Students currently overseas

If you are a Swinburne student currently overseas on a Swinburne academic program, there are some important things to remember.


You should have registered your travel plans on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smart Traveller website before leaving Australia. If you have forgotten to do so, jump on now.

You should have submitted all required Pre-Departure documents requested by Swinburne Abroad and uploaded these to the Swinburne Abroad Tracking System.

Confirming your subjects (Semester Abroad Program)

If you have arrived at your exchange university and found that the units that have been approved on your study plan are not available, or you need to change your units for some other reason, you must get a new study plan signed off by your Swinburne course coordinator. Please ensure that you are still completing the equivalent to a minimum full-time load as per the Credit Equivalence Table.

Once your units have been approved by your course coordinator, please email an updated version of your approved study plan to

Swinburne emergency contact

24 Hour Global Assistance Helpline (emergency only): +61 2 8907 5686
For non-emergencies, contact the Swinburne Abroad office during business hours.
Phone: +61 3 9214 5926