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Scholarships for international students

Excited about moving here to study? We’re just as thrilled to welcome you. We’ve missed 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 has to offer. You’ll find the entry criteria, below.

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 automatically awarded to students who meet the entry requirements of selected courses.

Automatic consideration

You don’t need to submit a separate application for scholarships. Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice, and when we assess your course application we will automatically assess you for a Swinburne international scholarship.

George Swinburne Postgraduate Scholarship

This could be for you if you are applying for

  • Any master degree by coursework offered in Sydney.

How much is available?

30% off your course fees for the duration of the course.

Good to know

The scholarship is available to all students who meet the entry requirements of the eligible courses. 

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a citizen of any country except Australia or New Zealand. Permanent residents of Australia are not eligible.
  • Apply for and commence in Semester 1 or 2, 2022.
  • Not be holding another scholarship or reduced fee arrangement from Swinburne.

English language requirements:

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • Successful completion of the ELSIS EAP 2 Program with minimum A grade which is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5
  • Successful completion of the ELSIS APP3 course (10 weeks) with an A grade is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5
  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%

When will I find out if I'm successful?

If your application to study at Swinburne is successful, you will receive an email from us. You will also find out if you have received a scholarship in the same email.

Other scholarships available in Sydney

Swinburne International Excellence Scholarship - Pathways Postgraduate

This could be for you if you are applying for:

How much is available?

  • Fixed scholarship amount of $2500 a year off your course fees for a maximum of 2 years.

To be eligible, you must

  • Be a citizen of any country except Australia or New Zealand. Permanent residents of Australia are not eligible.
  • Not be currently accepted or enrolled at Swinburne, unless you are only enrolled in our ELICOS program.
  • Not be holding another scholarship or reduced fee arrangement from Swinburne.
  • Have completed at least three VCE subjects (Units 1 and 2) to a Satisfactory Completion level; OR
  • Have achieved an academic result of at least 60% WAM in Australian Year 11 or equivalent qualification; OR
  • Have achieved an academic result of at least 60% WAM in Australian Year 12 or equivalent qualification; OR
  • Have achieved an academic result of at least 60% GPA Australian standard equivalent.

When will I find out if I’m successful?

If your application to study at Swinburne is successful, you will receive an email from us. In the same email, you will also find out if you have been awarded a scholarship.