University of Technology Sydney

International students

General admission requirements

To be considered for entry to UTS undergraduate courses through UAC, you must have an Australian or New Zealand Year 12 qualification. As an international student completing one of the following qualifications in 2020, you will apply for admission through UAC:

  • an Australian Year 12 qualification (either in or outside Australia)
  • an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3.

UTS Year 12 Subject Scheme

If you’re completing Year 12 studies in 2020, you may be eligible for the UTS Year 12 Subject Scheme, which applies to 2020 NSW and interstate Year 12 and International Baccalaureate applicants. For a select number of courses, UTS will award points to applicants undertaking the 2020 NSW HSC based on performance in subjects relevant to their course preferences. Applicants must achieve a minimum ATAR of 69.00 or equivalent before points are applied.

Limited ATAR

UTS accepts the NSW Limited ATAR for admission purposes to select courses.

Entry requirements for international applicants

Additional selection criteria

You may be required to meet course specific additional criteria, such as an interview or test. Details on what additional criteria may apply can be found under the individual UTS course descriptions. If compulsory additional course application requirements are not submitted by the relevant closing dates, your application may not be considered for that course.

Subject prerequisites and assumed knowledge

There are no HSC subject prerequisites for any UTS course, with the exception of teacher education courses. Each faculty identifies assumed knowledge and/or recommended studies, which you are advised to have achieved before you begin the course. Refer to the individual course descriptions for details on the assumed knowledge and/or recommended studies for each course.

Bridging courses

UTS offers a range of bridging courses for students who don’t meet the assumed knowledge requirements for their preferred course. Most of these courses are offered in late January/early February, between enrolment and the start of session. Bridging courses in physics, chemistry and mathematics are available to all new students undertaking degree studies.

UTS bridging courses

Fees

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.

Students are also required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). In 2021 these are:

  • full-time students – $156.50 per half year ($313 annually)

UTS Student Services and Amenities Fee

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

UTS fees policy

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

Your stay in Australia

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).

Living expenses for UTS international students

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. You will not be able to work until your course commences. 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. The Department of Home Affairs determines work entitlement for students. Please ensure that you have been granted a visa with permission to work.

Information on working while studying at UTS

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.

Preparing for study at UTS

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.

UTS welfare arrangements if you are under 18

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.

Overseas Student Health Cover for UTS students

Australian Government private health insurance advice

Location

Level 2 (Entry Level), Building 10,
235 Jones Street, Ultimo NSW 2007

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Phone

1300 ASK UTS (1300 275 887)

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Important dates

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