At Swinburne, we welcome international students to study at our university here in the incredibly diverse and cosmopolitan city of Melbourne, Australia. Applying for university can be confusing at times, but we aim to make it as easy as possible.

This page is for international students. If you’re a local student, access the local application portal or learn how to apply as a local student and we’ll see you on the other side! 

If you are on a temporary visa (Student visa, Bridging visa, Business visa etc), you are considered an international student. 

If you want to know the estimated tuition fee for your course, visit fees for international students for more information. You may also want to see our study intakes.

Ready to start your Swinburne journey? Before you apply, check to see if you’re eligible for any of our international student scholarships. These scholarships can offer a number of benefits including a contribution to your living expenses, tuition fees, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and more.

Completing Year 12 as an international student in Australia?

If you're already studying Year 12 in Australia as an international student, you will need to apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) to study at Swinburne.

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How to apply online

You can apply for any of these courses via the international online application system:

  • English language courses (ELICOS)
  • Foundation Year
  • UniLink diploma
  • Vocational education (TAFE)
  • Bachelor degree
  • Master degree (by coursework)
  • Certified copies of your previous academic results.
  • Certified English language proficiency test results (IELTS, PTE or TOEFL).
  • Letters from your school or employer.
  • If you do not meet the Year 12 design prerequisite a portfolio will need to be submitted for assessment (except for the Swinburne Foundation Year (Design)).
  • A Statement of Activity if there is a gap in study (for example, if you graduated secondary education in 2017 and are applying for one of our courses in 2019, we will require a written statement of what you have been doing in 2018).

If you are applying for credit, you must include course outlines and translated (English) copies (if required) from your previous or current course. 

Begin your online application

Are you planning on completing an English language course to prepare for another course? If so, let us know in your application.

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

Are you applying for credit because you have previous study or experience? If so, you need to include a course outline, and translated English copies (if needed) from your previous or current course.

Begin your application

Need a little more information before you apply?

Applying to Swinburne is easy, but as an international student you must meet our admission requirements. The two pages below outline what we require from you.

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Want to speak to a Swinburne course adviser?

If you need to talk to a Swinburne course adviser, call +61 3 9214 8444 (option 2 or 3) between 8am and 6pm (AEST), Monday to Friday, or email us your question below.

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