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.

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 Program

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.

Course load

Four units (subjects) per semester.

Study Abroad and Exchange Fact Sheet [PDF 836KB]

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 must meet to be able to participate.

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
  • Accommodation

    Discover all your student housing options at Swinburne, including on-campus accommodation, shared apartments, studio apartments and short-term accommodation.

Want to start a new adventure and study in Australia?

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

How to apply