How to apply

The application process can vary depending on the course you are applying for.

Follow the instructions below, then fill in the application form and you will be ready to submit your application.

Applying for a pathway, undergraduate, postgraduate or vocational education program

These application instructions are relevant if you are applying for one (or more) of the following courses:

  • Foundation Year
  • UniLink diploma
  • vocational education (formerly TAFE)
  • bachelor degree
  • master degree (by coursework).

If you plan to complete an English language course in preparation for another course, tick ‘Yes’ on your application form when asked 'Do you intend to undertake English language studies at Swinburne?'. Complete that section of the form and indicate your start date and the number of weeks of English language classes you will undertake. 

Make sure you have the following documents for your application:

  • certified copies of previous academic results
  • certified English language proficiency test results
  • letters from schools or employers
  • portfolio for design courses, excluding Swinburne Foundation Year (Design).

If you are applying for credit, you should include certified and translated (English) copies of the course outline from your previous or current course. 

You can submit your application directly to Swinburne or through an authorised representative in your country.

Applying for an online course

Applying for English language courses

English language courses are offered at a range of levels. When you submit your application, make sure to attach certified copies of your IELTS or TOEFL test results. 

Use this application form if you are applying to complete an English language course only.

You can submit your application directly to Swinburne or through an authorised representative in your country.

If you plan to complete an English language course in preparation for another course, follow the steps under ‘How to apply’. When you fill in the application form, tick ‘Yes’ when asked 'Do you intend to undertake English language studies at Swinburne?'. Complete that section of the form and indicate your start date and the number of weeks of English language classes you will undertake. 

Applying for research degrees

To apply for a higher degree by research, you must choose your research area of interest, find a supervisor and complete the application form.