Key information

Destinations: Malaysia

Dates: 22 June – 7 July 2024

Program cost: A$3,500 + airfares (inclusions and exclusions below)


  • 20 x A$3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants available for eligible undergraduate students
  • $9,504 OS-HELP Loans available for eligible students

Program eligibility: Undergraduate students 

Application deadline: 31 March 2024


Malaysia, highly biodiverse, faces ecosystem degradation in wetlands and forests with the risk of accelerated damage due to increasing climate change. In 2021, it ranked among the bottom 10 nations in the Climate Change Performance Index.

Join this study tour to apply your multidisciplinary knowledge, work in diverse teams, and collaborate with local stakeholders to develop innovative solutions for real-world climate issues. Engage with local students, enhance your global professional skills, and contribute to meaningful change. One that leads to real lasting benefits for local communities.

The journey concludes with fun activities and visits to Batu Caves, Royal Selangor Centre, and Jungle School Gombak.

Highlights and itinerary

Note that the itinerary for this study tour is tentative.

After your arrival in Kuala Lumpur, you’ll get settled before waking up the next day to jump into a safety briefing, Malaysian cooking class, cultural immersion and welcome dinner.

The next few days of the Study Tour will then consist of:

  • Full days of company visits
  • Immersion of Batu Caves and Royal Selangor Centre, including hands-on cultural activities
  • A full day at Jungle School Gombak (learn about the rainforests from the Indigenous community, Orang Asli)
  • Time to work on your projects/presentations
  • Presentations, reflections and a farewell dinner

Two rewarding weeks with your peers, offering valuable skills and experiences to take home.

Academic information

Which unit/s can this program be taken for as credit?


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



To qualify for this program, you must:

  • be enrolled into an Undergraduate degree
  • have completed 100 credit points at the time of application
Thean Hou Temple, Kualar Lumpur, Malaysia

Program cost

A$3,500 + airfares

See below for the list of inclusions and exclusions of the program fee.


  • Accommodation (share)
  • Breakfasts
  • Ground transport
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Cultural visits
  • Industry visits
  • Travel insurance


  • International airfares
  • Most meals
  • Academic unit fees
  • Visa (if required)

Note: the program cost is approximate at the time it is listed online.


Funding your overseas journey may be easier than you think

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant

This program has 20 x A$3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants available for eligible students.

These grants provide financial support to help alleviate the expenses associated with your overseas program. Australian undergraduate students that meet all eligiblity criteria may apply. 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 up to A$9,504 (depending on your program location) to help cover costs associated with your overseas program.

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

Information sessions

To attend an information session, register your interest and we'll send you further details.

Upcoming information sessions

14th March 2024, 2:30pm - 3:30pm | Location: Online

28th March 2024, 10:30am - 11:30am | Location: BA 606

Register now


Keen to apply? You can submit your application now. Applications will be assessed after the application deadline.

Final application deadline: 31 March 2024
Apply now

For further details on this program please contact:

Dr Bita Zaferanloo
+61 9214 8214

Interested in studying abroad?

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

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