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

Academic-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.
  • A number of our Study Tours have New Colombo Plan funding available for eligible students- which means money in your pocket to help offset the costs.

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How do overseas study tours work? 

Swinburne Abroad and 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.

Explore our Study Tour Programs

Have a look at  the range of overseas study tour programs planned for the winter and summer breaks and see where in the world you could go. More detailed program information will be updated as it becomes available. You can also register your interest in an information session.

Not ready to go overseas yet? Check out virtual study tours and internships for an opportunity to gain global experience from the comfort of your own home.

Summer 2023/24 study tours

Explore these programs to see where in the world you could go over the summer break. 

You can also check out our range of virtual study tours and internships for the opportunity to gain some global experience from the comfort of your own home.

  • Engineering in the United Arab Emirates

    Gain a global perspective on your Engineering degree as you explore industry, government and major companies in exciting cities of the UAE.

  • Industry Consulting in Fiji

    Take on a real industry project over two weeks in Fiji- supported by your academic, you’ll develop your leadership and problem solving skills.

  • Immersive Industry Project in Vietnam

    Jump into the local culture and business environment of Vietnam as you work with a team on a real-world project for an industry client.

  • fountain in foreground framed either side and behind by skyscrapers in Jakarta, Indonesia

    Indonesian Business Immersion

    Give your Business degree a global edge as you work on an industry consulting project in one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

  • ICT for Social Impact in India

    Develop and deliver ICT projects with lasting benefits for local communities in collaboration with our Indian partners.

  • Woman walking through Fushimi Inari Shrine

    Games and Animation in Japan: Tradition and Technology

    Travel to Japan to engage in academic, industry and cultural experiences to learn about the country’s famous contribution to animation, games and pop culture.

  • Sustainable Architecture Design and Urban Renewal in India

    Hone in on your design skills as you work on an architecture and urban design brief, learn to use new digital technologies and hear from experts in the field- all whilst you explore India’s cultural, architectural and urban context in this study tour.

  • Hanoi red bridge. The wooden red painted bridge over the Hoan Kiem Lake connects the shore and the Jade Island on which Ngoc Son Temple stands

    Design Centred Vietnam

    This program will give you the rare opportunity to experience Vietnam from the eyes of local architects/interior designers and researchers. You’ll come home with enhanced cultural awareness and hands-on international design project experience.

  • Berlin street during Berlin film festival

    The Berlinalé Study Tour

    The Berlin Study Tour is a highly immersive experience that ignites passion, creativity and offers new insights into the world of international film and screen production. 

Winter 2023 study tours

Applications are now open for our winter 2023 study tours. Browse our programs and get ready to take your degree overseas in your winter break!

You can also check out our range of virtual study tours and internships for the opportunity to gain some global experience from the comfort of your own home.

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 for 2022 are:

  • A$8519 for destinations in the Asian region
  • A$7100 for destinations in any other region

Visit our Fee Help and Scholarships page to learn more about OS-HELP Loan.

Interested in studying abroad?

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

Contact us