University of Technology Sydney

About the University of Technology Sydney

UTS uses education to shine a light on issues of national and international importance, and embedding social justice concepts in our courses, our research and our extracurricular programs. Moreover, we’re making education more available, thanks to our focus on widening access and participation. At UTS, diversity and excellence go hand in hand.

Employers value creative and analytical thinking skills more than ever and graduates are choosing start-up and entrepreneurial careers over traditional jobs. Our students benefit from unique programs that mentor and connect entrepreneurial students. 

Then there’s also our flagship B Creative Intelligence and Innovation, a combined degree that emphasises creative problem solving and innovative practice. 

We’re confident our students will be ready to lead the way, no matter what the future holds.

UTS student cohort profile.

Acceptance and enrolment

Undergraduate applicants - Domestic

ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER

Successful applicants can accept an offer and enrol at the time that they receive their UAC offer.

ADVANCED STANDING

If you receive a UTS offer of enrolment and you have completed appropriate subjects in an approved course at a recognised tertiary institution, you may apply for credit for relevant subjects in your chosen UTS course. UTS does not determine credit until an offer of enrolment is accepted. 

DEFERMENT

If you are a domestic student and you receive an offer to study an undergraduate course which commences in the Autumn session (the beginning of the year), you may be able to defer commencement of your course for 12 months under the following conditions:

  • one year deferment only
  • deferment allowed for all courses, with the exception of the following:

- B Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine 
- B Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine B Arts in International Studies
- B Information Technology
- B Midwifery
- B Midwifery B Creative Intelligence and Innovation
- B Sport and Exercise Science (Exercise Therapy major)

  • must not enrol in 2019
  • apply to defer online by the relevant closing date.

To find out more, visit the UTS website.

International Year 12 applicants

ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER

Successful applicants can accept an offer and enrol at the time that they receive their UAC offer.

To find out more, visit the UTS website.

ORIENTATION

Start your studies at UTS well-prepared by participating in the compulsory UTS Orientation weeks. This program has been designed to introduce you to UTS and you can participate in social events where you can connect with local and international students.

To find out more, visit the UTS website.

DEFERMENT

It may be possible to defer your enrolment at UTS for up to 12 months. If you receive an offer of admission, information about how to apply for deferment will be included in your offer pack.

To find out more about course deferment, visit the UTS website.

Postgraduate applicants - Domestic

ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER

Successful applicants can accept an offer and enrol at the time that they receive their UAC offer. Offers are made progressively as decisions are provided by the relevant faculties.

DEFERMENT

Deferment may be permitted for select postgraduate coursework programs at UTS. To find out more about course deferment, visit the UTS website.

Campus information

Locations

Located in Ultimo, in the centre of one of Sydney’s leading digital and creative precincts, our campus is surrounded by the best the city has to offer. We’re steps from Central Station and just minutes away from the CBD. Take advantage of nearby internships, work opportunities and other professional placements, all courtesy of UTS’s strong connections with industry.

To find out more, visit the UTS website.

Student and campus services

GENERAL INFORMATION

HEALTH SERVICES ON CAMPUS

Our Health Service offers friendly and confidential medical and professional counselling services to students. For more information, visit the UTS Health and wellbeing website.  

UTS CAREERS SERVICE

UTS Careers Service helps you turn your abilities and experience into a meaningful career. As well as offering drop-in service for careers advice, they also host events, workshops, and programs throughout the year to help you land that dream job or internship.

For more information, visit the UTS Careers website.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Kick-start your journey with our free entrepreneurship courses, bootcamps, hackathons, internship opportunities or be one of the 100+ startups in the UTS Startups community.

For more information, visit the UTS Startups website

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

Whether you’re into sports, politics, languages or arts, we’ve got something for you. With over 130 clubs and societies on campus, joining a club could be the start of some of the best years of your uni life.

For more information, visit the Activate UTS website

STUDENT ACCOMMODATION

UTS Housing offers comfortable, affordable and convenient living options on and around the UTS City campus. All our options are self-catered and close to supermarkets, restaurants and services. Choose from a range of fully-furnished and self-catered accommodation styles to suit your requirements.

For more information, visit the UTS Housing website.  

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS

We have dedicated support services for students with disabilities and special needs. 

For more information, visit the UTS Accessibility Services website

Exchange programs

At UTS, study isn’t something that just happens in the classroom. We want our students to go global, which is why we’re home to one of the largest international exchange programs in Australia. One in four of our undergraduate students complete some of their studies overseas — and you can too.

GLOBAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM

You can apply for our Global Exchange Program and spend 1-2 sessions at one of our 240 partner universities in more than 40 countries around the world. 

For more information, visit the UTS Global Exchange website

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Combine your degree with the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and spend a year immersing yourself in the culture and language of another country. 

For more information, visit the UTS International Studies website.  

INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Harness your leadership potential with the UTS BUILD (Beyond UTS International Leadership Development) program and take on field trips, internships, experiential programs and study tours.

For more information, visit the Beyond UTS International Leadership Program website

Student support

UTS has many support services to assist you in your student experience at university including:

  • international student advisers
  • UTS Orientation
  • Peer Network
  • Beyond UTS International Leadership Development program (BUiLD) and UTS SOUL Award
  • housing service
  • careers service
  • IT support and purchasing service
  • English-language and academic assistance
  • medical and counselling services. 

For more information, visit the UTS website

Fees and charges

Undergraduate applicants - Domestic

All UTS students must pay student contributions for a Commonwealth-supported place (CSP). When you study in a CSP course, you only have to pay part of the cost of your course (a student contribution) and the Australian Government pays the remainder of the cost. 

To find out more about course fees, visit the UTS website.

STUDENT SERVICES AND AMENITIES FEE

Students are also required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). In 2019 these were:

  • full-time students – $151.50 per half year ($303 annually)
  • part-time students – $75.75 per half year ($151.50 annually).

To find out more about the SSAF, visit the UTS website.

International Year 12 applicants

UTS charges tuition fees on a teaching session basis. The amount depends on which course you study. Your first session tuition fee must be paid before a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) can be issued.

STUDENT SERVICES AND AMENITIES FEE

Students are also required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). In 2019 these were:

  • full-time students – $151.50 per half year ($303 annually)

To find out more about the SSAF, visit the UTS website.

To find out more about course fees for international students, check the course descriptions in UAC's course search.

FEES POLICY

For information about UTS’s fees policy, visit the UTS website.

Statement of protocol on fees and refunds for international students studying in Australia.

Postgraduate applicants - Domestic

Study costs are dependent on whether students are enrolled in a Commonwealth-supported place (CSP) or a fee-paying (FEE) course.

Most postgraduate courses are fee-paying and students are required to pay tuition fees directly to the University. However, a small number of courses available offer Commonwealth-supported places. Tuition fees at UTS are calculated per credit point and charged on a per session basis.

STUDENT SERVICES AND AMENITIES FEE

In addition, a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is payable for each Autumn and Spring session. 

To find out more, visit the UTS website.

International students

Your stay in Australia

LIVING EXPENSES

It is a requirement of the Department of Home Affairs that prospective international students can demonstrate that they have sufficient funds while living in Australia. 

Living costs include items such as:

  • accommodation (including rental bond)
  • electricity and/or gas
  • entertainment
  • food
  • personal and household items
  • telephone and internet bills
  • transport (bus/train).

To find out more about living expenses in Australia, visit the UTS website.

WORKING WHILE STUDYING

During your stay in Australia you are permitted to work for up to 40 hours per fortnight during teaching periods, and unlimited hours outside teaching periods. Certain categories of voluntary, unpaid work is included in this total, and work undertaken as part of your course is not included. You should not rely on working to fund your tuition or living expenses while in Australia as work cannot be guaranteed and spending excessive amounts of time working may adversely affect your studies. Applications for work visas can only be submitted after you have arrived in Australia and started your classes. The Department of Home Affairs determines work entitlement for students. 

To find out more about working while studying, visit the UTS website.

PREPARING FOR STUDENT LIFE

UTS provides comprehensive support for international students – including the UTS International Student Centre, Orientation program, English-language assistance through HELPS, the peer support network program Network Café, Community Connections and conversations@UTS — to help international students settle into UTS and meet others in our student and local communities.

For information on preparing for study at UTS, visit the UTS website.

STUDENTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE

Before you are granted a student visa, or can commence study at UTS, the Australian Government must be satisfied that you have appropriate accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements in place for the period in Australia that you will be under 18 years of age. 

To find out more about Australian Government requirements, visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

Overseas Student Health Cover

International students in Australia on a student visa are required, as a condition of their visa, to maintain valid health insurance. In most cases this means maintaining Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Students from Norway and Sweden who have health cover in their home countries may be exempt from OSHC.

You are responsible for arranging OSHC for yourself and any accompanying family members for the full duration of your student visa. The costs of cover may differ between insurers and the plan you choose. You are responsible for paying any additional charges required by your health insurer to ensure you have adequate health cover while in Australia on a student visa.

OSHC is not included in tuition fees.

To find out more, visit the UTS website.

Overseas visitors & overseas students.