Key information

Locations: Germany (Berlin and Munich)

Dates: TBC

Cost: TBC + airfares

Funding available: OS-HELP Loans of A$7,921 are available for eligible students

Eligible students: Undergraduate Bachelor of Film and Television students

Applications close: TBC


The focus of the Berlin Study Tour is attending the Berlinalé, one of the largest and most prestigious film festivals in the world. As an Accreditee, you will have access to all screenings (over 400 films), the European Film Market and the Berlinale Talents, the creative hub of the festival.  

The study tour will commence in Munich where you will attend a 2-day workshop at the CILECT partner Munich Film School (HFF) before travelling by train from Munich to Berlin where you will spend two weeks visiting film schools, film studios and attending the Berlinalé (15 – 25 February 2024).

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. As accredited guests of the Berlinalé, you and your study tour group will be part of an international film festival audience with the opportunity to network and extend their career and study horizons. You will also participate in workshops and tours of CILECT partner international film schools, and visit film studios and industry facilities in Munich, Berlin and Potsdam.

A former Berlin Study Tour student said, ‘it changed my life’!

Highlights/tentative itinerary


Academic information

Which unit can this program be taken for as credit?


Can this unit be taken as an elective by student in any Swinburne degree?



Students will be required to submit an application for the Berlin Study Tour. The selection criteria will include - their enrolled course, year level, GPA’s, motivation and ambassadorship statements.

Berlin street during the Berlin Film Festival

Program cost


  • Student accreditation to the Berlinalé film festival
  • Shared accommodation and breakfasts
  • Train tickets from Munich – Berlin
  • A film program at the Munich Film School
  • All visitations to films schools and industry tours and events
  • Group welcome and farewell dinners
  • Travel and medical insurance


  • International airfares
  • Academic unit fees
  • Most meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa (if applicable)


Funding your overseas journey may be easier than you think.


Eligible Australian students can apply for an Australian Government OS-HELP Loan of up to A$7,921 (for study outside of Asia) to help cover costs associated with your overseas program.

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


Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, with places (and scholarships) allocated to the first students to complete a full application and meet eligibility criteria.

Keen to apply? Applications are not yet open, but you can register your interest below and we will notify you when applications open.

Final deadline for applications: TBC
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Still not sure?

For further details on this program please contact:

Dr Jillian Holt
Senior Lecturer, Swinburne Film and Television

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