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.

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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
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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.

  • Student Life
    • Orientation

    Student Essentials program | Orientation

    Are you keen to learn about the support services available to you as a Swinburne student?

    Maybe you're looking for practical resources ahead of your studies.

    Catch up on the essentials! 

    Come to our student essentials event held over two days in the week before Orientation.

    • Tuesday 13 February, Day 1: Welcome – including First Year Mingle on-campus event (yes, free food!)
    • Wednesday 14 February Day 2: Intro to Study
    Tue 13 February to Wed 14 February
    9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
    Advanced Technologies Centre (ATC) - Swinburne University Hawthorn campus
    Free
    Register now (Student Essentials program | Orientation)
    • Orientation

    International student welcome and briefing

    The International Student Welcome and Briefing is your chance to meet the International Student Advisory and Support team – Swinburne’s dedicated 24-hour expert team.

    Mon 19 February
    9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
    Advanced Technologies Centre (ATC), Hawthorn campus
    Free
    Register now (International student welcome and briefing )
    • Orientation

    International Student Mixer - lunch session

    The SSU invites new international students to mix, mingle and make new friends over free pizza, snacks, drinks and board games.

    Swing by with a group, or solo and kick off the start of the semester with a bang.
     

    Mon 19 February
    11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
    Junction Space - 660A Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
    Free
    Register now (International Student Mixer - lunch session)
    • Orientation

    International Student Mixer

    The SSU invites new international students to mix, mingle and make new friends over snacks, board games and video games.

    Swing by with a group, or solo and kick off the start of the semester with a bang.
     

    Mon 19 February
    4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Junction Space - 660A Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
    Free
    Register now (International Student Mixer)
  • 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)
  • 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: 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

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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