Key information

Partner Institution: Tongji University

Location: Shanghai, China

Dates: 2 December - 20 December 2024

Costs: No program cost (more information can be found below)


  • A$1,000 Swinburne Abroad Travel Grants available
  • $9,504 OS-HELP Loans available for eligible students

Application deadline: 31 October 2024


Embark on an enriching academic adventure this December with a two-week exchange program at our partner Tongji University, located in Shanghai, China. You'll gain academic credit towards your Swinburne degree for 1-2 units, while experiencing Chinese language and culture firsthand. With courses ranging from Accounting and Architecture to Art and Design, Business, Marketing and Finance, you'll find one that suits you. 

Shanghai, a vibrant metropolis, offers a unique blend of modernity and tradition, making it an ideal destination for students. Experience a rich cultural fusion where ancient Chinese traditions meet futuristic skyscrapers. As one of the world's leading financial centers, Shanghai provides unparalleled insights into global business and economics. You can also marvel at architectural wonders like the Oriental Pearl Tower and The Bund, while enjoying diverse and delicious cuisine; and explore significant historical sites such as Yu Garden and the Jade Buddha Temple, as you immerse yourself in the city's thriving art and design scene.

Don’t miss this chance to broaden your horizons and make unforgettable memories during your break! 

Courses offered

Swinburne students can choose up to 2 courses. Select 1-2 courses from the following study areas:

  • Accounting
  • Architecture and Urban Studies
  • Art and Design
  • Business, Marketing, Management
  • Business Information Systems
  • Chinese language and culture
  • Economics and Finance
  • History
  • Fine Arts and Sculpture

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Eligibility criteria

To apply for this program, students must:

  • be enrolled into an Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree
  • meet the overseas exchange program eligibility requirements
  • meet any pre-requisites listed by the host institution and for the courses you choose (if applicable)

Academic credit

Each course is worth 2 credits or 7.5 ECTS each. You can choose to study up to 2 courses (worth up to 4 credits).

You are able to take this program as credit for one or two of your elective units at Swinburne. Alternatively, you may be able to use core units for this program, subject to approval from your Course Director.

Credit equivalence

2 credits / 7.5 ECTS = 12.5 CP (1 unit) at Swinburne

4 credits / 15 ECTS = 25 CP (2 units) at Swinburne


No program cost.

Tuition fees to the host university are waived for students completing a short-term exchange program at one of our partner universities. You will continue to pay your regular tuition fees to Swinburne while you are on the program.

You may need to pay for:

  • Accommodation
  • Cultural activities

Tongji University offer the option of campus accommodation for this program. 

Note: There may be other program costs incurred outside of tuition fees, including living expenses, airfares, and visas (if applicable).

More information about Tongji University

Visit Tongji's website for more information about the program, including accommodation.

The world's longest shopping precinct, Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, in Shanghai, China.


Funding your overseas journey may be easier than you think

Swinburne Abroad Travel Grants

This program has A$1,000 Swinburne Abroad Travel Grants available.

This grant can help offset travel and living expenses for your overseas internship and are available to both Domestic and International UG or PG students. Students can apply for a grant as part of the application process.


Eligible Australian students can also apply for an Australian Government OS-HELP Loan of A$9,504 (depending on your program destination) to help cover costs associated with your overseas program.

For more information on funding and eligibility see Fee Help and Scholarships.


Students must first apply to Swinburne Abroad following the short-term exchange application process. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.

Final application deadline: 31 October 2024
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If you'd like to learn more, register your interest to attend an upcoming information session.

Alternatively, you can contact us at or +61 3 9214 5926.

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