Study in Melbourne, Australia

Join us at our beautiful Hawthorn campus alongside next generation leaders and thinkers in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship – from around the globe.

And to help you achieve your study dreams, we:

It’s a great time to study with us – what will you discover?

Chat with a current international student at Swinburne

Choosing to study overseas is a big decision. Sometimes it helps to talk to someone who has first-hand experience.

Chat to one (or many!) of our current international students about what it’s really like studying at Swinburne and living in Melbourne.

Meet our students
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    Why choose Swinburne?

    Our commitment to high-quality teaching over our 110-year history is what makes us educational leaders in science, technology, innovation, business and design. At Swinburne, we help you reach your academic goals in a fun, vibrant and accepting environment.

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    Why study in Australia?

    If travel restrictions mean you can’t be here right now, it’s still fun to dream about your ultimate study destination! World-class education, breathtaking landscapes, vibrant cities and friendly locals (even kangaroos and koalas) — it’s no wonder our international students love Australia! 

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    Living in Melbourne, Australia

    When you arrive, you’ll quickly discover why we have such a great reputation for sport, art, culture, shopping (and the best coffee on the planet!). Here are some of the things you can look forward to in our beautiful city. 

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    International student stories

    Discover how students from all over the world are enjoying life at Swinburne while successfully building a career in Australia and their home countries.

I want to study in Australia, what's next?

Start planning the next steps of your study experience in Australia. Choose from a variety of study areas and courses, connect with international agents in your home country and source application help and visa advice to ensure you have all your paperwork in order.

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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Preparing for study in Australia

If you're interested in studying at Swinburne as an international student, there are some important details to consider prior to your application and arrival in Melbourne.

Course tuition fees

Find out everything you need to know about tuition fees, deposit requirements and other costs that may apply to your chosen area of study.

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Student visa attendance requirements

It is essential that you are aware of the attendance conditions attached to your student visa. If you do not meet the attendance requirements for your chosen course, your visa status may be impacted.

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English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)

Swinburne offers English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)  to help you improve your English language skills in preparation to study and to progress your career. There are also minimum English language entry requirements that apply to Swinburne courses.

Improve your English language skills


Swinburne regularly hosts events for international students. Get involved in these to make friends, expand your networks, improve your academic skills and create unforgettable memories.

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    International students: Rural and regional career opportunities

    Are you an international student? Get insights on career opportunities in rural and regional Australia, and the benefits!

    Wed 4 October
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    AGSE202 and online
    Register now (International students: Rural and regional career opportunities)
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    • Swinburne Advantage

    Australian professional business etiquette: Communication skills spotlight

    Are you an international student? Increase your employability by improving your professional communication skills, both verbal and written, in demand by Australian employers.

    Thu 7 September
    9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    AGSE202 and online
    Register now (Australian professional business etiquette: Communication skills spotlight)
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    • Swinburne Advantage

    Finding part-time or casual employment in Australia

    Are you an international student? Learn from our career consultant and special guest presenter about job search strategies, typical jobs for students, pay rates, job application tips, work rights and responsibilities and more.

    Fri 11 August
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    AGSE202 and online
    Register now (Finding part-time or casual employment in Australia)

Need more help?

Call us, submit an enquiry, book in for a one-on-one, meet us in your country or connect with our online communities.

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