Australia's best student city

Melbourne, where Swinburne campuses are located, is ranked first in Australia and fourth globally in QS Best Student Cities 2024.

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
  • Virtual campus tour

    Explore our Hawthorn campus in 360-degree view to see how your future life and study could be at Swinburne. 

  • 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.

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.

Learn more

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.

Learn more


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.

Learn more


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.

Improve your English language skills
Been there, aced that - Networking and local experience

Events

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.

    • Orientation

    Welcome to Swinburne: boat cruise party

    You don’t want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Set sail on the luxurious Lady Cutler with 350 other students whilst you party it out to the best young DJ’s around. Let loose on the dance floor, whilst you enjoy the breathtaking views of the Yarra River and city skyline.

    Tickets start at $25 (excluding website fees)

    Thu 1 August
    7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
    Docklands (Lady Cutler), 131 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands
    $25 (excluding website fees)
  • Student Life
    • Swinburne Advantage

    International students: Professional job search

    Come and join this seminar if you are a Swinburne international student or recent graduate seeking professional employment related to your studies.

    These include graduate employment, part-time and casual employment, and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities, such as internships and professional placements.

    Tue 25 June
    12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    TD121 and online on Zoom
    Free
  • Student Life
    • Swinburne Advantage

    International students: Part-time and casual job search and workplace rights

    Are you an international student looking for part-time or casual employment? Come and learn about job search strategies, job application tips, pay rates, workplace rights and responsibilities, and more. 

    Wed 17 April
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    TD121 and online on Zoom
    Free
    Register now (International students: Part-time and casual job search and workplace rights)
  • Swinburne Abroad: Study Overseas Week

    Across this 3-day event, Swinburne Abroad will be showcasing their programs and running information sessions for undergraduate students to discover how to take their degree overseas.

    Tue 19 March to Thu 21 March
    11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    The Atrium, Hawthorn campus
    Free
    Read more (Swinburne Abroad: Study Overseas Week)
  • Student Life
    • Swinburne Advantage

    International students: Graduate job search

    Are you an international student? Learn how to prepare yourself for graduate job search (and recruitment cycles) and enhance your employability.

    Thu 14 March
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    TD121 and online on Zoom
    Free
    Register now (International students: Graduate job search)
  • Student Life
    • Swinburne Advantage

    International students: Finding part-time and casual job

    Are you an international student? Learn valuable tips to get part-time or casual employment – how to write winning resumes, engage with recruiters and more.

    Tue 5 March
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    TD121 and online on Zoom
    Free
    Register now (International students: Finding part-time and casual job)
  • Student Life
    • Swinburne Advantage

    International students: Careers and employment basics

    Are you an international student? Connect with Swinburne's careers and employment support services to get your professional career started.

    Wed 21 February
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    TD121 and online on Zoom
    Free
    Register now (International students: Careers and employment basics)

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.

Contact us