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 Swinburne's Student Exchange Program.

Is your home university on the list?

To take part in our Student Exchange Program, you must be currently enrolled at one of our partner universities.

Can’t find your university on the list? No worries! You can still study in Australia through our Study Abroad in Melbourne Program

Program details

It's a great time to study at Swinburne – what will you discover?


The Student Exchange Program allows you to experience studying in Melbourne for one or two semesters. You can begin your studies at Swinburne in either Semester 1 (February–June) or Semester 2 (July–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

If you are enrolled at an institution teaching in languages other than English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Additional requirements (if applicable):

  • 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 TV units, you are required to submit a portfolio with your application showcasing work of an appropriate standard.

Course load

Students are permitted to study a minimum of 37.5 credit points or a maximum of 50 credit points per semester – usually 3 or 4 units (subjects) per semester.

Key considerations

If you're interested in applying for our Student Exchange Program, there are some important details you will need to take into account.

Learn more about the entry requirements and tuition fees for our Student Exchange Program, including the English and academic requirements.

You will need to pay your own living expenses including food, bills, transport, books and stationery. You can get an idea on the cost of living in Melbourne from Study Australia or Numbeo.

Nomination deadlines

  • Semester 1 (February–June) deadline: 1 October 
  • Semester 2 (July–November) deadline: 1 April

Application deadlines

  • Semester 1 (February–June) deadline: 31 October 
  • Semester 2 (July–November) deadline: 30 April

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Want to start a new adventure and study in Australia?

Expand your horizons and apply for the Swinburne Student Exchange Program.

How to apply