Swinburne Abroad 2020 overseas programs cancelled

Due to COVID-19, we have cancelled all overseas programs for 2020. We plan to resume overseas study programs from January 2021. Our 2021 programs will be updated here shortly, so stay tuned for the exciting opportunities that will be available. 

The health and safety of our students is always our first priority and we will closely monitor the situation over the coming months to ensure that programs can run safely before proceeding.

Our study tour programs run for two to four weeks, over the summer and winter semester breaks, and give you the opportunity to learn about industries in other countries and make a difference to the communities you visit.

Benefits of an overseas study tour

Faculty-led, overseas study tours offer incredible learning experiences that combine the adventure of travel as well as the opportunity to gain 12.5 credit points (one full unit) of academic credit.

Other benefits also include:

  • You’ll get the chance to travel with a group of like-minded Swinburne students and make new friends along the way.
  • Study tours are led by an experienced Swinburne academic staff member.
  • Through our partners, you’ll gain unique access to companies, industry and communities around the globe.
  • You’re given the chance to continue your academic progress towards your degree and see the world in the process.
Study Abroad student Ben in Trolltunga, Norway

How do overseas study tours work? 

Swinburne Abroad and faculty academics work together to design our range of study tours.

When you register your interest or apply for a study tour, you’ll be invited to attend an information session to give you full details about what’s involved in that particular program. You’ll be guided through the application process by our team and kept up to date from the moment you apply until your tour departs.

Pre-departure sessions packed with helpful information about your tour will be organised and you’ll get plenty of opportunities to meet the other students in your study group before you depart. 

You’ll be led by your Swinburne academic for the full tour and get the unique experience of visiting companies, industry and the local communities of the cities you are in. The study tour will also give you the opportunity to gain 12.5 credit points (one full unit) of academic credit through assessment pieces and reflections from your experience — which means you’ll be progressing towards your degree whilst seeing the world at the same time!

Sound like an incredible opportunity? It is! Check out our upcoming winter and summer study tours.

Winter 2021 study tours

Our Winter 2021 faculty-led study tours are now open. for expression of interest and application. Please see the list of programs below to see where in the world you could go during your semester break in June/July 2021 (full program details will be listed online in September). 

  • Business for Social Impact, Malaysia (Undergraduate, any discipline)
  • Cultural Study Tour, Indonesia (Undergraduate, any discipline)
  • Industry Consulting, Vietnam (Undergraduate, Business)
  • Law, Governance and Culture, Indonesia (Undergraduate, Law)
  • Manufacturing and Sustainability, Germany (Undergraduate, Engineering)
  • Pollinate Fellowship Study Tour, India (Undergraduate, Engineering)
  • Sustainability Vietnam (Undergraduate, any discipline)
  • Business Innovation, Asia Pacific (Undergraduate and Postgraduate, any discipline)
  • Design Study Tour, Seoul, South Korea (Postgraduate, Design)
  • Engineering in Complex Environments, Timor Leste (Undergraduate, Engineering)

Summer 2021/2022 study tours

Want to plan ahead? Explore the programs below to see where in the world you could go over the summer semester break - programs depart between November 2021 to February 2022. Expressions of interest are now open, check out the list of programs below to see where in the world you could go. (Full program details will be listed online in September).

  • Berlin Film Festival, Germany (Undergraduate, any discipline – Film and Television students prioritised)
  • Games and Animation, Japan (Undergraduate, Games and Animation)
  • Tomorrow’s Global Challenge, India (Undergraduate, any discipline)
  • Business Innovation in Europe (Undergraduate and Postgraduate, Business)
  • Design Centred Vietnam (Undergraduate, Design)
Ready for an overseas study tour?

Find out more about how to apply for a study tour. Already know which overseas study tour you would like to attend? Register your interest below and our team can send you more details about the program you are interested in.

Register your interest

Funding opportunities

Planning your finances is an important part of any overseas study program. There are a number of scholarships and funding opportunities to help you as a Swinburne student participate in overseas programs. Explore the full range of fee help options and scholarships. Two of the most common options include:

Some study tour programs have Australian government mobility grant funding available. These are listed on the study tour program pages and on our Fee Help and Scholarships page.

OS-HELP is available for credit-bearing international experiences, including exchange, study tours and overseas internships.

The OS-HELP Loan is an Australian Government scheme for Australian students that provides funding for international study experiences. This loan is added to your HECS debt, which you don’t have to repay until your income reaches the minimum repayment threshold.

The maximum loan amounts in 2020 are:

  • A$8,295 for destinations in the Asian region
  • A$6,913 for destinations in any other region

Interested in studying abroad?

Our friendly and well-travelled Swinburne Abroad team can help answer any questions about our overseas study programs.

Contact us