Welcome and Orientation for international students

Orientation helps you get started at Swinburne. During Orientation we will show you around, help you get ready for study and make you feel at home in Melbourne.

During Welcome and Orientation you can:

  • enjoy free food and entertainment
  • meet your teachers and other students
  • find out about your course
  • take a tour of campus and the library
  • get help with enrolment and housing.

In addition to Orientation sessions that are organised according to your faculty or department, there are some sessions just for international students.

Housing help and advice

Enrolment help and advice

English language courses (ELICOS)

If you're studying an English language course, you must attend a two-day orientation session before classes start. These sessions are available throughout the year.

What you need to bring

Please bring these three documents:

  • Letter of Offer
  • Confirmation of Enrolment
  • passport.

You will also need the following information:

  • current address in Australia
  • emergency contact in Australia (name and telephone number)
  • previous address overseas.

2017 ELICOS orientation schedule

Thursday 28 September 8.30am Room TD121
Thursday 9 November  – Friday 10 November 8.30am Room TD121

Note that January and September orientations are condensed into one day.

Foundation Year, UniLink diplomas and Bachelor of Business Administration

We run extra enrolment and orientation sessions for Foundation Year, UniLink and Bachelor of Business Administration students.

IntakeOrientation dateTimeActivityLocation
October 2017 Monday 2 October 9am – 12pm Enrolment TD Building, Room TD140
Friday 6 October From 9am Orientation TD Building, Room TD121

Research students

Research students are invited to attend one of the induction sessions held in March and October each year. You should also complete the online induction and join our regular workshops and seminars.

February 2017 Enrolment Tuesday 14 February to Friday 17 February 10am – 1pm BA Building, Room BA202
Orientation Friday 17 February 11.15am BA Building, Room BA302
June 2017 Enrolment Monday 12 June 9am – 12pm TD Building, Room TD140
Orientation Friday 16 June From 9am To be advised
October 2017 Enrolment Monday 2 October 9am – 12pm TD Building, Room TD140
Orientation Friday 6 October From 9am To be advised