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  • Locations: Melbourne, Australia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 04/30/2020
Rolling Admission 07/26/2020 11/23/2020
NOTE: Exchange Deadline: March 15th
Spring 2021 09/15/2020
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Name: Australia: Swinburne University of Technology Country: Australia
Program Type: Exchange, Full-time Study Region: Australia/ Pacific Islands
Term: Fall, Spring City: Melbourne
GPA Requirement: 2.6 Class: Sophomore, Junior or Senior
Other Requirements: Demonstrated ability to do upper-division work in subject chosen Language of Instruction: English
Academic Fields Available: Arts and Performing Arts, Business and Management, Communications, Computer Science and Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences and Health Professions, Humanities, Language and Cultural Studies, Law, Mathematics, Sciences, Social Sciences, Sports Studies
Program Description:



About the Swinburne University of Technology Program

Swinburne University of Technology has an excellent reputation for vocational orientation, which is particularly relevant to international career opportunities. Swinburne's special background provides students with cultural and linguistic competence and a practical knowledge of international business, industrial and scientific practices. Since 2006, Swinburne has been continuously ranked as being the best in Melbourne for teaching quality by The Good Universities Guide.

Visit their website at:

Visit their study abroad and exchange student resources:

Melbourne is the second largest metropolis in Australia and the capital of Victoria. Cosmopolitan and confident, Melbourne is relaxed and friendly, offering a quality of life that would be difficult to find elsewhere in the world. It is a city famous for it's culinary offerings, sporting traditions, and great nightlife. It is recognized as Australia's most livable city and boasts a mild climate, affordable living costs, and highly efficient public transportation network.

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The Brockport Program at Swinburne University of Technology offers you the opportunity to:

  • Live and study in one of the world's most rewarding and cosmopolitan educational environments,
  • Receive instruction in small classes, seminars and tutorials from members of the faculty at Swinburne University of Technology,
  • Choose (and be guaranteed - before you leave the US) the coursework you want/need from an almost limitless variety of disciplines,
  • Total integration with Australian students,
  • Improve your writing and research skills tremendously.

Your experience at Swinburne University of Technology will:

  • Introduce you to Australian society and the Australian educational system,
  • Make you a better student,
  • Expand your outlook on the world,
  • Build your self esteem and self confidence,
  • Enhance your career prospects.

At Swinburne University of Technology you will:

  • Live with Australian students in modern, superior [single bedroom/adjoining suite] Swinburne University of Technology-owned accommodation,
  • Receive a comprehensive on-site orientation to study at Swinburne University of Technology that will maximize the benefits of your semester/year of study,
  • Have the benefit of an on-going program of field trips, excursions, and social events,
  • Enjoy the security of a complete package of academic and non-academic support services.

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Housing & Orientation

Students studying at Swinburne on Brockport's program will be housed in the on-campus residential college at Hawthorne Campus. The facilities of the residential college include: fully furnished individual rooms; heating in each bedroom; computer cabling with access to the University network (personal computer not provided); on-site manager and monitored by Swinburne University security; bathroom and toilets on each floor; fully equipped kitchen with self catering facilities; recreation/TV lounge area; landscaped outdoor BBQ area; public telephones; and laundry facilities.

For further details please refer to Swinburne's website at:


An orientation program specifically for study abroad and exchange students is conducted by Swinburne University during the week prior to the commencement of classes in both semesters. Issues covered include settling in to life in Melbourne, culture shock, accommodation, health insurance, clubs and societies, email access, study skills, weekend trips and social events.


Fees for the Brockport Swinburne University of Technology, Australia Semester Program

Budget Sheet for Undergrad Program: Fall 2019 
$ 11,215.18 (Estimated Study Abroad Cost);
$  6,065.18 (Estimated NYS Resident Exchange Cost)
$  9,255.18 (Estimated Non-NYS Resident Exchange Cost)

Budget Sheet for Undergrad Program: Spring 2020 
$ 10,765.10 (Estimated Study Abroad Cost);
$  5,965.10 (Estimated NYS Resident Exchange Cost)
$  9,305.10 (Estimated Non-NYS Resident Exchange Cost)



  • TUITION (at Brockport and at Swinburne University in most Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences programs*)
  • Program Acceptance Fee
  • Pre-departure orientation materials
  • On-site orientation upon arrival at Swinburne University
  • Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services
  • Various campus-specific fees** (college fee, technology fee, etc.)
  • SUNY International Health Insurance***

  • Passport
  • Housing
  • Australian Student Visa
  • Australian Health Insurance
  • Airfare to and from Australia
  • Travel while in Australia
  • Textbooks and Supplies
  • Meals
  • Personal Expenses

As a very rough guide, a participant in the Brockport Swinburne University Program will need to budget approximately $500 to $600 AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS per month, to pay for daily local travel, textbooks and other school supplies, entertainment, meals and other necessities.

  • This estimate does not include the purchase of clothing; travel in Australia outside of the excursions/field trips organized by the program.
  • The actual amount that you will spend depends heavily on your style of living, and will vary with each individual's personal spending habits, entertainment preferences and travel choices.

Note: We strongly recommend that you purchase trip insurance to cover loss of luggage, cancelled/missed flights, missed/cancelled program, etc. In the event that you cannot attend a program (for example, with a medical emergency or U.S. State Department Travel Warning), such insurance can cover loss of program fees resulting from a cancelled program.

Financial aid applies towards fees. Please be sure to check with the Financial Aid Office at your home school. If applying or receiving financial aid, you will need to give the Financial Aid Office (at your home school) a copy of your acceptance letter and budget sheet.

*Enrollment in most Science and Engineering programs at Swinburne are at an additional extra charge.

**Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition.
***The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on the student's Brockport invoice.

The cost (and items included in the cost) as listed on the website are subject to change and should be considered estimates. Final budget sheets will be mailed to the student prior to departure and usually upon acceptance.


For more information on the specific courses available, please visit:

A suggested course for Study Abroad Students is: HAT110 Australia: a Global Context (4 credits)


Study abroad students are required to take 50 Swinburne University credit points per semester. The recommended load is 50 credit points. Most units at Swinburne are valued at 12.5 credit points, which equates approximately between 12 and 16 hours of study, including class attendance, private study, library research, etc. The actual workload can vary from unit to unit and even week to week across the university.


Participants in the Brockport Swinburne University of Technology Program will select (prior to departure) three-five courses available to study abroad students at Swinburne University of Technology. All instruction in the Brockport Swinburne University Program is by Swinburne University faculty.

When searching for courses you will need to ensure that any units of study you choose have a unit code that corresponds to the campus you will be attending.  Unit codes starting with:

'H' are at Hawthorn (where most students attend)

'P' are at Lrahran

'L' are at Lildale

Participants in the Brockport Swinburne University Program are examined in the same manner (and to the same standard) as their Australian counterparts and classmates. The majority of courses in which they will enroll are examined formally at the end of the semester and in order to be awarded credit, participants must take--and pass--the examination at the end of the study period in question.

View a list of the possible academic subjects offered by Swinburne University of Technology as well as all of Brockport's university programs in Australia, here:  Academic Subjects- Programs in Australia and New Zealand.pdf


(Contact our office to see if this is offered)

Full time internship placements are available at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne for a minimum of six weeks (to be done in the summer months) up to a full academic year - this allows for flexible credits and length of stay. Normally study abroad students take the internship program for ten weeks at Swinburne University, earning 12 credit hours total. Housing will be secured off-campus for students on this internship placement option. Those students doing the internship opportunity will need a work visa to enter Australia, not the student visa with a COE number. Students will take part in Swinburne University's orientation prior to their work placement for participation in the internship program.

Student Testimonial

Interested in studying abroad at Swinburne? See what New Paltz senior Danielle Bilder has to say about her Swinburne experience: “If you ask me what my favorite part of going to Swinburne was, it would be difficult to choose just one! Everything, from the people I met, the Australian culture, the city, and the school itself, made the experience one that I will truly not forget.” 

To learn more about Danielle's adventure or for motivation to start your own, you can email Danielle at Thanks for studying with us Danielle!

Program Dates and Deadlines


Spring 2020:   February 24th - June 22nd, 2020(estimate)

Fall 2020:   July 26th - November 23rd, 2020 (estimate)

Program Deadlines:

Fall Semester:  April 30th  (est.) 
Fall Exchange: March 15th (est).

Spring Semester: September 15th (est.)

Important note: Please do not book your travel arrangements until you have received the official Travel Memo from your program advisor. 

This program is currently not accepting applications.