Start online now, join us on campus later

For many, your Swinburne adventure will start online in your home country, but only temporarily. You’ll still be able to access world-standard education while studying alongside other career-focused students from around the globe.

To help you achieve your study dreams, we’ve revised our course entry requirements and increased our International Scholarships, offering eligible students up to 75% off course fees. Our other incentives, like ELICOS+ Exclusive will refund up to 10 weeks of your English tuition fees, while the Swinburne X LinkedIn Program offers eligible students 30% off online study and unlimited access to the full suite of LinkedIn Learning materials.   

It’s a great time to study with us.

  • 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.

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    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! 

  • Melbourne, Australia - December 14, 2016: Visitors around Federation Square. A building has a Christmas design projected on its facade to commemorate the upcoming holiday.

    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. 

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.

  • Find a course

    Search our degrees, diplomas and master programs, and find information about pathways to a degree. Explore a range of flexible study options to suit your needs and career goals. 

  • 8 tips for applying as an international student

    Combine the adventure of travel and the experience of studying in Australia by becoming an international student at Swinburne University of Technology. Here’s what you need to know to apply. 

  • Student visas

    Here’s everything you need to know about the type of student visa you’ll need, and how to apply for it.

  • Photo taken during Welcome Back Week, Semester 1 2017

    How to accept your offer

    Accepting your offer at Swinburne is easy. Follow our simple steps and start your adventure today.

  • International student Anny Vu. Studies Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

    Applying for student visas in Australia

    Find out about applying for your student visa. You must have accepted your offer to study with us and paid your deposit before you submit an Australian student visa application.

  • International student Minura Gamage. Studies Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Computer Systems) (Honours)

    Renewing your student visa

    If your current student visa is due to expire and you plan to extend your current course, you will need to renew your student visa before it expires.

  • Portrait of Bachelor of Design (Architecture) student Eddy in Swinburne's Protolab.

    International agents

    We have education agents all over the world. Make an appointment in your home country and find answers to all your questions.

  • Transferring to Swinburne from other universities

    Receive credit for units completed in other courses at other institutions. Check out our credit calculator to see how much credit you may be awarded.

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    Recognition of prior learning in the workplace

    Find out how to gain recognition for prior learning, convert work experience to a degree, or apply for credit transfer to enrol with advanced standing.
  • MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA  - APR 13 2014: Pedestrian explore and diners eat and drink in a Melbourne cafe in Centre Place Lane in Melbourne Victoria, Australia.

    Plan your arrival in Melbourne

    After you have accepted your offer to study with us, you can start getting excited for your arrival in Melbourne. Find out what you must do before you leave your country.

  • Work integrated learning

    Get started with one of Swinburne's coveted workplace training programs to gain invaluable on-the-job experience in your chosen industry or sector.
  • Bachelor of Science (Professional) with a major in Physics student Lily on placement at NAB bank


    We offer a wide range of scholarships to help selected students from all walks of life reach their academic goals.

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.

Improve your English language skills

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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