Prepare for your trip

After accepting your offer, it’s time to prepare for your trip. It’s a good idea to understand well ahead of time what you need to arrange, the steps you need to take and when the latest day is that you should arrive in Melbourne.

There are many things you need to organise before arriving; these include applying for an Australian student visa, booking accommodation and taking out health cover. Depending on the type of study exchange you are on, some of these may be arranged for you as part of the program.

Have a look now at how to plan your arrival in Melbourne.

You need to arrive in Melbourne prior to the exchange/study abroad orientation. This compulsory program is a great opportunity to meet your fellow international students, the Swinburne Abroad team and your faculty.

Look at the orientation schedule for exchange and study abroad students.

Semester dates 2019

Semester 1

Orientation week commences Monday 25 February 2019
Classes commence Monday 4 March 2019
Classes end Sunday 2 June 2019
Exam Period 7 - 23 June 2019 (compulsory)

Winter Term 2019

24 June 2019 - 4 August 2019

Semester 2

Orientation week commences 29 July 2019
Classes commence 5 August 2019
Classes end 3 November 2019
Exam Period 8 - 24 November 2019

Semester dates 2020

Summer Term 2020

6 January 2020 -  16 February 2020

Semester 1

Orientation week commences 24 February 2020
Classes commence 2 March 2020
Classes end 31 May 2020
Exam Period 5 - 21 June 2020

Winter Term 2020

22 June 2020 - 2 August 2020

Semester 2

Orientation week commences 27 July 2020
Classes commence 3 August 2020
Classes end 1 November 2020
Exam Period 6 - 22 November 2020