Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Understanding your offer

You need to know about things such as paying your fees and any further conditions you may be required to meet.

Please read the information below to learn more about your offer.

Conditional offers

If you have received a conditional offer, you must fulfil the condition(s) stated in your offer.

Prior to or at the time of accepting your offer, you must provide evidence that you have met all conditions outlined in your letter of offer. If you do not provide this evidence, you will not be eligible to proceed with your enrolment.

The type of evidence you must submit depends on the condition(s) as listed on your letter of offer. Examples include:

  • official or certified copies of academic transcripts
  • completion letters or certificates
  • IELTS (Academic module) results slip no more than two years old
  • TOEFL (computer-based or paper-based or IBT) results slip no more than two years old.
  • MUET (Malaysian University English Test) results slip no more than two years old
  • GCE ‘O’ Level 1119 results slip no more than two years old

Advanced standing / Credit transfer / Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have received advanced standing (also referred to as credit transfer/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/exemptions) for previous studies, this will have been indicated in your letter of offer. The course duration shown on your letter of offer will reflect the amount of advanced standing you have received.

Actual details of exemptions will be determined at the time of enrolment. You must bring your original/certified copies of all academic transcripts and detailed syllabus of studies undertaken for verification at the enrolment session. The full amount of credit will only be granted upon provision of such information and evidence that the condition(s) stated in your offer have been met.

If you have not requested advanced standing at the time of submission of your application you must request it within two weeks after your course commencement date.

Total fees payable

The total fees payable shall include tuition fee deposit, medical insurance, processing fee and security deposit.

The tuition fee listed in your letter of offer is based on the ‘standard’ annual study load for each course. You will be invoiced for fees based on your study load for each teaching period. Fees are determined by Swinburne Sarawak on an annual basis and are subject to change.

Students are expected to pay the total fees payable as stated in the Letter of Offer upon accepting the offer. Students may be subject to an increase of fee on the application tuition fee payable in each subsequent year of enrolment.

You must sign your Offer Acceptance Form and send it to Swinburne Sarawak along with proof of payment.

Security deposit and other fees

International student are required by the Malaysian Immigration Department to make a security deposit. The rate of the security deposit is based on the country of origin of the student.

The security deposit will be refunded upon graduation or if the student withdraws from the course.

Security deposit (refundable)
Country RM
Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore 750
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, The Philippines, Vietnam 1500
Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka 2000
Australia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, New Zealand, Pacific Islands 2500
Ian, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Oman, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UAE, Uzbekistan, Yemen 3000
Africa, Europe, Mauritius, USA 3500

Note: Security deposit for countries not listed above will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Other fees (non-refundable)
Processing fee* including those for visa, medical examination and student pass 1250
Medical insurance:
Foundation/Degree/Postgraduate by Coursework studies
400 per annum
Intensive English 130 per level

*Processing fee is valid for a maximum of five years of study. If the student exceeds the five-year study period, the visa will need to be renewed and a new processing fee will be imposed.

Changing intake

If you wish to change intake (a maximum of two intakes or up to one year is permitted), you must write to Swinburne Sarawak for approval.

You must submit a personal statement and any additional documentation (if applicable) to advise of additional studies or activities undertaken. A revised letter of offer will then be issued stating the new commencement date.

Tranferring courses within Swinburne Sarawak

There is no guarantee that you will be able to transfer to another program within Swinburne Sarawak. Therefore please ensure that you are happy with the program you have been offered before accepting your offer.