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.

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.

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Return of international students to Melbourne

Answering questions for international students returning to Melbourne and studying at Swinburne as borders re-open after COVID-19 closures.

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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. 

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.

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    Find a course

    Search our degrees, diplomas and master programs, and find information about pathways to a degree. Explore a range of flexible study options to suit your needs and career goals. 

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    8 tips for applying as an international student

    Combine the adventure of travel and the experience of studying in Australia by becoming an international student at Swinburne University of Technology. Here’s what you need to know to apply. 

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    Student visas

    Here’s everything you need to know about the type of student visa you’ll need, and how to apply for it.

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

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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