How to apply to study at Swinburne

If you need some guidance before starting your application, refer to the step-by-step application guides and additional information below. You can find out more about how to apply as a local student and how to apply as an international student below. 

Note: Local students are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, and NZ citizens. If you are on a temporary visa (Student visa, Bridging visa, Business visa etc), you are considered an international student. 

If you're applying directly to Swinburne, you'll be asked to register yourself as a user first. Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive a Swinburne username and password. You'll be able to use these login details to move forward with your application and apply to study at Swinburne. After you complete the application process, we will assess your application and notify you of the outcome.

Are you a current Year 12 student?

Learn more about our Early Entry Program, your ATAR-free alternative pathway into uni next year.

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Have you collated your supporting documentation and checked entry requirements?

Before you apply to study at Swinburne, you'll need to check that you meet all the entry requirements for your chosen course. You'll also need to gather supporting documentation required to complete your application.

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  • Apply directly to Swinburne as a local student

    Ready to take on a new challenge and reach your academic goals? If you already know which course you want to study and understand the entry requirements, what are you waiting for? Apply online! Remember, you cannot apply direct if you have an active VTAC application.

  • Apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)

    VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria. International students currently studying Year 12 in Australia must apply through VTAC.

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    Apply directly to Swinburne as an international student

    Apply directly to Swinburne through our International Online Application system. Applying online is quick and easy. Our online application system allows you to save and edit incomplete applications before submission and also lets you track the progress of existing applications.

Learn how to apply

How you go about applying to study at Swinburne will depend on your individual circumstances.

Our handy step-by-step guides below will help you understand the process. Follow the links for a comprehensive overview of what's involved so you know what to expect when you begin your application. There's also useful information like our tips for applying as an international student.

  • How to apply as a local student

    Your application to university is pretty important and you want it to go smoothly. Here’s everything you need to know about how to apply to Swinburne.

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    Applying via VTAC

    The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) is the main body for applying to tertiary institutions in Victoria.

    As an international student, you can also apply to Swinburne through VTAC if you are already studying Year 12 in Australia.

    Eligible non-Year 12 students can apply for the next available intake through VTAC.

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    How to apply as an international student

    Ready to take an exciting leap in your educational journey? Combine your passion for travel and study and learn how to apply to study at Swinburne as an international student. 

Looking for personal professional development courses?

If you're looking to take the next step in your career, look no further than Swinburne Professional — one of Australia’s leading professional education providers. We offer a broad range of courses across business, leadership, information technology, health and safety, and communication.

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    Supporting documents required to apply at Swinburne

    In order to study with us, you will have to provide a variety of supporting documents to accompany your application — but don’t worry. This page outlines and explains what forms you need to provide us.

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    How to apply for a research degree

    Applications for research degrees are accepted year-round for most research programs. Learn the application and enrolment process for international students and learn how to find a potential supervisor.

Need help with your application?

Book an application consultation below or call us on 1300 794 628 (option 2 or 3) for assistance with the application process.
If you are calling from outside of Australia, please dial +61 3 9214 8444.

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