Study in Melbourne, Australia

Join us at our beautiful Hawthorn campus alongside next generation leaders and thinkers in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship – from around the globe.

And to help you achieve your study dreams, we:

It’s a great time to study with us – what will you discover?

Chat with a current international student at Swinburne

Choosing to study overseas is a big decision. Sometimes it helps to talk to someone who has first-hand experience.

Chat to one (or many!) of our current international students about what it’s really like studying at Swinburne and living in Melbourne.

Meet our students
Return of international students to Melbourne

Answering questions for international students returning to Melbourne and studying at Swinburne as borders re-open after COVID-19 closures.

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  • Upward facing image of the white AMDC building with the word Swinburne visible across the top

    Why choose Swinburne?

    Our commitment to high-quality teaching over our 110-year history is what makes us educational leaders in science, technology, innovation, business and design. At Swinburne, we help you reach your academic goals in a fun, vibrant and accepting environment.

  • Young couple happy smiling surfers on ocean coast

    Why study in Australia?

    If travel restrictions mean you can’t be here right now, it’s still fun to dream about your ultimate study destination! World-class education, breathtaking landscapes, vibrant cities and friendly locals (even kangaroos and koalas) — it’s no wonder our international students love Australia! 

  • Christmas projections at Federation Square, Melbourne shown at night

    Living in Melbourne, Australia

    When you arrive, you’ll quickly discover why we have such a great reputation for sport, art, culture, shopping (and the best coffee on the planet!). Here are some of the things you can look forward to in our beautiful city. 

  • Group of 5 students chatting and walking together down McLeod Lane, between AMDC and FS buildings

    International student stories

    Discover how students from all over the world are enjoying life at Swinburne while successfully building a career in Australia and their home countries.

Free digital mental health support from SilverCloud Health

SilverCloud Health is a leading digital mental health and wellbeing platform providing evidence-based, confidential and judgement-free support. It is intended to complement the care you already receive from your GP or mental health provider.

With SilverCloud Health’s tailored programs, you can learn techniques to train your mind to overcome the symptoms of low mood, anxiety or depression, improve sleep and help manage stress. As a Swinburne international student, you can access the platform for free.

Head to SilverCloud Health's website and enter code SUT-300 when you sign up.

This initiative has been made possible by funding from the Victorian Government through the Study Melbourne International Education Resilience Fund.

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I want to study in Australia, what's next?

Start planning the next steps of your study experience in Australia. Choose from a variety of study areas and courses, connect with international agents in your home country and source application help and visa advice to ensure you have all your paperwork in order.

Completing Year 12 as an international student in Australia?

If you're already studying Year 12 in Australia as an international student, you will need to apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) to study at Swinburne.

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Preparing for study in Australia

If you're interested in studying at Swinburne as an international student, there are some important details to consider prior to your application and arrival in Melbourne.

Course tuition fees

Find out everything you need to know about tuition fees, deposit requirements and other costs that may apply to your chosen area of study.

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Student visa attendance requirements

It is essential that you are aware of the attendance conditions attached to your student visa. If you do not meet the attendance requirements for your chosen course, your visa status may be impacted.

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English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)

Swinburne offers English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)  to help you improve your English language skills in preparation to study and to progress your career. There are also minimum English language entry requirements that apply to Swinburne courses.

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Swinburne regularly hosts events for international students. Get involved in these to make friends, expand your networks, improve your academic skills and create unforgettable memories.

  • Student Life
    • Swinburne Advantage

    International Student Job Club: Careers, employment and job search tips

    Starting your study at Swinburne as an international student? Get career, employment and job search tips for the different stages of your journey in Australia from our International Career Consultant.

    • Orientation

    International Student Welcome and Briefing

    Welcome! This session is for all international students arriving in Melbourne for the first time and starting an undergraduate or postgraduate course at Swinburne. 

    Meet our dedicated support team and get all your must-have information at this introduction to life in Melbourne. 

    This session also includes networking opportunities, lunch, and a traditional Welcome to Country ceremony. Don't miss it!

    Choose one session to attend:

    • 9.00am to 1.00pm
    • 12.15pm to 3.30pm
    Mon 20 February
    9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
    Foyer, Advanced Technologies Centre (ATC), Hawthorn campus
    • Orientation

    SSU International Student Mixers

    Ready. Set. Meet new friends at the International Student Mixer hosted by the Swinburne Student Union.

    Discover Hammer & Swine, Swinburne’s on-campus bar, to join the fun!

    You must be over the age of 18 to attend.

    Mon 20 February
    4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Hammer & Swine, Level 3, UN Building, Hawthorn campus

Need more help?

Call us, submit an enquiry, book in for a one-on-one, meet us in your country or connect with our online communities.

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