Key information

  • Locations: Dublin (Ireland), London (UK), Paris (France), Munich (Germany) and Fribourg (Switzerland)
  • Eligible students: Undergraduate and postgraduate students with at least 100 credit points completed at the time of application
  • Cost: A$6,095 (approx.)

Study tour overview

This two-week study tour visits five different countries across Europe, where you will learn about the key business issues, practices and typical workplace culture found in European-based organisations.

You will visit a broad range of innovative businesses, both large and small, and get the opportunity to visit one of Swinburne’s partner institutions where you will be able to meet local students, and experience first-hand what university life is like for those studying in Europe.

The BMW Welt in Munich, Germany


The tour is specifically designed to help you improve your teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, critical thinking and communication skills, within a European context, and enable you to gain valuable business experiences that will help you stand out from other graduates and increase your employability.

Highlights /tentative itinerary

This credited overseas study experience presents business students with unique opportunities to experience a wide range of innovative business practices. In previous years, we have visited:

  • a range of multinational organisations (e.g. BMW, Google, Intel, Moet et Chandon, Disney, Facebook, Nike)
  • government departments (e.g. AusAID Paris, Irish Investment Development Agency, European Parliament, UNESCO)
  • research partners, start-ups and business accelerators throughout Europe.

In addition, we have also visited a number of Swinburne’s strategic partner academic institutions (e.g. Université de Fribourg, Reutlingen University, University College Dublin), where Swinburne students have networked and collaborated with European students, and learned first-hand about longer-term exchange, internship and further study opportunities available to them in Europe.

Program cost includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation to all industry visits and between each destination
  • All breakfasts, two dinners
  • Travel insurance (tour only)

Additional expenses to consider (not included in program cost):

  • International airfares
  • Tuition fee
  • Visas (Australian citizens do not require a visa)

* Program cost is approximate at the time of being listed online and is subject to change.

An OS Help Loan of up to A$8,295 (as at 2020) is available to help eligible students with the costs towards this program.

Information sessions

Register your interest to learn more about this study tour and to be kept updated on upcoming information sessions.

Still not sure?

For further details on this program please contact:

Alastair De Rozario
Study Tour Coordinator
+61 3 9214 6872

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