Support for elite athletes

Swinburne helps elite athletes reach their academic and sporting potential by providing flexible study options. There is also a fund that helps cover competition costs.

Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) program

Swinburne is part of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) program.

This means eligible students can apply for flexible study options that let them study and train and compete at the same time.

We can offer you comprehensive support and guidance if you’re applying to be recognised as an elite athlete.

Find out more about the EAFU program on the Australia Sports Commission website.

Elite Athlete Fund

The Swinburne Student Life Elite Athlete Fund provides grants of up to $1000 to support currently enrolled Swinburne students who are elite athletes.

This money can be used to help cover the costs of participating in national and international sporting championships.

For general information, get in touch with a friendly Swinburne Student Life Clubs and Sport Officer by emailing