Welcome to your international study adventure! Ever wanted to live and study in a vibrant city in Europe, Asia or the Americas? Depending on your course, as a Swinburne student you can study overseas and gain credit for it. Explore your options to take your studies overseas and live the life of a local in a foreign country. 

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    Overseas exchange

    An opportunity like no other, studying an overseas exchange program allows you to explore a new culture, live like a local, make new friends and lifelong memories while continuing your academic progress.

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    Overseas internships

    Through our global partners, we offer our students incredible international working experiences with companies and roles that are directly relevant to your studies.

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    Overseas study tours

    Take your degree around the world for academic credit. Overseas study tours give you a global perspective on your industry.

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    Swinburne Sarawak

    Your same degree, but warmer. Swinburne’s Sarawak campus is our international campus in Malaysia. It is located in Kuching- you can study there for one or two semesters or during your winter break.
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    New Colombo Plan funding

    Find out more about the New Colombo Plan (NCP) initiative for studying abroad, including the NCP Mobility Grants and the prestigious NCP Scholarship. 

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    Student stories

    Hear from other Swinburne students who have taken the leap and studied overseas.

Why attend an event before applying?

Doing your own research sometimes takes weeks – or longer. Attending an event will get you what you need in under two hours, will have everything in one place, and will mean you get on-the-spot advice from the experts.

Swinburne's commitment to sustainable travel

Swinburne University of Technology has made university-related travel entirely carbon neutral. 

Recent agreements with Indigenous-led land management groups will see emissions from all university-related travel entirely offset. This includes all travel completed in the conduct of University business, including staff flights, student flights and indirect travel (accommodation and group transport). 

It’s the next big move for Swinburne towards reaching its goals of having carbon neutral emissions by 2025, as part of its Net Zero 2025 Pathway commitment. Now operating on 100 per cent renewable energy since 2020, reducing almost 50 per cent of the university’s total emissions (approximately 30,000 tonnes of CO2 each year) it demonstrates Swinburne’s commitment to continuously reducing its carbon footprint. 

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Returning from an overseas program?

It can be difficult re-adjusting to life back home after an overseas experience. To help you settle back into normal student life, we offer help and support for students returning from any of our overseas study programs.

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Four reasons why you should study abroad

Incorporating an overseas study experience into your degree can have heaps of benefits and can really help you set yourself apart from the crowd when it comes to starting your career. An international study experience not only distinguishes you as a student of excellence, who is adventurous, open-minded and adaptable but it will also enrich your life personally, academically and professionally, too. 

This is a unique opportunity to travel and experience life in a different country while continuing your academic progress. You get to live as the locals do, expand your academic and personal horizons and make treasured life-long memories. But most of all, travelling is a whole lot fun!

Sound like an experience of a lifetime? Here are four more reasons why you should pack your books and bags and study abroad!

1. Gain a fresh perspective on your studies

Looking at things from another angle allows for new insights. A different academic environment could give you a fresh perspective on your field, reinvigorate an existing interest or open up new ones. As a student that has travelled overseas on a study abroad program, you bring new ideas to the table — something employers look for.

2. Give your career an international edge

Many employers actively seek graduates with international experience as it demonstrates independence, flexibility and ambition. Overseas study can increase your job prospects at home and abroad. It's the ideal preparation for the global employment market.

3. Establish a network of professional contacts

Become part of the global community by using your study abroad experience to establish professional contacts from around the world. You never know where these contacts can take you, you may even land your dream job!

4. Learn a new language

There's no better way to learn a new language than to immerse yourself in another culture and living in that country. Being multilingual looks great on your CV and shows employers that you're versatile, mature and an excellent learner. It shows you have an inquisitive mind and that personal development is a priority for you — a great way to stand out to future employers!

Quite simply, an overseas study experience could change your life. Let us help you plan your overseas adventure!

Swinburne student Charlotte on exchange in Milan, Italy. 

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Are you currently overseas on a study program?

If you are currently studying overseas on one of our Swinburne Abroad programs we have some helpful information to assist you with planning and support while you are away, and to help with your return home.

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Want to study in Melbourne, Australia?

Vibrant and cosmopolitan, Melbourne is a buzzing melting pot of people and cultures from all around the globe. Experience the unique Melbournian student lifestyle while gaining credit for your studies back in your home country.

Why study in Australia

Interested in studying abroad?

Our friendly and well-travelled Swinburne Abroad team can help answer any questions about our overseas study programs.

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