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  • Locations: Melbourne, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Host Institution Website: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: LMU applicants only
  • Program Costs: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start/Arrival Date End/Departure Date
Fall 2019 03/02/2019
03/26/2019 08/05/2019 11/24/2019
NOTE: The start and end dates listed here are approximate. Please confirm arrival and departure dates with host institution upon acceptance.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Application Fee: $100 Click here for a definition of this term Financial Aid Applicability: All Financial Aid (Institutional, Federal and State)
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Sophomore, Junior, Senior Minimum GPA: 2.80
Housing Option(s): Apartment, Host Family/ Homestay, Student Residence Hall Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: LMU Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad 101 Info Session Required: Yes Study Abroad Advisor: Wilson Potts
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Program Advising Meeting Required: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Art, Biology, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Film & Television, Film & Television Arts, Film & Television Production, Film & Television Studies, Health & Human Sciences, Journalism, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
Program Description:
Melbourne, Australia
An exchange program is an exceptional opportunity to enhance one's college experience and become fully immersed in another culture at another university campus. Students will live and study side-by-side with local students from the host country and other international students there, giving students a true taste of what the student life in that country is all about. Academically, students will be challenged by learning a new language – if they choose – or exploring an array of unique course offerings that count as transfer credit toward their LMU degree. 


The central campus is located in Melbourne, which is often voted the world's most liveable city and is the second largest city in Australia. Swinburne is ranked the 3rd top school in the state of Victoria. While the university may be smaller in comparison to its neighbors, it allows closer personal relationships between professors and peers. Swinburne hosts a range of clubs and activities open to all students. Swinburne has different campuses in Victoria, although LMU Students have been centrally based at the Hawthorn location. Your campus location will depend on what units (subjects) you choose. Students should plan to take classes offered at the Hawthorn campus. Students can study a range of subjects across all academic disciplines alongside Australian students or other International exchange students. 

General Information for Incoming Exchange Students
Swinburne University's Program Brochure
2018-2019 Swinburne Fact Sheet


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Melbourne is located in the State of Victoria in southeastern Australia, just above Tasmania. The city is constantly flourishing with excitement all day long. Melbourne is renowned for its café culture and has a diverse array of restaurants from the Greek precinct, to Chinatown, to your traditional Aussie sausage rolls and meat pies, and so much more. Melbourne also boasts infamous farmer’s markets open 5 days a week such as the Queen Victoria Market in North Melbourne, and the South Melbourne Market in South Melbourne. Melbourne is also known for its fabulous public transport. Trams, trains, and buses circulate through the city and out into the suburbs allowing easy access to wherever you want to go.

Located just a 20-minute train ride away from the center of Melbourne is Swinburne’s main campus, located in the suburb of Hawthorn, one of the city’s most attractive suburbs. The Hawthorn campus is surrounded by several cafes, boutiques, bookshops, and supermarkets along Glenferrie Road. Additionally, a train station is located practically on-campus to ease student transportation between suburbs and into the city. There are several housing options for students both in and around the campus that allow students to partake in Swinburne activities outside of their normal class schedule.



LMU students can study at Swinburne University of Technology for one or two semesters. Students are required to take a full-time study load, which is 50 credit points per semester based on Swinburne’s credit system. Most Swinburne subjects are 12.5 credit points, so, generally, you will take four subjects in a semester. A 12.5-credit-points course usually translates to LMU as 3 units per class. Students can study a range of subjects across all academic disciplines alongside Australian students and other International exchange students.

Because Swinburne is in the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons are opposite. This means the semesters are opposite too. LMU and Swinburne semesters coordinate as follows:

LMU Fall Semester = Swinburne Semester 2  (late-July – late-November)
LMU Spring Semester = Swinburne Semester 1  (late-February – late-June)

Swinburne offers a range of disciplines across many courses.  Click here to find Find Courses at Swinburne

Within each discipline listed in the link above is a list of units students can take. Keep in mind that some of the units require pre-requisites. LMU students should ensure that they have met that prerequisite requirement when requesting that course. Students are required to make a study plan as part of their application and the course selection will be reviewed at that time. Tips on developing your study plan are provided by Swinburne included in the list of useful links below. Additionally, Unit of Study Timetables (scheduled times) for the units the student may be interested in is located here.

Facts Students should be aware of regarding Swinburne’s academics:
  • “Faculty” refers to what would be considered your college of study at LMU (i.e. College of Business Administration at LMU is called Faculty of Business at Swinburne).
  • A “Unit” is the same as a class.
  • “Credits” are what LMU would consider “Units.”
  • As aforementioned, a 12.5 credit class will generally be considered a 3 unit class at LMU.
  • The Schedule of Classes is referred to as a “Unit of Study Timetable” at Swinburne.
How to Develop Your Swinburne Study Plan

Swinburne Transfer Course History (Course articulations and core requirements are all subject to changes)


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Several housing options are available for students studying in Melbourne. Students can apply for on-campus accommodations at the Hawthorn campus, arrange off-campus apartment-style housing or a share house, or even participate in a homestay during which the student will live with a host family. Based on previous student experiences, Unilodge has been a popular choice for accommodation as they are located near each of the major universities and offer several student programs. Because this is an exchange program, it is the student’s responsibility to determine where he/she will live.

Swinburne's Accommodation Options

If interested in on-campus housing, it is recommended that you submit your application as soon as possible. Unfortunately, Swinburne University cannot guarantee on-campus housing for students and also does not arrange housing for students.

It will also be the student’s responsibility to supply all of his/her meals, although some meals may be provided if the student participates in a homestay. Swinburne does not offer an on-campus meal plan, but the university does have small restaurants and cafes located within the campus and the surrounding area has several supermarkets and restaurants providing plenty of meal options.


How to Apply to Swinburne
Applying for an Australian Student Visa
Overseas Student Health Cover

This program is currently not accepting applications.