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