STEM Scholarship

Scholarships for international students

Even if you can’t join us on campus right now, you’ll still enjoy a warm Swinburne Sydney welcome online. We want to make your experience even more rewarding while you’re studying one of our world-class courses from home, so we’re happy to announce that our scholarships are still available for online study.

If you’re awarded a scholarship, you can focus more on learning and worry less about finances. You’ll find the entry criteria, below. 

Up to 75% off your tuition fees

We have a wide range of scholarships available. Some scholarships are awarded based on the grades of your previous study. The better your grades, the higher the initial scholarship amount. Others are automatically awarded to students who meet the entry requirements of selected courses.

Every international student application is considered for a scholarship

Whether you're living in Australia or overseas, you're automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 75% off your course fees. Please check our entry requirements for more details.

George Swinburne Postgraduate Scholarship

This could be for you if you are applying for

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 7 February 2021, 5 June 2021 and 25 September 2021
  • Not be holding another Swinburne scholarship or reduced fee arrangement.

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.

Scholarships available in Sydney

Swinburne International Excellence Scholarship - Pathways Postgraduate

This could be for you if you are applying for:

  • Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP) + postgraduate degree

How much is available?

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

Good to know

If you excel academically in your Foundation Year course and/or UniLink diploma, you could be awarded a Swinburne International Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship for your bachelor degree.

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.

George Swinburne Postgraduate Scholarship

This could be for you if you are applying for:

How much is available?

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

Note: applicants who have achieved an academic result of 90% GPA Australian standard equivalent or above will be considered for our Swinburne International Excellence Postgraduate Scholarship.

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 2, 2020 or Semester 1 or 2, 2021.
  • Not be holding another scholarship or reduced fee arrangement from Swinburne (except ELICOS+ Exclusive).

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. In the same email, you will also find out if you have received a scholarship.

Swinburne International Excellence Scholarship - Postgraduate

This could be for you if you are applying for

  • Any master degree by coursework or research offered in Sydney. 

How much is available?

  • For most master degrees: 10% - 75% off your course fees every year 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 in a 2-year master by coursework program.
  • Have achieved an academic result of at least 60% GPA Australian standard equivalent.
  • Not be holding another scholarship or reduced fee arrangement from Swinburne.

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.