STEM Scholarship

Make the most of your studies with an international scholarship

Excited about moving here to study? We’re just as thrilled to welcome you!

We value the vibrant contribution that international students make to our campus, culture and community. That’s why we have scholarships just for international students. If you’re awarded one, you can focus less on finances, and more on learning and experiencing all that Swinburne and life in Sydney have to offer.

Up to 30 percent off your course fees

At Swinburne Sydney, scholarships are about providing opportunity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. Our scholarships are either awarded based on the grades from your previous study or are awarded to students who meet the entry requirements of selected courses.

No extra application required

When you apply for a Swinburne Sydney course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship. 

If your application for study is successful, you will receive an email from us. In that same email, you will find out if you have received an international scholarship.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for an international scholarship, you must:

  • be an international student (citizens of Australia or New Zealand and permanent residents of Australia are not eligible)
  • not be holding another scholarship or reduced fee arrangement from Swinburne
  • satisfy any course or scholarship-specific entry requirements.

If you receive a performance-based scholarship, you will be required to maintain a 75 per cent study load. High achievers on our top-level scholarships will be required to maintain a certain level of academic success. For more details, please refer to your offer letter.

Further criteria may apply to some scholarships. Contact our team at Swinburne or a representative in your country for specific information on your eligibility.

International scholarships available at Swinburne Sydney

Swinburne International Excellence Postgraduate Scholarship

Are you a commencing postgraduate student who excelled academically? You could receive up to 30 per cent off your tuition for the duration of your course, depending on your GPA (or equivalent).

You must have achieved an academic result of at least 60 per cent GPA Australian standard equivalent to be eligible for this scholarship. Students who are already enrolled in our ELICOS+ program will be automatically considered for this scholarship.

Further criteria may apply. Students who are studying the Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing) are eligible to receive A$2500 off their tuition.

Students applying from China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Macau, Hong Kong, Europe, USA and Canada are eligible to receive 10 per cent off their tuition. We are also continuing to support students applying from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong with further scholarships. Contact our team at Swinburne or a representative in your country for more information on your eligibility.

George Swinburne Postgraduate STEM Scholarship

If you’re a commencing postgraduate student applying for select STEM courses, you could receive 30 per cent off your tuition fees for the duration of your course.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be applying for one of the following courses:

Further criteria may apply. Students applying from from China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Macau, Hong Kong, Europe, USA and Canada are not eligible for this scholarship. Contact our team at Swinburne or a representative in your country for more information on your eligibility.

If you are already enrolled in our ELICOS+ program and/or have received the ELICOS+ scholarship, you will be automatically considered for this scholarship.

Swinburne International Excellence Pathway Scholarship

Are you applying for our pathway course Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP)? If you excel academically, you could receive A$2500 to A$4000 off your pathway course tuition.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet any one of the following criteria:

  • satisfactory completion of at least three VCE subjects (Units 1 and 2), or
  • an academic result of at least 60 per cent WAM in Australian Year 11 or equivalent qualification, or
  • an academic result of at least 60 per cent WAM in Australian Year 12 or equivalent qualification, or
  • an academic result of at least 60 per cent GPA Australian standard equivalent.

Further criteria may apply. Students applying from Europe, USA and Canada are not eligible for this scholarship. Contact our team at Swinburne or a representative in your country for more information on your eligibility.

Students who are already enrolled in our ELICOS+ program will be automatically considered for this scholarship.