1 (March–June) or Semester 2 (August–November).
To be eligible for the Student Exchange program, you must:
- be currently enrolled at one of our partner universities
- have completed a year of university study
US students need a minimum GPA of 2.6.
Mexican students need a minimum GPA of 70 percent.
If you choose design or film and television units, you are required to submit a portfolio with your application showcasing work of an appropriate standard.
If you are enrolled at an institution teaching in languages other than English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Four units (subjects) per semester.
You will need to pay your own living expenses including food, bills, transport, books and stationery. To get an idea on the cost of living in Melbourne, check out this article (you can even change the costs into your own currency).
- Semester 1 (February–June) deadline: 1 October
- Semester 2 (July–November) deadline: 1 April