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Starting at UTS

New to UTS? Follow the steps below to help you get started:

Step 1: Accept your offer and activate your UTS email account

Accept your offer and activate your UTS email account by visiting the Start @ UTS website.

Your UTS email account is the official method of communication between you and UTS. It’s important that you check this regularly because once you are enrolled, the University will mostly contact you by email. 

If you wish to defer your course commencement, visit the Deferring your course commencement page for more information.

Step 2: Login in to My Student Admin

My Student Admin is your portal for course enrolment and management, updating contact and personal details, and government assistance.

Enrolment guide (PDF, 1.2MB) will support you through the online enrolment process.

Login to My Student Admin using your student ID number and the password that you created. If you have forgotten your password, please reset via the ‘Forgot your Password?’ link on your UTS email account.

If you are a Commonwealth Supported student or you wish to apply for Commonwealth assistance, ensure that you have a tax file number (opens an external site) to complete your request for:

Select ‘Upfront Fee Paying’ if you do not have a TFN yet, and submit a new form once TFN is received from ATO before census date. If you do not have a tax file number, visit the Australian Taxation Office webpage (opens an external page) for more information. 

All previous UTS students need to complete a new form when accepting an offer to a new course.

Credit Recognition

If you have undertaken previous tertiary studies, you may be eligible for credit recognition. If you wish to apply for credit recognition, visit the Credit Recognition page for detailed information about eligibility and processing requirements. 

Step 3: Subject enrolment

Now you will need to:  

  • check the UTS:Handbook for your course completion requirements. 
  • enrol online by visiting the ‘How to enrol page’ – this page contains important information and instructions about enrolling, including the Enrolment guide (PDF, 1.2MB) which will also support you through the online enrolment process.

Note: The Course Program provides you with the subject sequence that should be undertaken each session for correct progression through your course.

Step 4: Create your timetable 

After completing the instructions in My Student Admin, visit My Timetable to create your timetable. 

The timetable provides you with the teaching period and location of your enrolled courses. 

Step 5: Get your Student ID Card 

All UTS students are issued a student ID card upon enrolment. Your student ID card enables you to:

  • Establish your identity on campus
  • Access the Library and other services
  • Gain access to centrally conducted examination rooms.

You must have your student ID card with you at all times whilst on the UTS campus. Register your attendance to obtain your student ID card.

Important: If you fail to collect your student ID card before the last day to enrol, you may be at risk of being withdrawn from your course.

Step 6: Register for orientation

All new students are expected to attend Orientation.  

Orientation is designed to give UTS students the essential tools needed to be ready and prepared for day one of formal classes, as well as help students learn how they can enhance their student experience. 

Step 7: Check out your course resources

There are a lot of resources available to help you with your course, we’ve listed some of the below:

Step 8: Congratulations!

You are almost ready to start! To help ensure that you are ready to commence at UTS, remember to:

  • Visit and stay up to date with UTS online week before session start date to find out more about your course and its requirements.
  • Check your UTS emails for any updates. 

More questions?

If you have any more questions, please contact your Student Centre.

Student and related rules:
7.1 Enrolment procedures