|Restrictions:||WMU applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|NOTE: Program dates approx. (incl. one week mandatory orientation)|
** 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.
|Program Type:||WMU||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Housing Options:||Dorm (double), Dorm (single), Family Stay, Apartment||Minimum GPA:||3.0|
|Class Standing:||Undergraduate Sophomore, Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Senior||Number of Credits:||15|
|Program Specialist:||Anastassia Kaml||Language experience required:||No|
|Areas of Study:||Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Economics, Engineering, Health and Human Services, History, Marketing, Various|
Program OverviewSwinburne is an internationally recognized university offering several degree
programs in aviation, business and many other subject areas. The university is
Australia\'s premier pilot training college and the aviation courses are taught
at the Hawthorn campus, a suburb of Melbourne, located four miles from the city
center. The aviation program focuses on air transportation for commercial
piloting and air transportation management.
ranked. Swinburne is ranked in the top 500 universities in the world by
the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
WMU students interested in this exchange program may be able to contact students from the host institution currently studying at WMU.
WMU students from Business College will find a variety of courses applicable towards their degree. Swinburne offers a unique portfolio of innovative, relevant and practical Business programs which are designed to promote professional business career.
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Good Academic Standing; At least Sophomore level; 3.0 GPA
Swinburne's undergraduate program in aviation focuses on training professional pilots in multi-crew operations with regional or major airlines. The majority of the classes have been developed for Aviation and Air Transportation Management students to be relevant and industry specific. The flying training is conducted by General Flying Services at Moorabbin Airport in Melbourne. WMU students can study at Swinburne for a semester or an entire academic year. Aviation students will find the best course offerings in the fall semester. Students may also study business and engineering at Swinburne.
WMU credit will be awarded for courses successfully completed on this program with prior approval of the student's academic advisor, academic advisors in departments outside of the student's major department (if the student plans to take classes outside of his/her major), and the Haenicke Institute for Global Education. This approval is obtained by completing the Course Pre-approval Form available from the HIGE. Students are urged to work closely with academic advisors and HIGE staff to plan a course of study allowing for steady progress toward their degree.
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The program fee includes tuition, fees, WMU Mandatory International insurance, airport pick up and orientation. Students are responsible for the following costs: airfare, housing, meals, books, Australian health insurance, local transportation, passport, visa, and personal expenses. Remember to plan for extra expenses, such as weekend travel, personal spending money, etc.
Students eligible for federal or state financial aid may use their awards for studying abroad. After a student has been accepted to the program, he/she must complete required paperwork with WMU Financial Aid to apply financial aid to the program costs. It is the student's responsibility to complete the paperwork prior to departure and to maintain compliance with financial aid regulations while studying abroad (i.e., remain enrolled full-time). Non-WMU students must apply for financial aid through their home university.
Note: program fees are subject to adjustment due to changes in actual exchange rates or other factors. In addition, programs may be modified or canceled in the event of insufficient enrollment. Program dates are subject to slight adjustment by the home/host university.
Starting fall semester 2012, Swinburne University requires students to produce evidence of financial capability for payment of living expenses, travel and health insurance. A copy of financial documents is now mandatory at the time of application. Western Michigan University nominated exchange students will provide Financial Capability document details the financial requirements for 1 semester or 1 year of study.
UniLodge and Swinburne Place offers studios (from approx.$5,603 per semester), 2 bedroom apartments and multishare units and university apartments.
Note: please verify payment dates and plan before making your choice of accommodation.
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Application for visa to Australia is done electronically
YOU MUST HAVE YOUR CONFIRMATION OF ENROLLMENT (COE) BEFORE YOU CAN APPLY
- You cannot apply for your visa until 90 days prior to the start of classes in Australia and you have received your CoE.
- Log onto http://www.immi.gov.au Have your Passport, Confirmation of Enrollment (CoE) letter, and your credit card ready, then proceed to complete all of the required information. This application process can take up to 30 minutes, so please plan ahead.
- From the main page, click on the Visas and Immigration link on the left hand side.
- On the Visas and Immigration page, click on Applications and Forms. Then click on Online
- You will be on the Online Applications page. Click on Students
- Under the section titled Student Visa Services, click on Start an application and then New student visa (ensure that you select the link for applications OUTSIDE Australia, non-award type)
- Please read and note the important information on this page before continuing with your visa application. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Start your Application.
- Now you will start your application process on the Electronic Visa Application page. Complete the online form as requested and follow the instructions.
Note: Click on Yes next to "I believe my visa is a full fee application."
Be sure to record your Transaction Reference Number (TRN) at the end of the application.
To confirm the status of a student visa, go to http://www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/students.htm and then click on check the progress of an application. You will need to provide your date of birth and Transaction Reference Number (TRN).
You should receive a confirmation email stating the visa has been issued and providing you with Visa Grant Notification Number. If you do no receive this email, yet the on-line system indicates the visa has been granted, then you are cleared to travel. The email is not vital for travel purposes but we recommend you have it with you. You can travel with the TRN and Confirmation of Enrollment form should you wish, but again as the visa is electronic, the information is linked to your passport number so that is all you really need.
Host Institution Information (external links)
Demographic Information (external links)
Australia - Lonely Planet
Department of State Information
CRICOS Provider Code: 00111D
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