If you’re currently enrolled in a university overseas that is not a partner of Swinburne, you can still experience the fun and excitement of studying in Australia through the Study Abroad in Melbourne Program.

Program details

Study Abroad in Melbourne Program


The Study Abroad in Melbourne Program allows international students enrolled at a university that is not a partner of Swinburne to study at Swinburne for one or two semesters. You can begin your studies in either Semester 1 (March–June) or Semester 2 (August–November).

Entry requirements and fees

Learn more about the entry requirements and tuition fees for our Study Abroad in Melbourne Program, including the English and academic requirements.

Choosing your subjects

The normal unit (subject) load is four units per semester.

Alternatively, you may choose to maximise your time to explore Melbourne and take only three units. We call this the ‘Study 3 Abroad’ option. If you choose this, you will enjoy all the benefits of being enrolled as a full-time student, but only take and pay for three units.

Find out what you need to know when choosing your subjects.

Application deadlines

  • Semester 1 (February–June) deadline: 22 January 2024
  • Semester 2 (July–November) deadline: 18 June 2024

Applications submitted after the deadline will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Find out more about Swinburne

  • Virtual campus tour

    Explore our Hawthorn campus in 360-degree view to see how your future life and study could be at Swinburne. 

  • Group of 5 students chatting and walking together down McLeod Lane, between AMDC and FS buildings

    International student stories

    Discover how students from all over the world are enjoying life at Swinburne while successfully building a career in Australia and their home countries.

  • Students gather in the kitchen of their accommodation socialising

    On-campus accommodation

    Learn about the different types of accommodation on Swinburne's Hawthorn campus, including private and shared accommodation options.

How to apply for the Study Abroad in Melbourne Program

Want to start a new adventure and study in Australia? Learn how to apply for the Study Abroad in Melbourne Program. 

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