We expect all students to participate in on-campus learning in Semester 2 2022. However, students who are unable to obtain their visa before the start of Semester 2 are supported to study online.

This offer is available to undergraduate and postgraduate programs, excluding the Bachelor of Aviation and Piloting, Master of Occupational Therapy and Master of Physiotherapy. Online study is not available for ELICOS, Vocational Education and Training (VET) and pathway courses, including Foundation Year and UniLink.

The last date to receive an offer for online study is 15 July 2022. You may accept your offer before 24 July 2022 to start online in Semester 2 2022.

Higher education

Semester 2: 1 August 2022

Vocational education

Please refer to your course planner

UniLink diploma and Foundation Year

Teaching Period 3: 17 October 2022

English language (ELICOS)

Intake 6: 18 July 2022

Intake 7: 29 August 2022

Intake 8: 10 October 2022

Intake 9: 14 November 2022

See more start dates and intakes

You will need to provide us with your English language test results, so we can make sure you have met the conditions of your offer. If you are unable to do so, unfortunately you cannot start your course.

If you are unable to undertake one of the approved English language proficiency tests, we will temporarily accept these tests for courses commencing in 2022:

  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test for entry into Foundation Year, UniLink diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate courses (except for education, law, psychological science, honours in psychology and psychological science, and professional degree courses)
  • Duolingo and LinguaSkill General tests for entry into Foundation Year, UniLink diploma and undergraduate courses (except for education, law, psychological science, honours in psychology and psychological science, and professional degree courses)

Both of these tests can be taken from the comfort of your home.

While these tests have been approved for entry to Swinburne, they may not satisfy the requirements for an Australian student visa. You may be required to take an additional language test to qualify for a student visa. If you have questions related to Australian student visas, please contact the Department of Home Affairs nearer the time of your student visa application.

At Swinburne, we also have additional English language support for international students. It is free and will not impact the duration of your study with us. For more information, please contact Learning and Academic Skills (LAS). They will ask you to complete a Versant test to determine the required level of support.

Enrolment and study mode

Once you accept your offer, a member of our Enrolment team will be in touch to provide you with a study plan and assist you with enrolling in the online units. Please note that you are not able to self-enrol in online units and will require assistance from our team.

If you arrive on campus on 14 August 2022 or earlier, you may make changes to your enrolment. From 15 August onward, you will need approval from the unit convenor.

Once you arrive on campus, we recommend you speak with our friendly Library and studentHQ team or call +61 3 9214 8444 before making any changes to your enrolment.

Yes – you can use campus facilities, even if your unit enrolment is online. 


The Swinburne X LinkedIn International Program is no longer available. For information about scholarships, please refer to your offer letter.

Generally, scholarships are not deferrable. Please refer to the terms and conditions of your scholarship in your offer letter.

All international students are automatically assessed for a Swinburne international scholarship after submitting their course application. You can find more information on scholarships and eligibility by region on our scholarships for international students page.

Visas and study load

All students are expected to study full time to comply with their Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) requirements.

In cases where we cannot find enough online units for you to undertake a full-time study load, approval will be granted to allow underload. Every effort will be made to find suitable units.

Yes, but you are expected to apply for your visa as soon as you accept your offer.

Course fees

Our goal is to support you to study with us at Swinburne and we invite you to speak with one of our International Student Advisers via or +61 3 9214 6741 to discuss your circumstances.

If you choose to withdraw from your course, please refer to your signed Offer Acceptance form for the applicable refund provisions. In some cases, you may not be entitled to any refund.

For additional information, please visit our Refunds for international students page.

Student support

For questions about student visas, Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), travel, accommodation or health, please contact our friendly team of International Student Advisers via or +61 3 9214 6741.

For questions about enrolment, please submit your question to our Library and studentHQ team or call +61 3 9214 8444.

General support

Our dedicated team of International Student Advisers can help you with advice and support on various issues from understanding your tenancy rights to undertaking a reduced study load. They can also refer you to specialised or personalised support services.

After-hours assistance for international students is available for urgent matters on +61 3 9214 6741 (5pm–9am on weekdays and 24 hours on weekends and public holidays).

Study support

If you are having trouble with your studies or feeling unsure about your course, our Academic Development Advisers (for Higher Education and UniLink Diploma students) and Student Success Coaches (for Vocational Education students) can help you get your studies back on track.

Our Learning and Academic Skills team can provide you with study and assignment support. We also have 24/7 online academic support for undergraduate and postgraduate students from Studiosity.

If you are a Swinburne College student, the Swinburne College Student Hub can provide academic support through workshops, one-on-one appointments and peer-assisted learning. For more information, please email

Health support

If you are feeling unwell, anxious, stressed or concerned about your health while in Australia, you can book an appointment with Wellbeing at Swinburne.

Advocacy support

The Swinburne Student Life Advocacy team provides advice and assistance related to Swinburne's policies, procedures and processes (e.g. if you are having issues with your academic progress).

Career support

Our careers and employability services and programs are available to help you develop the skills you'll need to get career-ready.

Financial support

If you are experiencing unexpected financial hardship and need support, please email us at with the details of your situation.

Additional support

If you would like additional help or support, you can contact our International Student Counter team at

If you are a Swinburne College student, you can contact our Swinburne College Student Counter team via or +61 3 9214 5671.

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