Swinburne study abroad
Studying abroad allows you to challenge yourself, explore new cultures and make new friends and memories that last a lifetime. Discover the overseas programs available through Swinburne Abroad and start planning your itinerary. What are you waiting for?
Welcome to your international study adventure! Ever wanted to live and study in a vibrant city in Europe, Asia or the Americas? Depending on your course, as a Swinburne student you can study overseas and gain credit for it. Explore your options to take your studies overseas and live the life of a local in a foreign country.
An opportunity like no other, studying an overseas exchange program allows you to explore a new culture, live like a local, make new friends and lifelong memories while continuing your academic progress.
Through our global partners, we offer our students incredible international working experiences with companies and roles that are directly relevant to your studies.
Overseas study tours
Take your degree around the world for academic credit. Overseas study tours give you a global perspective on your industry.
Virtual overseas programs
With travel feeling so out of reach at the moment, get an international experience from home.
Overseas program fee help and scholarships
Planning your finances is an important part of any overseas study program. Learn more about the fee help and scholarships options available to you as a Swinburne student.
Planning and support for overseas programs
We’re here to help you plan and prepare for your overseas program and offer ongoing support so you can fully enjoy your study experience.
Stop saying next year. Start in Semester 2.
You're invited to our upcoming undergraduate, TAFE & UniLink study expo, Tuesday 6 June at our Hawthorn campus. Meet academics, hear about key courses, and get all your questions answered on-the-spot.
Studying at Swinburne Sarawak
If you’re looking for an international experience that offers academic, personal and professional benefits (but prefer to be at a Swinburne campus), Swinburne Sarawak located in Kuching, Malaysia could be the perfect fit for you. Kuching has a relaxed lifestyle, affordable cost of living, clean environment, greenery and friendly people. It is only a short distance from many beautiful beaches and nature reserves.
There are two options to study at our Swinburne Sarawak campus, depending on the type of overseas experience you are looking for:
- Inter-campus studies program
- Winter Term in Borneo
New Colombo Plan funding
The New Colombo Plan involves a scholarship program for study of up to one year and internships or mentorships, and a flexible mobility grants program for both short and longer-term study, internships, mentorships, practicums and research. There are two scholarship options available for students depending on your circumstances:
- New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants
- New Colombo Plan Scholarship
Returning from an overseas program?
It can be difficult re-adjusting to life back home after an overseas experience. To help you settle back into normal student life, we offer help and support for students returning from any of our overseas study programs.
Four reasons why you should study abroad
Incorporating an overseas study experience into your degree can have heaps of benefits and can really help you set yourself apart from the crowd when it comes to starting your career. An international study experience not only distinguishes you as a student of excellence, who is adventurous, open-minded and adaptable but it will also enrich your life personally, academically and professionally, too.
This is a unique opportunity to travel and experience life in a different country while continuing your academic progress. You get to live as the locals do, expand your academic and personal horizons and make treasured life-long memories. But most of all, travelling is a whole lot fun!
Sound like an experience of a lifetime? Here are four more reasons why you should pack your books and bags and study abroad!
1. Gain a fresh perspective on your studies
Looking at things from another angle allows for new insights. A different academic environment could give you a fresh perspective on your field, reinvigorate an existing interest or open up new ones. As a student that has travelled overseas on a study abroad program, you bring new ideas to the table — something employers look for.
2. Give your career an international edge
Many employers actively seek graduates with international experience as it demonstrates independence, flexibility and ambition. Overseas study can increase your job prospects at home and abroad. It's the ideal preparation for the global employment market.
3. Establish a network of professional contacts
Become part of the global community by using your study abroad experience to establish professional contacts from around the world. You never know where these contacts can take you, you may even land your dream job!
4. Learn a new language
There's no better way to learn a new language than to immerse yourself in another culture and living in that country. Being multilingual looks great on your CV and shows employers that you're versatile, mature and an excellent learner. It shows you have an inquisitive mind and that personal development is a priority for you — a great way to stand out to future employers!
Quite simply, an overseas study experience could change your life. Let us help you plan your overseas adventure!
Hear from our students
Raj's study abroad story
Three overseas experiences have given Raj the skills and confidence to explore roles and opportunities all over the world.
Chloe's study abroad story
Chloe’s semester exchange in Canada and internship in London have given her an incredible uni experience and career clarity for her future.
Emily's study tour story
Study tours to Europe and China gave Emily an insight into new cultures, a chance to overcome personal obstacles and friends for life.
Hear from other Swinburne students who have taken the leap and studied overseas.
Are you currently overseas on a study program?
If you are currently studying overseas on one of our Swinburne Abroad programs we have some helpful information to assist you with planning and support while you are away, and to help with your return home.
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Interested in studying abroad?
Our friendly and well-travelled Swinburne Abroad team can help answer any questions about our overseas study programs.